On my wife's laptop whenever it starts up after a minute or two one of the several running svchost.exe starts taking up all the cpu and 180mbs or more of ram. This makes it so its near impossible to run anything else. This can be fixed temporarily by shutting it down via task manager but I'm looking for a permanent solution. There are other problems like the sound no longer working or the dvd drive. It no longer detects the local network and the wireless internet doesn't want to work half the time on it. I'm posting this from my desktop pc. I've included the HJT log from her laptop. Hopefully someone can help me know where to start on fixing this problem. Since its not my PC I have no idea what most of the stuff she has running on it or any clue what should or shouldn't be there (if the problem was with my pc i wouldn't be so lost).