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Old January 27, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Arundor View Post
I very much appreciate the suggestions, however my family member needed her computer back ASAP so I just bit the bullet and did a reinstall, figuring that reinstalling everything would be faster at this point.

But just in case someone else with this problem comes across the thread, I'll report what else I found:

I followed Daedalus2002's tasklist /svc suggestion and then shutdown the services listed under the suspicious svchost. Unfortunately it didn't help. The problem remained even after all relevant services were stopped. Also the CPU usage on that process was at zero. I tried sswilson's advice of removing all wifi and ethernet drivers. Windows did reinstall defaults on its own, but when those were back in the problem resurfaced.

I still have no idea about the real culprit, but I just declared failure and reinstalled.
It's not "cool", but in all honesty, it's not worth spending much more than a couple of hours trying to diagnose a problem like this. Back in the days of slow procs, ODDs, and HDDs it might have made sense to avoid what could easily be a 5 - 6 hour process, but these days it only takes an hour or two, especially if you have access to a second PC that can be downloading drivers / programs / apps while the OS is installing.
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