how about opening the event logs and trying to see were the reports are ..
might give a hint as to what the problem might be.
have patience, there are LOTS of logs.
"Wyman" <Wyman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2B138AE4-D69E-428F-A3BF-4E35056552D3@microsoft.com...
Using Process Explorer I determined that one of the following services
running in svchost.exe process is causing constant very high CPU usage:
Audiosrv, Dhcp, Eventlog, lmhosts, and wscsv. I stopped each of the
services except for the Eventlog. Eventlog would not stop because other
running services depend on it. There was no change to the high CPU usage.
Casting caution to the wind I killed the svchost.exe process. I received an
error popup stating "could not open the system event log." My CPU usage
plummeted, applications were responsive, and all was well.
I need advice on how to determine the source of this problem. Where would I
look in the event viewer?
The problem started after I "upgraded" an XP SP2 installation to Vista
Business. Hardware is more than adequate and works very well after killing