Are 15 svchost.exe's too many?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by weewillie, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    vista sp1 on hp laptop

    Vista running slow (as is everyone's ?)
    took a look at task manager and counted 15 svchost.exe running
    I added the command line so can see where they're being called

    but it does seem to be a lot
    have run spybot and cc cleaner to no benefit

    any ideas?


    weewillie, Jul 11, 2009
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  2. Try installing and running Process Explorer to identify what's being run by
    svchost. It gives MUCH more detail than Task Manager.

    Patrick Keenan, Jul 11, 2009
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  3. weewillie

    whs Guest

    That depends completely on what you are running. And 15 is not unusual
    If you run Process Explorer as suggested, right click on the process(es
    in question and go to Properties. That will give you additiona
    information. But hovering over the various svchost.exes will give yo
    already a first clue

    PS: Why is your Vista slow? What is your CPU and your RAM? I have neve
    seen it as being slow
    whs, Jul 11, 2009
  4. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    I'll the utility and post back
    Its a dual core 2ghz proc with 2gb mem
    weewillie, Jul 12, 2009
  5. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    weewillie, Jul 12, 2009
  6. weewillie

    whs Guest

    Hmm, I suggest the following. Run Process Explorer again and click o
    CPU in the header. That will bring all the CPU intensive processes t
    the top. See which processes use the most % of time and post those her
    - with the percentage number (but not the "system idle" process - tha
    is the unused cpu time). Then we can have a look at it. The number o
    your svchost.exes is probably Ok and your system as described should b
    able to cope with Vista. It is not a race car, but an averag
    One additional thing you could check is the startup programs. I sugges
    you use WinPatrol for that ( 'BillP Studios: WinPatrol 2009
    ( ). msconfig is too messy to do anything
    Maybe you can take a snip of the startup window in WinPatrol and post i
    here (drag it down far enough so that it shows all the startups). I a
    sure there are some that need not be there and unnecessarily eat you
    whs, Jul 12, 2009
  7. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    2ghz processor and 2gb memory
    weewillie, Jul 16, 2009
  8. weewillie

    Eric Guest

    Only 2GB? My Vista runs fine but I have a core duo with 4GB. Mine shows
    about 1.5GB being used just on starting up. Are you running the aero theme?
    You may want to disable all possible bells and whistles or upgrade your RAM.
    Eric, Jul 17, 2009
  9. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    I've had aero disabled for some time
    weewillie, Jul 18, 2009

  10. I run 2 gig with all the bells and whistles turned on and have no
    problem. Dual core 2.33 HP machine. I did turn off the automatic
    search stuff.
    Ashton Crusher, Jul 18, 2009
  11. weewillie

    weewillie Guest

    Can you remind me how to do that please
    weewillie, Jul 21, 2009

  12. I don't really recall. It was a year ago.
    Ashton Crusher, Jul 25, 2009
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