High cpu and disk usage

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  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 7

    High cpu and disk usage

    Hi everyone

    I have an old Acer laptop. It has the issue of consuming high levels of disk and CPU when applications are running. I tried to do windows 10 reset, but the issue still exist.

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    place it in clean boot:
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    Then check task manager for changes.
    If you have changes then you can modify the used applications to see which is the misbehaving application
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  3. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when this is happening if you haven't resolved it. (Use the icon above your post to the left of the video icon).

    Organise relevant columns high to low by clicking on that column's header.
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  4. Posts : 42
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    High cpu and disk usage-2.jpg High cpu and disk usage-capture.jpg

    also Windows Modules Installer Worker consuming 65% CPU
    Antimalware Service Executable, Service Host Local System (16)
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  5. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Too many things on a low performance computer.
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  6. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, do you have any idea what's downloading? It seems something is installing.

    Have you tried a clean boot as @zbook asked?

    When you have logged in after a clean boot, please again post a screenshot of your task manager.
    Please also post a screenshot of your Update History

    If internet use is still high after a clean boot, try disconnecting the internet and post another screenshot of our task manager.

    Initial objective: to try to reach a state where very little is happening.

    wsappx is related to the Store.
    What is wsappx and why is it causing high cpu load? - gHacks Tech News

    Please complete your system specs (see mine for comparison). There's a Tutorial on how to do so if stuck. Please include details of your disk(s)
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  7. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 LTSC

    It's Windows Update eating your bandwith and there's nothing you can do with it.

    As for Antimalware Service Executable, that process is doing scheduled quick scan or it's real-time protection is turned on.
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  8. Posts : 35,400
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Maybe so, but if it is a continuing situation, there's something amiss. That's why I asked for the update history - could it be continually failing updates? And with wsappx active, I'm not so sure.

    @fadi, please confirm if the high resource use is always what you see.

    Can you say when this problem started- have you ever had Win 10 running on this successfully?
    Or did this start after you upgraded your -old- PC to Win 10?
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  9. Posts : 42
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    I took a look at windows update and seems fines all updates were installed successfully. I did clean boot and seems there is no change,

    High cpu and disk usage-1.jpg

    disconnected the wifi and here is a pic of task manager

    High cpu and disk usage-capture.jpg
    Last edited by fadi; 26 Apr 2017 at 00:56.
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  10. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    I can see the screen shots, seems that you found the culprit, must be WiFi driver because a simple system update or any download wouldn't task even a single core processor that much.
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