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svchosts.exe multiple instances

  1. #1


    LeeG Guest

    svchosts.exe multiple instances

    Is it normal to have 12 instances of svchost running.

    I have 4 instances of svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) of which
    one has a commit value of 66.5MB of memory.

    The rest are as follows (label noted only):
    - NetworkService
    - LocalService
    - DcomLaunch
    - imgsrv
    - LocalServiceNoNetwork
    - netsvcs
    - rpcss
    - werSvcGroup

    Are all these necessary? I ask because when I try to play an AVI file I get
    a message that I have low memory even though I am only using 50% of my
    available memory and the memory usage of some of these files have the largest
    allocation.

    Lee

    Vista RC1 x64
    AMD64 3000+
    Nvidia n6600 256ram
    1GB ram
    Modem - ethernet

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  2. #2


    Dr Teeth Guest

    Re: svchosts.exe multiple instances

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/314056

    I would suspect that the low memory error message is a red herring,
    I've never had low memory messages when playing AVIs and my No 2 PC
    has a similar spec to yours.

    You could always close down the instances and see if it makes any
    difference...I suspect that it won't.

    FWIW, I have 7 instances running and I have just rebooted.

    I notice that you are running a beta OS too!

    Cheers,

    Guy

    ** Stress - the condition brought about by having to
    ** resist the temptation to beat the living daylights
    ** out of someone who richly deserves it.

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  3. #3


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: svchosts.exe multiple instances

    "LeeG" <lee.gorton(removethis)@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:4C60CAB8-9531-4C03-8E38-C0F2300F0DB5@microsoft.com...
    > Is it normal to have 12 instances of svchost running.
    >
    > I have 4 instances of svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) of which
    > one has a commit value of 66.5MB of memory.
    >
    > The rest are as follows (label noted only):
    > - NetworkService
    > - LocalService
    > - DcomLaunch
    > - imgsrv
    > - LocalServiceNoNetwork
    > - netsvcs
    > - rpcss
    > - werSvcGroup
    >
    > Are all these necessary? I ask because when I try to play an AVI file I
    > get
    > a message that I have low memory even though I am only using 50% of my
    > available memory and the memory usage of some of these files have the
    > largest
    > allocation.
    >
    > Lee
    >
    > Vista RC1 x64
    > AMD64 3000+
    > Nvidia n6600 256ram
    > 1GB ram
    > Modem - ethernet





    Right now I have 11 running.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


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  4. #4


    Fat Bastard Guest

    Re: svchosts.exe multiple instances

    Vista has had a lot of system services that used to be standalone moved into
    SVCHOST processes for performance reasons. So, you are going to have many
    more of them than you would in XP for instance. Nothing to worry about.

    "LeeG" <lee.gorton(removethis)@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:4C60CAB8-9531-4C03-8E38-C0F2300F0DB5@microsoft.com...
    > Is it normal to have 12 instances of svchost running.
    >
    > I have 4 instances of svchost.exe (LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) of which
    > one has a commit value of 66.5MB of memory.
    >
    > The rest are as follows (label noted only):
    > - NetworkService
    > - LocalService
    > - DcomLaunch
    > - imgsrv
    > - LocalServiceNoNetwork
    > - netsvcs
    > - rpcss
    > - werSvcGroup
    >
    > Are all these necessary? I ask because when I try to play an AVI file I
    > get
    > a message that I have low memory even though I am only using 50% of my
    > available memory and the memory usage of some of these files have the
    > largest
    > allocation.
    >
    > Lee
    >
    > Vista RC1 x64
    > AMD64 3000+
    > Nvidia n6600 256ram
    > 1GB ram
    > Modem - ethernet




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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