Windows 10: 100% HDD Usage lately when gaming

Discus and support 100% HDD Usage lately when gaming in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I've run into a bit of an irritating issue concerning my storage drive (standard western digital hdd). When i'm gaming, particularly... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Cgamon, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Cgamon Win User

    100% HDD Usage lately when gaming


    Hello everyone. I've run into a bit of an irritating issue concerning my storage drive (standard western digital hdd). When i'm gaming, particularly The Division ( and also the beta for The Division 2) my disk usage jumps to 100% and causes a ton of lag. I don't experience this with any other game currently(not even the Witcher 3 or HEAVILY modded skyrim and fallout 4). Now this is system is about 4-5 years old now, but it still chugs along aside from that. Also to note.. this is my storage drive. My OS in on an SSD, completely separate.

    I've done a defrag, and even a few disk checks for bad sectors and everything is showing that its still a relatively healthy drive. I've seen several people say that its windows 10 doing? but I don't understand how that would be the case since this drive only contains games. Any thoughts and help would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    Cgamon, Feb 7, 2019
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  2. simoli Win User

    win10 1803 hdd 100% usage

    im using lenovo ip 320 2 weeks ago, instal win10 1803 direct download from microsoft and after instal the windows the hdd 100% usage

    didn't instal anything accept windows 10 1803 and driver lenovo direct from website lenovo.com support for the laptop

    any suggestion?
     
    simoli, Feb 7, 2019
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  3. CPU Usage 100% after HDD format

    Hi there,

    I went on a download-frenzy and thought that I might've picked up a virus.. my computer had a bunch of useless crap on it anyways so I decided to just format the HDD. (reset to factory settings). I found out that formatting the HDD doesn't always remove every
    type of virus, but like I said, the HDD needed a cleaning anyways.

    So after I formatted the HDD and reinstalled the win10 OS, I decided that my first order of business was downloading a game that wasn't running so great before the factory reset.. to my surprise, it was still running like sh*t!! Despite the factory reset and
    having more than the required specs.

    **I opened up task manager to check processes and noticed CPU usage was at 100%.. Memory usage was above 30%, and disk usage was 100% (and fluctuating).

    Did extensive research to find out that it was most likely a driver issue? .. apparently Microsoft isn't always the best at choosing drivers? .. idk how it works, and frankly Idc.. I just want my computer to run the games I want.

    I went to device manager and disabled a Network Adapter (WiFi Adapter), and that made a noticeable difference to the CPU. (idling at around 14-16%). When I enabled it, the CPU spiked to 100% again. Could be one of the culprits?

    Also, there was 64 Background Processes and 28 Windows processes before I even had the chance to touch anything after the OS reinstall.. is that normal?

    Suggestions/opinions?
     
    ...TylerPaxton..., Feb 7, 2019
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  4. 100% HDD Usage lately when gaming

    100% Usage on Secondary HDD

    I'm sure that isn't a problem with my HDD. I've just bought this brand new WD 4TB HDD. And on the top of this inquiry, I mentioned that something wired is that the 100% usage jumps between HDDs. It's disk E,F,G this time and it would be disk C,D or H,L next
    time after I restart.(I have 3 Secondary Hdds).

    The 100% occurs only when some applications are making use of the disk, such as file copying.
     
    donglinyang, Feb 7, 2019
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