Andy ... could you help us out a little here before we fix this issue ?
What we need to know is the Version levels of the following files -
First, and you probably know this but ... show hidden files, folders,
and system files:
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to
Locate each file, *right* click them, choose Properties
Then click the Version tab. Please make a note of the Version levels.
Hopefully, they'll all be on the same level.
Next, navigate to
*Right* click DataStore.edb and choose Properties.
Make a note of the Size of DataStore.edb.
Please post back with the Version levels of the update core files and
the Size of DataStore.edb.
Your cooperation will be *much* appreciated and perhaps we can figure
out why this issue is reoccurring after the application of SP3 on some
Also - was any AV or security software monitoring the system when SP3
was applied ?
MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> Hello, I installed SP3 several weeks ago and have noticed that quite often in
> the day my PC would freeze. Looking in task manager svchost is running at
> 100% CPU and 100MB + Memory.
> I installed ProcessExplorer and split out automatic updates - wuausrv into a
> seperate (none shared) service.
> Still processor and memory are getting hit very heavily.
> If I go wo the microsoft update site - it takes over an hour to complete a
> custom installation scan
> I've done a little reading up and it seems there was a problem similar to
> this pre sp3 - a patch for windows update and a new version of MSI installer
> was made available to fix the problem. I've verified and these cannot be
> installed post sp3 (I guess they have been included)
> Any ideas on how to get svchost and wuausrv back under control post sp3??