The reason for 100% CPU usage by SVCHOST on first boot of the day

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Chris, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. I've read one post where the OP really did a thorough study on svchost
    consuming all of the CPU cycles and there is really no fix for it.
    He did remove all of the log files contained in the Software
    Distribution\DataStore folder, but the issue came back.
    Until this is resolved, suggest you disable the Automatic Update Service
    from the Services console and turn it on once a week to check for updates.

    The post subject is: Windows Update - SVCHOST findings
    Psted by : New Science
    Post Date : 9/17 @ 3:42 PM (PDST)

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen [MVP], Sep 18, 2006
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  2. Chris

    JrBK Guest

    HI MowGreen,

    Thank you for researching it. The information is very helpful

    I decided to go ahead with the update today... Initially AU used 100% of the
    CPU but it only took about 1/2 hour. I started updating today at around
    9:00AM. At 3:25PM I am installing SR2 and will proceed with all available

    I will do as you suggest and turn off AU and check once a week for the
    latest updates. Hopefully a fix will come sooner than later.

    Thanks for your help.


    JrBK, Sep 18, 2006
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  3. Chris

    KCC Guest


    I've been reading through these threads as I have the same problem that is
    being described here. As the last post on this thread was in Sept. has
    there been a solution made available for this issue yet?

    Many Thanks,
    KCC, Feb 14, 2007
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    Bangis Guest

    Bangis, Mar 14, 2007
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