Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: svchost using high cpu often like clockwork

08 Oct 2013   #1
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
svchost using high cpu often like clockwork

When I wake my laptop and start the internet (right after waking), generally after 3-4 minutes this svchost kicks up which involves;

(task scheduler, themes, windows updates, windows profiler services, application information, background intelligent transfer service, extensible authentication protocol, IKE and AuthIp Ipsec keying modules, windows management instrumentation, system event notification services)

This will take up to 7-8 minutes and use around 80% of the CPU and most of the Physical memory. Is this a normal process and my underpowered laptop just not up to the task? It stops shortly and then all is well, no lags or high usage, but I thought I'd see if this process is indeed a "greedy" one naturally.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Oct 2013   #2
poolmon

win 7
 
 

I have not run into this on WIN 7, but on both my WIN XP machines I had the same problem.
I fixed both by going to" Microsoft Update" (which I had enabled a long time ago) and disabled it, allowing to it revert back to "Windows Update" only (without looking for all Microsoft application updates only Windows OS). I then disabled Win Auto Updates.

Svchost dropped from 100% to 0%. I now just manually check for updates. Don't know if this will work for you but just thought I'd toss it out there.

Also if you have any HP Multifunction Print drivers on your machine, they have been known to cause the same issue with svchost at least on XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2013   #3
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

So this problem seemed to go away a while ago, but last night my laptop was inoperable for 20 mins with 100% memory and upwards to 80% cpu. Any ideas or has anyone experienced this on 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Dec 2013   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

On XP this is caused by SVCHOST running for Windows Update. Disabling Automatic Updates resolves the problem. Probably not a good idea for Win 7 though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try to find out which .dll is running under the svchost.exe. Process Explorer is a good tool for that. Right click on the process and go to Properties.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 svchost using high cpu often like clockwork




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What is considered a high SVCHost (MB) number? (Win 7 HP 64)
I got this computer about a year ago and I noticed with my SVCHost files I got about 12 (which is normal) but the one starts at 100mb when I turn on the computer and gets up to about 450mb. It doesn't slow down my computer or anything. But I was simply wondering is 450mb to high? Or does it just...
Performance & Maintenance
svchost.exe high cpu load problem
Hello everyone! Since this is my first post I wish you all the best and thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. My problem is the following: Since 2 days my cpu load is always at maximum load. I searched the web and found out that many people have the same problem. The funny thing...
Performance & Maintenance
High SVCHOST.exe memory usage
Hi, my name is Chris. I'm having quite a bug problem with a high memory usage in one of the svchost.exe processes(more than 120,00+ memory usage) and if i try to use another program like firefox, the computer crashes. I'm using an VAIO VGN-NW310F 2.2GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4400...
BSOD Help and Support
svchost.exe high memory
Whenever I start my computer,I'm getting high memory usage on svchost.exe ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting I'm not so sure which info I need to provide,to continue troubleshooting so here is some: Nod32 antivirus,Q9650 @ 3.00GHz,8 Gig of ram,around 10Gig of free space at the system...
Performance & Maintenance
SVChost high memory help
8 of the SVChost is using 396mb in total this is way to much how can i cut this down i thought this was for service coz i have a tweaked service i only set the services i need to automatic or manual but this process id taking up so much
Performance & Maintenance
svchost.exe high CPU - sigmatel problem or other?
Hello, as this is my first post, I'll try to explain my problem as good as possible. At the moment the official windows 7 build 7100 evaluation copy is running on my system (dell inspiron 6400, dual core 1,83 GHz, 2gb RAM, intel 945 chipset). It's installed since april 2009 and didn't give me...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App