Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:16 PM
I recently received by computer back from HP where they replaced the heat sink and motherboard. However, the same problem of the fan running loudly has persisted along with a new high pitched noise emanating from the computer. What is different is that the fan runs in a rhythmic pattern, running loudly for a few seconds and then quieting for a second. It continues this pattern indefinitely. I found in my Norton Internet Security software that a new process has appeared since I got my computer back: wmiprvse.exe. It sometimes takes up 12% of my CPU usage but in rhythmic patterns. I am thinking that this is the culprit for my new fan problem. I was wondering if anybody knew what this process is for and if I could get rid of it without my computer being negatively affected. Thank you.