Hpslpsvc32.dll and Svchost.exe 100% CPU Usage

Hpslpsvc32.dll is a process that belongs to Hewlett Packard Co.?s HP Digital Imaging All-in-One printers.

The overriding issue that many users of HP printers have experienced is the extremely high consumption of CPU resources. The figures being quoted by users range from 50% to a staggering 100% CPU usage. Users have traced the excessive CPU consumption to one of the svchost processes by using the Windows Task Manager. This behavior was seen when HP printers were installed on the system. The process consumed a large amount of the CPU resources whenever the printer was on or in use.

Although various HP printer models are being mentioned, there are several common denominators. Svchost uses large amounts of CPU resources which can be traced back to hpslpsvc32.dll. The issue seems to stem from the HP Network Device Support service.

If any process uses up to one hundred percent of CPU resources, users are unable to perform other tasks or functions on their machines. This can be very frustrating and unproductive, especially for businesses.

Increased consumption of CPU resources can cause temperatures to increase fairly rapidly. This may be dangerous to your machine.

The solution to these hpslpsvc32.dll related issues is fairly quick and easy to do.? Follow the instructions below to resolve the issue. This issue seems to exist for Windows XP but does not seem to be present in Windows Vista.

Here?s how you can stop hpslpsvc32.dll and svchost from consuming large amounts of your CPU resources:

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Proceed to Run.
  3. Type in services.msc and press OK.
  4. A new window will pop up.
  5. Right click on HP Network Device Support service.
  6. Select Properties.
  7. From the dropdown menu, change the setting to Manual from Automatic.

This will stop CPU hogging.

Excessive CPU consumption can also be a symptom of an infection on your system. Make sure that your system is clean and free of viruses and other malware.

If you want to be sure that your system has not been hijacked by malware, run a full scan using only trusted and reliable security software.

Make sure that you have a recommended antivirus program like STOPzilla Antivirus in place. Pair this antivirus utility with a trusted anti-spyware program like Spyware Cease to enhance your protection level.