Please identify the process/service causing hourly high disk usage


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Please identify the process/service causing hourly high disk usage


    This problem has been ongoing for 9 days now. My PC lags up due to my SSD (system drive) usage spiking to around 50% for a short while, subsiding after a few seconds. I notice this happens exactly every one hour from my HDSentinel temperature history, lasting for about 20-30 seconds before calming down. Example -- at 6:32 PM then again at 7:32 PM (sometimes a few minutes difference).

    In the 4 years I had this PC (mainly gaming), I never had this issue until now. Can you identify the exact process/service causing this from my screenshots below? I already tried disabling those "high usage" services like superfetch etc. (turned them back on because they weren't the cause). Also HdSentinel shows my SSD at Perfect health status and chkdsk shows no errors (ran many times), and RAM is good as well as GPU CPU etc. etc. 100% NOT a hardware issue.

    Pls identify the service(s)/process(s) causing this hourly spike, and how to disable them. Also don't mind the "explorer.exe" process because that's just me spamming screenshots.

    Screenshots from last night:

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    Screenshots from this morning:

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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    See if performing clean boot state will resolve the problem.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Nope, clean boot did absolutely NOTHING!

    Pls identify the processes causing my disk usage spikes (look in my screenshots in the OP above)^^^^^
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  4. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    I can't from screenshots use Process Explorer it can help you identify the high disk usage.

    Also scan your computer and install all Windows updates.


    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...ocess-explorer
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    FreeBooter said:
    I can't from screenshots use Process Explorer it can help you identify the high disk usage.

    Also scan your computer and install all Windows updates.


    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...ocess-explorer
    How do I sort the columns on Procexp to show total disk activity?
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  6. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    From View tab click Select Columns --> Process I/O and place a check marks for Reads, Writes.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    FreeBooter said:
    From View tab click Select Columns --> Process I/O and place a check marks for Reads, Writes.
    Svchost.exe:11040? Pls tell me how to disable the service etc.

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  8. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    The Svchost.exe hosts services for Windows 10 you can only disable services hosted by the process.
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