FIX: Search Consumes All Available CPU Time on Windows XP After You Install .NET Framework

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After you complete a search for files and folders, Explorer.exe may consume all available CPU time until the search window is closed. This problem occurs only after you install the .NET Framework.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft .NET Framework. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318836 INFO: How to Obtain the Latest .NET Framework Service Pack
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date        Time   Version       Size      File Name   Platform
   25-Apr-2002 01:58  1.0.3705.266  212,992   Fusion.dll  x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 (SP2).


Article ID: 321954 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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