100% CPU usage

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    yeoldgreat1

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    I've been running Vista Ultimate quite well for a while until recently, the Task Manager is telling me that my CPU is running at 100% constantly. After using Process Explorer, I tracked down the culprit to a svchost.exe file, looking at the threads under the file tells me that its rpcrt4.dll that is the cause of all my problems. I can temporarily disable the file but the problem starts up again after I restart my computer. Short of never switching my computer off, is there another way of fixing this annoying problem?
     
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    Jason

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    Vista always loves to do stuff in the background when its not processing programs or services started by the user so thats quite normal. Indexing acocunts for a lot of CPU usage.

    Check out this tweak, I did it on my laptop and it helped a lot.

    https://www.vistaforums.com/Forum/Topic7887-12-1.aspx
     
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    If disabling that file temporarily fixed the problem try renaming it to rpcrt4OLD.dll . If you can restart then it might fix the problem.
     
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    Unfortunately if I suspend the file then I can't restart my computer without using the power button on the front of my computer.
     
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