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CPU Usage 100%


I have a process that runs on startup - C:\windows\rsl.exe, this process is running my cpu at 100% I searched it in the registry and found it occurs in various locations.
I removed all programs from Start>programs>startup but that didn't help, so I ran msconfig and stopped it from running on startup but now I have msconfig running everytime I start my computer. I'm a bit wary to delete because i'm not sure of the knock on effects, plus its a work laptop (Samsung P500) and I already had a partition error a few months back which resulted in my hard drive being wiped Sad

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Don't have to delete it...just 'exclude it' from the startup

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Then do some reading on RSL.EXE and see what you find.


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You can uncheck a box in that msconfig ...

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window that pops up and then it won't popup anymore.


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(NT) Thanking You both

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(NT) You're welcome....did that resolve the issue ?

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Yes it did.....

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Ya I ticked the box to stop msconfig opening each time I started the pc. Couldn't find any info on the file or what its for but the pc is running fine without it, so that'll do VAPCMD, that'll do Happy

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