Windows 10: Windows 10 "System" process is excessively using my disk usage

Discus and support Windows 10 "System" process is excessively using my disk usage in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I found out something weird just a week after an update, the System process ntoskrnl.exe is excessively using my hard disk process but sometimes it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by orang, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. orang Win User

    Windows 10 "System" process is excessively using my disk usage


    I found out something weird just a week after an update, the System process ntoskrnl.exe is excessively using my hard disk process but sometimes it won't effect the performance and most of the time does effect so i wonder what making this process using so much of the hard disk usage?


    Specs:


    Intel Core i5 8250U Mobile

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX Mobile

    12GB DDR4 RAM 4+8

    ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB HDD

    :)
     
    orang, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. High Disk Usage Due to "System" Process?

    Hi,

    There are different factors that can affect the performance of your Windows 10 device. This includes recent updates, device drivers that need to be updated and much more. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Were there any changes made or updates installed prior to the issue occurring?
    • Were you able to verify which system process was having a high disk usage?
    • Which version and build of Windows 10 is installed on your device?

    As an initial recommendation, you can follow the steps on this
    link
    in there order they are posted to improve the performance of your device.

    We look forward to your response to our queries.
     
    Jordan Dom, Mar 26, 2020
    #2
  3. system process high cpu usage

    Hello,

    To fix high CPU usage issue, please refer these steps:

    Try to identify the process creating this issue.

    Download Process Explorer from Microsoft:

    Process Explorer - Windows Sysinternals

    Run the tool then select the system process, right-click and select Properties.

    Switch to the Threads tab. This will show which file is using the excessive CPU usage, from which you can then attempt to diagnose it.

    Also refer: [FIX] Windows 10 High CPU Usage Problem

    Let us know if this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.
     
    Kapil Arya MVP, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 "System" process is excessively using my disk usage

    Windows 10 100% Disk Usage on startup.

    Hi,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 8.1, you may try the following steps.

    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details tab.
    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".
    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.
    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.
    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.

    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to get back to us for any further queries or issues related to Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 26, 2020
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