Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:41 PM
This is my fist post & hoping for some guidance by gurus.
I have built my own media computer that is storing all my music, pics & videos.
There is noting special about this system. Meaning no super hardware, XP Media Center with an AMD Dual core processor & board, SB Live sound card, ATI Video Card, 1TB of music storage, 1TB video storage, 750 mb pic storage and 500mb of OS & program area.
I tried to make strides to minimize the programs put on this machine as I just want to send the video to my TV and music to my stereo.
The problem I seem to have is: there is a program or programs accessing one of the instances of svchost.exe that momentarily sucks all the PCU and makes WMP skip.
This is frustrating. If I disable that particular instance of svchost with task manager, every thing is fine. Of course after I do that, I loose my network connections and if I stop WMP then I have to reboot to get the system back to “normal”.
So, I have come to the experts. Is there a way to determine what program is phoning home and screwing up the works? Then can it be disabled without making a mess out of the rest?
So, everyone knows a little about my background. I am not a complete computer novice but, I am far from Nick Burns (your company’s computer guy).
Any assistance would be appreciated.