svchost using 100 percent cpu, and other weirdness
by mrsubway - 1/28/10 10:43 AM
I'm trying to help someone who has an interesting problem. Svchost is using 100% cpu. It seems the instance of it is svchost -k netsh. Also, if I go into his networks connections, the network is hidden. His modem shows up, but not the net card, even though he is online.
I've tried everything, and it's nearly impossible to run a virus scan because the machine is so slow. Reformatting is a last option, because he has a LOT of programs, and is blind, so it will be very hard.
Nvidia chipset motherboard.
3GHZ dual core cpu.
Windows XP sp3