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: Very big problems with my laptop

23 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 home X64
Very big problems with my laptop

Alright my laptop has been having this problem where at boot svchost.exe took up 50% cpu
I tried fixing the problem by making norton delete all tracking cookies
Now it's like way worse
Svchost.exe sometimes does it
Then the .net framework service and when I try to end it just restarts I fixed that by just moving the file to another location
Then when I end svchost.exe the aero themes stop working, the wifi too
I also installed the latest windows update except sp1
And I do have a system restore point of where the svchost.exe process would go to 50% when starting up
What should I do know?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Check svhost processes with:
svchost viewer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #3


There's a good chance Norton is at least part of the problem. I would uninstall it and install one of the free lightweight AV's recommended here, MS Security Essentials or Avast, which when run with the Win7 firewall give best performance.

Next uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets/stickies if you use them. All others are freeloaders at all times on your RAM/CPU, Startup time and can spy on you: Startup Programs - Change

Next in msconfig>Services tab, tick the box to Hide All MS Services, then uncheck anything you didn't start yourself to see what is running without your knowledge. Turn it off in it's Program Preferences or uninstall it as it is freeloading.

Finally run through these other troubleshooting steps which cover all the basics and should root out your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Apr 2011   #4

windows 7 home X64

Thanks I fixed it already
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Very big problems with my laptop

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Laptop Fan Problems
1. Fan stopped working on the laptop. Replaced fan. 2. Because the fan quit working the Hard Drive got hot and burnt up and then replaced that. 3. The new fan quit working. What could be causing the fan to stop working, and the computer not safety shutting off.
General Discussion
CD/DVD and video problems on laptop
Hi, I am writing because of a range of problems I am having with my wife’s Samsung R610 laptop, running Windows 7. The first indication of a problem was when my wife commented that videos (whether attached to emails or accessed from websites) were slow to open. After a weekend trying a number...
Hardware & Devices
Laptop keyboard problems.
Ok, so I'm using my laptop tonight, and all of the sudden, no keystrokes register. Nothing. Kind of like the old scroll lock. But it doesn't have a scroll lock button. Using Windows 7 on a pretty new laptop. What the heck?
Hardware & Devices
New laptop, graphics problems?
Hello, I just got a HP DM3-1030 laptop for a client and I have noticed some very weird graphics issues. Without explaining for ages, this video explains it best: ae5nJbx1N38 I have arranged a return of the laptop, but was wondering if anyone has seen this before?
Graphic Cards
HP laptop mute problems...
I have this pain in the ass problem with HP's mute button on my nc8430 laptop (Hp quick launch buttons). The core of the problem is that the system mutes the sound by default and the orange light on the button is always on. In reality that means that anytime I want to play something with sounds...
Problems restarting the laptop
Hi everytime I use the restart on windows the laptop restarts but comes up with a black screen with no lights. The only thing that lights up is the power, wifi and hardisk light. However when I press shutdown and use my finger to power on the laptop it works. Laptop model is ML3108b (Gateway).
General Discussion

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 09:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App