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Zaboth Garadath
Ore Extraction Corporation
Posted - 2011.07.08 07:16:00 - [1]

Edited by: Zaboth Garadath on 08/07/2011 07:17:48

So there I was, playing eve with two clients up. I had to go out, so I closed both of them down. When I got back, I noticed my computer seemed to be acting a bit laggier than usual. I opened up the task manager, and to my suprise, there were 2 processes running that should not have been- Exefile.exe, which is the eve client.

I had closed them down, but evidently something had gone wrong and their processes had remained active somehow. I ignored it because I though it was a one-off.

However, I just had the same problem today.

Thing is, I left my laptop running overnight by accident, and I last played eve yesterday. That means that the eve process was running at least for 10 hours after I closed the eve client down, eating up my computer's resources.

Is there any way to prevent this from happening? I don't really want to have to double-check in the task manager to make sure the client is really dead.

Thanks in advance! Very Happy

Hakaru Ishiwara
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.07.08 13:17:00 - [2]

I have experienced this once before and took the step of rebooting my machine. Not the gentlest of solutions, but it seemed pretty ****ed up to me to have an instance of EVE running (in the background?) in such a manner.

I have not had a repeat of this problem and I do not know how to replicate the issue.

The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.07.13 05:18:00 - [3]

I keep having this issue regularly.

Regardless of whether I log off, ESC and quit game or close via shortcut, at least one of the two windowed clients I run keeps the evefile.exe active after the client is closed. Instead of the usual 11-17% CPU load, these crashed .exes always seem to hover around 44%, which doesn't exactly help things.

The only - and rather annoying - workaround I have found is to manually check the task manager every single time I close or log off a client. Manually nuking the process also kills any (intentionally) active client though, so quite the pain for multiboxing.


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