csrss 100% CPU spike and lock

  RonTheRipper 21:22 08 Jan 2005
Locked

I have a problem with my computer locking up after about 10 to 12 hours,and not running any programs,allthough running programs does speed up the process a bit. I ran it in safe mode and it still did it. I left the Windows Task Manager on the desktop and noticed that csrss.exe had spiked at 100% at the time of the locK. I checked for spyware, adaware and Viruses and nothing shows up. I've done every hardware test you can think of for the Hard drives, memory,cpu,video card, motherboard etc etc. This still happened after a reformat. Its not a video card problem because I've tried another. I'm usally pretty good at fixing stuff like this,but I can't figure this out for the life of me.

CPU Temp-40 deg C
WinXP
DirectX 9
QDI Mainboard
Pent 3 733
NVidia TNT Video Card also tried NVidia 3800
Creative Sound Blaster Card
512 mem ram
Maxtor 40 gig and a Seagate 80 gig
D-Link DFE-530TSX

Any help would be appreciated.

  Androcles 21:33 08 Jan 2005

I think you should have a look at this ron,click here
Csrss.exe uses 100% of the CPU When you Right-Click an item in Explorer Regards.

  SANTOS7 21:36 08 Jan 2005

click here not sure if this relates to your problem but it may help,good luck..........

  RonTheRipper 22:28 08 Jan 2005

Thanks for responding
It has nothing to do with right clicking in Explorer.I tried this and it did not spike. My problem is a gradual thing. 10 to 12 hours than a lock. Here is a log of highjack this if it helps


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:14:06 PM, on 08/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Desktop\My Briefcase\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: PopUpCop - {DB43E4E6-FF8A-4018-8C8E-F68587A44A73} - C:\PROGRA~1\PopUpCop\PopUpCop.dll
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - click here

Thx again awaiting response

  RonTheRipper 03:04 09 Jan 2005

Ok ran Process Explorer and found out that winsrv.dll is the culprit causing the 100% spike in Csrss.exe. What would cause this??

  €dstowe 08:27 09 Jan 2005

There are lots of Google references to errors in this dll.

  RonTheRipper 23:09 13 Jan 2005

Hi all and thankyou for trying to help me out with this very tough problem
Heres what I've done to try to correct this problem and other things I've learned

1. I had a fan blowing straight into the computer .
2. I installed SP1
3. I ran memtest and no problems with memory
4. I created a new account
5. Tried pci slotted video card

Results. Computer still freezes. NO Change.

Interesting Point: Memtest ran for 48 hours in dos and my computer never froze.

Thx again for trying to help.
Awaiting reply.

  AndySD 23:17 13 Jan 2005

Fix

O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM) O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links

  woodchip 23:27 13 Jan 2005

Heat, check fans

  RonTheRipper 18:21 14 Jan 2005

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:10:50 PM, on 1/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ron J\Desktop\My Briefcase\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = click here
O3 - Toolbar: PopUpCop - {DB43E4E6-FF8A-4018-8C8E-F68587A44A73} - C:\PROGRA~1\PopUpCop\PopUpCop.dll
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

Here is latest hijackthis.
Also as I stated in a previos posting I had pulled off the computer side cover and ran a seperate house fan in it.
Computer still locking

Thx again awaiting response

  RonTheRipper 06:24 15 Jan 2005

I Ran a house fan in the computer and it still locks. Cpu temp is 40 Celcius

Thx again awaiting reply

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