Windows 10: Abnormal hard disk usage while idle

Discus and support Abnormal hard disk usage while idle in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [IMG] I got a Fujitsu Lifebook S752 around 1,5 months ago, and I am noticing that every time the laptop is idling, the System process starts... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/blues332, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Abnormal hard disk usage while idle


    Abnormal hard disk usage while idle [​IMG]

    I got a Fujitsu Lifebook S752 around 1,5 months ago, and I am noticing that every time the laptop is idling, the System process starts continuously using the hard drive, only stopping once I press a key or move the mouse cursor. Has anyone else experienced this? And if so, is there a way to prevent it from happening?

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    :)
     
    /u/blues332, Jul 13, 2020
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    Hi Jae,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 8.1, you may try the following steps.

    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details tab.
    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".
    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.
    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.
    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.
    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to get back to us for any further queries or issues related to Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Jul 13, 2020
    #3
  4. Abnormal hard disk usage while idle

    Windows 10 100% Disk Usage on startup.

    Hi,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 8.1, you may try the following steps.

    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details tab.
    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".
    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.
    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.
    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.

    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to get back to us for any further queries or issues related to Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jul 13, 2020
    #4
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