svchost.exe crashes / eats up 99% of cpu time
Posted on 2004-04-10
following problem: german version of windows 2000 professional installed + service pack 4
after some time running one of several svchost.exe processes crashes with the error message ( translated from german)
svchost.exe caused an error and will be shut down. restart the program.
an error protocol will be genreated.
when I click on ok next ... everything seems to run fine except that copy&paste dow not work anymore, I can't view the status of my internet connection from the task bar, and some other small things ...
however, just recently, it happens sometimes that scvhost.exe does not crash, but eats up all memory time available, and there is nothing I could do about it ... the procvess can't be killed using the task manager ....
concerning viruses, I have a virus scan installed which is updated frequently (at least every two weeks) ... also I reinstalled the complete system from scratch recently ...
some suggestions how to prevent svchost.exe from crashing?
ps: point will be raised depending on how complicated it gets ;)