Windows 10: Windows 10: 1 disk at 100% activity... Though nothing's running on disk.

Discus and support Windows 10: 1 disk at 100% activity... Though nothing's running on disk. in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; This has happened to be since maybe 2 days ago: at first I disregarded it as some updates or whatnot but since it has persisted and I've no clue why... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by David Qiwen, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Windows 10: 1 disk at 100% activity... Though nothing's running on disk.


    This has happened to be since maybe 2 days ago: at first I disregarded it as some updates or whatnot but since it has persisted and I've no clue why it's like this:

    A 7 second snippet of fluctuating activity

    An image from Task manager.


    I should also mention the disk in question at point of recording was idle, no programs or any sort was running. In turn, some Windows 10 processes due to this error has been quite slow, for example moving files, deleting files, getting into file explorer folders where often it will go into a not responsive state before responding.

    Some actions I've already taken myself to rectify the problem are a start-up disc scan, which failed so I decided to reinstall Windows entirely keeping my files, and the problem still persists.


    Does anyone have any idea what issue I'm facing and hopefully and idea how to make it better? Thanks.

    :)
     
    David Qiwen, Jan 31, 2020
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  2. Rohn007 Win User

    Disk Running 100%

    Here are some more things to look at

    2018 02 23- 10 TIPS TO FIX 100% HD USE (SPIN) & IMPROVE WINDOWS PERFORMANCE

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-100-di...

    . 1 Anti Malware

    . 2. Disable Windows Search

    . 3 Disable SuperFetch

    . 4 Flash Player plugin

    . 5 Skype

    . 6 PCI-Express Firmware

    . 7 Diagnostic Tracking

    . 8 Windows Update

    . 9 Virtual Memory

    . 10 Turn on High Performance Mode

    2017 01 25- FIX 100% DISK USAGE IN WINDOWS 10

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-100-disk-usag...

    . * Uninstall non MS Browsers and Addins in IE / Edge

    . * Run Chkdsk

    . * Disable Windows Defender Cloud Based protection

    . * Disable Windows Search

    . * Disable printer spooler service

    . * Update device drivers

    . * Run SFC

    . * Run DISM

    . * run the Performance Troubleshooter.

    . * Refresh / Re-install Windows …

    WIN10 HD100% USE (SPIN) PROBLEM

    https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-100-pe...

    <snip>

    In the Task Manager, under Performance tab, the disk utilization reaches to 100% due to which system became lagging and unresponsive. It started freezing in few moments and this keeps happening until disk usage reduces from 100%.

    Control panel > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings > Processor Power Management > Maximum Processor state.

    Also, once I start Chrome 64, it uses lots of cpu and ram to do absolutely nothing.

    </snip>

    2015 08 16- FIXING HD100% USAGE (SPIN) IN WINDOWS 10 WITH CHROME AND SKYPE RUNNING

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

    This is caused by a common combination of Skype as well Google Chrome. Similar issue with other programs could also cause 100% disk usage. To fix this do the following

    HOW DO I STOP THIS CONSTANT DISK ACTIVITY? (SPIN)

    http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_stop_this_constant_...

    I HAVE CONSTANT DISK ACTIVITY (SPIN) AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. HOW CAN I TELL WHAT PROGRAM IS DOING IT?

    https://askleo.com/i_have_constant_disk_activit...

    Read More – Several links for 100% High CPU / RAM / FAN

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/stop-whats-rev...

    Top 10 Ways to Fix High CPU/RAM/Memory Usage after Windows 10 Update
    https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/fix-hig...


    Fix Windows 10 High Memory Usage/Leak after the Creators Update
    https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/fix-hig...


    Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage after Windows 10 Creators Update
    https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/wmi-pro...


    Fix Computer Fan Noise Due to High CPU Usage on Windows 10
    https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/fix-com...


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    Standard boilerplate legalistic bafflegab disclaimer for any links to non-Microsoft websites:

    The link(s) to non MS-page(s) appears to be providing accurate, safe information. I suggest you stick with the “manual” instructions. Unless I explicitly suggest it, avoid downloading their “utilities”. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site
    before you decide to download and install it. Sometimes they include 3rd party programs, "unwanted" programs that are automatically installed during a standard install. So, if offered, do a "custom" install and carefully read each step. One of the steps MAY
    give you an option to install, or NOT, "additional" programs. 99.9% of the time you don't want to let them be installed. For example, when you install Adobe Player you are given the option of installing 2 additional "free trial" programs: Potentially Unwanted
    Programs: MacAfee Security Scan and MacAfee Safe Connect. The option to install is turned on, you have to manually turn it off. Those are PUP's. If you click "OK"/"Next" without paying attention you get the 2 "extra" programs.

    As well, watch out for ads on the site. They may advertise products that include PUPs. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

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    Rohn007, Jan 31, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 100% Disk activity

    Hi -
    I recently upgraded my OS from 8.1 to 10 on my new laptop.

    The problem is now my disk activity is 100% for at least 15-20 mins after start up. Even the start up time is 4 mins.

    I have tried increasing the virtual memory, and the suggestions in the thread (Fixing 100% disk usage in Windows 10 with Chrome and Skype running) but didn't work.

    I am not running any programs, and the highest disk activity is due to Service Host

    Windows 10: 1 disk at 100% activity... Though nothing's running on disk. 30a8f10d-bf60-4784-8992-2a155c16d0c3.png

    I am using a Dell i7347-10051sLV laptop with 8GB RAM

    Thanks in advance!
     
    SrimanKamarajugadda, Jan 31, 2020
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  4. Windows 10: 1 disk at 100% activity... Though nothing's running on disk.

    Disk Usage at 100% with nothing running

    My PC is running Windows 10 with the latest updates but has suddenly become unusable with disk usage staying at 100% even with nothing running and just the same processes listed in Task Manager as before the problems
    started. I've tried a few suggestions found in online forums - disabling Windows Search and Superfetch, adjusting page file size, etc. but nothing has done the trick yet. I don't have any outside anti-virus software installed. I read about the potential MSI
    issue but don't have IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers listed in the Device Manager. Finally, it seems to boot up normally and will have periods where the disk usage drops and it's usable but those moments are brief and it inevitably goes back up to 100% usage.
     
    TONeill_1313, Jan 31, 2020
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