sp2 svchost and wuauclt.exe 100%cpu

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by draco, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. draco

    draco Guest

    I have a strange problem, I recently upgraded to sp2 on a xp pro machine.
    Since then my cpu usage keeps oscillating between 100% and 0. Exactly like a
    clock pulse. I used process explorer(www.sysinternals.com) and found svchost
    to be the culprit. Also there wuauclt.exe is shown as a child process to that
    particular instance of svchost. On suspending wuauclt.exe, everything goes
    back to normal. Any ideas??? Unfortunately, I cannot disable automatic
    updates because of a program called cisco clean access agent which my
    provider uses to check if all computers are up to date.
    Any inputs would be great..
    draco, Oct 11, 2005
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  2. Check for clues in your WindowsUpdate.log?

    Can you at least get AU into always prompt mode?
    E.g. doubleclick on the AU icon (yellow shield)
    and see if you can click on Change Automatic Update settings.

    Others have observed what appears to be bad packaging causing loops.
    In that case, provided you were allowed to select updates individually
    you might be able to bypass such problems.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 14, 2005
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    Mango Guest

    Mango, Dec 31, 2005
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