scvhost.exe is running at 100% when running Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by robbo, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. robbo

    robbo Guest

    Hi,

    When I connect to the internet scvhost runs at 100% and brings my PC to a
    grinding halt. I've done some research and found that the problem is down to
    windows updates, when I turn this off all is well, until I try and manually
    install the updates as soon as it starts scanning my PC scvhost just goes to
    100% again, I have tried leaving it, but the screen doesn't change and stays
    scanning for hours. I have managed to install KB927891 but this doesn't fix
    the problem, can anyone HELP

    Thanks
     
    robbo, Mar 20, 2007
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  2. | Hi,
    |
    | When I connect to the internet scvhost runs at 100% and brings my PC to a
    | grinding halt. I've done some research and found that the problem is down to
    | windows updates, when I turn this off all is well, until I try and manually
    | install the updates as soon as it starts scanning my PC scvhost just goes to
    | 100% again, I have tried leaving it, but the screen doesn't change and stays
    | scanning for hours. I have managed to install KB927891 but this doesn't fix
    | the problem, can anyone HELP
    |
    | Thanks

    Svchost seems to take 50-90 MB of quite variable RAM allotments while at the
    Update site. WTF?

    Turn off automatic updates if svchost is jamming your computer when not at the
    update site specifically.

    A dial-up connection may be too limited to deal with this svchost problem when
    obtaining updates, might need broadband if you can't get the download list. Even
    a broadband connection can take 5-10 minutes to generate an update list while
    svchost goes on at 80-100% CPU usage.
     
    Cymbal Man Freq., Mar 20, 2007
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  3. There's a temporary workaround for this issue.
    Stop the AU service from either the services console or from the Run
    command : Start > Run > type in

    net stop wuauserv

    Click Ok or press Enter

    With show hidden files, folders, and systems files Enabled from within
    Folder Options in the Control Panel, navigate to

    WINDOWS\SofwareDistribution\Download and delete all contents of the
    Download folder

    Navigate to WINDOWS\SofwareDistribution\DataStore
    Delete the DataStor.edb
    Open the Logs folder in DataStore
    Delete all of the logs [*** one can check the size of the logs to see if
    any of them are over 128 KB or that there are too many of them present
    first.
    'too many' would be over 10, IMO. If the logs are not bloated or do not
    exceed 10, then skip this step ***]

    NOTE: Deleting DataStor.edb will *remove* the update history one sees on
    either the Windows or Microsoft Update sites

    Restart the AU service either from the services console or from
    Start > Run > type in

    net start wuauserv
    Click OK or press Enter


    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 20, 2007
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