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  1. windows 10 - 100% Disk usage - what is the process and what is it doing?


    There are 100s of articles about this issue and many offer solutions that require trial and error tests of many steps.

    I have tried a few and none of them, such as the combo Chrome-Skype, and others, but they do not help..

    It is like trying anything that might or might not be the root cause and see if we get lucky !.

    That is not a good way of solving this problem.

    The question remains, how to determine which process or processes are the ones that cause the disk usage to be 100% or close to it?.

    When none of the individual processes in Task Manager seem to be the culprit.

    What is the relationship between the MB/s of the processes and the usage %.

    is 6.5 MB/s the equivalent to 100% Disk?

    Some of the highest in task manager seem tobe xagt.exe which reaches between 3 MB/s and 6.0 MB/s or some more.

    Most of the time even a sum of 2.7 MB/s shows 100% Disk.

    Is there a way or a tool that clearly identifies the process(es) and what usage they are actually doing with the Disk.?


    Thanks

    :)
     
    CarlosPArias, Nov 12, 2019
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  2. How to solve 100 % disk usage in windows 10 after fall update?

    Hi Manikanteswara,

    Usually, a virus could be the main cause of 100% disk usage. The first step in rectifying the problem is to check your disk usages. You need to open the Task Manager and take a look at your disk usages to identify the programs or applications that are causing
    your hard disk 100% usage. Here's how:

    • Type task manager in the Windows search bar and select the best match.
    • In the Processes tab, look at the disk process to see what is causing your hard disk 100% usage.

    Kindly send a screenshot, so I can take a closer look.

    Hoping to hear from you soon.
     
    Aileen Alf, Nov 12, 2019
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  3. 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:

    -
    How to Fix 100% Disk Usage Error in Windows 10
     
    Salman Patwegar, Nov 12, 2019
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  4. windows 10 - 100% Disk usage - what is the process and what is it doing?

    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, Nov 12, 2019
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