How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows

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gaasen windows disk 100percentSeveral people are experiencing a painstakingly slow computer after the latest upgrade to Windows 10. When looking in the task manager they find that the disk usage is "stuck" at 100% even though hardly any processes are running.

 

If you are experiencing something similar, then simply press "ctrl-alt-delete" and then open the Task Manager to view if this the problem on your computer as well.

 

There are many things that could cause this problem, but in my experience most cases are solved with these three remedies:

 

1) Stop and Disable "Windows Search" in services.msc

a) Click search icon or click on the windows log in your bottom left corner.

b) Write in "services.msc" and then click enter to open Services.

c) Locate "Windows Search"

d) Rightclick "Windows Search"and then leftclick on "Properties".

e) Change "Startup Type" to Disabled

f) Stop the service

g) Click "apply" and "Ok"

 

2) Stop and Disable "Superfetch" in services.msc

a) Click search icon or click on the windows log in your bottom left corner.

b) Write in "services.msc" and then click enter to open Services.

c) Locate "Superfetch"

d) Rightclick "Superfetch" and then leftclick on "Properties".

e) Change "Startup Type" to Disabled

f) Stop the service

g) Click "apply" and "Ok"

 

I will now recommend you to reboot the computer a couple of times to check if this has solved your problem.

If the problem still exist, then go to the next step below.

 

3) Change Page File Sizes

a) Click search icon or click on the windows log in your bottom left corner.

b) Write in "control panel" and then click enter to open the old fashioned Control Panel from previous version of Windows.

c) Click on "System".

d) Click on "Advanced System Settings" on the left.

e) Click on "Settings" in the Performance box.

f) Click on "Advanced" tab.

g) Click on "Change" in the Virtual Memory Box.

h) Click on "Custom Size"

i) You will now have two boxes to fill. (Initial Size, and Maximum Size)

What you insert here is depending on the amount of RAM you have on your computer.

        If you e.g. have 4GB of Ram, then you need to insert 4 x 1024 = 4096 (in the initial size box), and then double that at 8192 in the Maximum Size box.

        If you e.g. have 8GB of Ram, then you need to insert 8 x 1024 = 8192 (in the initial size box), and then double that at 16384 in the Maximum Size box.

j) When you have inserted your values, then click "Set", and finally click "OK"

k) Click "OK" on the next couple of boxes to close these.

l) Reboot the computer.

 

 

When the computer now start up again, the problem is hopefully fixed.

 

In my experience the above measures should sort most such problems, but should the problem however still be there, then I would advice to look at the following url's for some further suggestions:

 

http://tinyurl.com/hl28s5q

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2813275/disk-usage-100.html

 

 

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0 #1 Windiws Guy 2017-07-27 09:37
If your windows 10 PC is undergoing 100% disk usage, then disable search services by opening services in taskbar search , opening services manager and disable windows search service. You may also disable windows update service, but you have to enable it after few days, as disabling windows 10 update service is not recommended. Also disable superfetch and Background apps.
To disable background apps just go to settings – privacy – background apps and disable background apps.
Source: - http://merabheja.com/100-disk-usage-on-windows-10/
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