From: Alex Clark (
Date: 02/02/03

From: "Alex Clark" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 12:08:20 -0000

Hi All,

Sorry for the delayed response, I had no choice but to reinstall as I ran
out of time. I'm sorry I couldn't have attempted the solutions provided and
given feedback to the rest of the group, as I know other people have been
having similar problems.

Thanks for your help,
Alex Clark

"Alex Clark" <> wrote in message
> Hi,
> It seems that I'm not the only one having this problem of CSRSS.EXE eating
> 100% CPU time after installing SP3. I've encountered this problem on XP
> with SQL Personal Ed, although a recent post from Brig implies that it
> affects installations running on W2K Server as well.
> MS, are you investigating this? Am I the only one who's starting to think
> SP3 was released a tad early, and would have benefited from a bit more
> testing perhaps? Maybe a Service Pack for SP3 will be along soon.
> Is there any point in hanging around for a helpful response from MS, or
> should I just cut my losses now and reinstall SQL Server with SP2???
> Regards,
> Alex Clark
> (Daniel Bright, Jasper, and Brig are three other NG members that have
> reported the same error. I suppose potentially there could be more people
> with the same problem, who can't even post a NG message because their CPU
> being swamped by CSRSS.EXE)