1.    08 Aug 2015 #1
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by te7 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.    08 Aug 2015 #3
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    Ok thanks.
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #4
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    I see, you have SoundBlaster, usually Creative creates it, you can safely disable it in startup.

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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #5
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    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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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #6
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    Well Creative usually creates something like this, maybe not on your soundcard.
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  7.    08 Aug 2015 #7
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    It doesn't list that way. It's just "VolPanlu.exe /r".
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