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svchost.exe Excessive Memory


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#1 stevemackenzie

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Hi, I'm having lots of problems with svchost.exe hogging lots of memory on my PC. This tends to happen shortly after my PC is woken up and means that it is virtually unusable for a while until svchost has done what it needs to do.  svchost typically hogs 300M - 500M which slows everything else to a standstill.

 

I've searched for advice and tried various scans and fixes without success.

 

Any advice would be much appreciated.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Hi Steve,

 

How long would you say svchost.exe runs using 300 to 500mb?



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

It ends to be about 30 minutes.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

Alright, I want you to follow the first part of this article. It will provide you details on how to find out what is running with that svchost.exe

 

What you will want to do is open Computer Management and use the Reliability and Performance to find out the PID and then follow the first part of the guide to determine what is running with that svchost.exe

 

You do want to make sure the svchost is running at its 300 to 500mb.

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2008/01/11/getting-started-with-svchost-exe-troubleshooting.aspx

 

 

Once you get the details, please make a post to let us know and we will keep troubleshooting from there.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks.  Of course, svchost seems to be behaving itself, even after restarting.  I'll post the details tomorrow when I expect to get the usual problems.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

Hi, I've found the svchost item which is hogging memory.   It is AeLookupsvc which is currently running at 446 MB.  

 

The rest of the log is AppInfo, BITS, Browser, EAPHost, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, Lanmanserver, MMCSS, Profsvc, Rasman, schedule, seclogon, SENS, ShellHWDetection, Themes, Winmgmt, wauserv



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

AELookupsvc is the Application Experience.

 

What is most likely running up the RAM is programs that are running in compatibility mode.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

So, is there a way to prevent this happening?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

I would figure out exactly when this is happening and look at the programs that are turning on at the same time and ANY programs you have that run in compatibility mode.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

Thanks. What is the best way to identify programs running in compatibility mode?




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