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SVCHOST.EXE Throwing CPU Spikes To Nearly 100%?


I found that one of the svchost.exe processes is repeatedly spiking the cpu to nearly 100% at about 10-second intervals. Digging further, the culprit is the "DHCP Client" service. I can stop the service and the spikes stop, too. When I restart the "DHCP Client" service, the spikes return. I don't notice these spikes on two other systems that I have access to. Any ideas as to what that service is doing? Any system and/or network settings that would cause this behavior? (XP Pro SP3 in an NT Domain.)


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