Find System interrupts process hogging CPU on your Windows shows like the image below?

The good news is that it can be fixed quickly and easily.

What is System interrupts?

System interrupts are an official part of the Windows operating system. It manages the communication between your computer hardware and system. You can find it shown as a process in Task Manager. That’s used to display the CPU usage of all hardware interrupts.

Fixes for System interrupts high CPU

If you find System interrupts keep taking up over 20% of CPU usage, it means there’s some error with your hardware or the driver. Go with the following solutions to fix it.

Solution 1: Quick & Easy

First of all, try to restart your Windows 10 computer. No kidding! A complete reboot can always fix a lot of weird issues. Thus be sure to try it at first as it’s easy enough to take.

Solution 2: Update your device drivers

If your device driver misbehaves, then the error may also occur. So you can update your drivers to try to fix the issue. 

1) Press the Windows logo key + X key to open the quick access menu. Then click Device Manager to open it.

2) Expand any dialog and right-click on your device to choose Update driver. Choose Update driver and go on to click Search automatically for updated driver software.

Then Windows will start to detect the update for your device.

After updating one device, check for updates on your other devices in the same steps.

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If updating the driver didn’t help you, go on to follow other solutions:

Solution 3: Disable USB Root Hubs

USB hardware can also cause System interrupts and high CPU issues. You can disable USB Root Hubs in Device Manager to fix it.

1) Follow step 1 of Solution 2 to head to Device Manager.

2) Find and expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers dialog.
Then right-click on each USB Root Hub except the ones for your keyboard and mouse. Choose Disable device.

Note: Check which USB Root Hub is for your keyboard and mouse:
  Right-click on USB Root Hub to choose Properties.
 Then you can see the Attached devices on the Power pane.

3) After disabling your USB Root Hubs, check if the CPU usage comes down.

Solution 4: Disable All Sound Effects

When you play music or video files, the System interrupts CPU usage can go up as well. Disable sound enhancement to try to fix the issue.

1) Right-click on the sound icon in taskbar to choose Playback devices.

2) Double-click on your playback device. Then choose to view on Enhancements pane to check Disable all enhancements.
Click OK to save your settings.

Solution 5. Disable your network adapters

1) Follow step 1 of Solution 2 to head to Device Manager.

2) Expand the Network adapters dialog. Right-click on your network adapter to choose Properties.

3) Choose to view on the Advanced pane. Then scroll down to the Property Wake on Magic Packet and Wake on pattern match.
Set their Value to be Disabled from the drop-down menu one by one.
Click OK to save your settings.

That’s all there is to it. Hopefully it can help you fix the error.

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