Hey, anyone else having a problem w/ svchost on their computer taking up a ton of memory and almost 100% of their processor power?
512 Mb Mushkin Memory
Radeon 8500 128 Mb
ok, I ran the command Tasklist /svc and found that the svchost that is taking up the cpu and memory on my computer is running the following programs:
svchost is for the candy coated interface of WinXP. It takes good ammount of memory in my system. But most of the time it does not take any cpu power. When it uses cpu, it does not exceed 10%. My system is--
yeah, i figured it was just a corrupt file so when I first noticed this problem I reinstalled XP and it did the same thing, w/ no other app open. This is an odd problem and the first time I have seen it.
Ok....in total i have 5 svchost's in my task manager......the biggest one takes up 11,086 k
the smallest is 864 k
and none of them r taking up ne Processor power....
And id like to know whys theres 5...3 of them r for System....ones Local Resources and the otehr says somethign about network.......i have ALL windows XP special features disabled thats possible.....so yea...
He's talking about running msconfig and disabling some XP services.
I dunno about the disabling all the XP servies thing. I mean it makes total sense - the less services running the better off you should be, but to be honest I've tweaked and tweaked and tweaked and never noticed better performance, only a slight drop in mem use which doesn't really matter with today's 512+MB RAM systems. So I don't even bother, if anything I would turn off a service XP needed at some point to only need to re-enable and have to boot for it to work anyhow... anyone else same or diff experience with this?
Your best bet is to turn off some services you don't need (like windows update). The svchost executables run the services. To turn some off, click start, then control panel, administrative tools (or in category view first click performance and maintenance), then services. Go through the whole list, looking at the descriptions, and see what services you don't need. Then right click on the one you want to stop, click properties, then select "disabled" under startup type. Be careful not to disable any services that are necessary for windows to operate (it should be pretty clear which ones are though). Good Luck.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by buttfacepooper on 08/07/02 08:13 PM.</EM></FONT></P>