First off, I would like to thank the member with the linux-penguin-in-the-car avatar, prcviewer helped me sort out my svchost.exe problems.
Now I have the 20k memory usage process that is "system idle" completely taking over my cpu. It goes up to 95% and will never come down. I go to run some applications, and the damn thing freezes, repeats sounds, etc, then comes back. I then go to check the "performance" tab, and sure enough, 100%.
The strange thing, IMO, is that in the performance tab, the cpu usage is only at around 2%, while the process list shows system idle using 95% of the cpu. And what is even stranger is that the performance tab only goes to the level of overall cpu usage that the process list shows is when I attempt to run apps (mostly games).
To sum things up, my cpu is being used by system idle process at around 95%, but is not detected by the performance tab, but will detect when my 2% cpu usage game crashes because 95+% is being used by system idle.