Vista Offline Files Consuming 100% CPU for 2 minutes every few minutes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Eriq Cook, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Eriq Cook

    Eriq Cook Guest

    I am using a brand new HP notebook (Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM) running Windows
    Vista Business. My computer seems to be slowing down every few minutes with
    100% cpu being used, for a full 2 minutes, then goes back to normal
    condition again. After days upon days of troubleshooting, I narrowed it down
    to the CSCService service, which is releated to "Offline Files". I did a
    google search on it and discovered that many other people are having this
    same issue, but no clear resolution has been found aside from telling people
    to disable it entriely.

    My problem is that I rely on Offline Files because I use two computers
    regularly: My notebook when I'm in the field, and my office PC (also running
    Windows Vista Business) when I'm in the office. Previously, it was a
    nightmare trying to sync files between my notebook and file server (Windows
    2003) at the office. The Vista Offline Files option I thought was the
    perfect answer, and it does what it's supposed to do. But at the cost of
    consuming my CPU every 2-3 minutes for 2 minutes at a time.

    It's highly irritating. It's happening right now as I'm typing this post.
    (one letter is appearing every 5-10 seconds).

    Does anyone know of a clear way to fix the Vista Offline Files/CPU usage
    problem ***without*** disabling Offline Files??? It would be great to use my
    computer normally for more than a couple of minutes without locking up.

    Oh, and FYI I cannot just temporarily disable offline files and re-enable it
    later to fix, as doign this messes up the network connection requiring me to
    reboot to see my network files again when I'm connected. So that's out of
    the question (I shouldn't have to do this anyway).

    Eriq Cook, Dec 28, 2007
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