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High disk usage by svchost.exe RRS feed

  • Question

  • system config - intel i5 2.5 ghz, 4 gb ram, sony vaio sve15127cnb.

    os - windows 8.1 

    svchost.exe reports very high disk usage and slows down the system. 

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:00 AM

Answers

  • In order to diagnose this problem please follow these instructions

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    Open a CMD prompt with administrative rights (right click it>run as admin) and run this command for 60 secs to capture the high HD usage: 

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    xperf -on PROC_THREAD+LOADER+CSWITCH+FILENAME+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT+DISK_IO+DISK_IO_INIT+DRIVERS+PROFILE
    -f kernel.etl -stackwalk Profile+CSwitch+DiskReadInit+DiskWriteInit+DiskFlushInit+FileCreate+FileCleanup+FileClose+FileRead+FileWrite -BufferSize
    1024 -MaxBuffers 1024 -MaxFile 1024 -FileMode Circular && timeout -1 && xperf -d XperfSlowIOcir.etl
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    When complete, zip the trace & upload it to skydrive (or some other file sharing service) and put a link to it in your next post.

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:15 AM
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:05 PM
  • Hi,

    It would be better to follow Zig's suggestion to analyize your problem. I just give you another suggestion.

    You can use Process Explorer to check the details which thread occupy this svchost.exe.

    Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:15 AM
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:08 AM

All replies

  • In order to diagnose this problem please follow these instructions

    *

    Open a CMD prompt with administrative rights (right click it>run as admin) and run this command for 60 secs to capture the high HD usage: 

    *


    xperf -on PROC_THREAD+LOADER+CSWITCH+FILENAME+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT+DISK_IO+DISK_IO_INIT+DRIVERS+PROFILE
    -f kernel.etl -stackwalk Profile+CSwitch+DiskReadInit+DiskWriteInit+DiskFlushInit+FileCreate+FileCleanup+FileClose+FileRead+FileWrite -BufferSize
    1024 -MaxBuffers 1024 -MaxFile 1024 -FileMode Circular && timeout -1 && xperf -d XperfSlowIOcir.etl
    *

    When complete, zip the trace & upload it to skydrive (or some other file sharing service) and put a link to it in your next post.

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:15 AM
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:05 PM
  • Hi,

    It would be better to follow Zig's suggestion to analyize your problem. I just give you another suggestion.

    You can use Process Explorer to check the details which thread occupy this svchost.exe.

    Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx


    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:15 AM
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:08 AM
  • Hey relax.. dont listen to any of these advices i can see here on this... downloading a program (spyware) from MS is useless... just go into Taskmanager and Resource manager and KILL SVCHost.exe and ur disk issues stops almost immidiatly... no need for bloatwear from MS nor spyware.... id suggest microsoft takes their thump out of their A and actually does some work

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 5:02 AM