WMI Provider host taking up 60% CPU, computer almost unusable Solved

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 1903 x64

    WMI Provider host taking up 60% CPU, computer almost unusable

    WMI Provider Host is taking up around 60% of my CPU since the last 1903 update.
    Additionally the service host windows management instrumentation is taking up 10%

    All my drivers are updated.

    This makes my laptop almost unusable. So i really want some help here.

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    Thanks in advance,
    Kylian Jay
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  2. Lugh's Avatar
    Posts : 90
    Windows 10 Home x64 1803

    I got following somewhere, which solved this issue on a friend's machine.

    Event Viewer > View menu > Show Analytic and Debug Logs
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    Open the main Applications and Service Logs and drill down to:
    Microsoft > Windows > WMI-Activity > Operational
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    Look for red-marked "Error" entries. Click on one, and note the ClientProcessID number—see screenshot above, where number = 19204.

    Now open Task Manager > Details tab and look for the number, eg 19204.
    If you don't see it, check the Services tab.
    Whatever program/app is associated with the number may be your problem. I say "may" because some errors may not be serious. Probably best to make a list of apps associated with Errors, and then disable or uninstall the service or app one-by-one until you find the culprit.

    You could also post the list here, and someone may recognize a frequently troublesome app.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 1903 x64
    Thread Starter

    The problem was the Razer Game Scanner service.

    Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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