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SVCHost error when booting in XP

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Upon boot-up I immediatley get error svchost.exe - Application error.  It reads "The exception illigal instruction.  An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction. (0x0000001d) occured in the application at location 0x7588ba9c.

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by:cybrexus
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it may be an infection, try to run http://www.hijackthis.de and post the log here
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A similar question to this has been asked a number of times, and there's a good comment here by LeeTutor showing the range of possibilities, which should resolve your problem>
"svchost.exe CPU hog":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23321792.html

Also you can try the resolution supplied, compliments of djMundy (Daniel)>
"Another svchost.exe running the cpu at 100%":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23399883.html

Additionally, are you running CA Antivirus because CA A/V regularly checks for updates and uses the svchost.exe file, causing in turn high CPU usage.  So disable(or uninstall) your CA A/V, and recheck.
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by:Jonvee
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So from the previous comments the Windows Update process is a likely offender, but also Malware can be the cause.
 
You could therefore try running Superantispyware:                        
http://www.superantispyware.com/
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by:texasiguana
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Quick, easy resolution is what I was looking for!
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Good, thank you!
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