SVCHOST.EXE Throwing CPU Spikes To Nearly 100%?

Sep 14, 2009

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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I've looked at over 20 related forums on this site, all which haven't solved my problem. All I found useful was the turn off auto update trick that seemed to have brought my minimum usage down from 15 to 0-5.My computer reports free of malware, spyware, and viruses. I use Norton Antivirus, Spybot, Adaware, Panda Activescan, and AVG Anti spyware and have no processes running.When CPU spikes, only possible associated programs are services.exe and svchost.exe, but they only go to 20 at most. System idle process reports normal at 98-99. I'm using Sensors View Pro, which tells me my CPU isn't overheating because it stays at a consistent 3 degrees Celsius. I tried resetting the BIOS, that didn't work. I checked the IDE controllers in device manager to see if they had the correct transfer modes, which they did. I tried updating my MOBO drivers. I can't think of anything else I've tried at the moment.

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