svchost crash/ low C drive space



akiwi
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Hi

Using Win XP SP2 with all updates.

A few weeks ago I started getting some svchost related problems.
Sometimes I get an "attempt to read address ......" error message
reported. Sometimes I get a system "lockup" where my hard drive
becomes continuously busy and the system runs very slowly. After a
while, low C drive space is reported. Task manager won't run and
attempting to restart takes a long time (several minutes) for the
restart to happen (if it happens at all), - upon restart/reboot the
"lockup" resumes with the hard drive continuously busy and C drive
space falling. Somehow the process eventually stops if I let it run
but I'm left with several hundred MB of less C drive space than I had
before.

With the latest occurrence of this, after the system became usable
again, I found two svchost crash dump files (of zero size) in
windows/pchealth/errorrep/userdumps, plus a dumprep***something.pf
file in windows\prefetch directory with date/times of around the crash
time.

I have Trend Micro security sw with all protection enabled and I very
much doubt if this is a virus.

Any ideas what I can do about this or where my C drive space is going?
The virtual mem file pagefile.sys is currently around 800 MB and it's
"last modified" date/time is around the time of the latest crash.
Does this file go up and down in size by large amounts?

Thanks for any ideas.

akiwi

Andrew E.
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Sure does,R.click the task bar,open task mgr,chk the PF...Really you should
set the PF to:let windows manage

"akiwi" wrote:

>
>
> Hi
>
> Using Win XP SP2 with all updates.
>
> A few weeks ago I started getting some svchost related problems.
> Sometimes I get an "attempt to read address ......" error message
> reported. Sometimes I get a system "lockup" where my hard drive
> becomes continuously busy and the system runs very slowly. After a
> while, low C drive space is reported. Task manager won't run and
> attempting to restart takes a long time (several minutes) for the
> restart to happen (if it happens at all), - upon restart/reboot the
> "lockup" resumes with the hard drive continuously busy and C drive
> space falling. Somehow the process eventually stops if I let it run
> but I'm left with several hundred MB of less C drive space than I had
> before.
>
> With the latest occurrence of this, after the system became usable
> again, I found two svchost crash dump files (of zero size) in
> windows/pchealth/errorrep/userdumps, plus a dumprep***something.pf
> file in windows\prefetch directory with date/times of around the crash
> time.
>
> I have Trend Micro security sw with all protection enabled and I very
> much doubt if this is a virus.
>
> Any ideas what I can do about this or where my C drive space is going?
> The virtual mem file pagefile.sys is currently around 800 MB and it's
> "last modified" date/time is around the time of the latest crash.
> Does this file go up and down in size by large amounts?
>
> Thanks for any ideas.
>
> akiwi
>

Helge H. Forstner
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi,

> Sure does,R.click the task bar,open task mgr,chk the PF...Really you should
> set the PF to:let windows manage

What is or where do I find "PF" ?

I have the german version..




with regards

H.H.Forstner

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Page File?

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:he7m919ncgg7iefkivdsj2fhbd4044opcb@4ax.com,
Helge H. Forstner <hf@fly-by-byte.de> hunted and pecked:
> Hi,
>
>> Sure does,R.click the task bar,open task mgr,chk the PF...Really you
>> should set the PF to:let windows manage
>
> What is or where do I find "PF" ?
>
> I have the german version..
>
>
>
>
> with regards
>
> H.H.Forstner


svchost crash/ low C drive space