vista x64 sp2 - svchost high disk reads after startup 2 replies

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Junk angel

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#1 9 years ago

Uh hi, I've run into a sort of an interesting problem. Running win vista HP x64 sp2 and sometimes after startup, my pc goes to a somewhat grinding slowdown. I've found the culprit. It's apparently one of the svchost processes having an ungodly number of diskreads. And it tends to somewhat stall on some of the larger files. Not even sure what files it scans exactly. Admiteddly it seems to be often accessed files. So just being curious - could superfetch be the culprit? I.e. windows throwing the often accessed stuff into the ram and as such getting the large diskreads? And if so anyways to limit it?

Just to be sure running the kaspersky online scan, but I doubt it will uncover anything up.




Mr. Pedantic

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#2 9 years ago

You can download Process Explorer to see which services the svchost.exe is running.

I suppose you could see what happens if you terminate the process in the task manager...




Junk angel

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#3 9 years ago

well I don't really feel like terminating an svchost, considering it's just a holder for multiple services. But did some more digging and found a place where I found superfetch (it's actually a service) And turned it off. It seems to be ok ever since then. I guess the service might be good actually, but not if you've got a 5.x speed hardisk :P