Windows 10: 100% disk usage in Windows 10. Help?

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  1.    29 Aug 2015 #11

    Jade said: View Post
    Hello! I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and realized that this disk issue hasn't been fixed. I had some problems with it in 8.1, so this issue is technically a continued one.

    Whenever I turn my laptop on, it always runs between 95-100% disk. If I do a quick defrag (takes about 5 minutes), the disk issue goes away; however, I have to do it every time I turn my computer on, or else the issue comes back. What should I do for a more permanent fix? I don't like constantly defragging my computer, since I usually turn it on and off multiple times a day.

    Thanks in advance for any help! I wasn't sure where to post this, so I hope I'm in the right place.

    Might I suggest that you see if you have any programs which start automatically which appear to be running constantly.
    I noticed, when I had the same problem that CCleaner was running as it was set up to run automatically.
    As soon as I stopped it my disk usage dropped down to insignificant. I have since set up CCleaner to only run manually and for me at least, there is no longer a problem.
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  2.    24 Sep 2015 #12

    Sad isn't? Well my friend...

    I'll tell you why disabling services won't work...

    It's because THE PROBLEM ACTUALLY is the Virtual Memory in Pagination File... Just set a MANUAL value at stead. And finally Very simple, few steps.

    And... It's a Microsoft recommendation! Yeah you read it well. LOL?

    All operating systems require virtual memory, which is a combination of RAM and a portion of your hard drive called the Swap file, Paging file or Pagefile. Whenever RAM is not enough, Windows make use of the Swap files to temporarily store files and then swap them back to the RAM when required. Virtual memory can be considered as being an extension of the computer's physical memory.

    In Windows 10 this file is named as pagefil.sys (invisible to the user) and there's an easy way to adjust its default size or disable it:

    Click on Start > File Explorer. Right-click on This PC > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced tab > Performance and then click on the Settings button:

    In the Performance Options window, go to Virtual memory section and click on Change:

    By default the size of the paging file is being managed by Windows, so the first step is to clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox.

    Custom size - Choosing a custom size is a tricky question. The idea is to limit the Maximum size so that the paging file does not become too big, although it will be limited by the size of the partition size:

    As a general rule, the maximum size of the paging file must be x1.5 the amount of RAM installed. Thus for a PC running with 4GB of RAM, the maximum size of the swap file will be 1024 x 4 x 1.5 Mb.

    And remember to clear all dispensable files typing Windows+R and typing temp, selecting and deleting all, doing it again with %temp% and Prefetch.

    If you are a noob in such things, learn more about virtual memory here (isn't my site): Windows 10 - Virtual Memory

    Cya!
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       24 Sep 2015 #13

    GabrielChagas said: View Post
    Sad isn't? Well my friend...

    I'll tell you why disabling services won't work...

    It's because THE PROBLEM ACTUALLY is the Virtual Memory in Pagination File... Just set a MANUAL value at stead. And finally Very simple, few steps.

    And... It's a Microsoft recommendation! Yeah you read it well. LOL?

    All operating systems require virtual memory, which is a combination of RAM and a portion of your hard drive called the Swap file, Paging file or Pagefile. Whenever RAM is not enough, Windows make use of the Swap files to temporarily store files and then swap them back to the RAM when required. Virtual memory can be considered as being an extension of the computer's physical memory.

    In Windows 10 this file is named as pagefil.sys (invisible to the user) and there's an easy way to adjust its default size or disable it:

    Click on Start > File Explorer. Right-click on This PC > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced tab > Performance and then click on the Settings button:

    In the Performance Options window, go to Virtual memory section and click on Change:

    By default the size of the paging file is being managed by Windows, so the first step is to clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox.

    Custom size - Choosing a custom size is a tricky question. The idea is to limit the Maximum size so that the paging file does not become too big, although it will be limited by the size of the partition size:

    As a general rule, the maximum size of the paging file must be x1.5 the amount of RAM installed. Thus for a PC running with 4GB of RAM, the maximum size of the swap file will be 1024 x 4 x 1.5 Mb.

    And remember to clear all dispensable files typing Windows+R and typing temp, selecting and deleting all, doing it again with %temp% and Prefetch.

    If you are a noob in such things, learn more about virtual memory here (isn't my site): Windows 10 - Virtual Memory

    Cya!
    One other thing to add, if doing a Win10 System Reset and chose NOT to keep, wound up with a very large file on the HDD. I did such a Reset a few hours ago on a 500GB HDD and ended up with a file of 240GB. It was a resurrected Notebook and I needed nothing from the HDD, had already copied the clients data to DVD. It's not a Folder but a file and name mentions it can be deleted so I did and got the space back.

    As for Virtual Memory/paging file, I also use the 1.5 times physical RAM and have never had a lack-of-memory message/issue, on Win7 and later, WinXP Help suggested more. But then I don't do video editing or large spreadsheets or databases that could require more.
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  4.    25 Sep 2015 #14

    Berton said: View Post
    One other thing to add, if doing a Win10 System Reset and chose NOT to keep, wound up with a very large file on the HDD. I did such a Reset a few hours ago on a 500GB HDD and ended up with a file of 240GB. It was a resurrected Notebook and I needed nothing from the HDD, had already copied the clients data to DVD. It's not a Folder but a file and name mentions it can be deleted so I did and got the space back.

    As for Virtual Memory/paging file, I also use the 1.5 times physical RAM and have never had a lack-of-memory message/issue, on Win7 and later, WinXP Help suggested more. But then I don't do video editing or large spreadsheets or databases that could require more.
    Good point. In 7 or latter it's good to use the same amount of GB RAM that you have in physical, unless you have too much, like 8 or 16 GB... At moment I'm using 4 GB in Virtual Memory/paging file, because my computer only have 4.

    About the ghost space in drive after system reset, it's a strange thing isn't? Did you remember the name of file or extension? Only what I know is that Windows keep a folder named Windows.old in such cases of a 'non cleaning' instalation, like a restore or something. It's always a good thing to Clear disk > Right-click C:\ > Properties > Disk Cleaning and then select all > and click on "Clear System Files", selecting all again > Clear.

    I done this yesterday and cleared 5GB of useless space.
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       25 Sep 2015 #15

    GabrielChagas said: View Post
    About the ghost space in drive after system reset, it's a strange thing isn't? Did you remember the name of file or extension? Only what I know is that Windows keep a folder named Windows.old in such cases of a 'non cleaning' instalation, like a restore or something. It's always a good thing to Clear disk > Right-click C:\ > Properties > Disk Cleaning and then select all > and click on "Clear System Files", selecting all again > Clear.

    I done this yesterday and cleared 5GB of useless space.
    Unfortunately I didn't record the name of the file, got sidetracked by being called to supper and didn't remember to do so. It was in the root of the C:/boot drive.
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  6.    28 Sep 2015 #16

    Fast fix for 100% disk usage


    Follow the youtube video link for fast fix for 100% disk usage on windows 7/8/10. Please leave comments on youtube page if any help required.
    Fast Fix for 100% disk usage in Windows 7/8/10 - YouTube


    Jade said: View Post
    Hello! I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and realized that this disk issue hasn't been fixed. I had some problems with it in 8.1, so this issue is technically a continued one.

    Whenever I turn my laptop on, it always runs between 95-100% disk. If I do a quick defrag (takes about 5 minutes), the disk issue goes away; however, I have to do it every time I turn my computer on, or else the issue comes back. What should I do for a more permanent fix? I don't like constantly defragging my computer, since I usually turn it on and off multiple times a day.

    Thanks in advance for any help! I wasn't sure where to post this, so I hope I'm in the right place.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    24 Oct 2015 #17

    Hii...i am having the same problem with high disk and ram usage....
    Could you please tell me how to update the firmware of SSD??
    i tried lot of solutions but nothing is working...
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  8.    25 Oct 2015 #18

    Can you please let me know your SSD manufacturer/brand. Also for high RAM usage, please try increasing the virtual memory size. Here is a short youtube video tutorial for the same. Fast Fix for 100% RAM Usage Windows 10/8/7/XP - YouTube
    Sharidya said: View Post
    Hii...i am having the same problem with high disk and ram usage....
    Could you please tell me how to update the firmware of SSD??
    i tried lot of solutions but nothing is working...
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  9.    25 Oct 2015 #19

    this appears to work for me:

    "type view local services.

    Once here, stop and disable BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)"
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  10.    26 Oct 2015 #20

    if you stop BITS by itself you'll create a bunch of errors for processes dependent on BITS.
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