.Net ramblings
# Monday, 28 January 2008
Vista, CPU problems, explorer.exe, lsass.exe, SearchIndexer.exe
I was in the same boat as a lot of the folks on this MSDN forum thread.  Vista stability went out the window a few weeks ago.  mostly related to Search, but disabling the Search service only seemed to shift the problems to explorer.exe or lsass.exe.  installing SP1 RC1 refresh 2 seeemed to help but after rebuilding the index the same problems came back.  i found some useful info about lsass, and finally found a great solution by Aaron Tiensivu on his blog post about resetting a corrupt vista user profile. i didn't think it had anything to do with a corrupt profile, but the stuck-in-a-loop lsass.exe activity referencing the SamSs service made me try it out.  it did work, but after a day or two the explorer.exe CPU problems came back.  however, disabling Search has given me normal stability back, which is very welcome.  it's running smoothly so far. 

i guess Windows 7 isn't that far away really, hopefully MS will be more careful next time :)

Monday, 28 January 2008 14:27:41 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [1]  General