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    Solved WmiPrvSE.exe hogging processor

    Closing this thread. Still no wiser unfortunately. -Guess I`ll just have to put up with it.
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    Solved WmiPrvSE.exe hogging processor

    OK started the logging process and almost immediately the processor started maxing out again but on examining the logs I can only see the process cimwill32.dll running at the times of the spikes Here is an example of the log:- Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-WMI-Activity/Operational Source...
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    Solved WmiPrvSE.exe hogging processor

    OK, thanks -will give that a try tomorrow, - bit occupied at the moment, -one of my USB external drives is dying (different PC) and I`m transferring what I can to a new one. Thanks for the help!
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    Solved WmiPrvSE.exe hogging processor

    Hi, thanks for answering - wasn`t sure where to ask this so thanks for moving it to the right location. There doesn`t seem to be a regular pattern as such but I would say it does occur every 10 minutes or so on average, - in saying that, there could be a gap of 20 minutes between occurrences...
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    Solved WmiPrvSE.exe hogging processor

    Hi! I have an ongoing problem with WmiPrvSE.exe, - every now and again it seems to hog the processor and maxes it out, -when I open the task manager I can see that the processor is running at 100% with WmiPrvSE.exe accounting for the lions share of that. -Its a problem because I can`t run any...
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    Metro Applications disappearing when opened.

    Hi, folks, - well convinced that ANOTHER install was on the cards I`ve bought an SSD and have re-installed windows on it. Its 120GB 6GB/s and I`ll be keeping my program files and system files on it and the data on USB drives. I got my Metro function back now its just a wait to see if it happens...
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    Solved Help?

    Hi again, - this is just for the record. I again had all sorts of problems this week , this time losing all metro function and found the only way forward was ANOTHER clean install, so I bit the bullet and bought an SSD. I have just done a straight swap with my C drive and am intending to keep...
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    Metro Applications disappearing when opened.

    @dirtyvu - yes, thats exactly the behaviour I`m getting - just closes to start screen but is still visible as a default thumbnail in the hot corner, but I have the windows drivers installed (to the best of my knowledge). Edit:- I`ve been going through the rest of the metro apps and the ones I...
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    Metro Applications disappearing when opened.

    I`m using Defender only - I used to have Norton 360 installed but removed it after many problems with it disabling applications and internet access. -resetting windows would be the same as a clean install right? -you see thats what I`m desperately trying to avoid because it would be the...
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    Metro Applications disappearing when opened.

    Thanks Shawn, Thats a very well written and informative Tutorial, Unfortunately I`ve just gone through it point by point and I have done everything on the list with the exception of the last two, - Contact the publisher and do a system refresh. I don`t think contacting the publisher is going...
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    Metro Applications disappearing when opened.

    I`ve just had the most ridiculous run around after asking this question in the microsoft forum - Question deleted , then my question asking why it was deleted was moved ,followed with someone telling me I` had posted in the wrong place AFTER the Mod moved it from the RIGHT place and NO real...
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    Solved Help?

    Thanks David, actually that's exactly the method I am considering with Truecrypt, I already use it on two other computers, one as a virtual volume and one a standard encrypted disk so I`m confident in its reliability. Bitlocker has "wet the bed" at the moment so is in the doghouse!
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    Solved Help?

    O.k - I`ll follow up on the Bios and find a partition manager and research it a bit further. And I`ll also have a look at the recovery options to see what they say. -I was just concerned that the partitions where listed as 100% Free but from what you say I should not read too much into that...
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    Solved Help?

    Hi Saltgrass, thanks for answering. Heres the screenshot :- Edit:- I haven`t enabled Bitlocker yet - apart from being wary of it now, I want to recover my data before anything else. I have used Truecrypt on other systems without mishap and might consider using it instead of bitlocker. i.e...
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    Solved Help?

    Hi!, I have this week recovered from a catastrophic bitlocker failure. I got locked out of my machine/main C drive and despite having and entering the recovery Key was totally unable to restore windows. Even a Refresh or a full reset to factory settings would not initiate and I was stuck in a...
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