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#1 girloveswaffles

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:33 PM

I've had a problem with svchost for quite a while now. When i start up my computer (acer laptop), all the applications start up of course. But, while this is happening, svchost is eating up about 50 percent of the cpu, making startups dreadfully slow. It seems to me that its a problem with windows update. Normally i have it set so that it tells me when an update is available, and i just click the little yellow shield to update. Ive had trouble with glitchy updates before, so i like to see what it is im getting. Now, every time i start up my computer, the sheild pops up saying that windows update is at 0%. At that same time, svchost is spiking. Once the shield disapears, still not having updated anything, svchost goes back to 0%. I have not received an update since this has begun happening. Ive looked for the problem on different sites, and tried their solutions, but they did not help.

If any help can be given, thanks.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:26 PM

There's several things to do to help out issues with svchost.exe and Windows Update:
1) Download and run this free tool: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix
Pay particular attention to this section of the program: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix#WU.2FWUAU
First click on the Flush Software Distribution button and let it flush that out.
Then put a checkmark in the "Fix Windows Update" box (you can check other things if you'd like) and run the tool.
2) Then read this article and apply the fixes in Steps 1 and 2 to your system
EDIT: Link here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891

Edited by usasma, 29 July 2008 - 06:27 PM.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

2) Then read this article and apply the fixes in Steps 1 and 2 to your system


What do you mean by this? Im not sure which article you are referring to.. or the steps.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:33 PM

What do you mean by this? Im not sure which article you are referring to.. or the steps.


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#5 girloveswaffles

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:03 PM

Hehe okay. I hope he posts back soon then.

I have another question that involves that program i was told to get, dial-a-fix.
The first step to using the program was to click on flush sorfware distribution. I did so.
It goes through stopping things until it gets to CRYPTSVC, then it seems to stop. Im not sure if there is something wrong or if this just takes a really long time to stop. It spent about 10 minutes stopping CRYPTSVC and it still had not stopped it. I then cancelled because i wanted to make sure i was doing the right thing before going any further.

Any thoughts?

Edited by girloveswaffles, 29 July 2008 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:24 PM

I'm back, and yes, it's the Alzheimers - sorry! :thumbsup:
Here's the link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891
There's 2 fixes there - a Windows Update fix and a KB fix
You'll have to run both.

Edited by usasma, 29 July 2008 - 06:26 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

Dial-a-fix has been stopping CRYPTSVC for almost 2 hours now.. something is wrong im thinking.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:42 AM

I'd have to suggest going into the Services applet and stopping Cryptographic services manually.
To do this, go to Start...Run...and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Scroll down to the Cryptographic Service, right click on it and select "Stop"

If it stops successfully, then run Dial-A-Fix again

Once Dial-A-Fix is done, go back to the Services applet, right click on the Cryptographic Service and select "Start"
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