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    WMI Provider (wmiprvse.exe) constantly calling tzres.dll

    The other day I noticed my disk drive constantly running and the drive light would flicker about once a second. I ran Process Monitor and found that WMI Provider (wmiprvse.exe) was calling tzres.dll many times a second. I thought this was unusual and searched Google for answers and found only a few that were helpful. Most applied to Windows Server 2008 and WSRM, but I'm not running either one. (Unless WSRM is hiding and I can't find it? But I don't think it's applicable). I also tried the solution found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wmi/archive/...l-villain.aspx, but the log info only returns a Client ID = 0, so I can't track it down as they suggest.

    Last night I reinstalled Windows 7, but did not perform a clean install, and the problem persists. Windows Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malewarebytes all come back negative.

    Any ideas? Please help!

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    If you have any desktop gadgets installed trying uninstalling them one at a time. Start with any that display system resources.

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    Joe - thank you for your suggestion, but I do not have any gadgets at all. Do you know of another way to determine what is driving wmiprvse.exe?

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    You can use free tools such as Process Explorer and Process Monitor to help. They can produce a lot of information. If you use Process Monitor you will want to quickly become acquainted with the filtering available.

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    It doesn't have to be a gadget that is monitoring system resources. It could be a utility that runs in the background that's part of some other software. Try Autoruns to get a comprehensive look at everything that runs on system startup. Scrutinize everything, even stuff you think you can ignore.

    tzres.dll is a time zone resource DLL
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    Thanks, guys, I'll try these suggestions and let you know!

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    Well, I still can't figure it out. I've decided not to worry about it since it is using <1% CPU power, and I think the hard drive is usually "flickering" in the background anyway.

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