SDCLT.EXE is constantly spawning

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Leolo, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    Hi people,

    I've noticed that SDCLT.EXE (Windows Backup executable) is spawning like crazy in my computer since I've upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1

    Is anyone having the same problem? Do you know what could be causing it?
     
  2. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    #2 Mr Jinje, Sep 30, 2013
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    Not sure, but this might help you get rid of them spawns.

    Code:
    Get-Process SDCLT | ForEach-Object -Process {Stop-Process -Id $_.ID}
    or maybe try stopping the backup service.

    Code:
    net stop SDRSVC
    or disable it fully

    Code:
    sc config SDRSVC start= Disable
     
  3. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    Turns out that the problem was caused because I had manually changed the permissions of the file C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dll when I was fiddling with it in order to experiment with the "Activate Windows" watermark.

    Restoring the default NTFS file permissions and restarting the computer solved the problem :)

    Thanks for your reply, nonetheless!