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When a process uses a lot of system resources, it loads RAM. In general, I advise all my readers that a Windows 10 system should normally have 4 GB of RAM instead of the usual 2 GB. But even if you have enough RAM, high-end games consume a lot of resources.
You can check hard drive usage through Task Manager. In many cases, users have reported that xboxstat.exe uses a lot of system resources. Hard disk usage remains high because of this process.
What causes xboxstat.exe high CPU usage?
When the Xbox controller is connected to a Windows 10 system, the xboxstat.exe task runs every time the system starts up. Essentially, the function of this task is not important to the controller’s operation and can be stopped.
Its purpose is to collect statistical data from the system and send it to Microsoft. Since it is a legitimate system file, it can be damaged or corrupted.
How to eliminate the high CPU load by xboxstat.exe?
Perform an SFC analysis
Since it is a legitimate system file, it may have been corrupted or corrupted. If this is the case, you can run the System File Checker program to replace the file with a clean one.
Prevent XboxStat.exe from running
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.
- Click on the Autorun tab.
- Scroll down the list until you find the XboxStat.exe or Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories entry.
- Select the entry.
- Click the Disable button at the bottom of the Task Manager window.
- Close the Task Manager.
- Restart your computer.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the controller driver
You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the Xbox controller driver on your Windows 10 device to see if that solves the problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
Go to "Settings > Update and Security > Windows Security > Virus and Threat Protection > Manage Settings". Here, set the "Real-time Protection" slider to "Disabled". We recommend turning this switch back on after playing the game.
There are many reasons for high CPU load - some of them surprising. Slow processing speeds can be caused either by an anti-virus program you are using or by a virus that this program has to stop.
If you are playing on a PC using the Xbox 360 gamepad, you may unknowingly run a program called Xboxstat.exe, which comes with the official Xbox gamepad drivers and runs at startup. Unlike most background programs, this program consumes a lot of resources.