my computer has been running slow. not so slow that it is inoperable, just far below what i know it is capable of.
i think i have narrowed the problem down to the process "svchost.exe."
it hogs about 20,000k of my memory everytime i boot up
i know it is a vital process, that it's normal to have multiple instances of it running, blah, blah, blah.
my problem is that when i end the process, my computer runs faster (games have a higher framerate), but i lose sound.
i have had this problem before, prior to updating to service pack 2. i finally took the plunge, and service pack 2 seems to have fixed everything; my computer was screamingly fast. this was about 6 months ago. but now, svchost is back, and i don't know what to do. i don't want to post a HJT log here, because i'm not even sure if this is the right place to be posting this.
thanks in advance!