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SVCHost overloads my system when I update Windows XP. Please Help!

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by XeroLaw, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. XeroLaw

    XeroLaw Member

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    Hi. I was told to upgrade my Windows XP Pro SP1 to SP2. I thought my CD was destroyed, but my new DVD burner read past the scratches and holes in the disc.

    Anyway, I am running SP2 and whenever I try to update Windows my system starts to overload. This issue occurs every time I use the Windows Auto Update feature or when I use Internet Explorer v6 Windows Update under the Tools menu. This computer has 768 MB SDRAM PC133 and a Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor. I am using dial-up (unfortunately). As soon as I start to update my processor hits 100% and stays there. SVCHOST uses any where from 88% of my processor plus. It's usually a bit more. Then my ram drops GREATLY. As soon as I start my computer it is already down to 5xx MB and then when I start Windows Update it drops down to 350-4xx MB. If I let Windows Update to continue it drops it down to 2xx MB. Right now it is currently at 278 MB. If I closed out a few things it may go up to 300-320 MB.

    If I use the Windows Auto Update feature the processor stays at 100% for a VERY long time. If I use IE it stays up while scanning my system, and drops afterwards. The amount of RAM used never changes though.

    If there is any additional information I can provide so that I may be assisted, please let me know.

    Thanks to all in advance.
     
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    Hi not trying to be rude but you'r comp dos't have enough ram for one thing cpu is to small for another , should be at lest 550 and up if you are running xp 512 memorey is min and if you'r useing dileup forgetit order the windows update cd. it will save you a lot of frustration ?hope this helps.
     
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    one more thing try going to pcpitstop on line and let them scan your comp.
     
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    Start Here

    *Run search for each KB for download page. They are in order by date except for KB898461.*

    Try this one first KB898461. It might speed things up

    Non Security updates [These all will need Microsoft Genuine validation.]
    KB885626 KB884020 KB885523 KB885894 KB886677 KB887742 KB886185 KB890831 KB886716 KB885222 KB889016 KB893357 KB884883 KB900930 KB903234 KB889527 KB886540 KB897663 KB907865 KB906569 KB904412 KB894395 KB898900 KB896427 KB908521 KB910437 KB913538 KB319740 KB889673 KB913808 KB900485 KB916595 KB909095 KB916846 KB920872 KB922582 KB917021 KB924867 KB920342 KB924941 KB896256 KB931836 KB928470 KB929338

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    Not included
    1]XP-based portable battery life update
    2] Embedded for Point of Service
    3] Language Packs or any non US
    4] KB917730 fix a situation where you cannot create a network
    5] KB924441 Dual core or AMD processor w/AMD PowerNow
    6] KB904942 for IE version 7.0

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    Last edited: Mar 1, 2007

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