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Solved: Service Host local System High CPU Usage In Windows 10

Did you notice windows Running Very slow, Became unresponsive, not responding to clicks And checking on the task manager you may notice the Huge amount of CPU usage by Service Host Process? Let’s understand What is service Host Process, why it’s taking a huge amount of CPU, Disk or Memory on Windows 10. And some Applicable solutions you may apply to fix this issue.

What is Service Host Local System?

The service host local system is the whole collection of the various system processes. It works on automated services. There are many Service Host containers, such as Service Host: Local Service, Service Host: Local System, Service Host: Network Service, etc. There are many others too, and all of them are essential for the smooth functioning of Windows.

This is also a system that performs a number of scheduled task at the same time, this involves various tasks that take off concurrently which allow them to use most of the laptop resources from Memory, Internet Data, and RAM.

Apply solutions Below to fix the Service Host Local High CPU usage problem on windows 10.

First of all, try ending the task process ( Diagnostic Policy Service, Network Restricted, etc )  and let it restart itself. See if high CPU usage occurs from the process now. If this continues, reboot the machine.

Run SFC and DISM command

Simply open Command prompt As an administrator, Type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will scan the system for missing corrupted system files. If found any the SFC utility restore them automatically from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.  Also, Run DISM command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. Which repair and prepare Windows images, including the Windows Recovery Environment, Windows Setup, and Windows PE.

Create a new user account and check

Again if the user account profile gets corrupted, this may cause any service stuck and use a huge amount of CPU, RAM. We recommend to create a new user account by following the steps below and check it helps.

To create a new user account simply open the command prompt as administrator, type net user <username> <Password> /add. (Note: Replace username and password as your own )

command to create new user account 

Now log off from current user account and login to newly created user account and check System resource usage came to normal.

Install latest updates

Microsoft Regularly drops windows updates with security improvements and bug fixes. May any bug causing the High CPU usage issue, check and install the latest windows updates which help if any bug causing this high system resource usage problem.

Simply open windows settings ( windows+I ), update & security, click on windows update and check for updates. This will check and install latest available updates on your system after that restart windows and check hight system resource usage problem is solved.

Also open Control Panel > Troubleshooting > View all. Here are the troubleshooting packages available. Click on System maintenance and run the troubleshooter.

Open Device Manager ( press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc ), check and make sure you’ve the latest drivers installed on the system.

Open windows services ( Press Windows + R, type services.msc ), Look for a service named superfetch, Double click on it. Here change the startup type disabled, and stop the service next to service status as shown image below. Do the same with services named BITS and Windows update service. Restart windows and check System resource usage came to normal.

Press Windows + R, type regedit and ok to Open Windows Registry Editor. Backup Registry database and navigate to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > ControlSet001 > Services > Ndu.

disable memory leak

Here on the middle pane double click on start and change its value date to 4 ( This will disable memory leak in the non-paged pool. ) click ok, close registry editor and restart windows. Check system resource usage came to the normal stage.

These are some applicable solutions you may try to fix Service Host local System High CPU Usage on Windows 10. Have any query suggestions about this post feel free to discuss in the comments below. Also, Read 5 solutions to fix page fault in nonpaged area windows 10 boot loop.


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