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Everytime I run Task Manager there are 6 different files running of the same name. I was wondering if it is possible to disable some of these from running, or terminating them. I remember I deleted a few, and it caused my internet not to work, so I'm not so sure what to do. It sure is a RAM hog, that's all I know. Here's what Task Manager displays. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

svchost.exe SYSTEM CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 908 K
svchost.exe LOCAL SERVICE CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 200 K
svchost.exe NEWORK SERVICE CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 1,692 K
svchost.exe SYSTEM CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 12,484 K
svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 1,416 K
svchost.exe SYSTEM CPU: 00 Mem Usage: 1,744 K
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What you have are programmes which are not using anything, you can confirm this by going to system idle process, higher the better, or click performance to see what the CPU is up to, you also get an indication on the bottom of the task manager when viewing any tab

Edited by Keith, 17 June 2005 - 07:29 PM.

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These are Service Host processes and the computer uses them to commuicate with different parts of the system and with the internet. No, you can't sh;ut th;em down without disabling the system. :tazz:
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What you have are programmes which are not using anything, you can confirm this by going to system idle process, higher the better, or click performance to see what the CPU is up to, you also get an indication on the bottom of the task manager when viewing any tab

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I have no idea how to check any of that out. :tazz:
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Right click the task bat then click task manager, look at bottom, CPU useage.

Click processes tab, then look at last item, system idle process, as before, higher the better

Click performance tab, see the CPU figure.

The process list has programmes which can run, if they show 00 mem useage, it isn't a problem
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Right click the task bat then click task manager, look at bottom, CPU useage.

Click processes tab, then look at last item, system idle process, as before, higher the better

Click performance tab, see the CPU figure.

The process list has programmes which can run, if they show 00 mem useage, it isn't a problem

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It says it taking up 80-100 CPU, and using 16K of Memory.
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Open task manager, click the processes tab and look for programmes which are using the CPU
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Well you can do a simple troubleshoot is by identifying what kind of threads running under each svchost.exe
open a command prompt and type:
tasklist /svc

that would identify each thread.
Usually only 4 - 5 instances of the svchost.exe needed to run at the same time.

hope that helps.
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