Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write


  1. Posts : 4
    W10
       #1

    Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write


    Windows Version: 20H2 OS Build 19042.804


    Hey Everyone,

    I recently updated from W7 to W10 and now my PC has been running very slow.

    My disk usage is typically no higher than 40% however I am pretty much always at 100% active.

    I have tried multiple things online; however I cannot figure out what is the cause.

    I tried
    1. Disabling search/superfetch
    2. Resetting page file
    3. Disk Check
    4. Disable Windows Update


    Any Help Is Appreciated! Thanks!
    Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write-screenshot-1-.png
    Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write-screenshot-2-.png
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  2. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #2

    You might take a look at this tutorial: How to Reduce Steam’s RAM Usage From 400 MB to 60 MB
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  3. Posts : 4
    W10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Jacee said:
    You might take a look at this tutorial: How to Reduce Steam’s RAM Usage From 400 MB to 60 MB
    I typically do not have steam open, but I realize it was open in that screen shot so i'll give it a shot thanks!

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    lsutigers527 said:
    I typically do not have steam open, but I realize it was open in that screen shot so i'll give it a shot thanks!
    Unfortunately this does not seem to make much difference.
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  4. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #4

    lsutigers527 said:
    Windows Version: 20H2 OS Build 19042.804
    Hey Everyone,

    I recently updated from W7 to W10 and now my PC has been running very slow.

    My disk usage is typically no higher than 40% however I am pretty much always at 100% active.

    I have tried multiple things online; however I cannot figure out what is the cause.
    I tried
    1. Disabling search/superfetch
    2. Resetting page file
    3. Disk Check
    4. Disable Windows Update

    Any Help Is Appreciated! Thanks!

    Hi lsutigers, welcome to Ten Forums.

    Has this 100% disk activity been happening ever since the upgrade to Windows 10?
    Was the upgrade performed while online using Windows Update?

    Why not start with a boot to Safe Mode and see how the disk activity performs.

    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

    If the disk activity looks better in Safe Mode, follow that with a clean boot.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  5. Posts : 4
    W10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Hi lsutigers, welcome to Ten Forums.

    Has this 100% disk activity been happening ever since the upgrade to Windows 10?
    Was the upgrade performed while online using Windows Update?

    Why not start with a boot to Safe Mode and see how the disk activity performs.

    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

    If the disk activity looks better in Safe Mode, follow that with a clean boot.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
    That didn't really seem to do much....

    I ran a process explorer and got the following.

    Sorted By File Events
    Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write-screenshot-5-.png
    Sorted By Registry Events
    Disk Activity at 100% with low Read/Write-screenshot-6-.png

    Is this out of the ordinary? Those numbers seem high for the system not seeming to be doing much. Sub 5% CPU and Low RAM use.

    Sometimes it seems to calm down and be fine but as soon as I do anything it peaks again and lags again.
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  6. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #6

    lsutigers527 said:
    That didn't really seem to do much....

    That's a rather vague description, could you please provide more details?

    Were you experiencing high disk operation, booted to Safe Mode and it remained the same, high disk operation? Or something different? Please describe.

    And you haven't yet answered my previous questions in post #4. Do you not understand the wording?
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