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    svchost takes ages (Windows XP with Office 2003 Dutch)

    Goodmorning,

    Can anybody tell me why the following occurs:
    I've installed Office 2003 on a couple of our workstations with Win XP.
    When I log in with the users'name it takes ages for the settings to be loaded. When I check the taskmanager, I can see dat svchost.exe takes 99% of all tasks.
    One user had to wait an hour!

    Why does this happen?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Daphne <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: svchost takes ages (Windows XP with Office 200

    Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries

    It would be interesting to see what services are running under svchost, type in this:

    1) Click Start
    i) click Run.
    2) type CMD
    i) press Enter.
    3) Type Tasklist /SVC (note space between t and / )
    i) press ENTER.
    Jerry

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    Re: svchost takes ages (Windows XP with Office 200

    From a recent newsletter:

    "For those of you who've suffered from <big>svchost.exe</big>, which is used by Microsoft Update, going wild and taking 100% of your workstation's CPU resources, help is at hand.

    Redmond plans to offer up some long-awaited patches to updaters in the foreseeable future. But you can get the needed fixes to solve this problem and get your computer back now
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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