WHS CPU utilization at 100% RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've had my WHS machine for a couple of years now.  Its an HP EX470 upgraded to to 2G RAM.  No problems up until about two weeks ago.

    About every 2 or 3 minutes, the CPU utilization spikes to 100% and stays there for 30 seconds or so, sometimes as long as a minute.  Music being streamed off of it get halted, any other activities are cut off and timed out.

    I've used TaskMan and Process Explorer from systinternals, and they both show SERVICES as being the culprit, but neither shows any details beyond that.  So in Process Explorer it shows SERVICES.EXE taking 100%, but none of the sub-processes under it show anything unusual.  DEMigrator.exe does not appear to be the problem here, it is running, but its CPU percentages are normal.

    Anyone seen this and/or a fix for it?

    I haven't added any add-ons or other software that would be a cause for this.  I've uninstalled all the add-ins that I previously had installed to see if one of them has just recently decided to go nuts, but the problem is still there.
    Monday, March 1, 2010 8:25 PM

All replies

  • If I remember correctly, I have seen this discussed in context with one of the 3rd party media services (Twonky?). So disabling this could be a fix.
    Also check, if the C: drive on the server is too full.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Monday, March 1, 2010 8:34 PM
  • had this happen to me.. for me it was the windows search service maxing both cpu's out.  Might want to check that.
    Monday, March 1, 2010 9:59 PM
  • Thanks Olaf,

    I don't have anything 3rd party on there, unless HP installed it by default.  Removed as much as I could.

    Will check the C: drive when I get home.

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:21 AM
  • Thanks DrX69,

    Yeah, I thought of that one, turned off the indexing service but unfortunately the problem is still there.  Anything else do that?
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:23 AM
  • Twonky is installed by default on the EX Series - like Olaf says you might want to check on that.  Perhaps installed WHS Admin Console and viewing task manager will help you identify what is hogging the CPU.  Though if you don't use your Server to dish out media files you might as well uninstall twonky.
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:37 PM