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Thread: svchost.exe @ 20-40% CPU usage




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    thanks a lot asklepios...I was hoping you would see this thread, you seem to have a better understanding of windows than most of us:)
    ...more of a hardware guy myself ;)

    I'll give that software a try as soon as I get chance tonight :thumb:

    as for the M$ link, I know what szchost.exe is all about, but I had no idea how to see what is running under it, so many thanks for that as well

    like I said, I'll be giving this a shot tonight, hopefully I'll have this licked soon

    :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    since I've got your attention, one more question...

    she has XP Home installed, but I can't log in with the real admin account

    i get the following message:
    "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction"

    the main acct has admin privileges, but this is the actaual Admin account that I'm talking about

    it shows up under the User Accounts applet (brought up by 'control userpasswords2') but since it is XP Home I can't bring up Local Users and Groups to see if it is disabled for some reason

    is there some trick to logging in with the true Admin account under XP Home?
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    well 'tasklist /svc' from the command prompt doesn't work with XP Home

    when I run procexpnt it shows up, and this is the service running under it, and this svchost is now eatingup 80% of the CPU:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    and this is the path, so it appears to be a legit svchost:
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    I would disable the "WebClient" service, but from the description it doesn't sound like it would be a good idea. if there is no harm in disabling it, please tell me
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    can't figure the damn thing out and it doesn't look like anyone here can help me either so I'm just going to format and be done with it...wasted enough time on it as it is...:steam:
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    Good plan, thats what I would have done. Do tell if it comes back after.
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    you can go ahead and safely disable the service
    here's more from black viper's services guide


    WebClient
    I have not found a reason to have this service running. I have a hunch that this is going to be required for Microsoft's “.Net Software as a service.” For security reasons, I recommend for this service to be disabled. If some MS products, such as MSN Explorer, Media Player, NetMeeting or Messenger fail to provide a particular function, try to enable this service to see if it is “required” for your configuration.

    Default XP Home: Automatic
    Default XP Pro: Automatic
    Safe Setting: Disabled
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    thanks, that's good to know :)

    unfortuantly, it's too late for this installation....but I'll go ahead and disable to try to avoid this in the future

    I really would like to know why it started acting like this...but I guess I'll never know now :(
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    sorry man but don't have any idea about that myself :shrug:
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