System Configuration Utility

Hi,
I'm looking for a solution that unnecessary services running in the system.
This operating system is XP Pro Pack 3 and slow down very badly time to time. I checked with Task Manager for CPU usage.   There is high usage (98~99%) happening to one of SVCHOST.EXE.  I attached tasklist report.  I scanned with TDSSKILLER.EXE, but nothing found. I used MSCONFIG to deselect one service BITS for example, but comes right back on after reboot. Q1. How should I stop unnecessary service?  
Q2. Would some one take a look my attached tasklist report to give me suggestions?
Thanks.
svcerror1.txt
YukiwaseAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
Bits is a component used by windows update/automatic update to retrieve updates from Microsoft.

Get process monitor / process explorer from sysinternals.com
This way you can see what is going on on the system.

How much memory is in the system?

Check to make sure an issue is not coming from an aging HD.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Process Explorer is what you need.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
awhost32.exe                1676 awhost32
GhostStartService.exe       1716 GhostStartService
LMIGuardianSvc.exe          1776 LMIGuardianSvc
ramaint.exe                 1924 LMIMaint
LogMeIn.exe                 1944 LogMeIn
sqlservr.exe                2008 MSSQLSERVER
LogMeInSystray.exe          2416 N/A
sqlmangr.exe                2444 N/A
sistray.exe                 2488 N/A
Shell.exe                   3400 N/A
Archiver.exe                3528 N/A
Dataserv.exe                3552 N/A
Prtrdev.exe                 3616 N/A
PServe.exe                  3648 N/A
TimeSrv.exe                 3812 N/A
BusinessDateMonitor.exe     3836 N/A
Prtrdev.exe                 3876 N/A
Prtrdev.exe                 3912 N/A
ccashell.exe                3944 N/A
TPE_FDMS.exe                3952 N/A
CCARouter.exe               3960 N/A
RedundantDataserver.exe     3976 N/A


All of the above can be disabled or set to manual start

Awhost32 -- pcanywhere is something you want to remove from your system as it has been compromised and it is not being updated.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
I would disable following ones:

awhost32.exe                1676 awhost32
GhostStartService.exe       1716 GhostStartService
LMIGuardianSvc.exe          1776 LMIGuardianSvc
ramaint.exe                 1924 LMIMaint
LogMeIn.exe                 1944 LogMeIn
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arnoldCommented:
svchost is the issue as the asker reported.  Identifying the component within the svchost that is causing the higher CPU usage is all that is needed.  GhostStartService and LMI related components might be used to administer the systems Norton System works, and .
IMHO, advising someone to disable services that are components of various monitoring/management tools when they are not the ones that are causing the issue is leading the asker on a wrong path.

What applications are running on the system when the slowdown is seen?
Memory (low installed RAM) most likely will be the cause. i.e. applications have become more and more higher memory consumers.  While 1,2 GB  was fine before, now your system has Office 2007,2010 etc. Before when you had three word documents open and the system was fine (office XP/2003), now with the new version, your larger documents are slow to switch between document windows, etc.
Look at the taskmanager performance tab, is the memory   (PF usage close to the listed total for Physical Memory?)
If it is, the slow is because you have more applications open than the installed amount of RAM can support.  Your system is moving data from memory to disk when you see the slowdown while shifting from one application/document to another.) And from disk to memory to resume the session with the application/document you want to look at.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Let me correct myself, disable these for testing purposes to identify what is causing the issue, not to disable and leave it disabled forever.
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