Disk and RAM usage goes to 100% Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Disk and RAM usage goes to 100%


    Hello everyone,

    I've bought a new computer about 6 weeks ago. Everything worked fine, up until these last few days. After a few hours of using it, it starts lagging more and more, to the point where it freezes completely. I've managed to catch a glimpse on the taskbar, which showed 100% disk usage and about 98% RAM usage, despite not running any applications. The only way out is to restart, but after a few hours it starts the whole lagging process again.

    I've also run a virus scan (malwarebytes), and it found nothing suspicious.

    Thank you for your help in advance.
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  2. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
    Posts : 805
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    You need to look at what processes and services are active when RAM and CPU usage is high.
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  3. RoasterMen's Avatar
    Posts : 736
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    You can go to resource monitor to look thoroughly at what consumes memory
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the advice! I found out that the issue was somehow connected to the latest windows update, so I just rolled back to the previous version and the issue seems to be resolved.
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  5. Megahertz's Avatar
    Posts : 401
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #5

    It was probably a known bug in 1903. After a update patch from WU the problem would be gone.
    I have disabled Cortana on my computer.
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