What is WMI Provider Host and solve high CPU usage

What is WMI Provider Host and solve high CPU usage

Whenever your system running slow you notice that your task manager shows one service that consumes your CPU utilization more than 50%. Notably when some media applications are in use. You can easily troubleshoot that problem by using this method that I will provide in this article. But before we move further for troubleshoot. You must have proper knowledge of what is WMI service and why the system uses this.

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Now let’s talk about

what is WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe).

WMI Provider Host also knows a Windows Management Instrumentation Provider Service. This process is an important part of your Windows and it’s mainly running in the background. And it allows applications on your computer to request and fetch information about other applications. To perform operating system optimally, you need this process running.

However, sometimes it consumes a lot of system resources. As a consequence, it causes your CPU to heat up and the system behaves badly. So if you want to stop it, many of the system’s functionalities will become useless. Furthermore, users might even not receive notifications for various errors so now let’s move on to the troubleshooting.

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WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage

Whenever you notice that the WMI Provider Host taking more High CPU power at that time Run services.msc and restart the “Windows Management Instrumentation” service and see if that helps you.

If not, try these suggestions.

Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter.

1) To run the System Maintenance Troubleshooter. Open Run, type the following command and hit Enter:

msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic

Still, if you do not resolve your problem then try this:

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Run System Performance Troubleshooter

2) To run this, open a raised Command Prompt and type the following command after that hit Enter to run the Performance Troubleshooter.

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic

if above troubleshoot does not work for you then you can also use Event Viewer to identify an error to do that click Windows+X and select Event Viewer. Then Click on View menu and select Show Analytic and Debug Logs. Next under Applications and Service Logs > Microsoft > Windows > WMI Activity, find the Operational log for WMI. Here you can find the possible error and note down the ClientProcessID.

Once you note down the ClientProcessID, now open Task Manager > Services tab and click on PID to arrange the processes by PID.

Now search this ClientProcessID number in Google so you will get all information about the application. When you are sure that this application not useful for you then you can stop this service or uninstall the program. Afterward, check CPU usage to confirm that you have solved the problem.

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Harshit Amreliya
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