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  How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power? 
 
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Paul Douglass Mar 29, 2008, 06:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sometimes I have wmiprvse.exe in my Task Manager that's eating 100% cpu and then only way to get rid of it is to reboot.

My anti-virus did not find anything so I don't think it's a virus, but it's still annoying to reboot all the time.

Any suggestions?


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AlanOne Mar 29, 2008, 07:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Google it.

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TamTheBam Mar 29, 2008, 10:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?

Well that was very useful of you Alan! Anyways, click on this link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0638D...laylang=en

It's a fix for the wmiprvse.exe process. If that doesn't work, then what you have
is a virus/worm, in which case get your AV updated asap.

Tam...



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john albrich Mar 30, 2008, 01:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Recommending Google isn't a bad thing. It's quite useful for such issues.

You can also search on [identify windows process] and that will lead you to a number of websites that have databases of processes. They can help ID who owns a process, if a process is dangerous, etc.

For example, one of the sites that shows up for the above inquiry is: http://www.processlibrary.com/
You can type in "wmiprvse.exe" in its search field and this particular site tells you some brief details.

By researching the results, you can find sites with more information and different ways of examining the information (e.g. threat level, function, owner, validation, etc)


Another is: http://www.file.net/process/wmiprvse.exe.html
Which also provide for personal experience input from users.

Another is:
http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/QueryProcessID.aspx?Process=184

Here's another reference to more general help regarding processes and what they're doing.

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6346_11-5288928.html...rbxccnbtr1

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 30, 2008, 02:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
that fix that is provided is for windows Server 2003 Family.

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john albrich Mar 30, 2008, 02:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Some people have apparently just gone into "services" and disabled and/or set the startup to "manual". Definitely don't delete it.

They reported that it only affected a few programs that they very rarely used in their configuration, and disabling the service didn't cause any problems for them.

However, understand that any time you go in and directly manipulate services you stand a chance of causing major problems. Before I did any modifications in this area I'd do a full backup of the disk so I can restore it to its exact same state before I made any changes. (In fact, when I'm debugging/experimenting, I'll usually take out the original disk and debug using a cloned copy. Freeware like DriveImageXML and xxclone (see majorgeeks.com) can backup your drive. xxclone can create an immediately bootable disk clone of your original disk.)

TWolfe Mar 30, 2008, 02:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 30, 2008, 05:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
so whats the service this file is under? cause it appears to me each time i startup, id like to disable it permanently.
john albrich said:
Some people have apparently just gone into "services" and disabled and/or set the startup to "manual". Definitely don't delete it.

They reported that it only affected a few programs that they very rarely used in their configuration, and disabling the service didn't cause any problems for them.

However, understand that any time you go in and directly manipulate services you stand a chance of causing major problems. Before I did any modifications in this area I'd do a full backup of the disk so I can restore it to its exact same state before I made any changes. (In fact, when I'm debugging/experimenting, I'll usually take out the original disk and debug using a cloned copy. Freeware like DriveImageXML and xxclone (see majorgeeks.com) can backup your drive. xxclone can create an immediately bootable disk clone of your original disk.)


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john albrich Mar 30, 2008, 06:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 30, 2008, 06:42pm EDT

 
>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 said:
so whats the service this file is under?....

While they didn't specify the service supposedly disabled, I'm thinking it would have to be this one:
"Windows Management Instrumentation"

However, from the warnings listed it would seem like the impact would be more significant. But, Microsoft has been known to exaggerate the dangers of stopping certain things from time to time.


From the service Description:
Windows Management Instrumentation
"If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. If...disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."



Repeat Warning:
Any time you directly manipulate services you stand a chance of causing major problems. Before I did any modifications in this area I'd do a full backup of the disk so I can restore it to its exact same state before I made any changes. (In fact, when I'm debugging/experimenting, I'll usually take out the original disk and debug using a cloned copy.


edit to add-repeat and emphasize the warning

Cindy Parent Jul 10, 2011, 02:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Thanks TamTheBam!!! I've had this problem for a year at least, and it made my mouse sticky. Finally I happened on your perfect solution. I had to restart my computer before the downloaded program fix would run correctly and do it under "run as admin", (all of which I figured out by emo-computing), but now I'm super-happy. Hugs! :)


youpla boum Jan 11, 2012, 10:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Hello,

I have a HP pavilion. To get rid of wmiprvse.exe eating everything, I get rid of the two processus HPWA (for HP Wireless Assistant). These are those craps which are calling wmiprvse.exe all the time.

For the moment I do not see any problem with doing this. And UC finally < 10% , mouhahaha !

Denis Paley Apr 05, 2012, 10:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
I have had the same problem for about two weeks, the Wmiprvse.exe was using a large amount of one of my processors cores cycles. I tried all sorts of things but could not find what was causing the problem. I was monitoring it on a Desktop Widget that monitors your CPU usage and had tried tracking it down with Windows Task Mgr. If I turned the process off it would start right back up again.
I finally tried turning off the CPU monitoring Desktop widget and the problem disappeared.
If your using any Desktop Widgets try turning them off. Hope this helps:)

john albrich Apr 06, 2012, 01:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
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Possibly another way to find which process called the wmiprvse.exe file, is to use 'procmon.exe'. A program that is part of the Microsoft Sysinternals suite of tools.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062

I've found procmon to be an incredibly useful diagnostic and information gathering tool for all manner of computer issues.

procmon allows you to (among other things) monitor disk activity. So set the filter to include wmiprvse.exe and it should make it fairly easy. It will also show you the path involved so can help ensure the "right" wmiprvse.exe (or other troublesome file) is being accessed...instead of some imposter hidden in another folder for example.

The 'procmon.chm' help file for promon is also included in the downloaded .zip file and provides more info on how to use the tool.

('procmon.exe' replaced the older 'filemon.exe')

Rusty Creyman Sep 09, 2013, 10:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
I had this same exact problem last night. Im not a genuis but i asked god to help me figure out how to stop my cpu from overheating and get my computer running back on its feet again and i came up with the idea of gone into MSCONFIG. Find Your RUN COMMAND. after you find run Type in MSCONFIG and hit your enter key. After the window shows up go over to your services menue and scroll down a little ways. Search for windows management Instramentation and disable the service. Restart your computer and your cpu shouldant be working as hard as it was. I hope this helps you guys.....

Mukeshkumar Parar Sep 11, 2013, 07:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
It's Simple step by step

press cntrl + Alt + Del
Then go Windows Task Manager == > Go to Performance ==> click Resource Monitor ===> Go CPU menu == > right click on wmiprvse.exe ==End Process Tree 2ties == > Your see "Suspended" click ===> Sucess fully control your PC in Normally...

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john albrich Sep 11, 2013, 12:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How do I get rid of wmiprvse.exe that's eating 100% CPU power?
Mukeshkumar Parar said:
It's Simple step by step
press cntrl + Alt + Del
Then go Windows Task Manager == > Go to Performance ==> click Resource Monitor ===> Go CPU menu == > right click on wmiprvse.exe ==End Process Tree 2ties == > Your see "Suspended" click ===> Sucess fully control your PC in Normally....


And any similar posts that suggest suspending or terminated the process...

You may first wish to consider simply lowering its priority to "below normal". That may help you determine if changing the process will adversely affect any other operations...without totally crippling or crashing the computer.

There is also a fairly powerful Freeware* and highly rated (5 of 5 stars on majorgeeks), and mature program called "Process Lasso" that helps tame "out of control" processes in real-time. It gives the user substantial control over many misbehaving processes. Some anti-malware processes do not respond to attempts to control them, even at the Administrator level.

I've had varying success using Process Lasso under WinXP to debug misbehaving processes. Have not yet tried it in Win7 or (ugh) Win8.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/process_lasso.html


*Free for home and academic users only


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