What’s taking up all the memory in svchost.exe?
Posted on 2012-08-26
I have a laptop running XP Home with all the latest service packs and updates
- Laptop has 1 GB of ram of RAM – For basic email and internet browsing it has been enough but I will be installing a 2 GB upgrade
Up till recently, the svchost.exe file has been growing rapidly with nothing open and just idling. I would monitor the task manager and see the cpu utilization climb along memory for the “svchost.exe” process
- I would use msconfig to eliminate non windows processes until I got down to the Dell wireless tool
- I would uninstall and reinstall the Dell Wireless driver and even use the Windows wireless tool but eventually the memory usage would climb past 2 GB
- I would use Sysinternals “process explorer” to see what’s running in svchost.exe. there must have been over 50 entries. Even then, I could not tell which process took up the most ram
Is there any other way to tell what process under svchost.exe is what amount of memory? I recall a program called “WhatsRunningInside” but even that tool wasn’t great.
Any help would be appreciated