Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Hi guys, new guy here.. service host?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64Bit

    Hi guys, new guy here.. service host?


    Click image for larger version

    For some reason my pc is going crazy with this Service Host. Between every 4 and 10 seconds it is hogging anything up to 40% ... Can you help me understand what is going on? Or if we need any other information to help me solve it?

    Thanks for your time guys...

    PC is running Intel E8400 @ 3.00GHz with 4GB or DDR 3 ram and 64-bit Operating System.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    SVCHOST is every program or process that needs to read from or interact with .dll files. SVCHOST is a single go-to process for applications to work with dynamic-link libraries rather than have the code needed to do the work themselves.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Disable the Driver Foundation service for a test and see whether that helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64Bit


    Thanks for the replies. @JLyman, is there a reason that this .dll is using 30-40% or my pc's power every4-5 seconds? It makes watching videos very annoying....

    @whs, how would I go about doing that and what testing software would I need to use?

    Thank you both
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Press WIN+R > type services.msc > OK > find driver foundation and right click on it > Properties > change Startup type to Disabled > close Services window.

    Then run your system normally and see whether the problem went away. When it did NOT fix the problem, go back into Services and reset the Driver Foundation to the original setting (probably 'Automatic').
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidThompson View Post
    Thanks for the replies. @JLyman, is there a reason that this .dll is using 30-40% or my pc's power every4-5 seconds? It makes watching videos very annoying....

    @whs, how would I go about doing that and what testing software would I need to use?

    Thank you both
    If there's an app that's running either in the foreground or background, sure.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Hi guys, new guy here.. service host?
Related Threads
Running Windows 8.1 on Lenovo G505s with 6 GB ram and 2.4 GHz 4-core CPU. For the past week or so, I noticed that my laptop has been running slightly slower, has gaps or pauses where no user input is accepted, and my battery has not been lasting as long. Today, I looked at my task manager to...
Service Host issue , Massive Disk usage in Performance & Maintenance
:think: Ok personally i'm kinda PO'd . After updating to windows 8.1 It caused massive problems and posting on Microsoft forums did nothing but get me an Automated response from a random pro. He didn't even bother to help me or even read what the problem was . If he did he wouldn't have replied...
44171Are they safe or should i end them?
Service Host (11) High CPU Usage in Performance & Maintenance
Recently I have noticed an unusually High CPU usage from 'Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)(11)' 43239 Any ideas how to fix? I have tried the fix from this thread, but it only works for a few minutes
So I've been having this problem for days now, two tasks named Service Host: Local Service(Network Restricted) and Service Host: Local Service(No Network) keep using up ALL of my cpu, theyre usually accompanied by any app I have open, so my task manager is basically like this for example: ...
service host: 100% disk usage in Performance & Maintenance
Hello This is my first post in this forum.My name is Ankit i am using Dell Optiplex 3010 in my office.There are around 40 systems and all have same issue Config is as follow Windows 8 Genuine 64 bit 2GB DDR 3 Dell Optiplex 3010 Now the problem is there is one service Service Host: Local...
Hi, I have win8 Enterprise. when i connection to internet two service with names service host: Network service and service host: local system download automatically, i thought that it relate to windows update but automatic update is off and my windows is up to date. what is the problem? what can i...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook