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Old 03-31-2004, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm new here and I already have big problems, XP problems.

First of all, I'm using windows XP Pro as an OS and I have the following problem. My computer is awfully slow and my resources indicate thay 100% of my CPU resources are taken by a system process called SVCHOST.exe.

I tried everything to get rid of that. Reformatted the hard drive 2 times already, installed, firewall, popup remover, spyware remover, AVG anti-virus etc...


What else is there? Could it be a hardware problem?

Any help would be really appreciated.


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Old 03-31-2004, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SVCHOST is a normal component of the processes. I'm not too clear on what is actually happening.

Does it stay at 100% with that all of the time or for short periods?
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The total of the CPU usage is always 100%. Sometimes SVCHOST will only take 97% when others processes are running simultaneously but the total of the CPU usage is always 100%


Any guess?
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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svchost is a generic process which hosts services, that is why there can b mulitple instances of it, u can type "Tasklist /SVC" at the command prompt and figure out what services svchost is hosting and perhaps try to get rid of some unneeded ones altho i dont see why this would b a problem, usually the problem isnt svchost at all its what its hosting is the actual problem such as a corrupted .dll etc.
for further info u can type Tasklist /FI "PID eq processID" (with the quotation marks) and put the process in there, or get this utility which ive never used before but heard good things http://www.gregorybraun.com/DLLSHOW.ZIP , update or make sure all drivers are current, and read this http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread24262-1.html

if i think of anything else i'll let ya kno

edit: also forgot to add that many viruses masquerade as svchost.exe

in the meantime til u get it sorted out u can try turning down the cpu priority for it in task manager to at least make ur pc usuable without **** freezing up, i wouldnt suggest ending it tho
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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dload this also http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr.../procexp.shtml
it may help u find the problem and type "sfc /scannow" at the command prompt and let it go thru and check all ur sys files
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