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SP3 Network Connections Uses 80% of CPU

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  • CPUs
  • Msconfig
  • Svchost.Exe
  • Windows XP
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July 7, 2008 4:57:19 AM

I have an issue.
The service 'Network Connections' uses up 80% of my CPU whenever I leave it enabled. I have singled it out, and yes, this is the cause. Toggling it off in my msconfig leaves me with an idle PC (0% usage). However, I cannot get internet without 'Network Connections.'
How can I fix it so it doesn't take up so much CPU?
I'm running service pack 3.
Thank you.

NOTE: The process taking up the CPU is svchost.exe, which operates many services, one of which (the offending one) is Network Connections.

Let it also be noted that attempting to access Network Connections from the control panel causes the window to stop responding, warranting an end task.

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July 11, 2008 6:22:21 AM

Fixed. The issue was with a corrupted Network Connection name.
[HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} is the place in the registry where these names are stored. Under each key, the NAME value should be a Reg_SZ. If it is anything else, then the connection is corrupted and should be deleted.
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