State Repository Service High CPU Usage in Fall Creators Update

After clean installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, some users face a problem where the State Repository Service consumes high CPU usage (anywhere between 20% to 100%) when an external link is clicked in Microsoft Edge. The system may stall for 20-30 seconds and then the link is opened.

state repository service high cpu usage
State Repository Service high CPU usage

Some users state that this unexplained spike is seen only in clean installs and not in upgrade installations. For example, you may not face this issue if you upgraded from v1703 to v1709. And the issue may subside automatically in a day or so. If it doesn’t, here are some possible solutions for this issue.

Fix 1: Reinstall all the Built-in Apps Using PowerShell

Start PowerShell.exe as administrator, and run the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This registers all standard apps, and thereby fixes the original issue for some users. Note that this issue may be related in someway or the other with the issue described in post Apps Missing After Installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The fix however, is exactly the same.

Fix 2: Repair Microsoft Edge

With Fall Creators Update, you can repair and reset Microsoft Edge via Apps & Features in Settings.

repair and reset microsoft edge fall creators update
Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge via Apps and Features (v1709)

See post How to Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge to Default Settings? for more information.

Workaround: Restart the State Repository Service

Right-click Start, click Computer Management

Expand Services and Applications, and click Services

Select State Repository Service and click the Restart the service link on the left side of the Services listing.

Restart State Repository Service
Restart State Repository Service

This fixed the issue momentarily for some users.

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.

15 thoughts on “State Repository Service High CPU Usage in Fall Creators Update

  1. Uninstalling the preinstalled games stopped it for me.

    Might be a quinky dink but it stopped while I was removing those games.. It seemed to start when I turned of the game stuff in windows settings, but again, take it with a grain of salt as I am just giving a live synopsis of what is happening.

  2. I had the same thing. 100% fresh install. disconected internet, ran it as administrator, then restarted service and rebooted and that seems to have fixed it. wonder what it was exaftly?

  3. Re installed couple of times and suspected I had a hardware issue, booted a linux distro and the PC worked fine, then re installed windows same problem looked at task manager and found this bug, the only way to solve it was re installing windows with no internet. THANK YOU MICROSOFT for wasting my time this is one of the reason I am going to linux

  4. Thought this command would fix my high repository service CPU usage but the power-shell command ruined my fresh windows install.
    Can’t even access my Windows button or settings anymore.
    Restarted my pc and now the command gets stuck on processing…

  5. I tried all steps, initially nothing worked. Coordinated with the Microsoft site and made it work.
    I copied the command from Fix 1
    I closed all open browsers
    I went into computer management and force stopped State-repository service
    I unplugged my Ethernet cable, and turned off WIFI
    THEN
    I did step 1 in powershell as administrator. This was the only time the command line finished without error.

    I turned WIFI back on and plugged in the Ethernet.
    I Rebooted the computer.
    IT WORKED FINALLY. No issues since.
    Thanks

  6. Really odd, same issue (clean 1709 install), none of the fixes here helped. But now 48 hours after the install the problem is gone, just like that by itself…weird.

  7. Thanks so much – this worked for me – Edge wouldn’t open links after a clean Windows 10 install. I tried all sorts of options from Microsoft – but you Powershell option worked first time.

  8. Worked! Remember however to stop all services related to Cortana before executing the mentioned command. I tried it before without stopping Cortana and that didn’t work. Good luck!

  9. None of these steps worked for me. What I had to do was a clean install of windows with the computer unplugged from the network. Once windows was up, I plugged it back in to the internet. It was fine after that.

  10. When I open a link a browser it gets opened in 10-15 sec, tried it with chrome and with edge .. same thing, it only happens if the link is external, like if you click a link in the teamspeak chat or in the skype chat, anyway very very annoying. And no solution, I tied everything that was written there

  11. Same for me, ive done everything i can think of , even messaged microsoft and nothing from them, reinstalled windows 4 times now and no change… beyond a damn joke now

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