Hi there, recently I have been receiving big problems with both windows explorer and Svchost.
Windows Explorer often freezes up on me, at random points in the day, and eventually I get black screen with just the mouse pointer on it. This happens at every start up, but again, it happens at random parts of the day also!
As for my Svchost problems, I'm well aware these are services that run behind the scenes, however, I've quite often got 2 or more of these processes using more than 100mb of my memory EACH.
Here is a screenshot that shows this.
There has been no hardware or software changes in the last few weeks to initiate these problems, and I have fun several full system virus scans in the last few days with nothing coming up.
It seems a bit out of the ordinary that these processes are taking up so much memory. My other laptop, also on Windows 7, doesnt have these svchost problems, nor does it have the windows explorer problems.
To tie it down a bit further, it's helpful to split the shared Services so where one host is serving more than one Service, type sc config /? at the Command Prompt and look at the options - type=own should do the trick.
Ok thanks, On to the explorer options.. i occasionally get an error message, and this error message reads "Failed to dsplay security & shutdown options"
And not only does it happen on the times i mentioned, it also affects updates. Last night my laptop did an update, took 2 hours to complete the one update, as it seemed to freeze on the "unpacking update" part.