Windows 10: Intermittent Freezes Due to High Disk Usage

Discus and support Intermittent Freezes Due to High Disk Usage in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello, so I built my Windows computer about a year ago and I've been having this issue ever since and I haven't been able to fix it despite numerous... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by AndrewH_931, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Intermittent Freezes Due to High Disk Usage


    Hello, so I built my Windows computer about a year ago and I've been having this issue ever since and I haven't been able to fix it despite numerous attempts. The situation is that about every hour the applications on my computer will freeze for about 10 seconds. I can move my cursor around and talk to others in voice chat, but I can't interact with anything. Then, after about 10 seconds everything will return back to normal.


    I've run diagnostic tests on every piece of hardware and found no issues. I've reinstalled Windows at least twice. I've tried looking into the event logs without anything conclusive. And I've disabled a ton of various services. None of this seemed to help, but if there is anything specific you think I should try again, I am happy to do it.


    I have noticed, however, that when this event occurs the disk usage jumps to 100%, specifically my C drive. I really don't know what could be causing this, there is no process with high usage in task manager. I checked the Resource Monitor and couldn't see anything helpful either. I also don't have a good understanding of it, but the highest active time for disk activity is always spiked to 100% during these events, which I don't understand because the transfer rate is 0 KB/sec. I would really appreciate any help with finding a solution to this problem, I don't know what else to try. To help with this I attached three images, one with nothing strange occurring, one during an event, and one after. Thank you in advance for your time and please let me know if I can submit anything else to help.

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    :)
     
    AndrewH_931, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. hanging due high disk usage

    i have using my device since 3moths about from one one month the is hanging much due to high disk usage

    and the disk usage is always 99% or 100%

    and windows update is getting upto 45% and its failing
     
    Swaroopseemakurti, Jan 14, 2020
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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, Jan 14, 2020
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  4. Intermittent Freezes Due to High Disk Usage

    Extremely high intermittent disk usage


    Hello,

    From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.

    I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...

    This is becoming extremely irritating, and my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.

    Could anyone suggest a remedy for this? I have run out of ideas, barring a system reset...it used to work fine before an update in mid - October.

    Thanks a lot.
     
    starbearer, Jan 14, 2020
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