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svchost.exe

by jackfrost64 / March 11, 2007 5:23 AM PDT

When I boot up svchost.exe system very often pegs cpu to 100%. This last a minute or 2. What can I do to stop this.

Richard

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svchost.exe and excessive cpu usage
by RUupTOit / March 17, 2007 11:49 AM PDT
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I have spent some time at this and this is what I found. I am using WinXP Professional SP2.

When you end the svchost.exe process (there are many, I am refering to the one that is gobbling up the cpu) Windows Live one care will pop up to notify you that you have turned off Automatic Updates.

We used to have "Windows Updates" on our computers. At some point this changed to "Microsoft updates" and this is when cpu usage became an issue. "Microsoft updates" also updates Microsoft Office.

Microsoft has not, as of now, released a fix that can be trusted to end this problem. Many of us are trying to get them off their butts and give us a solution. For now, end the process in the Task Manager , go to the Microsoft Updater site for your downloads and contact Microsoft about fixing this problem.

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Thanks for the reply
by jackfrost64 / March 18, 2007 4:31 AM PDT

and will contact Microsoft about a solution

Richard

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svchost.exe and excessive cpu usage
by Hoofin_it / March 22, 2007 1:03 AM PDT

RUupTOit got it right. After downloading Microsoft Update Express two days ago, I've had freeze ups lasting several minutes, occasionally while on line, but ALWAYS just after booting up. Sure enough, a svchost.exe SYSTEM process was hogging 100% of my memory. I turned off Microsoft Update, (you can do this easily at its website, (http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us), and NO MORE PROBLEMS!!!. Note: by turning it off at the above website, you can still receive "Windows Update", which always worked for me. If you use Control Panel - System properties to turn it off, you'll turn off ALL automatic updates -- I don't think you want to do that.

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jackfrost64
by tomron / April 12, 2007 12:11 PM PDT
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Thanks
by jackfrost64 / April 13, 2007 4:58 AM PDT
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Have resd and downloaded the fix. Will try for a day or two and then will let you know how I make out. Thanks again

Richard

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(NT) Your welcome,thanx for posting back
by tomron / April 13, 2007 5:15 AM PDT
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No dice
by jackfrost64 / April 13, 2007 5:27 AM PDT

Just installed and restarted and problem still there. Anyother suggestions? thanks again.

Richard

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