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Svchost.exe is using too much memory RRS feed

  • Question

  • So my problem is that svchost.exe is using all of my memory.

    I have 2 GB of memory.

    I can't open anything some seconds after my PC has started so I restarted it and when it started again I opened task manager and noticed that svchost.exe is using half of my memory and the memory usage is constantly growing until my PC can't do anything also when I try to shut it down from start button it says explorer.exe is not responding and when I press force shut down the window closes,it freezes to my wallpaper and never actualy shuts down.

    I tryed opening my PC in safe mode and svchost.exe wasn't using all of my memory.

    I dont know why is this happening or what should I do.

    Please help.


    Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:30 AM

Answers

  • This forum is for questions about the TechNet Wiki. I believe you should ask your question in a Microsoft Answers (Community) forum:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    Select your version of Windows, or select "All Versions". I will move this to "Where is the Forum For...?"


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello iPreD.

    This question should be asked in the Microsoft Community Forums for Windows at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows.
    As you probably svchost.exe is a container for services used by Windows and the running applications, so the total amount of memory used by all the svchost.exe processes is due to the number of running services in your system.
    You can download Sysinternals Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896653) to have a complete list of all the processes running; right click on a svchost.exe item and choose "Properties...": in the "Services" tab you'll have the complete list of all the services running into that svchost.exe instance and this can help you to decide if a service can be stopped or disabled (by using the Services snap-in of the Microsoft Management Console), thus making your system reducing the amount of RAM used.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:24 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • This forum is for questions about the TechNet Wiki. I believe you should ask your question in a Microsoft Answers (Community) forum:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    Select your version of Windows, or select "All Versions". I will move this to "Where is the Forum For...?"


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello iPreD.

    This question should be asked in the Microsoft Community Forums for Windows at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows.
    As you probably svchost.exe is a container for services used by Windows and the running applications, so the total amount of memory used by all the svchost.exe processes is due to the number of running services in your system.
    You can download Sysinternals Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896653) to have a complete list of all the processes running; right click on a svchost.exe item and choose "Properties...": in the "Services" tab you'll have the complete list of all the services running into that svchost.exe instance and this can help you to decide if a service can be stopped or disabled (by using the Services snap-in of the Microsoft Management Console), thus making your system reducing the amount of RAM used.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:24 PM
    Moderator
  • When asking a question make sure you state what operating system and what a/v you have running.

    I'm guessing this is XP?

    I'm guessing you are using Microsoft security essentials?

    If so this is Microsoft update sucking the memory and 2 gigs just doesn't cut it anymore.

    Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:30 PM