How to Fix Ntkrnlmp.exe Error Code In Windows: High CPU Usage

If you are a regular Windows user, you might be familiar with the fact that Windows provides great accessibility options. There are many things within the system that you can on purpose or mistakenly tamper with, and sometimes, you can do some real damage to your computer. If you fell victim to mistakenly deleting a system file from your computer, don’t panic! It can be downright terrifying to find out that you deleted something that the equipment needs to perform, but with my help, you can get everything back in working order. Here, I’ll cover some of the most common errors on Windows. For other errors refer to this article on the Ultimate Windows Error Code List I wrote.

I have seen a lot of people complaining about unexpected CPU consumption in computer processes. This consumption what usually leads to many more troubles in your PC than just a little lag. A major notable point where you experience an excessive amount of CPU and RAM usage is during the booting process of PC.

The process of high consumption of CPU can be slow but leads to a horrible result. I say that because at first, the entire thing goes slow and steady and eventually takes up all of the processing ability of CPU leading to the most feared slowness of a system. As much as Windows have provided us with unimaginable facilities you experience all different type of lag in Windows OS. You may specifically find that some particular process – like Ntkmlmp.exe – is causing high CPU usage, but have no fear – like I did with Tiworker.exe and High Disk Usage, I’m here to explain the easiest – as well as the most comprehensive – ways of fixing it!

Benefits of Installing OS Rather than Upgrading

One of the main advantages of having a clean system is that you manually get rid of all the bugs and problems that you can never recognize when automatically upgrading the OS. I love the fact that I have full access to each and every feature with a new Operating System. In fact, you don’t even have to do much the clean install will probably get rid of most bugs for you rather than having to pin them down manually. This isn’t the only benefit! You get an eventually faster PC. Once you remove the programs that are just lying there and are of no use to you, I guarantee you a quicker and better experience. My advice, think about doing a clean install every time they offer you a new OS. This way you do not have to install OS all that often. Read here some information I gave about the clean install process, (check pro tips galore), and how to start Googling how to do it.

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your computer will be wrecked if you have no firewall or security measures against malicious site and files. Most of us are lazy, and we would do anything that saves us the trouble of moving or working hard over something. Users upgrade their Windows rather than performing a clean installation of new versions. For instance, upgrading from Windows 7 to 10 directly rather than installing the Windows 10 from scratch. Now I know upgrading is easier, and your ever so tight schedule is too tough to squeeze out time for going through the effort of clean installing, but not clean installing will certainly increase the chances of malware moving from your old installation to your new one – since malware can quickly pass from one existing version to another. Imagine upgrading your Windows OS version happily only to realize the malware or that particular malicious file hiding in your system waiting for the right chance to strike blows at the same moment you’re through upgrading. Upgrading Windows and keeping your malware is when installing clean Windows OS comes to use.  

Use an antivirus that will help you get rid of the malware and ensure further protection. At this point, most people are confused about what antivirus software to use. In that case here is a comparison between antiviruses to help you decide upon the most suitable option for yourself.

How do I use an antivirus?

Run the complete scan to remove any corrupt file from your computer.  The software itself will guide the steps to running a proper scan in the form of small dialogue boxes. At this point, you might as well want to scan your PC for any errors relation to Ntkrnlmp.exe registry corruption.

You can analyze what caused the problem of crashing in your PC by using WhoCrashed.

Faulty drivers

Another reason that goes unnoticed unless your computer starts functioning poorly is faulty drivers. Sometimes it is just the driver that causes a potential hike in CPU usage. The most fundamental drivers which include graphics, sound, network, etc. are the ones that cause this issue.

“Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.” – Seymour Cray

Runtime Broker might be one of your memory hogging enemies

Runtime Broker is one of the system processes that consume a significant portion of your CPU. It is due to its poor memory optimization.

You can disable the system updates as follows:

  1. Go to start menu
  2. Select Settings app and then open System
  3. Go to notification and Actions
  4. Here locate the “Show me tips about Windows” option and uncheck it
  5. Reboot your computer

Alright, now I hope the memory leaking issue will be solved. Unless there is another more dreaded reason for the high CPU usage and that is due to – none other than – Ntkrnlmp.exe

What is this Ntkrnlmp.exe file?

The file belongs to Microsoft Windows NT operating systems. Ntkrnlmp.exe is an executable file that contains step by step instructions for a specific task. These executable files sometimes face grave errors that cause slow down of PC and hence excessive CPU process memory usage.

You can see ntkrnlmp.exe file under process in the picture here:

Why do you get EXE errors?

EXE Files (explained here) are the most crucial files in the processing of PC – meaning that they’re the files you ‘EXEcute’ in order to start a new process or program – therefore used by many malicious personalities to transfer a virus. These viruses or malware contain spam and malicious files which can execute on running these EXE files. EXE errors and more specifically those related to ntkrnlmp.exe occur mostly during startup, program startup, or while trying to use a specific function in your program.

Ntkrnlmp.exe errors

During program installation, you might see error messages such as Application Error, Invalid Win32 Application, etc. Here is a list of ntkrnlmp.exe error messages, which can cause the Windows startup to shut down.

Here is a list of things that can cause corruption in your ntkrnlmp.exe files:

  1. Corrupt Windows registry keys
  2. Virus or malware infection
  3. Another program that might have been deleted – be it maliciously or mistakenly
  4. A corrupted download or incomplete installation

So what do I do with Ntkrnlmp.exe error haunting my dreams?

Do not download ntkrnlmp.exe from EXE Download sites. They might seem an easier alternative, but they are as trustworthy as a stranger trying to break in your neighborhood. Just do not let him get you with those fake gestures.

Here are the steps that you are required to follow to fix this error. Keep in mind that you should not mix up the sequence as it will only cause you more trouble.

  1. Sometimes there is a problem in Windows registry. Now you might be wondering what that is – and to put it simply, Windows stores vital data inside of the Windows Registry. While not exactly files and folders, the Registry tells files and folders (and EXEcutable programs) how to behave. You can Google ‘registry fixes for ntkrnlmp.exe error,’ which will involve you using a tool that most Windows pros are familiar with: regedit!
  2. Carry out a full Malware scan of your PC using a trusted Antivirus.
  3. Your system is sometimes loaded with junk files. These files may be temporary, but sometimes they do not behave that properly. In that case, make sure to remove them time to time manually.
  4. Using old drivers won’t just lag your computer but also cause bad performance of important hardware. Therefore it is important to update your drivers using trustable sources regularly.
  5. When all else fails, the good pal “undo” will help you out in most desperate of times. What you have to do is make sure you set restoration points in your computer, so whenever you need it, you can go back in time when life was easy and malware free.
  6. Run Windows System File Checker “sfc/scannow”. Most of you are unfamiliar with the method, and hence I am here to make it easy for you. Click Start button, type in “command” in the search box and at this point do not press enter. Hold down Ctrl-Shift now hit Enter. A dialogue box will appear, and you have to click yes. Now type in “sfc/ scannow” and press Enter. Your manual job is done now wait and see the on-screen commands.
  7. Finally, install an available Windows media via clean installation method.

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