100% disk usage for OS


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    100% disk usage for OS


    Hello,

    I am running Windows 10 Pro. Over the last couple of days, for some reason, the OS reports 100% disk usage, even when no application is apparently running. It was quite alright a few days ago, but troublesome over the past 2 days. I had assumed it was running some background task, and would become normal, but the abnormally high disk usage persists even after the machine has been running for half an hour.

    In this period, no Windows updates were installed, and only a scheduled checkpoint was created 4 days ago.

    If I try and restore to the checkpoint during boot, I get an error, saying the PC needs to be repaired. If I try it from the recovery option in Windows 10, it does not shut down for a restart, just keeps on the blank screen saying "Initializing restore". The entire time, according to the indication light, the disk seems busy.

    I tried disabling superfetch and background intelligent transfer service, to see if it would help, but did not work. The spike in disk usage is not specific to anything, sometimes it is the system, other times the malware service...

    I do not wish to reset the laptop, as I had quite a few things installed, but I do not have the installation media for those anymore, and so would not be able to install them again after the reset.

    I have the installation iso for Windows 10. The laptop is Dell 17R SE 7720. I had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro almost 2 months ago, and it had been running fine.

    Kindly advise.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 37
    windows 10
       #2

    What's it do in Safe Mode?
      My Computer


 

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