How to Fix Dell Data Manager High CPU, Memory, Disk, and Power Usage on Windows 11, 10

Many users have reported experiencing high CPU, memory, disk, or power usage by Dell Data Manager when they start their computer and check the Task Manager. This is a common issue on Windows PCs that can be caused by various factors, such as corrupted program files, software conflicts, or malware.

What is Dell Data Manager?

Dell Data Manager is a process within Dell Support Assist that takes care of your data by ensuring regular data backups to prevent data inconsistencies. It is not accessible from the Control Panel or Settings but can be found in the Task Manager.

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Fix Dell Data Manager High CPU, Memory, Disk, or Power Usage

Misconfiguration within the Dell Support Assist Manager can cause this issue. If you are experiencing high CPU, memory, disk, or power usage by Dell Data Manager, follow the suggestions below to resolve the issue.

1. Disable System Repair in Dell Support Assist

System Repair is a feature in the Dell Support Assist app that repairs system errors. However, this feature can increase CPU usage. Temporarily disable System Repair by following these steps:

1. Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.

search and open control panel
search and open control panel

2. Go to System and Security.

3. Open SupportAssist OS Recovery.

4. Go to the Settings tab and disable System Repair.

After disabling System Repair, reboot your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

2. Install Optional Updates

If your computer’s drivers are outdated, it can cause compatibility issues, leading to problems. Update all drivers on your computer by installing Optional Windows Updates.

1. Search for Settings and open it. You can also press Win+I on the keyboard.

2. In the settings window, navigate to Windows update > Advanced options.

windows update advanced options

3. Here, click on the Optional Updates option located under the Additional options section.

windows 11 optional updates

4. Now, checkmark the available updates and click on Download & Install to begin the installation of the available optional updates.

download install optional updates

Install any offered updates for your device. You can also use the Dell Update utility to download or update Dell drivers.

3. Troubleshoot in Clean Boot Mode

Dell Data Manager’s resource utilization is caused by third-party application processes related to Dell. To solve this problem, stop these applications by starting your computer in a clean boot. Follow these steps:

1. Search and open ‘System Configuration‘ on your Windows PC.

2. Click on the Services tab and check the box of Hide all Microsoft Services.

3. Click on the Disable all button and then Apply > OK.

006 services hide all microsoft services3

4. Go to the Startup tab and hit the Open Task Manager.

click open task manager
click open task manager

5. Search for Dell-related services and disable them.

6. Close Task Manager and restart the computer.

Tip: Read our detailed Windows Safe Mode Guide for a comprehensive tutorial on booting Windows in Safe Mode.

Once your computer restarts, it will start with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. You can then manually enable services to determine which app is causing the issue. Once you find the culprit, remove it from your system or keep its service disabled.

4. Scan Your PC for Viruses and Malware

Ensure that your computer is not infected with a virus or malware that is causing the issue. Scan for malicious files using any third-party antivirus software or Windows Defender Antivirus and remove them from your computer.

1. Open Virus & threat protection by searching for it.

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2. Click on Scan options located under the Quick Scan button.

Scan options
Scan options

3. Finally, set the radio button to the Full Scan option and click the Scan now button.

full scan scan now
full scan Windows 11

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Once the scan is complete, delete the suspicious files or third-party programs containing viruses or malware from your PC or laptop. Afterward, restart your device and check if the Task Manager not working issue in Windows 11 is resolved.

Can I remove Dell Data Manager?

The Dell Data Manager is not a standalone software on your Windows PC. It is associated with the Dell Support Assistant utility and in order to remove or disable Dell Data Manager, the Dell Support Assistant is needed to be treated.

Either Disable or Uninstall the Dell Support Assistant from your PC to get rid of the Dell Data Manager.

In conclusion, if you are experiencing high CPU, memory, disk, or power usage by Dell Data Manager, try these solutions to resolve the issue.

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