There are generally several instances of svchost.exe running, each of which
is handling different things. Knowing what you are killing by ending one of
them may help explain what's going on. Next time it happens, click start and
type CMD, then right click the entry in the start menu and use 'run as
administrator'. From the prompt, run tasklist /all and look at what is
loaded under the various svchost entries. Now kill the on causing issues and
run tasklist again to see what is no longer there.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"annacolleen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've noticed that every time I start getting angry with the performance on
> PC, an svchost.exe process has exceeded 30k memory. If I terminate it,
> everything's fine. Anyone know what's causing this or how I can avoid it?