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svchost is using all my resources

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by danv12, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. danv12

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    please dont laugh when i tell you that i'm running windows XP Pro on a pentium 2 at 233 mhz. Its just for storing all my files on. (its going in the basement with no screen after i fix this) I boot up and the thing sits there slow as molasses. Task manager says svchost is using all my processor.....ness. What is this and is there a solution. O by the way, its a fresh intsll of windows from yesterday and i didnt open internet explorer at all on it, so theres no source of infection yet. (I'm on my good one now).
     
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    XP can run on 233Mhz 0.o?
     
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    Since this is a new install of XP, all "Services" will be at default. IF you are going to use this machine as a storage utility only, then many of the services could be disabled. For good information on XP "Services," start with: http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
     
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    I have XP Pro running on a K6/2-400 CPU. Here's a couple of tweaks that help speed things up:
    In System Properties performance settings, click "custom" snd uncheck all of the boxes except the one for "Use drop shadows...".
    In Desktop Properties themes, use "Windows Classic" theme.
     
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