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 svchost.exe is memory hog

I've done a google search and I know what svchost.exe is but how the h can I stop it from CONSTANTLY using 97% of my CPU? My system is painfully slow... like running through mud with cement overshoes.
Upgraded to XP from 98SE about 2 wks ago with no problems..in fact it's been great...but have just seen this terrible slowdown recently.  Cant think of anything Ive installed. I just did a restore to last Friday and there was no improvement.
Any ideas?
bevb



 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 10:19:39 GMT   
 svchost.exe is memory hog

How much memory is installed? What is your processor speed?



 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 10:58:56 GMT   
 svchost.exe is memory hog

512 and  Pent III.. it is definitely some type of compatibility issue.. I restored system to one week ago and its moving like lightning again.
bb
How much memory is installed? What is your processor speed?



 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 11:20:58 GMT   
 svchost.exe is memory hog

do a clean, freshly formatted installation. you're trying to upgrade from a DOS based architecture to a 32 bit kernel - unless you want to be pulling your hair out like the rest of the folks here - 90% of which could've avoided most all of their problems if they would of done a clean install of XP - I cannot emphasize enough how corrupted your registry can become after doing an upgrade - which will not only slow your CPU to a crawl, but will also quite often be the source of conflicts, errors, crashing, blue screens, etc etc and odd, quirky behavior. It also makes things like troubleshooting (problems such as yours), very difficult, because the fact is, you can never rule out the possibility that the dirty upgrade is the cause of your problems.

Trust me, you will wonder why you never did it sooner - and you will be able to enjoy using the OS the way it was meant (written) to run.
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  How much memory is installed? What is your processor speed?



 Sun, 19 Dec 2004 11:26:43 GMT   
 svchost.exe is memory hog
o contrair Mr Wonderful - maybe you better study a tad more - Jason does
know what he's talking about - notice he said DOS based architecture - maybe
he should've added "pure" 32 bit kernel - yes Win95 operated with a 32bit
kernel however it was by no means the same kernel used today. In fact, the
win32 kernel was rarely used with 32bit .dlls

Remnants of real mode DOS code were still being used.

The shared memory address spaces (below 4MB, above 2GB) are almost
completely unprotected. Both Win16 and Win32 applications can scribble all
over sensitive system data areas.

The Win16Mutex in conjunction with badly behaved 16-bit tasks can affect the
overall system multitasking

KERNEL32 does in fact call KRNL386. Andrew Schulman proved this pretty
conclusively in Unauthorized Windows 95.

The Free System Resources calculation changed to make it look like Windows
95 has dramatically more USER and GDI heap space, even though it doesn't

Additions to 16-bit code were quietly made even though Microsoft publicly
stated that 32-bit code was the way to go

While Microsoft would like you to believe that there's one big happy Win32
API, internally the NT and Windows 95/98/ME teams don't communicate too
well. One result of this lack of coordination is that the number of Win32
functions available on both NT and Windows 95/98/ME suffered needlessly

Although Microsoft was strongly pushing everybody to move to Win32, much of
the underlying support for the Win32 APIs is in 16-bit code. That's no
secret, and not worth bringing up. However, Microsoft wasn't making much
noise about all the new API functions that were added to the 16-bit DLLs. In
many cases, these functions are 16-bit equivalents to documented Win32 APIs.
I'm talking about useful functions like CreateDirectory and
GetPrivateProfileSection. In some cases, these functions were silently added
to the 16- bit WINDOWS.H without fanfare. In other cases, the functions are
exported from the 16-bit DLL, but no prototype is given in the appropriate
.H file.

You're a dunce if you think you've been running a 32bit OS since Win95 - and
I completely agree with Jason - trying to upgrade between the two different
architectures is a recipe for disaster - so go on giving your
Micro$oft-approved advice while the rest of us deal with the real world.

Paper-MS-MVP - what a joke - go back to your pub and have some some cheese

news:hs96ius1e6slb0nuqu6uh36bh1iefctuv7@4ax.com...

DOS based architecture to a 32 bit kernel - unless you want to be pulling
your hair out like the rest of the folks here - 90% of which could've
avoided most all of their problems if they would of done a clean install of
XP -

I regard that as quite unnecessary advice, and not relevant to the
present problem.  There are very many upgraded systems, and you reveal
you r level of knowledge by speaking of DOS based and 32 bit kernel.
The essential kernel has been 32 bit since Win95

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 Mon, 20 Dec 2004 05:06:00 GMT   
 
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