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I'm having problems with svchost.exe. I've seen other threads describing issues with this, but the problems are a bit different, so I'm not sure the solutions will work.
Just in the last few days, my hard drive usage will get locked up at 98-100%, according to Resource Monitor. The CPU usage is between 40-60% and RAM reports 1400MB or so out of 2GB. The reported service that is accessing the drive is
svchost.exe (local system network restricted)
and there are dozens of these running, some doing large read/writes, others doing small ones. The PC is virtually unusable when this happens. It happens on boot, and then at other times, seemingly at random. I thought maybe the pagefile is doing something, but that appears to report as a different process.
One other oddity: svchost.exe doesn't show up at all in Task Manager, only in Resource Monitor, and only under the HD tab.
160 GB HD
Vista Home Premium
Only peripherals - Sansa e270 and MS Wireless Mouse
Plugged in or on Battery makes no difference to problem
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated