Windows 10: Stuttering during games, 100% disk usage

Discus and support Stuttering during games, 100% disk usage in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hi, So whenever I'm playing intensive games like warzone or escape from tarkov, roughly once a minute my PC will freeze for a few seconds. This... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by LukeRobinson64, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Stuttering during games, 100% disk usage


    Hi,

    So whenever I'm playing intensive games like warzone or escape from tarkov, roughly once a minute my PC will freeze for a few seconds. This problem doesn't occur when playing less intensive games like CS:GO or rocket league.

    I monitored this with task manager and when the freezing occurs, Disk 0 the SSD where the games are stored spikes to 100%, and due to this the CPU, WiFi, GPU all drop to 0% for the period of the freezing. GPU doesn't seem to be overloaded as it runs between 30-60% usage. RAM usage is quite high at around 80% but never seems to reach 100%.

    Does anyone know what may be causing this, and a possible fix?

    My specs:CPU: i5-4960k @ 4.2GHz overclock // GPU: 1060 6GB // Motherboard: ASUS VII Ranger // Storage: x2 220GB Crucial SSD // RAM: 8GB DDR3 HyperX

    :)
     
    LukeRobinson64, Feb 15, 2021
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  2. 100% disk usage

    The most common cause of 100% disk usage appears to be Superfetch and Prefetch, but there are also other causes. You can try disabling both these features and see if it helps.

    This article provides steps to disable prefecth and superfetch:

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    How to Fix 100% Disk Usage Error in Windows 10
     
    Salman Patwegar, Feb 15, 2021
    #2
  3. Jose Est Win User
    100% disk usage and memory usage

    Hi,

    100% disk usage and memory usage can be caused by a software corruption, running application running on the background and malware or virus infection.

    For us to properly isolate the issue and provide an appropriate resolution, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Did the issue happen after installing the Fall Creators?
    • Did you receive any error messages?
    • Can you send us the screenshot of the Task Manager showing the 100% disk usage and memory usage?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    For isolation purposes, please perform a clean boot to see if the same issue will occur. Refer to this
    article for more information on how to perform a clean boot
    in Windows.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Jose Est, Feb 15, 2021
    #3
  4. Stuttering during games, 100% disk usage

    HDD Read Write Stutter with click sound. Usage goes to 100% every stutter?

    System:

    • Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3
    • Operating System : Windows 10 Pro
    • Harddisk: Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 1 TB 7200RPM

    I HAVE REPLACED MY HDD WARRANTY 4 TIMES that the seller is thinking I am trying to intentionally break it.
    My HDD sometimes produced "clicking" sound. Every time the sound comes up, this is what happened:

    1. Every program (music player) or games (while loading) stopped.
    2. The HDD Stopped Spinning and immediately start spinning again.
    3. In Task Manager, HDD Usage went full 100% with write and read at 0 Kb/s.
    4. It takes almost always the same amount of time every click to be responsive again.
    5. Sometimes fixed by hot unplugging the power cable and replugging it to HDD

    THIS HDD IS 3 DAYS OLD. I have just exchanged it for warranty 3 days ago and this symptoms is always happening to all every HDD I exchanged. When this happen, it keep stuttering and clicking until about an hour. This only happen on heavy load (game updating, software downloading).
    Things I have tried:

    1. I have tried this suggestion: Disk usage goes to 100%
    2. Ran HD Tune Pro Trial to check for error block and 100% safe
    3. CrystalDiskMark reads OK for every aspect. Power on hours is only 70 Hours.
    4. Bought and put up Stabilizer and UPS Before putting this HDD
    5. Install and update Motherboard's driver

    I have ran out of clues. What should I do?
     
    Wiryandi P., Feb 15, 2021
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