2 Instances of Services.exe running on Task Manager, one of which uses up 100% CPU
Posted on 2006-04-25
I've got a Windows 2000 machine on my domain that has suddenly developed 2 instaneces of services.exe running in Task Manager. One of the services.exe uses up little RAM or CPU time whereas the other max's out the CPU 99% all the time.
I've checked the location of both serivces and it's running from the WINNT\System32 folder, so nothing strange there.
I've virused scanned the PC (even though it's protected by a centrally distrubuted AV program) and go no results.
I've ran a sfc \scanow and again, this didn't turn up anything.
I really don't want to reinstall the OS from scratch, can anyone suggest anything? The only short term fix i've managed for this is using Security Task Manager (a seperate download) in order to end the 99% process.