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Old 05-25-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default svchost.exe is killing my computer

Ok so svchost.exe is actually killing three computers, they are small tablets made by a company called Mobile Demand. The tablet computers are running "Windows XP tablet pc edition SP2", so here is what is happening, when you log on to the computer (any user, admin or other) within seconds it is unusable. According to windows task manager it has between 4 and 6 instances of the svchost.exe process running under the user names SYSTEM, NETWORK SERVICE and LOCAL SERVICE, one of these running under SYSTEM is running at 99% CPU load and chews up between 90 and 105 Mb of system memory (not a big deal since the unit has roughly 1.25 Gb). If you wait about 5-8 min the process will fall back to around 2% but if you log off and log back on under any user it will do the same thing.

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Old 05-25-2007, 09:41 AM   #2
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Default svchost.exe is killing my computer

Windows Updates and Phone Home collecting data.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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You need the new client + the 927891 hotfix. Info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:03 AM   #4
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thanks stash, this seems to be the answer I was looking for!!
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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Default svchost.exe is killing my computer

This was happening to some government tablets in GA, my mom had one. Their techs blamed it on a virus though and threw out a bunch of the tablets after having the same issue after re imaging them. LOL
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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That's sounds like a typical government answer to a problem. I've seen that exact thing happen many times.
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:16 PM   #7
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Default svchost.exe is killing my computer

Heh.. the XP laptop I'm on now sometimes has svchost.exe hogging resources for a while. Sometimes it's bad enough that I just kill the process in order to be able to use the PC.
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:25 AM   #8
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Default svchost.exe is killing my computer

Disable windows automatic updates. I used Sysinternals' process monitor to see what threads are actually being run under processes, and the windows update one (I think it's called wuauclt.exe) runs under svchost.exe, and it would peg out my CPU usage if there was an update I haven't installed yet. Disable that and see if that helps you out.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:59 AM   #9
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Disable windows automatic updates
How about reading my first post?
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:08 PM   #10
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stash's solution works. Also, disabling Microsoft Update and reverting back to just Windows Update also resolves this issue --> If you don't like no warranty conferred hotfixes.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
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Anyone think Microsoft planned this to get everyone to think they needed a new PC with Vista?? This issue had been going on since around Sept of last year.
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