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    Vista Performance

    Friend asked me to 'clean up her computer' which was running really slow. Its a Toshiba Portege R600 so its not real powerful - U7600 CPU with 2G RAM.

    Main problem was running 3 AVs, I got rid of the interlopers and its start up and shutdown times are better (it was taking 10 minutes to shutdown)

    But whilst the system is 'idle' there's there still something that is eating ~20% of the CPU - see attachment

    There's a lot of TOSHIBA stuff in the startup, but I'm not keen on just getting rid of it. My friend lives 400km away from me, and her nearest 'computer shop' is a 3 hour drive from where she lives. I'd hate for her to get home and then call me to say - this doesn't work.

    Any suggestions as to what's causing that instance of WmiPrvSE to be using between 5% & 25% of the CPU would be appreciated

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    WmiPrvSE.exe "runs" a lot of stuff, so it's pretty hard to tell you what may be causing your issue. See if the info here can be of help (even if it discusses 7 instead of Vista):

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ultimate-64bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    WmiPrvSE.exe "runs" a lot of stuff, so it's pretty hard to tell you what may be causing your issue. See if the info here can be of help (even if it discusses 7 instead of Vista):

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ultimate-64bit
    Thanks Rui, that's given me two possible candidates - I'll update if I find cause.

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    Let us know how it goes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Let us know how it goes .
    Hi Rui, I tried a couple of things that made no difference

    My friend has a several odd gadgets (eg foot control for audio playback control), and specialised software (eg experimental text to speech) so I was loathe to do anything that might cause problems with them. I have shown her the 'problem' and asked if she can have a look at Process Explorer when she plugs everything back in and she is using the system normally. It could be that something was looking for something.

    She was more than happy that her startup and shutdown times went from 10 and 15 minutes, down to 3 and 2 minutes, respectively.

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    Hi,

    Seems you have made a huge difference already. Well done for that .

    As to the original problem, I guess you need to keep trying, it's definitely not an easy thing, when there are so many processes that can cause it.
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    400km is nothing if you use TeamViewer

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    400km is nothing if you use TeamViewer
    It is a heck of lot of something over a flaky 64 Kbps satellite link with 3 sec (72,000km) round trip latency delay - especially my time and patience

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    Argh, no good for watching a movie together, either ...

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