Windows 10: disk usage problem

Discus and support disk usage problem in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi guys I need help my disk usage says its 100% when its using about 2mb/s but then it starts using 20mb/s and it says its at 90% I dont understand... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Spiritual-Car2419, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:32 AM.

  1. disk usage problem

    Hi guys I need help my disk usage says its 100% when its using about 2mb/s but then it starts using 20mb/s and it says its at 90% I dont understand everything is so slow.

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    /u/Spiritual-Car2419, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:32 AM

  2. Windows 10 100% disk usage problem

    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
    • 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, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:36 AM
  3. Off the chart (literally!) disk usage

    Glenn, we would like to check if you are still experiencing a high disk usage on your end, if yes, we would like to ask if you can try to follow the steps below for as a workaround:

    • Go to Start menu and select Settings
    • Select System
    • Select Notification & actions
    • Then turn off all notification and check if disk usage would still get a high usage.

    Let us know how it goes.
  4. Xilnik Win User

    disk usage problem

    100% usage on disk

    No problem. In the event that Norton's defaults do not resolve the disk usage, follow the guide to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts and see if you can determine whether a service/process is causing issues. After step 7. in Part Two, check whether the clean boot resolved the disk usage before proceeding to step 11.

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