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Windows 7: Svchost.exe High memory usage at startup

30 Jun 2015   #21
castaway

windows8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Spartacus View Post
I had a similar problem, although my laptop became unresponsive about 10 to 15 mins after start up.

Having arrived at this thread and installed Process explorer, thanks goes to WHS, I could see that my memory usage went up massively due to svchost(netsvcs) kicking in.

The solution was to use Process explorer, right click on svchost(netsvcs) and lower the priority to:

Background: 4 (Low I/O and Memory Priority)

My laptop is now running smoothly again.
hello,im having last days exactly same problem laptop is unresponsive for about 10-15min i track issue that its svchost eating too much RAM sometimes my RAM usage is like 95% i find out that its svchost (sometime 800MB) (my PC RAM is 2GB) thanks for posting solution but it dont work for me.
I was trying
- malwarebytes
- spyware search and destroy
- ccleaner
- emisoft emergency kit
- RAMMAP (emptyng will free RAM so this is temporary solution)
- process explorer (lower svchost priority)
Installing windows7 update 3050265
whish

Quote:
This update addresses an issue in which system performance can be decreased during scans. This issue has the greatest effect on computers that have a small amount of physical memory.
Did you find any more solutions about this problem please?
thanks!


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30 Jun 2015   #22
Not Spartacus

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

You could try lowering the priority of other background services, they don't look like they are using much memory, but it it all adds up I suppose.
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30 Jun 2015   #23
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See if this would help svchost.exe (netsvcs) using DataStore.edb

You are better off in EightForums though. Windows 8 Forums (Nevermind if those are 2 different computers )
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30 Jun 2015   #24
castaway

windows8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Spartacus View Post
You could try lowering the priority of other background services, they don't look like they are using much memory, but it it all adds up I suppose.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
See if this would help svchost.exe (netsvcs) using DataStore.edb

You are better off in EightForums though. Windows 8 Forums (Nevermind if those are 2 different computers )
thanks a lot very useful links!
i think problem is more or less solved with that windows update i still can pass 80% physical memory but computer is at least usable now. Boot is very slow (black screen). Will investigate problem more. This may end with complete reinstall
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30 Jun 2015   #25
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
Boot is very slow (black screen).
Does it load eventually or fail to load at all?

Try Last Known Good COnfiguration in F8 menu.
Then a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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30 Jun 2015   #26
castaway

windows8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Quote:
Boot is very slow (black screen).
Does it load eventually or fail to load at all?

Try Last Known Good COnfiguration in F8 menu.
Then a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
it does boot sucefully with no error. Last know good configuration does same. Nice guyde will try that, thank you!
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16 Jul 2015   #27
Dravial

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guilyou View Post
Hello!

I had the same issue and I put a little time to solve it.
The svchost service in question is a Windows service host that contains lots of services, it must be done so that you get into it ... Like you, for almost 10 minutes after the computer has started, I couldn't do almost anything...
Then I get the idea "services.msc" (you type that in the Run bar) : there are there full of services that consume a max of memory and are not necessarily always helpful, it depends on your use your desktop.
The main culprit turns out to be the Windows Update service and its two acolytes : the Security Center service and the Windows Modules Installer.

If you have a correct antivirus, you do not need to search for the Windows updates at each startup.
Personally, since I disabled all three services, I haven't the problem at all any more ; I just reactivate the Update service once a month, at night.

Here's the trick :
- In the Window's path (type set path in a prompt window), create a command file "wud.cmd" (wud like Windows UpDate but you can choose any other name) containing the following code:

@echo off
rem script to activate/desactivate WUpdate services
if "%1"=="" (
echo Security Center service activation :
sc config wscsvc start= demand
sc start wscsvc
echo Windows' modules Installation Program service activation :
sc config TrustedInstaller start= demand
sc start TrustedInstaller
echo Windows Update service activation
sc config wuauserv start= demand
sc start wuauserv
call :verif
call :verif
) else (
echo Windows Update service desactivation
sc stop wuauserv
echo Windows' module's installation Program desactivation
sc stop TrustedInstaller
echo Security center service desactivation
sc stop wscsvc
call :verif
call :verif
sc config wuauserv start= disabled
sc config TrustedInstaller start= disabled
sc config wscsvc start= disabled
)
pause
goto :eof
:verif
timeout /T 10
sc query wuauserv
sc query TrustedInstaller
sc query wscsvc
goto :eof

Here it is !

- Now you just need to open a command prompt window as administrator and to type:

wud d

(d like disable)

And it's good! The concerned services are disabled and let you easy.

- Then, every month, in a command prompt as administrator, type "wud" without any argument. This reactivates Windows Update service, and allows you to make updates. If necessary, schedule a task to remind you.

What a relief, I was also wondering how to get out but this little trick is enough and tested OK !

Regards,

Guilyou

* to open a prompt window as administrator, just go into the file "All programs" of the main menu, select "Accessories", then right click on Command prompt -> Run as administrator
You may also, for future usage, right-click on the command prompt icon in the taskbar and attach it to this taskbar (then you just have to rightclick directly on it to open as an administrator).
I used this 'fix' for some time, however I have now installed more RAM in the affected computer(s) and should no longer have this issue, so I tried removing the code.
First, I ran 'wud' from an administrator cmd prompt, to re-activate everything it disabled;
Then I removed wud.cmd from sys32 folder, and 'renamed' it back to wud.txt and left it on my desktop;
But every time I reboot, while windows update is now running, the security Center in windows action center is not running and I have to start it manually each time I re-boot. How do I resolve this? SI there some residual effect and how do I fix it?
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16 Jul 2015   #28
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

@ Dravial

Suggest you send a pm to guilyou and ask how to undo his suggested fix. You made a system image backup first - right? Maybe rollback your system. If windows updates stops working you disable it. If your antivirus stops working I suppose that you would disable that too?

For those services where you changed startup type - refer to this table:

Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations » Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

See if you can change them back.
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16 Jul 2015   #29
Dravial

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe I have solved it myself.
It looks as though in executing this code, it changes the Security Center service (WSCSVC) startup option to 'manual' in services (start/search 'services.msc'). Per this thread: Security Center » Black Viper | www.blackviper.com it seems as though this is not the default setting (and per logic, which I already figured - although I did not know if it should be delayed start or not - I tried simply automatic first, and that worked fine, but I will now change it now to the proper setting of automatic/delayed start).
Maybe this can help others who used this and wish to discontinue its use.
Thanks.

LOL, looks like you edit'ed with the same google search I did, or I did not read completely through your post the first time. Thanks again!
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16 Jul 2015   #30
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I think of you go by the settings in that table (for services that you changed) it should sort them out.

For svchost high memory usage by windows update service the fix is pretty long winded and it's not easy.

Have a look at this:

svchost.exe (netsvcs) draining all my memory

Bear in mind that you may need to run the hofix in aggressive mode two or three times with a reboot each time. You will also nned to confirm that files deleted by the script have actually been deleted and if not - force delete them.
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