WMI, WMI Reverse Adapter, and usbperf issues

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jon Davis, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Jon Davis

    Jon Davis Guest

    Every hour or so I get this annoying WMI Reverse Adapter thing has stopped
    working error. I haven't been able to track this down. Google shows nothing.
    I posted here about it a month or so ago and NO ONE replied.

    Event Viewer doesn't show anything on this; however, it does show another
    problem that *might* be the same problem. At every five (5) seconds, there
    is an error log that says: "Usbperf data collection failed. Collect function
    called with usupported Query Type." (How did this get past quality control??
    Not just the source of the error but the error itself? And who spells
    "unsupported" as "usupported"?) Every two minutes, there is a Warning log
    saying, "Windows Management Instrumentation has stopped WMIPRVSE.EXE because
    a quota reached a warning value. Quota: HandleCount Value: 7628 Maximum
    value: 4096 WMIPRVSE PID: 6704". Note that at this point in this interactive
    session I have NOT yet received the "WMI Reverse Adapter has stopped
    working" error dialog, which is disruptive of whatever I'm doing at the time
    it happens. Nonetheless, it appears it may directly relate.

    Any ideas?

    Jon Davis, Jun 17, 2007
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    Don Guest

    I see that I have no such process running in Task Manager, so evidently
    I don't need it for anything important. I can double-click on that
    file to start it running, but I can't tell if it's actually doing

    What I would do is to use Task Manager to find out what service it
    belongs to by right-clicking the wmiprvse.exe process and then 'go
    to services' to see what shows up. My guess is that you have some
    unneeded service running which should be stopped -- but that's only
    a guess.

    If wmiprvse.exe doesn't show up (be sure to select 'show all users' in
    Task Manager) I would reboot the machine and try again immediately.
    Perhaps the process runs for awhile after boot before being stopped.
    Don, Jun 17, 2007
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    Jon Davis Guest

    wmiprvse.exe is WMI's offloader process. If a WMI process stops, it gets
    offloaded to wmiprvse.exe so that the other WMI processes don't die with it.

    Normally, one should never disable WMI as it is essential for system
    administration diagnostics (and for software development, which is what I do
    during the day). However, the particular machine in question has very
    specific gaming + music production use for my evenings and has no need for
    WMI. I decided to disable WMI. Of course, it stopped the errors, but brings
    about new ones, like Security Center and my MSI Dual Core Center failing to
    load. Oh well.

    I still want to know what the heck is going on here. Shame that still no one
    knowledgeable has a clue!!

    Jon Davis, Jun 18, 2007
  4. Hi Jon, I have the same problem as you are reporting. My Vista Ultimate x64
    system is experiencing total lockups following these events as well. I have
    also seen the same problem (minus the lockups) on my Vista Enterprise x86

    Unlike you, I use WMI quite a bit for scripting, so I cannot disable WMI.
    Hopefully somebody out there has a cluse what is going on.

    Details for the USBPERF event log entry:
    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="usbperf" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">2004</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2007-08-09T21:57:01.000Z" />
    <Security />
    - <EventData>

    Another thing I have noticed is that the lockups seem to follow VSS taking a
    snapshot for System Restore points.

    This is REALLY disruptive and has caused me data loss when I am in the
    middle of typing and the system just locks up and I have to use the reset
    button to restart the system.

    Is ANYONE at Microsoft working on this? A search on the net shows that MANY
    people are experiencing this issue.
    Mark D. MacLachlan, Aug 11, 2007
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    Peter Foldes, Aug 11, 2007
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