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Problems? Yep. . .
Open Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Click on Services. Scroll down to WMI, double click it and look at the Dependencies tab.
Why it's slowing your system down, I don't know.
I opened WMI under administrative tools....
and it says.. This service depends on the following system components: REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL (RPC)
and... The following system components depend on this service
- Security centre
- Windows Firewall / Internet connection sharing (ICS).
WMI driver extension has no dependencies.
and WMI performance adapter is dependent on Remote procedure call (RPC)
I'll write "don't"
The machine's long startup time is not because of those services and such. Something changed such as spyware, malware or other issues. Find that and fix that.
Tell what spyware and other scans you have performed.
I had NIS 2007 installed till yesterday...
and I was having all sorts of problem. I then changed to KAspersky and it immediately found 2 trojans and deleted them. I uninstalled NIS before installing KIS. NIS however didnt find any threats. In addition I am using Spybot S&D and Adaware SE. Once I also run Windows defender and it came out with nothing. Since this morning I am running the comp with the two services (WMI driver ext and WMI performance adapter disabled) and the computer is running normal. (WMI is enabled though).
I have a Sony Vaio notebook with 1 GB RAM. Please let me know if you need further details. Any help would be much appreciated.
Just a comment and another scan..
I find many try to get by with some suite. The malware and trojan writers will test against Norton...
Try this scan -> http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
I did the scan..
This is AVG antispyware online scan. I have done that a couple of weeks back including Bit defender and a few others I dont remember the names now). They all came out clean.
Now a drive fitness test.
Let's make sure your drive isn't failing. The drive fitness test should be from your drive's maker.
How to know ..
the manufacturer of hard drive? Do I have to open up the computer to know manufacturer or is there another way of knowing? and how do I do a drive fitness test? (I think the drive maufacturer is Toshiba but I am not sure). Do I have to download any software from Toshiba website?
I use these tools to figure it out.
1. BELARC ADVISOR (see google.com) BIG HINT!!! Print that out and save with your documentation.
2. EVEREST FREE EDITION at google.com. Lots of information that I use at times.
I installed Belarc advisor and
ran a scan. It didnt report the hard drive manufacturer. It just reported the disk size and a long alphanumeric character. I have now set WMI performance adapter and WMI driver extension to "Manual" and everything seems to be running fine.
have now set WMI performance adapter and WMI driver extensio
"have now set WMI performance adapter and WMI driver extension to "Manual""
How did this change from it's stock settings? There was another member complaining of slow PC syndrome but they didn't share what changes they had made.
I dont know....
how the settings changed but when I was doing this exercise of disabling and enabling each service one by one I found that enabling these programs leads to a very long start up time. At the time of changing, these 2 services were set to "Automatic" which I later changed to "Manual".
Links that note the default was Manual.