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The Return of Wuauserv (& the Mystery of the Overloaded Disk)


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#1 feckingcomputer

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

I turned on my laptop today, and not long after, began hearing phantom vacuum sounds.

 

I checked task manager, processes.

 

That b!tch wuauserv is at it again.  :(

 

Last thread was opened here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/611007/svchostexe-using-50-cpu/

 

The gist of the problem is that wuauserv (Windows Update process) takes up 50% of the disk processes (100% on my disk) and doesn't stop. You try manually searching for updates and it goes on searching, ad infinitum. My laptop overheats quickly, the fans go crazy, and renders my laptop unusable.

 

I never really received a solution to my problem last time. It just went away eventually (although I tried loads of things, and any one of them might have cleared it up).

 

I don't feel like dealing with this again, so I disabled Windows Update for the FINAL time.

 

I'm curious if anyone else is having problems with it (again).


Edited by feckingcomputer, 10 May 2016 - 07:38 PM.


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#2 feckingcomputer

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:40 AM

*sigh*

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/wuauserv-process-running-at-50-disk-overloading/19d26400-2244-4934-a688-b03b4a14d053



#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:14 AM

Welcome to the club. Same thing is happening to me on May Updates.

 

Edit: See this post.


Edited by JohnC_21, 11 May 2016 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:42 PM

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52232

 

I manually installed this, held my breath and re-enabled Windows Update... There was a quick spike in CPU activity... Whirring, blender sounds... Then I saw a Windows Update icon pop up on my taskbar! Says to restart my computer to finish installing important updates. That's my next move. If you don't hear from me again, I'm good!

 

Until next month.


Edited by feckingcomputer, 11 May 2016 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

I have Vista and noticed a large memory usage in task manager.   Researched this and found that there was an update to Vista that caused this memory leakage that keeps building as seen in task manager.  Temporary solution was Open Task Manager, click on svchost, go to Services tab and right click on wuauserv to "stop service".  This is a temporary solution only.  There was supposed to be a Hot Fix for this problem to the Vista Update, however, Microsoft site says Support for Vista has ended, so I don't know how to go any further.  So, I guess, I really need to get a new laptop with Windows 10.



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

Try doing a reset of Windows Update...

 

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:30 PM

Tried resetting Windows Update. Didn't work. 






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