Solved: WMI Provider Host (High CPU Usage and Laptop Overheating) Windows10

On Boot my system opens 2 to 3 WMI Provider Host sessions.  2 of them sit a either 0% or .1% CPU Usage. The 3rd process is constantly gobbling up 10-20% CPU usage and is causing heat problems as well as lag. When I end the process by right clicking the process and selecting end or by going to the details and killing the process tree, it automatically restarts.  

I need to discover the program that is utilizing the procedure, I’ve experienced the Clean Boot Method and when I start the framework the procedure is gone, in any case, in the wake of examining I can not discover the procedure that is beginning the administration. I don’t have Conduit Search, or any of the other “malware” related issues stacked on this machine.

I endeavored to discover the guilty party utilizing the WMI Tools Browser Object App, however taking a gander at the data gave I was unable to understand it, I’m not a software engineer.

I endeavored to do a dump record from the procedure, yet couldn’t discover DumpChk.exe anyplace on my framework. This is a Windows10 overhaul and I have no clue about where the investigate apparatuses {that use to be on introduce disks} can be found.

I simply need to discover the program that is hoarding the cpu use to figure out what it is and whether I need it to boot at load time.

Can anyone help me out here?


I found a program called Process Explorer that allows me to suspend processes. When I suspend this process my CPU usage drops to the normal 2-3% and the fan is able to cool down the laptop to normal operating temperatures.

However, if I try to launch programs while the process is suspended, the programs either stop working or go through the load process and stall out.  As soon as I bring the process out of suspend, the programs begin responding and the load sequence finishes.

Apparently this is a type of procedure interface required for things to work appropriately with Windows 10. Be that as it may, if it will wear out my PC it will deliver Windows 10 pointless.

This image shows the 3 WMI Provider forms, I truly need to discover an answer for this as at the current temperatures revealed by Speccy, I could liven my morning espresso on both my CPU and GPU. Typically these run anyplace between 150 to 190 degrees. With this procedure running they float somewhere in the range of 198 and 210 degrees. I never had this sort of issue utilizing Windows 7 through 8.1 on this machine.

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They appreciate your patience on this issue. I would like to assist you further on this issue.

WMI runs as a service with the display name “Windows Management Instrumentation” and the service name “winmgmt”. WMI runs automatically at system startup under the LocalSystem account.

Several other services are dependent upon the WMI service, depending on the operating system version that the system is running.

Please follow the below methods and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

Method 1

I suggest you to run the System Maintenance troubleshooter. and see if it helps.

Follow the below steps:

1.       Type troubleshooting in the search bar. 

2.      Select Troubleshooting.

3.      Select View all on the top left corner.

4.      Click on System Maintenance.

5.      Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.

Method 2

Employ the utility (WMIDiag.vbs) to find if a repository rebuild is necessary or not. The utility runs a comprehensive testing of WMI and reports the results to a log file, which is placed in the user’s Temp folder (%Temp%) folder by default.

The WMI Diagnosis Utility

Additionally, also refer to the below link and check if it helps to resolve the issue.


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