Svchost.exe is free running and leaves multiple windows open all gel. Re-loaded windows XP after a crash with original rescue records.

Original title: Windows XP - free race - is lost.

Just re - load windows XP after a crash with original rescue discs, svchost.exe is free running and leaves several Windows Open gel, all on and offline. Any ideas? I ran ms-fixit beta for all listed. I also disabled Norton and now use Windows Defender, still no luck.


Hi MarkBerri,

·         How long have you been faced with this problem?

·         Did you do changes on the computer before the show?

Svchost.exe is a process name generic host for services that run from dynamic link (dll) libraries. The Svchost.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the registry services part in order to build a list of services that it needs to load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services enabling better control and easier debugging.

Svchost.exe groups are identified in the following registry key:


You can run the auditor of system files on the computer.

Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

Note: if it asks you the service pack CD, follow these steps from the link: you are prompted to insert a Windows XP SP2 CD when you try to run the tool on a Windows XP SP2 computer system File Checker: (valid for Service pack 3)

Hope this information helps.

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