svhost keeps reading writing hardisk

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Every morning after I turn on my computer, the hardisk lights will keep
flashing for about one hour and system is slowed down. I use task manager
found that svhost.exe had 1.3G I/O read and 600M I/O write after PC only had
run for only one hour. What's the cause of it and how can I stop it? Great
appreciate for your help.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    If you're running XPPro, use the command prompt to run tasklist /svc This'll
    give you a readout of what's running under the svchost.exe process - don't
    forget to note the PID since there are several svchost.exe's running at any
    one time.

    Otherwise, I'd suspect either spyware or an errant program. The easiest way
    to fix this would be to use msconfig to stop all of your startup items. Then
    add them back one by one until you see what causes the activity.

    Good Luck!

    "JL" wrote:

    > Every morning after I turn on my computer, the hardisk lights will keep
    > flashing for about one hour and system is slowed down. I use task manager
    > found that svhost.exe had 1.3G I/O read and 600M I/O write after PC only had
    > run for only one hour. What's the cause of it and how can I stop it? Great
    > appreciate for your help.
    >
    >
    >
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