svchost.exe using 50% CPU for 5-10 minutes?

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xLostSoulx

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Hello, I am having a problem in Windows XP Pro. Whenever I first turn on my computer, straight login then wait for programs and everything to start up and everything to settle. All my programs start up lickety-split, but svchost.exe is taking a while to finish up what it needs to do (which I think is the windows updates, correct me if I am wrong)

Anyways, while I am waiting for this process to stop it's 50% CPU (which is one full processor, leaving my other core to do whatever I need it to do) I usually start up some programs such as Firefox and MSN Messenger. When I attempt to go to a page, it won't load. Neither will MSN log in. But, there is something weird, and the only way I can describe it is by attaching a picture (see attachment).

So what it is doing:

1. Using a core just for that one process (50%, 100% if the graph on task manager is set to one for the whole CPU)
2. Denying my access to the internet, until the program is done doing what it is doing.

I never had this happen before, so I don't know what's wrong, so does anybody know what might be happening?

Kind regards!
 

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