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Problem with svchost


Avalon

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#1
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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64
    CPU
    i7 950 3.06GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage III
    Memory
    G Skill 4GB DDR3 2000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX570 1.25GB DDR5
    PSU
    Antec ATX TruePower 750W
    Case
    Antec Lanboy Air Red

Capt.Jack Sparrow

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

Avalon

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Member
Australia

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#3
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. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64
    CPU
    i7 950 3.06GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage III
    Memory
    G Skill 4GB DDR3 2000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX570 1.25GB DDR5
    PSU
    Antec ATX TruePower 750W
    Case
    Antec Lanboy Air Red

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