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svchost using 100 percent cpu, and other weirdness

by mrsubway / January 28, 2010 2:43 AM PST

I'm trying to help someone who has an interesting problem. Svchost is using 100% cpu. It seems the instance of it is svchost -k netsh. Also, if I go into his networks connections, the network is hidden. His modem shows up, but not the net card, even though he is online.

I've tried everything, and it's nearly impossible to run a virus scan because the machine is so slow. Reformatting is a last option, because he has a LOT of programs, and is blind, so it will be very hard.

Any suggestions?

Nvidia chipset motherboard.
2GB Ram
3GHZ dual core cpu.
Windows XP sp3

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Start with Grif's advice
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2010 3:08 AM PST
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One possibility
by HandsomeP / January 28, 2010 12:31 PM PST

I had a similar problem with NIS 2009 when I was using Internet Explorer. Started about a month ago. The workaround in my case was to turn Silent Mode in NIS and the solution was to upgrade to NIS 2010 (free upgrade depending on your version).

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