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System Idling @ 50% useage on one core

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So i encountered a new problem the other day after my machine shutdown due to a power outage. After i got home i started the machine and let it scan for errors after boot and once i logged into my account on windows i noticed i was idling @ 50% usage on one of my cores. So i tried to start task manager to kill whatever was using the CPU and turns out i can start task manager but i cannot actually view the window. I get the little green icon in the lower right hand area of the task bar that indicates its running yet when i double click on it or right click on it no menu or window appears.

So i start up Microsoft's process explorer and see what i could find. Apparently SVCHOST.exe was using 50% of my processor just idling. I am completely at stock so i think it has to do with machine losing power while running. I checked the properties of SVCHOST to see what exactly it was hung on and apparently it is a thread being run with ADVAPI32.dll. When i killed the thread the machine started running normally. But now Windows Update doesn't seem to work.

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what i can do to fix this. I included a screen shot of the SVCHOST properties.

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I did a search on that .dll HERE
I would try to do repair via your vista disk....Hope this helps
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Q9650 @ Stock EVGA 790i Ultra Sli EVGA GTX 280 4GB Muskin 1600 OC'd 1800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 500GB (0RAID) + 1 750 WD 1 Samsung DVDRW Vista 64 Samsung 26" 
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Antec 1000w LIAN LI Logitech G5 
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