Plug and Play hogging CPU

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Gav, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Gav

    Gav Guest

    Has anybody come across the issue of the plug and play service hogging
    the CPU? I have a good spec Dell Inspiron 9400 which runs really poorly
    due to the plug and play service running 40-50% of the cpu all the time.
    Killing the svchost.exe process that hosts plug and play makes everything
    normal so proves that plug and play is the problem. If you look in device
    manager it refreshes constantly, probably stays displayed for 1 second
    max. Anybody have any ideas how to stop this happening?

    Gav, Sep 2, 2007
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  2. Gav

    Jon Guest

    A number of the service groups can attempt to hog cpu soon after boot. They
    generally settle down after a few minutes or so if left to themselves. If
    the problem persists beyond that period then there are other issues at work.

    I usually lower the priority of any Windows process that interferes with my
    own usage, which is also a forceful way to resolve the issue.
    Jon, Sep 2, 2007
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