7 Way to Fix System Interrupts High CPU Usage in Windows 10

By | September 20, 2020

In this Blog, We will discuss what are system Interrupts and how to solve System Interrupts High CPU usage in Windows Operating Systems.

system interrupts high cpu

What are System Interrupts and the cause of System Interrupts high CPU usage?

System Interrupts are the main concepts of the Operating System that send signals or alarm to the CPU (Central Processing Unit) that generated from a Hardware or can signal generated from the software.

During the execution any hardware and programs. If found any problems such as hardware then system interrupts send the signals to CPU for System Interrupts high CPU usage. Same conditions in software execution programs and send notifications to CPU for system interrupts.

What is System interrupts

Typically, System interrupts should be 0.1% to 2% but sometimes it goes up to 7% that also considered as normal system interrupts. If system interrupts consumes more than 10% it will be indicate to CPU for hardware or software failure of execution.

There are three type of System interrupts-

  • Hardware interrupts- Hardware interrupts raised by hardware devices and synchronous may occur any time.
  • Software Interrupts– Software interrupts is also called traps and raised by software programs, to invoke Operating system functionality.
  • Exceptions interrupts– Exceptions interrupts is generate automatically by processor itself result as illegal instruction for fault and aborts.

The main reason for System Interrupts High CPU usage because it may be a problem such as hardware driver problem, the issue in network adapter, Audio enhancement problem, the USB root problem, any failing of hardware, Windows fast startup, BIOS problem, etc.

Now we are going to discuss all the steps via which we can handle of system interrupts high CPU usage in Windows 7, 8, 10.

How to Fix System Interrupts High CPU Usage on Windows 10

1. Restart your Computer

If you are getting first time notification of system interrupts of high CPU usage then restart once your computer because it may be some update problem or exceptions interrupts that generated by CPU.

2. Disable USB root HUB

Sometimes it may be Universal serial Bus controller can be reason of system Interrupts High CPU usage then you need to disable USB root HUB.

  1. Press (Windows + R) and type hdwwiz.cpl.
  2. Expand the Categories of Universal serial bus controllers and locate all the root hubs listed there.
  3. Right, Click on USB(Universal Serial Bus) Root Hub and select Properties.
USB root HUB properties

4. Click on Power tab After identifying the root hub in use by your mouse and keyboard, disable all the other root hubs by double click on the device and Click on Driver TAB and select Disable Device.

Disable Root Hub Device

5. Restart your computer.

3. Update Windows security and update

if any update comes on any devices then also System Interrupts High CPU usage. So you need to update your computer up to date.

For same you need to follow following steps-

  1. Click on Start button and select Settings.
settings Options in Windows 10_1

2. Click on Update and Security (Windows Settings).

Windows Update settings

3. Click on Check for Updates(Windows Update).

Windows Update check

4. If any update then Install Update between update It will be restart your computer. If you are using third party software then also update them.

Disable Network Adapter Wake on magic and pattern Match

The network adapter wake on magic and pattern match also reasons for System Interrupts high CPU that you should disable this features.

You need to follow following steps-

  1. Press (Windows + R) and type hdwwiz.cpl.
  2. Expand the Categories of Network Adapters and locate all the Network Adapter listed there.
  3. Right, Click on Network Adapter and select Properties.
Network Adapter Properties

4. Click on Advanced Tab, Click on Wake on Magic Packet, in Value select Disable and OK.

Wake on Magic Disable

5. Select wake on Pattern match and right side click on Value and select Disable and OK.

Wake on Pattern

6. Restart Computer.

5. Turn Off Fast Startup

  1. Press the Windows+R key and Type Control.
  2. Select power options in control panel.
Power options

3. In the Power Options, click on “Choose what the power buttons do” present on the left side panel.

4. Click on “Change Settings that are currently unavailable” Options.

5. Uncheck the box, Turn on fast startup and click on Save changes and exit.

Turn Off fast start up

6. Restart your computer.

6. Disable Audio Enhancement

Some used installed drivers for sound improvement and good quality that may be reason for System Interrupts high CPU usage.

For disabled Audio Enhancement follow following steps-

  1. Press the Windows+R key and Type Control.
  2. Double Click on Sound in control panel.
Sound Options

3. Right Click, on default speaker Option and click on properties or Double click.


4. Click on Enhancements Tab and Click ok Disable all sound effects then click on Ok.

Disable sound enhancement

7. Check Failing Hardware

System Interrupts High CPU sometimes due to hardware failure if you are using RAM then check from memory Diagnostic tools.

Hard Drive Test you run CHKDSK command and also make sure your SMPS and CPU worked properly or not.

We think the above problem will be solved. If you have any queries your please comments me.

Thanks For Reading, Have a Nice Day.

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