svchost.exe keeps use 100% CPU

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Davide, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Davide

    Davide Guest

    Is there a way to know why i got svchost.exe using 100% CPU? After easch
    reboot, for about 2 minutes i got the pc nearly unusable cause the process
    above uses all my cpu.
    Davide, Mar 19, 2007
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    Kerry Brown Guest

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  3. In Vista, you can now view which processes are running under instances of
    svchost.exe by using Task Manager. It doesn't show as much detail as the
    tools Kerry mentions below, but it's also built-in to Vista.
    To view which services are currently running under svchost.exe
    1. Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar and then clicking Task

    2. Click the Processes tab.

    3. Click Show processes from all users. If you are prompted for an
    administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide

    4. Right-click an instance of svchost.exe, and then click Go to Service(s).
    The services associated with the process are highlighted on the Services

    More info at Windows Help and How-to online at
    Andy Sweet [MSFT], Mar 22, 2007
  4. Davide

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Thanks. I didn't know that. I've been using Process Explorer for so long I
    hardly ever use Task Manager. That's a very cool feature.

    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    Kerry Brown, Mar 22, 2007
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