Just adding my thanks and encouragement to others to try some of the solutions suggested on this thread. My hard drive is always at 100% disk usage even though my Windows is stored on another drive. My fan was running continuously and I was sure my hard drive would self-destruct. Stopped my 100% disk usage and windows now loads faster hope this helps. Disable Superfetch Services The next thing you can try is to disable Superfetch services from services.
Then select the Disk tab and let it run for a minute and take a screenshot and post it here. Restart windows and check there is no more 100% disk usage in windows 10. I am not sure when Microsoft is going to take care of this bug, but the only option you can go with is to disable the Windows Search Properties permanently. All you have to do is go to Task Manager, go to Startup tab and disable the ones you dont want starting at boot. Then highlight your system drive and customize the Initial size and Maximum size for your virtual memory.
So I see no reason for the drive to be pinned at 100%, even at startup. To reset virtual memory to default state Press windows + R, type sysdm. Select all the files in the Temp folder and delete them. Fix 7: Uninstall Any Flash Player Update Uninstalling any flash player update is also reported as a good solution that has helped some users get out of disk utilization 100 Windows 10. If you want to monitor it yourself in real time the number you're most interested in is Disk Queue Length for your system drive shown in the small graph on the right. .
My laptop is brand new, about a month old! Simply turn off the Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows. However, it has been identified as a potential cause of disk performance issues in Windows 8 and later versions of Windows, including Windows 10. I know this has been an issue with Kaspersky and other antivirus programs. Follow the on screen instructions and select safe mode with networking. If no improvement is offered by the vendor, you don't need to worry too much. Did these solutions help to fix Windows 10 100 disk usage problem? The problem: I shut down my laptop using shutdown. Here you can also use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to do this job.
The things that go above that are the system, which will spike to 2. Sometimes, your computer is trying to defrag the drive. You can automatically update all your device drivers to the latest correct version with. And stop the service next to service status. You do not need to know more about the issue in detail as its a technical thing, just follow the steps given below to fix this issue.
Now press Windows + R, type regedit and ok to open windows registry editor. Having said that, I'd prefer to use Defender myself. The 100% usage could also be spiked by a faulty connection to the storage. Second Move: Permanently Disable Windows Search Step 1. Have to do this every reboot apparently. I found quite a bit of info on google when I had the issue so just search windows 10 100 percent disk usage or something similar and you'll see articles. Hi, Well my win 7 rig is chocking at start-up with 100% disk usage, quite why windows allows any device to hit 100% so that it cannot then function is beyond me but there you go.
Fix 2: Change Energy Options from Balanced to High Performance According to the feedback provided by the suffers, changing energy options from Balanced to High Performance works well on 100 percent disk usage Windows 10. You should look in to moving alot of that data to a new external hard disk. I hear a lot of sound coming from my laptop when this occurs and it worries me about my hardware too. Choose startup type as disabled from the dropdown. Do everything you can to reduce the effort of the wonderful folks offering to help you.
However, even though it says it's Windows Defender said many places online. So, no need to worry too much about temporarily turning antivirus off. What people generally do is that they start ending tasks of programs which they think are hogging up large memory. Doing all of this had made a slight improvement in boot and startup speeds but the one thing which still isn't fixed is the 100% disk usage. It is important to know that all data on the target disk will be removed for a successful disk clone. I even found this statement about virtual memory - 'Virtual memory can increase burden of hard disk and occupy much disk usage though it is able to improve the performance of system. The picture below is from startup i just did, and it's still on 100% as i'm typing this Method 2: We will check the functionality in safe mode with networking.