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Discus and support High Disk Usage in Windows 10 in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I am Facing High or 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 . The Disk is not always 100% or high but it frequently spikes and stays for 5 minutes.Thanks For Any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Rigid_429, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Rigid_429 Win User

    High Disk Usage in Windows 10


    I am Facing High or 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 . The Disk is not always 100% or high but it frequently spikes and stays for 5 minutes.Thanks For Any Help

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    Rigid_429, Sep 20, 2021
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  2. AUTiger1 Win User

    High Disk Usage

    Hi all, I'm struggling with finding things to fix my high disk usage. I've spent many months searching the internet and doing all the listed suggestions like disabling SuperFetch, Windows Defender, Updating drivers, ect. and still I'm stuck with a high disk usage. Here's a screen shot I took immediately following a restart and opening up to a new Firefox window.


    High Disk Usage in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    I have noticed Service Host: Local System takes up quite a bit of disk usage and that if I close it and let it open back up all by itself then it immediately makes my disk usage drop into a much more manageable 40-60% usage range. But eventually after a while it maxes out again and I have to close it out again. It's an annoying step just to be able to use my computer.

    Also, I have noticed that after working with my mom's computer today, that her disk usage when no programs are running is only like 5%. Makes me wonder why my computer can have no programs running but my disk usage never drops below 30% and sits in the 40-60% range with spikes up over 75%.

    I honestly don't know enough about computers to do much more than I already have without causing major issues. BTW, just a couple weeks ago I had to do a Windows reinstall, not a complete reinstall, just the basic reinstall they allow you to do on Windows 10 where you still keep all your personal files. Ever since that a lot of times when I try to open a process like Run or Task Manager I'll get an error message that it can't open and then I do it again and it will open the second time.

    Here's a screenshot of my computer information so you can see what I'm working with here.

    High Disk Usage in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    AUTiger1, Sep 20, 2021
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  3. System and compressed memory high disk usage

    Hi Robert,

    As you are facing issues with high system and compressed memory on your device we will help you with this issue.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • What is the complete error message with respect to the memory when you are trying to access games?

    This issue might have occurred due to applications or services running at the startup on the computer. Bad sectors on the hard drive or outdated and incompatible drivers might also cause such issues.

    I suggest you to refer to the below post check if your issue matches with the same.

    If so, I recommend you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested by Amarjeet Paul
    and check if it helps.

    System and compressed memory high disk usage during file
    copy


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 20, 2021
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  4. High Disk Usage in Windows 10

    High Disk/Memory usage

    It has been about more than 2 weeks since I re-installed windows 10. Issue still occurs, it's really frustrating. Your steps didn't helped. CPU usages is okay, not really high, but disk usage always goes at least to 70% when I open any program on my computer.
     
    robertas666, Sep 20, 2021
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