svchost.exe 100% cpu
Posted on 2006-04-07
I have a PC running Windows XP Home edition. This Pc stopped working and could not get past the logon screen (you would click on the user then it would just hang loading personal settings). I could start in safe mode, the desktop would load up but i could not access anything due to the svchost.exe and explorer.exe taking up all the CPU usage. If i stop the svchost.exe process then the explorer.exe process shoots up to 100%.
I have started in safe mode with command prompt and ran sophos command line software with the latest IDE's and it found a few viruses
After removing these and restarting i have the same problem.
Also when i start in safe mode with command prompt and then go into task manager svchost.exe is sitting at 100%
Anyone have any ideas on what i can do to sort this problem?
Many thanks in adavnce,