Fix: Windows Image Acquisition High CPU

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is a Microsoft driver model which enables the graphics software to communicate with hardware such as printers, scanners and digital cameras. It’s prevalent in all versions of Windows starting from NT so it can be considered an essential toolkit for anyone looking into using their computer imaging capabilities
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Messed up? You might be if you’re experiencing high CPU usage from Windows Image Acquisition. This condition of the m overeager processor can sometimes lead to higher than usual levels on your computer’s processing power, which in turn causes issues like slow response times and application crashes when running imaging applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator .
It doesn’t take much effort at all for this problem; however there are some problems that need addressing immediately because they could create even more serious consequences down the line – especially considering how quickly things progress nowadays with technology

What causes high CPU usage by Windows Image Acquisition?

If you’re experiencing high CPU usage while using Windows Image Acquisition, then there are many possible causes. For instance:
-Wrong parameters or service stuck at a specific point can cause it to use up all available processor time and generate an error code in Task Manager; this is especially true for scanners/printers where users often forget they need to press their power button once everything has been connected (during initial setup) before turning them back on again after scanning something or printing off documents
The printer or scanner which you have connected to the system might be in an error state, and if it’s not then there is likely a pending job that isn’t getting through. You can try verifying your settings for Windows Image Acquisition by searching through these possible causes:Misconfiguration of API (misuse/not enough memory). If this were true than I would expect high CPU usage when capturing images even though on some occasions users experience no response at all from their capture Task Manager while taking photos with builtin camera application; also see solution here about troubleshooting Camera Error 0xE000021B occurring after updating Microsoft Pictures Desktop

What causes high CPU usage by Windows Image Acquisition?

A high CPU and Disk usage is reported by users who are running Windows 10. This appears to be caused by the service that handles graphics related tasks from external hardware, and it can cause both a lot of lag in games or software like Photoshop where you need fast responsiveness with little delays between movements
and mouse clicks; additionally there will likely be lots more space used on your hard drive than necessary when this service runs because its job includes managing video windows loaded into memory during heavy use such as gaming sessions over extended periods without closing them out completely (which would save RAM). The solutions below should help solve all these problems:

Solution 1: Restarting Windows Image Acquisition

The simplest fix which works for the majority of users is restarting Windows Image Acquisition service. If this doesn’t work, you may try killing it and although your imaging hardware might be hindered during use (depending on what kind/model), we should be able to diagnose whether or not there’s an issue with either OS or peripheral devices connected!

Solution 2: Checking your Imaging hardware

Another solution to stop the high CPU/Disk usage due to Windows Image Acquisition is checking your imaging hardware and all of its pending jobs. The first thing you should do when an issue like this occurs, before any other troubleshooting steps take place or anything else for that matter, would be shutting down each piece one-by-one until they’re off so as not reset something in between them if possible – but even then don’t forget about power cords being connected! Restarting these devices will fix many issues related with overworked processors; however there may still exist hundreds or thousands more pending job(s). You can try disconnecting everything except printer printing capabilities via thumbnails listed under Universal Printing Services > Printer Management…

You can also try canceling all your pending jobs. There’s usually an icon at the taskbar that will let you do this, or if not then just search for “pending” in Windows 10 and delete every last one! Restart properly to make sure everything has reset before checking once more time whether it was resolved.

Solution 3: Repairing system files

If both the above methods don’t work, it probably means that your system files are corrupt and because of them Windows Image Acquisition has gone all hyped up. You should try running this command in an elevated command prompt (windows + S > type “cmd”, right click on ‘Command Prompt’ > select run as administrator) to fix any registry errors or missing components before proceeding further!
There are two ways to fix the Windows Image Acquisition service if it is going all hyped up on your system. You can either run cmd with elevated privileges or use regedit and make sure that any corruptions in registry have been resolved before trying again.