I cant open anything. Help me please!!

August 14, 2011 at 15:25:49
Specs: Windows XP

To sum it up quickly after a while my computer slows down due to svchost.exe taking up 200-300k of memory usage and after i terminate the process it goes back to normal and the svchost.exe comes back fine and not malfunctioning. But i cant open anything in my quick launch or desktop and frankly its annoying and i cant find a solution online so i came here and decided what better help than the people that have experienced it so....yea any help is greatly appreciated.

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August 14, 2011 at 15:44:47

Try switching off MS Auto updates & get SP3 if you don't have it, but only after you make sure you are not infected.

The svchost.exe file is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. In other cases, svchost.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!


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August 14, 2011 at 15:48:07

I dont believe its MS auto update whatever it is. Yes im not infected i've run Malwarebytes, AVG anti-virus, and super anti spyware and they cleared up everything but the problems still happened.

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August 14, 2011 at 16:25:33

"I dont believe its MS auto update whatever it is"
It is a process of elimination, if you don't try it, you will never know.

MS Auto updates
Or, go to Control Panel > Automatic Updates.

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August 14, 2011 at 16:28:16

ok wait so go to either one of those links or control panel.....it wasnt very descriptive about what to do..

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August 14, 2011 at 16:44:36

As your comp is not working properly, I have given you all the ways you can turn it off. Choose the one that lets you do it.

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August 14, 2011 at 16:49:29

oh well to turn it off i could use control panel but that would require me to restart my pc....oh well but i know that may not be the problem

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August 14, 2011 at 17:32:23

whocares1243, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.


If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Note: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer.


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August 14, 2011 at 17:44:38

ok i turned off auto updates

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August 14, 2011 at 17:47:51

ummmm holy crap dude well i did all that now what?

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August 14, 2011 at 18:03:48

"ok i turned off auto updates"
Any improvement?

A Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP

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August 14, 2011 at 18:06:03

actually no not that i had noticed :P but tufenuf had this crazy stuff that worked perfectly

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August 14, 2011 at 18:13:34

Good news whocares1243, congratulations Tufenuf, you tackled it from the right direction.

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August 14, 2011 at 18:33:09

whocares1243, Glad to see that the problem is corrected and glad that we could help. Thanks for posting back.


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August 14, 2011 at 18:38:10

thanks for helped you 2 im just glad its fixed because well i dont want to rely on my moms computer and i dont really have a tv at this moment so yea...

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August 17, 2011 at 03:28:25

thanks , i followed what u said but if i double click after saving reg.fix it ask me to run and just repeats itself everytime i click run. I cna't even open my task manager( says its been diabled by the administrator) I don't know ho to enable it back too. please help.

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August 17, 2011 at 03:39:14

shunga, try these, if none work, you are probably infected.

Repair Task Manager
Go to 113.

Task Manager Fix

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.

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