In this post, we are going to discuss what Energy Server Service queencreek process is and if you can uninstall it or not. This process is usually associated with the Intel Driver Update utility. However, there can be variants of this process running in the background and those can be infected with viruses. Let us discuss this process in detail below.
What is Energy Server Service queencreek?
The Energy Server Service queencreek is related to Intel Driver Update Utility and Intel Energy Checker. It belongs to the esrv_svc.exe executable file that comes with Intel Energy Checker Energy Server Service Software developed by Intel.
This file might be located at one of these locations:
- C:\Program Files\Intel\SUR\QUEENCREEK\x64\
- C:\Program Files\Intel\SUR\QUEENCREEK\
It is not a Windows OS core file. This service runs as a background process and the name of the service is:
ESRV_SVC_QUEENCREEK: Intel(r) Energy Checker SDK, ESRV Service queencreek.
What is Esrv_svc_queencreek?
The Esrv_svc_queencreek is short for Energy Server Service queencreek. As we mentioned above it is related to Intel Driver Update Utility.
Is esrv_svc.exe safe or not?
The esrv_svc.exe process by Intel is safe. However, it can also be used to infect your PC with malware and viruses. As per many reports, there have been multiple variants of this process in different locations on your PC developed by the unknown. If the process is taking too much CPU or memory or GPU, it might be infected with viruses or malware.
To check whether it is a virus or it is safe, you need to open the Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. You can check in the Publisher column if it has a legitimate publisher. If not, there are high chances that it is a virus. Alternately, you can right-click on the process and then click on the Properties button. In the Properties window, go to the Digital Signature tab and look for verified signers. If it doesn’t have Intel under the Signature list, the process is potentially a virus.
Can I uninstall or disable Energy Server Service queencreek?
Energy Server Service queencreek is the service installed by Intel Driver Update Utility. In case you have the latest Intel drivers, you can disable or uninstall this service. It usually runs badly as it needs special hardware and might cause a lot of issues on your system. In this case, uninstalling this software generally helps you.
To disable Energy Server Service queencreek on your PC, you can follow the below steps:
- Firstly, press the Windows + R key combination to open up the Run dialog.
- Next, enter services.msc in the box to open up the Services app.
- Now, in the Services window, look for esrv_svc_queencreek service or Energy Server Service queencreek and select it.
- Then, right-click on the service and you need to select the Properties option from the context menu.
- In the Properties dialog window, click on the Stop button to stop this service.
- After that, you need to click the Startup type drop-down and then set it to Disabled. This will basically disable the service on startup.
- Finally, press the Apply > OK button to apply and save changes.
Now, to uninstall Energy Server Service queencreek, you can use any of these two methods. Here are the two methods that you can use:
- If the file is part of the software, it will also have an associated uninstaller file. You might find this uninstaller at the C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Energy Checker Energy Server Service\Intel® System Usage Report location with esrv_svc.exe_uninstall.exe name. You can run this uninstaller executable to uninstall Energy Server Service queencreek.
- In case you used Windows installer to install esrv_svc.exe, you can uninstall it by going to the Settings. Open the Settings app and then go to the Apps > Apps & features section. Now, in the search bar, search with esrv_svc.exe or Intel® Energy Checker Energy Server Service name. Select this program and then press the Uninstall button to remove it from your PC.
Energy Server Service queencreek service terminated unexpectedly – FIX
The Energy Server Service queencreek service terminated error might occur while running a program that needs high graphics. You might be prompted with the following error message:
The Energy Server Service queencreek service terminated with the following error: The stream is not a tiny stream
The error message may vary depending upon the cause of the error. Now, if the Energy Server Service queencreek service terminates unexpectedly on your PC, you can fix up this issue by following the below solutions:
- Uninstall the Intel Driver Update Utility(IDUU).
- Update Intel Graphics Driver.
- Contact Support Team.
Let us discuss the above fixes in detail now.
Related: Fix ESRV_SVC_QUEENCREEK cannot be found error.
1] Uninstall the Intel Driver Update Utility(IDUU)
The Intel Driver Update Utility (IDUU) has some performance issues and you might see an error message saying “Energy Server Service queencreek service terminated” frequently. To resolve this issue, you can try uninstalling this utility from your system. You can replace it with Intel Driver & Support Assistant.
To uninstall the Intel Driver Update Utility, open Device Manager and locate the Intel Driver Update Utility in it. And then, right-click on it and select Uninstall option from the context menu.
After uninstalling the Intel Driver Update utility, you can install Intel Driver & Support Assistant. You can download it from the official website of Intel. Download its installer and then run it to install it on your system. When the installation is completed, you can launch the DSA and then install the pending driver updates. Finally, you can restart your PC, and hopefully, you won’t see the “Energy Server Service queencreek service terminated” error anymore.
2] Update Intel Graphics Driver
This error might be a result of outdated Intel graphics drivers. Hence, update all your Intel graphics drivers. Simply open the Windows Settings app by pressing Windows + I hotkey and go to Windows Update. From here, click on the Advanced options > Optional Updates option. Now, select all the Intel Graphics Driver updates and install them on your PC.
Another method to update all your Intel graphics drivers is to use a free third-party driver updater software. There are software like Double Driver, Snappy Driver Installer, and Decide Doctor that let you automatically scan outdated device drivers and update them automatically. You can also try DriverFix which is a commercial but a great driver updater software.
You can also go to the official Intel website and look for your graphics driver with the exact model name. Download the latest graphics driver available and then install the update on your system.
After updating your graphics drivers to the latest, restart your system and then see if the error is fixed or not. If not move on to the next fix.
3] Contact Support Team
The last resort is to contact the official support team of Intel. They will assist you to resolve or troubleshoot this problem on your system.