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The Disk Usage 100% issue, in Task Manager, is commonly caused on Windows 10 or Windows 8 based computers for several reasons. The high disk utilization issue, on Windows 10, is a very annoying, because it can affect even a new computer

(desktop or laptop), with any kind of hard disk (HDD or SSD), even after a fresh installation of the operating system.

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The almost 100% disk utilization decreases the system"s performance dramatically, because it makes the operating system to lớn run và respond very slowly, or to freeze, even when no additional applications are running or user actions performed on the machine.

In this troubleshooting guide you "ll find the most comtháng methods lớn resolve sầu the 100% Disk usage issue on Windows 10 và Windows 8, 8.1.

How khổng lồ fix the High Disk Usage issue on Windows 10/8.1/8.

– Before you continue to apply the solutions below, in order to resolve the 100% disk usage problem in Windows 10 task manager, try the following:

Uninstall Microsoft One Drive (if installed) from your system.Uninstall or temporarily disable your Antivirus program.Disable Chrome Flash Player plugin (if the issue is faced when you run Chrome).

Solution 1. Disable the Culprit Services.Solution 2. Increase the virtual memory (Paging file).Solution 3. Disable the MSI mode in StorAHCI Controller.Solution 4. Turn off Notifications.Solution 5. Disable the Disk Defrag task.Solution 6. Remove Temporary files.Solution 7. Install Latest Device Drivers.Solution 8. Persize a Windows 10 Repair with an in-place tăng cấp.

Solution 1. Disable the Culprit Services.

The 100% disk utilization (in Task Manager) on Windows 10/8.1/8, may be caused from on of the following services:

Superfetch.Windows Search.Connected User Experiences và Telemetry.Windows UpdateWindows Modules Installer

So, proceed and disable one-by-one the above sầu services, until you find out which one causes your disk lớn work at 100 percent. To accomplish this task:

1. Simultaneously press the Windows key + R keys khổng lồ open the "Run" commvà box.

2. In run commvà box, type: services.msc và press Enter.


3. Right click at Superfetch service và select Properties.


4. Set the Startup type to Disabled.


5. Press OK to lớn cthua trận SuperFetch properties window.

6. Restart your computer.

7. If, after the restart, the high disk usage behavior still exists, then proceed và disable one –by –one the rest services mentioned on the above các mục and restart your computer.

* Note: If, after disabling the "Windows Search" service, the high disk usage issue was resolved, then try to:

Enable the "Windows Search" service and

Solution 2. Increase the virtual memory (Paging file).

1. Right clichồng on Computer ibé (Name) và select Properties.


2. Click Change Settings.


3. At Advanced tab select Settings at Performance section.


4. At Performance options, cliông xã the Advanced tab and then select Change at Virtual memory section.


5. Uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file kích thước for all drives" kiểm tra box.

6. Check the "Custom size" radio button.


7. Set the Initial size & Maximum size values lớn twice và half (2,5) of your RAM form size in MB* và then press the Set button. *

* For example: If your RAM"s form size is 4GB (4 x 1024MB = 4096MB), then type the value 10240 (4096MB x 2,5 = 10240MB) in the Initial & Maximum kích cỡ (MB) fields.

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8. Click OK three (3) times khổng lồ exit.

9. Restart your computer.

Solution 3. Disable the MSI mode in StorAHCI Controller.

In some Windows 10 computers, the Advanced Host Controller Interface PCI-Express (AHCI PCIe) doesn"t operate properly & causes high disk usage problems, when the Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) mode is enabled when running with the inbox StorAHCI.sys driver.

So, proceed & disable the MSI mode in StorAHCI Controller, by following the instructions on this MS article: KB3083595.

Solution 4. Turn off Notifications.

1. From Start thực đơn, open Settings.


2. At settings window, select System.


3. Select Notifications & actions at the left và then phối the Show me tips about Windows notifications to OFF.


4. Cđại bại settings window and kiểm tra if the "System and Compressed Memory Service" high CPU usage problem persists. If it persists, then try lớn turn off all other notifications.

Solution 5. Disable the Disk Defrag task.

1. At Cortana"s tìm kiếm box type task scheduler.

2. Open the "Task Scheduler" desktop tiện ích.


3. At the left pane go khổng lồ Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Defrag.


4. At the right pane select the Schedule Defrag task & cliông xã Disable.


5. Restart your computer.

Solution 6. Remove Temporary files.

The next solution to fix high disk usage issues on Windows 10, is khổng lồ delete the temporary Windows files. To vày that:

1. Press “Windows” + “R” keys lớn load the Run dialog box.

2. Type %temp% and press Enter.


3. Select all files và Delete them.


Solution 7. Install Lathử nghiệm Device Drivers.

– Make sure that you have sầu installed the lachạy thử drivers for every device on your computer, starting from the "Intel SATA SATA/AHCI" controller. To do that:

1. Press “Windows” + “R” keys khổng lồ load the Run dialog box.

2. Type devmgmt.msc & press Enter.


3. Under each category, right clichồng at every listed device và choose Update driver software.


Solution 8. Persize a Windows 10 Repair with an in-place tăng cấp.

The in-place tăng cấp and repair method, is the most secure solution to fix many issues in Windows 10. To perkhung a repair upgrade of your Windows 10 installation follow the detailed instructions on this article: How to lớn repair Windows 10.

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