Re: svchost (network) causing performance and general problems
First of all try to find out which service is causing the high % CPU usage.
In order to do that you first need to find out the PID (Process Identifier)
of that specific svchost process.
To do so, in taskmanager, in the menu, select "View" => Select Columns.
Select the very first entry: "PID (Process Identifier)" and click OK
Now in the "Process" tab you should see an extra column which will enable
you to write down the PID of the problematic svchost.exe (as there are many)
Then from a command prompt type: tasklist /svc
This will show you which services are running in the specific svchost
process with the high % CPU message.
Please let me know which service (most likely several services) are running
in this process.
"jonathan perreault (AKA: Feenix, SGE)" <email@example.com> wrote in
> here's how it happened. I was helping someone to fix their computer, they
> wanted to install a air card from at&t which uses usb. but for some reason
> it wouldn't work on their computer. so I figured, well to remove the
> device as the possible culprit for the issues we were having I would test
> it on my computer. which was the worse decision I ever made. at first it
> completely messed up my graphic driver. windows would boot fine but when
> it would get to the welcome screen the entire screen would go dark
> (running on laptop) and there was no way to see anything or make the
> graphic work again. so I went into safe mode and did a system restore,
> which fixed that issue and now everything works except for one thing.
> svchost in the network category is running constantly between 50% and 100%
> of cpu usage. ram usage has improved (it's using less) and now windows
> don't recognize that I have mcafee anti-virus and spam ware running and
> sending me warning to fix that issue. and just now I realized that even
> tho I am connected to a network the icon at the taskbar isn't updated and
> is still claiming that there is no network available. (I know I am
> connected has I sent this message) hopefully restarting will fix the
> network icon part, but I am really tired of running in slower mode because
> svchost doesn't stop using my cpu. I am thinking about using the factory
> restore disc and get this fixed the easy way, but it would be very
> irritating for me as I would lose a lot and would cost me money in the
> long run. I am hoping one of you can help me
> running windows vista (trash) home premium
> 2gb ddr2 ram
> pentium dual core 1.73ghz
> acer extenza 5620-4020
> if no one can help me here I will check with acer to see what they think.
> but would prefer you guys to help me, as acer takes a couple days to reply
> and I need this fixed asap before I go nuts.
> thank you