CPU usage is stuck at 100% usage in Windows 10/11 Fix

Sometimes while using your computer you may see that the device is slowing down to high CPU usage. If you can access the Task Manager you will notice some of the processes are eating up a huge chunk of CPU resources on your computer. Simply follow the fixes on your computer and the CPU usage will be fixed in no time at all.


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Also Read: How to Fix Windows 10 High CPU usage

Fix 1 – Use Task Manager

You can kill the processes that are consuming a huge chunk of processing power.

1. Press the Windows key+X.

2. After that, click on the “Task Manager“.

 

Start Right Click Task Manager

 

3. When the Task Manager opens up, check out the processes that are consuming higher processing power.

4. Right-click on the process and then click on “End task“.

 

End Task

 

After that, close the Task Manager and check if this solves the problem.

 

[NOTE– If any system process is consuming a high amount of CPU power, you can’t kill that process. In general cases, the system processes don’t consume a huge chunk of CPU power. Try other fixes if you are having trouble with system processes. ]

 

Fix 2 – Restore default settings in the Power Options

In most cases, the corrupted power settings can cause this problem on your computer.

1. Press the Windows key+R.

2. After that, type “powercfg.cpl“. Hit Enter to access the Power Options settings.

 

Powercfg Cpl

 

3. When the Power Options window appears, check out which profile you are using (The power option which is checked is your current power profile).

(Example- The current Power Profile for this system is “Balanced“. )

4. Then, click on the “Change plan settings“.

 

Change Plan Settings

 

5. After that, click on “Restore default settings for this plan“.

 

Restore Default Settings

 


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This should restore the default settings for the Power settings on your computer.

This should lower the CPU usage once again.

 

Fix 3 – Modify Power settings in CMD

If setting the power settings to default settings didn’t work you try this approach.

1. Press the Windows key+S.

2. Then type “cmd“. Right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on “Run as administrator“.

 

Cmd Open Location

 

3. In the CMD terminal, paste these codes one by-obe and hit Enter.

PowerCfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_PROCESSOR IDLEDISABLE 000
PowerCfg /SETACTIVE SCHEME_CURRENT

 

Powercfg Cmd

 

After executing these codes, close the terminal and restart your system.

 

Fix 4 – Modify Registry Editor

You can access the Registry Editor.

Warning – Registry Editor is a very sensitive location on your computer. Before you make any changes, we request to make a backup of the registry on your computer.

After opening the Registry Editor, click on “File“. Then click on “Export” to make a new backup on your computer.

 

Export Registry

 

1. Write “regedit” in the search box.

2. After that, click on the “Registry Editor” to access it.

 

Regedit

 

3. Then, navigate to this registry location-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBrokerSvc

 

4. On the right-hand side, double click on the “Start“.

 

Dc Start

 

5. In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window, set the “Value data:” to “4“.

6. Click on “OK“.

 

4 Ok

 

After closing the Registry Editor, restart your computer and check if this solves the issue on your computer.

 

Fix 5 – Start the Application Management service

Starting the Application Management service may solve the problem on your system.

1. Click on the Windows icon and type “Services“.

2. Once you have done that, hit ‘Enter‘ from your keyboard.

 

Services New Enter

 

3. Check the list of the services on your computer to find the Application Management service.

4. Then, double click on it to modify it.

 

Application Management Dc

 

5. Here you have to click on the ‘Startup type:‘ and set it to “Automatic” from the drop-down list.


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6. To start the service if it hadn’t started yet, click on “Start“.

 

Automatic Start

 

7. Finally, click on the “Apply“, followed by another click on “OK” to save.

 

Apply Ok 2

 

Close the Services screen and check if this works for you.

 

 

Fix 5 – Turn off the Delivery Optimization

You have to turn off the Delivery Optimization on your computer.

1. Pressing Windows key+I.

2. You can access the “Updates & Security“.

 

Update&sec Driver Verifier Detected Violation Windows 10

 

3. Click on the “Windows Update“.

4. Then, click on the “Advanced options“.

 

Advanced Options

 

5. Then simply scroll down and click on “Delivery Optimization“.

 

Delivery Optimizations

 

6. Then, set the ‘Allow downloads from other PCs‘ settings to “Off“.

 

Allow Off

 

Close the Settings window.

Reboot your compute once and check if this works for you.

 

Fix 4 – Run a full scan

Running a full scan on your computer.

1. Search for “Windows Security“.

2. Click on the “Windows Security”.

 

Windows Security Search

 

3. After that, click on the “Virus & threat protection“.

 

Virus And Threat Protection

 

4. In here, click on the “Scan options” to view the possible scan options for your system files.

 

Quick Scan

 

5. After that, click on the “Full scan“.

6. Next, click on the “Scan now“.

 


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Full Scan

 

This scan process may take a while.

 

Fix 5 – Turn off the notification

Some Windows 10 users have exclaimed that the notification in the Windows 10 system may have caused the problem.

1. Press the Windows key+I.

2. Then, click on the “System“.

 

System Settings

 

3. After that, click on the “Notifications & actions“.

4. Then, uncheck the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” settings.

 

Get Most Tips

 

Close the Settings window.

Check if this solves the issue on your system or not.

 

Fix 6 – Run SFC and DISM checks

SFC and DISM identify and fix the corrupt system files that may have caused the high CPU usage.

1. Press the Windows key+R.

2. Then type “cmd“. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter together.

 

Cmd Open Location

 

3. Simply type this code and hit Enter to run a simple SFC scan.

sfc /scannow

 

Command Prompt Admin Mode Sfc Scannow Enter

 

4. Now you have to run a DISM scan. To do so, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Command Prompt (admin) Run Dism Command Enter

 

Once both these scans are finished, reboot your device and check further.

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