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Windows Modules Installer service was changed


filou

New Member
Posts
9
#1
Hi,

After last week' update I started seeing a lot of "The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from auto start to demand start." Even ID 7040 in my system event log.

It triggers when laptop is idle (win 8 pro 64 bit), the CPU usage goes to 30% and higher and the event log gets pounded with the above messages.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
#2
Even if you set it to automatic it will revert to manual on its own.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

filou

New Member
Posts
9
#3
Thanks for reply. Now I'm noticing different stages of 7040

The start type of the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service was changed from demand start to auto start.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from demand start to auto start.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from auto start to demand start.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from demand start to auto start.
The start type of the Windows Modules Installer service was changed from auto start to demand start.

etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
#4
I'm no expert but I think the modules will activate as needed if left on manual.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

XweAponX

New Member
VIP Member
Pro User
#5
This is "Trusted Installer" - It loads when needed. Keep it on Manual.

My BITS goes through the same permutations.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

filou

New Member
Posts
9
#6
yep it is manual. it seems i had some issues with the Windows Update. I had ran 'Fix problems with windows update' and it reported 2 issues it managed to fix. now when idle, laptop doesn't get into Windows Update hog.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro

filou

New Member
Posts
9
#7
I'm still perplexed why this service utlilizes CPU with 100%, it is just beyond me. Properly designed OS should not peg CPUs to 100% during idle periods, period.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro

filou

New Member
Posts
9
#8
resolved the issue. it looks it had to do with the Logitech wireless mouse (M185) driver. Module service and system service consumed 60% and above of the CPU when in idle state. Windows 8 should really have a means of isolating bad behaving drivers or at least some way of recognizing the situation and providing the feedback. i know ddk provides utilities for troubleshooting system issues, however people with linux (or similar) background wouldn't want to deal with windows at that level.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro