Windows 10: Just upgraded. Problem with disk space at 100%

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #1

    Just upgraded. Problem with disk space at 100%


    Just upgraded, but I noticed some performance issues. So I checked in task manager and saw nothing wrong on the processes tab (http://imgur.com/iRXIhRB). Notice it says 2% Disk Usage.
    But when I go to the Performance tab, I see something different. (http://imgur.com/8VozeFf) The disk usage is regularly hitting 100%, while in the Processes tab it never reaches that.
    I tried to some common fixes, including disabling Windows Defender, disabling PreFetch and SuperFetch, disk defragmentation, but nothing seems to reduce the disk usage.
    Here are the current highest I/O read/write bytes under the Details tab. (http://imgur.com/XXoxasl). Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #2

    Are you getting any freeze ups ? Picture shown at time, not showing high percentage for the disk. Updated system drivers from manufacturer's site since the upgrade. Do not think turning off optimization in Windows 10 will matter as it runs on a schedule you set.

    Does this happen when idle? Chrome i see uses a lot, known to be a resource hog, just a mention seeing with that open and 2 others using 29% memory.

    If your power plan is set to Balanced try to change it to High performance and observe your system. Maybe you see the result after a reboot.
    In Event Veiwer expand the Custom Views folder on the left hand side and click on Administrative Events,any pertaining to the disk. Look for another process that may be using the HDD often. Check SMART data on drive.

    Check virtual memory use (pagefile). How much percentage of space is left on drive. Check for malware.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #3

    Yes, freeze-ups for a few seconds and my music will skip when I'm listening to it. Even when idle, the disk space will jump to 100%.

    Power Options already set to High Performance. No administrative events. Here's my current virtual memory settings (Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet). Already ran Malwarebytes today.

    Here's the remaining drive space (Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet).

    Going to update the disk driver.
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  4. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #4

    Nattie said: View Post
    Yes, freeze-ups for a few seconds and my music will skip when I'm listening to it. Even when idle, the disk space will jump to 100%.

    Power Options already set to High Performance. No administrative events. Here's my current virtual memory settings (Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet). Already ran Malwarebytes today.

    Here's the remaining drive space (Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet).

    Going to update the disk driver.
    When exactly did you upgrade, how long ago,did problem occur right after ? Any restore points prior ?
    Did you check any of programs might possibly using disk ? Virtual memory is kind of high as you see recommended is 1.6GB, but would leave it alone if letting windows decide eventually will decrease, seen it happen to me. Drive half full as would take 15-20% left to cause you issues, as you have 47% left.

    Have a utility to check SMART data on drive and even do a test on it, rule out a HDD issue ?

    Run chkdsk from the elevated command prompt, type chkdsk c: /f /r

    I meant to update all system drivers from manufacturer's site that are most important, if have Windows 10 drivers. If need help there list make and model of PC or fill in system specs here.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #5

    jds63 said: View Post
    When exactly did you upgrade, how long ago,did problem occur right after ? Any restore points prior ?
    Did you check any of programs might possibly using disk ? Virtual memory is kind of high as you see recommended is 1.6GB, but would leave it alone if letting windows decide eventually will decrease, seen it happen to me. Drive half full as would take 15-20% left to cause you issues, as you have 47% left.

    Have a utility to check SMART data on drive and even do a test on it, rule out a HDD issue ?

    Run chkdsk from the elevated command prompt, type chkdsk c: /f /r

    I meant to update all system drivers from manufacturer's site that are most important, if have Windows 10 drivers. If need help there list make and model of PC or fill in system specs here.
    Already ran chkdsk.

    I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday, which is when the problem started. How do I check for programs using the disk?

    Running a SMART test right now.

    Any ideas on why the Disk Usage reported on the Processes tab is different to the one on the Performance tab?
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #6

    Updated my system specs
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #7

    the SMART self-test failed, but you can see some of the specs of my HDD below.


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  8. Posts : 3,034
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Sep 2015 #8

    Look at chkdsk log, can use this way

    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and press Enter.

    2. In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.

    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

    3. You will now have a CHKDSKResults.txt file created on your desktop that is the log file of your chkdsk scan results from Event Viewer.

    Think performance is showing it in last minute, but percentage was 0 in performance,graph think showed the previous usage.

    Try resource monitor, be in All Apps, Windows Administrator Tools, Resource Monitor, look under Disc.

    Safe mode is always another way to know if this is caused by a software or driver, as is a clean boot, can run safe mode for awhile to see if it happens. Not going to let you know which software or driver, but if it does not do it, least tells you a cause is more related to that.
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/boot-w...0-in-safe-mode
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  9. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #9

    TimeCreated : 9/7/2015 1:49:09 PM
    Message :

    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is OSDisk.


    One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
    may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
    that you continue.
    Windows will now check the disk.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    388864 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    6137 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.

    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    The multi-sector header signature for VCN 0x3 of index $I30
    in file 0x17104 is incorrect.
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ................
    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 94468.
    The index bitmap $I30 in file 0x17104 is incorrect.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the bitmap for index $I30 for file 94468.
    The down pointer of current index entry with length 0x18 is invalid.
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 ................
    ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ................
    Sorting index $I30 in file 94468.
    511358 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
    Recovering orphaned file HTTPS_~1.LO~ (83869) into directory file 94468.
    Recovering orphaned file https_www.google.com_0.localstorage (83869) into directory file 94468.
    Recovering orphaned file HTTPS_~2.LO~ (83887) into directory file 94468.
    Recovering orphaned file https_www.google.com_0.localstorage-journal (83887) into directory file 94468.
    Recovering orphaned file CHROME~4.LO~ (111041) into directory file 94468.
    4 unindexed files scanned.
    Recovering orphaned file CHROME~3.LO~ (143455) into directory file 94468.
    4 unindexed files recovered to original directory.
    0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.

    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Cleaning up 2165 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 2165 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 2165 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    61248 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    No further action is required.

    962423807 KB total disk space.
    499185532 KB in 315290 files.
    228944 KB in 61249 indexes.
    8 KB in bad sectors.
    487887 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    462521436 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    240605951 total allocation units on disk.
    115630359 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 ef 05 00 e6 be 05 00 f5 05 0b 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    75 94 00 00 62 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 u...b...........

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2015 #10

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