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.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated!