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High HDD usage from svchost.exe

  • Svchost.Exe
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 8
December 21, 2012 7:11:02 PM

svchost.exe Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) is using up 98% of my HDD. But the weird thing is it only happens sometimes. Maybe because of a program? What are some ways i can solve this problem?

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August 2, 2013 5:35:49 PM

I realize that this is an old question, but just in-case someone else has this problem. If you click on the drop down menu beside that svcHost there are things running under it. One of those things is a program called "Superfetch" which is supposed to use a lot of your memory preloading applications that you normally use at that time of day.. is a good place to read up on it.

Edit: Also, if you have a question about anything running in task manager. Microsoft put in a little extra for us. You no longer have to type the prog. name in search. Just right click it and select search online :)  Nice