Can you provide the exact (complete error message)?Svchost.exe
is a generic host
process name for a group of services that are run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) and can run other services underneath itself. This is a valid system process that belongs to the Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from DLLs. It runs from the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost where details of the services running under each instance of svchost.exe can be found. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load.
It is not unusual for multiple instances of Svchost.exe running at the same time
in Task manager in order to optimise the running of the various services.
svchost.exe LOCAL SERVICE
svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE
Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services, therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services permits better control and easier debugging. The process ID's (PID's) are not static and can change with each logon but generally they stay nearly the same because they are running services all the time. The PID's must be checked in real time to determine what services each instance of svchost.exe is controlling at that particular time. Read "How to determine what services are running under a Svchost.exe process
You may be able to see the error by looking in the Event Log
. Read "How To Use the Event Viewer Applet
". You can then gather more information doing a search of the Event ID number at:
"Windows Security Log Events
"Events and Errors Message Center