wmiprvse.exe problem in Vista Business

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Kent, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Kent

    Kent Guest

    Okay, I have Windows Vista Business edition, and a couple weeks ago, I've
    been having a problem with this process (WmiPrvSE.EXE - which I know is a
    core process for Windows, and is not recommended that I disable it) taking up
    a rather large portion of my CPU. It usually hovers around 25% usage, which
    is quite a significant hit to performance on my system (nothing fancy here),
    especially being that I have to run programs on my machine which use up a lot
    of CPU processes on their own.

    Are there any suggestions on what I can do, to help remedy this problem?
    Kent, Mar 18, 2007
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    bigjimmer Guest

    Did you find a solution to this problem? I am experiencing the same
    bigjimmer, May 23, 2007
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    chiefbrody Guest

    Hello all,

    i had the same problem. I searched a bit in the internet, but i wasn't
    able to find a solution for the problem. Just before reinstall my
    windows, i read, that the dell system software uses WMI. i deleted the
    dell "quickset" (which display me informationen about volume, controls
    the colors of the leds in my laptop and many more) and the cpu usage has
    gone. Its for sure not a solution for the main problem, but maybe you
    try to find the software on your system which is using WMI to be able to
    work normal with your system.

    Are there any new informations about problems in WMI, which are causing
    problems with high permanently cpu usage?

    Thanks for help and i hope i was able to help a bit.
    Best regards from germany
    chiefbrody, Nov 5, 2007
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    pcbilski Guest

    I have the same issue but not a Dell machine, just started recently and
    cant figure out whats using the process.
    Any new ideas?
    Ill post if i find a solution.
    pcbilski, Nov 21, 2008
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    MilesAhead Guest

    One thing you could do is see the tutorial(if not familiar with Task
    and go to the Task Scheduler applet/control program/whatever and make
    sure under the View menu that "Show Hidden Tasks" is checked. Look
    stuff and see if you can find a task that was either created or enabled
    the time the problem started. Unfortunately there's so much crap in
    there that
    it may keep you busy for awhile.

    I saw a post about this same problem running some Norton software but
    it was back
    in 2004 so I assume they were talking about XP. :)

    Most likely some system utility or other created or enabled a scheduled
    task to constantly gather some stats or monitor something.
    MilesAhead, Nov 22, 2008
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