Windows 10: Rundll32 using disk and cpu resources


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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       08 Aug 2015 #1

    Rundll32 using disk and cpu resources


    Windows host process Rundll32 in task manager shows 4% cpu usage and 3 mb/s disk acitivity for an extended period. It slows down my pc, upgraded from Windows 7. Why is this and what is it doing? Maybe it's no big deal, or maybe that's normal. Just wondering. Any replies welcome and thanks in advance.
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  2.    08 Aug 2015 #2

    te7 said: View Post
    Windows host process Rundll32 in task manager shows 4% cpu usage and 3 mb/s disk acitivity for an extended period. It slows down my pc, upgraded from Windows 7. Why is this and what is it doing? Maybe it's no big deal, or maybe that's normal. Just wondering. Any replies welcome and thanks in advance.
    I can't see it at all in my task manager so I would assume it has something to do with what you have running on start up.

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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Aug 2015 #3

    Ok thanks.
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  4. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       08 Aug 2015 #4

    I see, you have SoundBlaster, usually Creative creates it, you can safely disable it in startup.

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  5. Posts : 9
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    Thread Starter
       08 Aug 2015 #5

    The only SoundBlaster item in my startup is the volume control notification in the taskbar, which is probably good to keep maybe. Maybe I'll try disabling it and see if that helps. Thanks for the tip.
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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       08 Aug 2015 #6

    Well Creative usually creates something like this, maybe not on your soundcard.
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  7. Posts : 9
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    Thread Starter
       08 Aug 2015 #7

    It doesn't list that way. It's just "VolPanlu.exe /r".
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