Windows 10: Seemingly random 100% disk usage spikes

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  1. PowerDj Win User

    Seemingly random 100% disk usage spikes


    I've noticed a problem recently with my disk usage ever since I installed Windows 10. At seemingly random intervals, whilst viewing task manager, I'll see my disk usage spike up to 100% without me doing anything, before it goes back down to normal levels. It seems to happen particularly often on startup. Looking at my processes through task manager, there seemed to be three main culprits for this: Google Chrome, Films and TV, and System. My PC has an HDD, if that makes any difference.


    Does anyone know why this happens, and how I could possibly fix it?

    :)
     
  2. 1Dez Win User

    100% Disk usage spike on Windows 10

    Recently I have experienced that when running most applications (especially gaming) my Laptop would have a disk usage spike to 99% or 100%. when I check the task manager there is no specific program using the disk, its just at 100% usually forcing me to
    do a hard restart. baring in mind that when I run the programs the usually run smoothly and very randomly the disk usage spikes. this has only been happening since downloading windows 10. I have read many threads and applied many fixes such as disabling SuperFetch,
    BIT service and windows update. I have also disable cloud based protection which seemed to work for some people but not for me, any other suggestions?
     
  3. link626 Win User
    Random 100% disk usage spike causing frozen system

    ok, there's nothing wrong with my disk.

    But I was playing a pc game on this, and laptop froze twice while the disk usage shot to 100%
    with no read or write occurring.

    Once it finishes whatever it's doing, I can resume using my computer.

    What the hell is this bug no one has been able to figure out?

    Windows 10 freezes, Disk usage 100 - Microsoft Community
    This is the same thing I'm talking about, but it looks like some cockroach that can't be killed.

    my system driver is iastorA.sys, but the generic ahci.sys driver affects many computers as well.
    Both drivers cause Error 129

    stupid win10 bug.


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  4. twilkin17 Win User

    Seemingly random 100% disk usage spikes

    Disk usage spikes to 100 % when using browser.

    I work as an IT service tech and I have ran into this problem as well. I have a HP Pro Book 440 G3. The laptop has a core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM. I did all the suggested fixes from various forums such as these:

    Windows 10 100% disk usage in Task Manager [SOLVED] - Driver Easy

    Disk usage at 100% windows 10 version 1709

    I did not have any luck fixing the problem. Just opening Edge or Google Chrome makes the disk usage spike up to 100% and it will stay there for a period of time. The 100% usage happens all the time after I login and then will die down for a while until I
    launch an application. There are sometimes when opening an application will make the disk usage spike above 75% which seems odd because its only one application running. No rhyme or reason as to why this happens. Task manager or Resource Monitor does not show
    any solid information as to why this keeps happening. Looking at other laptops with the same configuration the disk usage should not spike above or near 50%.

    I also got a new hard drive and only did a fresh install of Windows 10 with all the latest updates. Still got the same behavior. This is certainly a Windows 10 issue as it has been documented though many forums using different manufactures of laptops (Dell,
    HP, Asus, etc..)

    Its a shame I have a relatively new laptop that I cannot deploy to users since I am cautious about the performance and having to troubleshoot this for an end user. I hope there will be more attention to this because it has been happening to people for years
    now.
     
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