Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log

This article provides a resolution for the issue that Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log.

Applies to:   Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 - all editions
Original KB number:   950375


After you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008, the following WMI error is logged in the Application log:

When you click the Details tab in the error message and then select the XML view, you receive the following error message:

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"`>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-01-18T22:37:27.000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Security />
<Data>SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99</Data>


This problem occurs if the WMI filter is accessed without sufficient permission.


To resolve this problem, run the script that is provided at the following Script Center website:

Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log on Windows Vista

This problem also occurs in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To resolve the problem in those systems, use the Fix it solution that is available in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

2545227 Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log after you install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

More information

This particular Event ID 10 error message listed above can be safely ignored, it is not indicative of a problem with the Service Pack or with the operating system.