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Problem with svchost

  1. #1


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    Problem with svchost


    So uh... I'm using my computer for many hours... and finally notice that I am using 4GB of RAM... on idle.
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    Everything seems to be running as normal... Any ideas at what this could be?

    Edit: I tried to create a dump but it was taking too long, so I cancelled it, and noticed that the same process increased by 300MB, and now Task Manager will not respond.

    I have not installed anything recently, have been running everything as normal.

    Update: The memory started leaking even further, to the point where explorer.exe became unresponsive, task manager became unresponsive, even command line wasn't working. I had to force a shutdown.

    Windows then decided that my Windows 7 partition was active again, and decided to show it in the boot list. That was after taking a minute to get past the initial boot screen (it's usually about 5 seconds).

    The preview of the desktop in my Start Screen is also rather borked now.
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    Last edited by Avalon; 12 Oct 2011 at 10:09.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    So uh... I'm using my computer for many hours... and finally notice that I am using 4GB of RAM... on idle.

    Everything seems to be running as normal... Any ideas at what this could be?

    Edit: I tried to create a dump but it was taking too long, so I cancelled it, and noticed that the same process increased by 300MB, and now Task Manager will not respond.

    I have not installed anything recently, have been running everything as normal.

    Update: The memory started leaking even further, to the point where explorer.exe became unresponsive, task manager became unresponsive, even command line wasn't working. I had to force a shutdown.

    Windows then decided that my Windows 7 partition was active again, and decided to show it in the boot list. That was after taking a minute to get past the initial boot screen (it's usually about 5 seconds).

    The preview of the desktop in my Start Screen is also rather borked now.
    Hello there!

    svchost.exe is actually a bundle of services. You could download Process Explorer and see what is running underneath svchost and suspend each one to identify which one is leaking.
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  3. #3


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    Hello there!

    svchost.exe is actually a bundle of services. You could download Process Explorer and see what is running underneath svchost and suspend each one to identify which one is leaking.
    Thanks, I will download it and keep it for when it happens again.
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