1.    13 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Extremely high intermittent disk usage


    Hello,

    From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.

    I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...

    This is becoming extremely irritating, and my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.

    Could anyone suggest a remedy for this? I have run out of ideas, barring a system reset...it used to work fine before an update in mid - October.

    Thanks a lot.
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 7

    I would try another disk. This could very well be a hardware problem.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would try another disk. This could very well be a hardware problem.
    Hello,

    It actually used to work fine just before the update. I have seen this issue, almost exactly the same, being reported in other places as well. Also I've run a host of diagnostic tests on my laptop for the disk, and they all report it's alright. Drivers are updated to Windows 10 as per OEM releases.

    For example :

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/skype/388912-disk-usage-very-high.html

    - is one post which describes roughly the same issue. However, my problem is not related to skype, it's disabled. So are things like OneDrive etc.
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