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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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#1
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!

http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...


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#2
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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#3
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
http://is.gd/k1GdDM
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525
Or, go to Control Panel > Automatic Updates.


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#4
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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#5
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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#6
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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#7
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.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

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.

Tufenuf


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#8
August 14, 2011 at 17:44:38

ok i turned off auto updates

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#9
August 14, 2011 at 17:47:51

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

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#10
August 14, 2011 at 18:03:48

"ok i turned off auto updates"
Any improvement?

A Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...


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#11
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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#12
August 14, 2011 at 18:13:34

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

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#13
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.

Tufenuf


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#14
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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#15
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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#16
August 17, 2011 at 03:39:14

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

Repair Task Manager
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
Go to 113.

Task Manager Fix
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Window...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.dirfile.com/freeware/tas...
http://www.dirfile.com/task_manager...
http://www.dirfile.com/enable_task_...

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.
http://ask-leo.com/why_is_my_task_m...


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