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wmiprvse.exe process does a lot of disk activity, working with all files in system32 directory (according to filemon). Any other process which wants to do smth with disk is very slow while wmiprvse.exe scans system32. Such scans are every day and long up to tens minutes.

What does wmiprvse.exe do in my system32 and can I limit this activity?

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Do you run HPWA as outlined to be a problem in the above duplicate? –  Tom Wijsman May 2 '11 at 0:24
I hav on HPWA, because I have no HP laptop. Also, my problem is not a CPU usage, but a disk usage (I hear it and the hdd lamp is shining). I checked task manager - there is small cpu activity from wmiprv. FileMon shows me a lot of dll and other file accesses. Also, my system partition is defragmented. –  osgx May 2 '11 at 1:34
You might want to use procmon.exe and procexp.exe from Sysinternals to diagnose the behavior. –  Skatterbrainz Jun 22 '11 at 20:32
Check out how comment @-replies work‌​, or people won't get informed by your replies. –  Tom Wijsman Jun 22 '11 at 20:35

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Can you try to capture a trace with this procedure so we can try to figure out what exactly is happening?

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is it for xp or not? –  osgx Jun 23 '11 at 7:46

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