Windows 10: 100% disc usage solved

Discus and support 100% disc usage solved in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Just in case this may help anyone... I had a problem with my old desktop (HP Envy 23, running Windows 10, Ver 1903, build 18367.778) becoming very... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Lordwanswell, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. 100% disc usage solved


    Just in case this may help anyone...

    I had a problem with my old desktop (HP Envy 23, running Windows 10, Ver 1903, build 18367.778) becoming very slow due to constant hard disc activity, up to 100% if I even opened an email.

    I tried all of the solutions referred to in the tutorials, mostly with no success. However, the one that does seem to have sorted it is changing the page file size. It was set to automatic in my system, so I changed to custom, with the lower figure as the size of my RAM (6 GBq) and the higher figure twice that.

    All seems fine now, the HD is quiet and running at 0% most of the time, just increasing briefly to 70% or so when I open a new app.

    I hope this solves the problem for others. I was thinking I had to buy a new PC, but not now.

    :)
     
    Lordwanswell, Apr 27, 2020
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  2. Disc Usage at 100%

    Hi Andre,

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I started going through your list of suggestions.

    I have switched off all background apps. I was horrified to see so many.

    I then disabled windows update.

    At that stage I thought I would check out disc usage on task manager.

    Disc activity had gone down dramatically and in the performance tag activity was very low, it spiked from time to time if I did something on the PC but the speed on all activity was back to normal.

    I thought I would leave things as they were and see if things stayed the same.

    No problems at all until this afternoon I was trying to look at a file via windows explorer and got the message "not responding". A quick look at task manager and disc activity is 100% again. Everything slows down. I close down some screens and the desk
    top turns black.

    The only way I can get a display up again is "alt" + "tab". The task bar has disappeared. I decided to reboot but the only way I can do that is with the on'/off switch.

    The PC reboots. I check that all the apps are still switched off and windows update is still disabled, Disc activity is still 100%.

    As I type this disc activity has suddenly dropped. it keeps spiking to 100% but then reverts back to about 12%.

    Is this normal or is there something else I should do.

    Back to 100% now. How do I find out what is actually happening, what activity is the disc doing?

    I am confused.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Michael_209, Apr 27, 2020
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  3. Task Manager indicates 99-100% disc usage

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding your PC. Mostly the issue occur if your not cleaning your PC. Like for example: Not removing the file that you don't need or always cleaning your cache. We suggest you to check this article:

    How to fix disc usage in Windows 10
    . This article contains troubleshooting steps for you to fix the issue.

    Regards.
     
    Phillip Pio, Apr 27, 2020
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  4. 100% disc usage solved

    why is win 10 spiking my disc usage to 100%

    I am having the same issue. My hard drive goes to 100% and completely freezes the computer. I tried the steps above and they did not fix the problem. I notice that the disc usage spikes to 100% whenever I open File Explorer. What can I do to fix this
    problem?
     
    BobNormalForm, Apr 27, 2020
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