Win XP standalones hang 100% CPU after Win update

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by mbw, May 9, 2007.

  1. mbw

    mbw Guest

    I know there is a separate WSUS issue regarding this, but I have some
    standalones suffering, so here is some info

    On startup, machines seem ok (Win XP SP2, fully patched) but then CPU seems
    to lock and other programs (e.g. Outlook) look like they are failing to

    Examine Task manager, and see that an instance of svchost.exe is grabbing
    99% of CPU - for c. 5 mins, before finally releasing. On using Sysinternals
    ProcessExplorer, turns out that this instance of svchost.exe is related to
    the Windows Update service (which is set to auto-check and notify of
    updates). Killing that svchost.exe process solves all.

    Not sure if this is totally fault of some recent update to Windows Update on
    standalones - or other apps e.g. Norton, Windows Desktop Search being

    PITA though - unless you kill the process early, kiss goodbye to using the
    machine for 5-10 mins.
    mbw, May 9, 2007
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  2. SVChost ..the same issues are nailing standalone machines.
    Same fixes. 927891 to start. The new MU client to finish up.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], May 10, 2007
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  3. mbw

    mbw Guest

    Thanks Susan, saved my bacon yet again.

    Been away so out of touch with latest - shoulda known to have read your blog

    mbw, May 11, 2007
  4. mbw

    mbw Guest

    Maybe speaking too early, but having downloaded the recent Msft patches I
    now find the svchost.exe problem has gone away - without getting the chance
    to manually download the mentioned fix.

    Odd, because none of the patches mentioned fixing this problem.... maybe a
    mbw, May 12, 2007
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