I've had a Dell Inspiron B130 for years. I but it new from Dell.
It doesnt do too much for a living - some office apps, some quicken, some browsing.
When it get's sick, I usually just move my data off and rebuild it with the supplied CD.
Lately, svchost.exe began pinning.
I tried a number of options and could not figure it out.
So I offloaded my data and I am rebulding it.
I have pretty canned instructions that I use.
They have always worked.
But I still have a pinned svchost.exe on almost everything.
My Procedure is attached.
Any help would be apprecited.
Here's the Overview
0 copy your data from the machine
1 install xp again - boot using F12 - then boot from Dell supplied disk
(long format the drive )
2 Install Drivers (I have these on a stick)
1. Dell Notebook Software (R120775)
2. Intel Chipset (R114079)
3. Intel Video (R128346)
4. Conexant (R90851, R114200)
5. Broadcom (R108904, R150593)
6. Audio (R171789)
7. Wifi for me it's R115321
3 Connect to router - Attempt Windows Updates - Over and Over
This used to just work in previous rebuilds
Now it will not start the update.
It says My machine is not at a correct level (though this always worked before)
So, I just run the SP3 update directly (from a stick). That does install .
Then, I try to do a windows update.
Now, I can get to the site, and I begin to do an Express Install, but svchost.exe just pins at 100% again.
I've tried a few different tweaks on this process but no luck.
Any ideas ?
Reboot, F12, run Dell Diagnostics
If you don't have Dell Diagnostics on your hard drive, download it for the B130 and run it.
I personally suspect that you have a failing hard drive.
Might be because of the problem with Windows updates. Try registering the .dlls in this article.
Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks
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