Windows – How to troubleshoot high ‘svchost.exe’ usage in Windows 7

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I'm having a problem with Windows 7 64-bit. I thought it was slow and all, but then I saw that the CPU usage was always around 80% and started searching for a solution.

There are two svchost.exe's consuming around 30% each and in the resources monitor there's a system interrupts consuming 45% all the time. I tried closing the applications, but it makes no difference.

I tried some other things that I've found on Google, like disable system updates, but it didn't work.

I don't know if it will help but here's my specifications:

Core 2 Duo 4400
ATI Radeon 4850


I ran the suggested program and got this information; did I get it right?

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As you asked here it is, did I get it right now? The other TCP/IP there's nothing.

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I ran msconfig and took the services that one of the svchost.exe processes was using out of the startup and now my CPU is around 50%, but I still would like to improve it further. I can't lose that much CPU power just because of Windows…


Yeah, there's nothing I can do here. I am going to reinstall Windows XP soon, it's really weird…

Best Answer

I think you'll find Svchost Viewer to be useful.

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You can use it to determine which program is doing most by viewing the amount of data written and such. It should help in some way to determine which process is doing what.