Trying to locate the background service that's using resources



EricEB
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Trying to locate what service/program that is running in the background that
locks up resources in XP Home for about 3-5 seconds. I have 6, SVCHOST.exe's
operating out of the 33 processes in Task Manager. They are not holding the
problem child though. I have no network, computer setup as Admin login. I
have stoped Indexing, Outlook is not setup for Journeling. Office Pro 2K is
not setup for networking, Win Update is off. Update Manager is emtpy,
Firewall is off.
I think this happened with one of the Win update downloads.(?) It's been
going on for 6 months.
This problem stops taxing resources after some while until I reboot again.
CPU is AMD XP 1500Mhz w/512MB mem & 160GB RAID HD w large page file.

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EricB

David H. Lipman
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
From: "EricEB" <EricEB@discussions.microsoft.com>

| Trying to locate what service/program that is running in the background that
| locks up resources in XP Home for about 3-5 seconds. I have 6, SVCHOST.exe's
| operating out of the 33 processes in Task Manager. They are not holding the
| problem child though. I have no network, computer setup as Admin login. I
| have stoped Indexing, Outlook is not setup for Journeling. Office Pro 2K is
| not setup for networking, Win Update is off. Update Manager is emtpy,
| Firewall is off.
| I think this happened with one of the Win update downloads.(?) It's been
| going on for 6 months.
| This problem stops taxing resources after some while until I reboot again.
| CPU is AMD XP 1500Mhz w/512MB mem & 160GB RAID HD w large page file.
|
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| EricB

Use Process Explorer from SysInternals.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

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Dave
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PA Bear
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Download HijackThis and scan. The log will reveal quite a bit of
information: http://forum.mvps.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

EricEB wrote:
> Trying to locate what service/program that is running in the background
> that locks up resources in XP Home for about 3-5 seconds. I have 6,
> SVCHOST.exe's operating out of the 33 processes in Task Manager. They are
> not holding the problem child though. I have no network, computer setup
> as Admin login. I have stoped Indexing, Outlook is not setup for
> Journeling. Office Pro 2K is not setup for networking, Win Update is off.
> Update Manager is emtpy, Firewall is off.
> I think this happened with one of the Win update downloads.(?) It's been
> going on for 6 months.
> This problem stops taxing resources after some while until I reboot again.
> CPU is AMD XP 1500Mhz w/512MB mem & 160GB RAID HD w large page file.


Trying to locate the background service that's using resources