Windows 10: In Task Manager, Disk full doesn't match display

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  1.    02 Jan 2018 #1

    In Task Manager, Disk full doesn't match display


    When I check task manager it says 99% disk, but the highest capacity is 0.7MB, and if you compute them all you get a total of 2.3MB being used. Definitely this is not 99% full. Seldomly, another thing will appear in there that says like 20MB, but as I look at it I cannot figure out how all the memory is being used. This is confusing to me. The usage should be higher if the amount is that great.

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       02 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello ironfist, :)

    The 99% you see in your screenshot is for the "Total utilization across all physical drives" instead of how much drive space is used. Basically for activity.
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  3.    02 Jan 2018 #3

    Right. But what is the reason it is 99% when few things are being listed? Select the link I posted to observe a screenshot.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       02 Jan 2018 #4

    You definitely have something causing a lot of disk activity.

    Click on the "Performance" tab in Task Manager, click on the "Open Resource Monitor" link at the bottom, and then click on the "Disk" tab in Resource Monitor. It'll give you a more detailed idea of what is causing disk activity.
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  5.    07 Jan 2018 #5

    This is being the situation again. Disk usage is at 100% but if you compute all the things that are using space it's about under 7MB.Click image for larger version. 

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       07 Jan 2018 #6

    ironfist said: View Post
    This is being the situation again. Disk usage is at 100% but if you compute all the things that are using space it's about under 7MB.Click image for larger version. 

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    Is it possible the disk usage is being confused with disk space [storage]? Right-clicking the drive letter in File Explorer then clicking Properties will give the disk space used and available for a rough total [some things are hidden and not always added to the result].
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2018 #7

    As a test, start killing the process of each item one at a time and checking a bit after each one to see if the disk activity goes back to normal. If it does right after killing a process, then that may be the culprit.

    If you kill something that cripples Windows, you can just restart the computer.

    Just to rule out an issue with the drive, run check disk on the drive to see what it reports.
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  8. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       07 Jan 2018 #8

    Suggestion.

    Run the right slide bar down so we can see what else you have running.

    Also from Task Manager tick on "Startup" and post what is there.

    It would also be very helpful to completely fill in your system specs.

    Here is a tutorial by Brink that will help you do that.

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  9.    08 Jan 2018 #9

    Here comes a screenshot from resource monitor during a time when disk was 98%. First it was blank but that might have been because my computer was slow:
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    next it showed what you see here

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  10. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       09 Jan 2018 #10

    Have you changed anything here.

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