100% Disk Usage

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  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    100% Disk Usage


    Hi there,

    Recently, my laptop keeps spiking to 100% disk usage.
    I've tried disabling Superfetch and Windows Search, adjusting the virtual memory, checking if I have the AHCI controller, check disk, none of it worked.
    The only thing I haven't tried is System Restore (since I only noticed this after the last update) - I tried it, but it didn't work because it said the drive might be corrupt, and it still didn't work after chkdsk.
    Any other ideas?

    Thanks
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  2. RoadBlaster's Avatar
    Posts : 289
    Win 10 Pro Dual Boot
       #2

    Have you knocked the laptop while it was on / off because if you have then it may be corruption causing 100%, you know what that means an unrecoverable o.s, have you got a system recovery disk you could use ?

    Also is it SSD or HDD ?
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    RoadBlaster said:
    Have you knocked the laptop while it was on / off because if you have then it may be corruption causing 100%, you know what that means an unrecoverable o.s, have you got a system recovery disk you could use ?

    Also is it SSD or HDD ?
    Hi,
    I don't remember knocking it.
    Also, I should mention that the disk usage calms down after a bit, it's only a problem after startup and if I put it on standby or don't use it for a while.
    Also, it's an HDD.
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  4. RoadBlaster's Avatar
    Posts : 289
    Win 10 Pro Dual Boot
       #4

    Ahh at startup then you need to perform a clean boot ?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

    Can you takes a screenshot of msconfig / services / (hide all Microsoft services ?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    100% Disk Usage-config.png

    Here you go :)
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  6. RoadBlaster's Avatar
    Posts : 289
    Win 10 Pro Dual Boot
       #6

    Well as you can see that's a lot of services that start up once os is loaded, not sure which way you want to analise this

    1 - You could type each service into google for an explanation of what is does & weather you can Un-Tick it for start when needed

    or

    2 - Use a trial copy of tune up utilities to tell you what can be switched off then you can Un-Tick manually

    Here is a screenshot of my Services :

    100% Disk Usage-mscon.jpg
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  7. RoadBlaster's Avatar
    Posts : 289
    Win 10 Pro Dual Boot
       #7

    Just had a thought that if you use tune up utilities in trial to stop services you could then take a picture of msconfig again so when you uninstall Tune up utilities you can untick the correct programs
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  8. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,332
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    You have Norton and AVG Anti-Virus on your computer. You can only have one. Having both will conflict.
    Use the Norton removal tool or AVG Remover to remove one or the other
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,113
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #9

    You need to try to identify the cause.

    Simplest initial approach:
    Does this happen if you do a clean boot? If not, then you have established a state which enables you to hopefully identify a possible cause.
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums


    Searching the forum for
    spikes 100%
    produces a number of threads. Examples:
    https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/41879-random-spikes-100-disk-activity-system-drive.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/58053-disk-activity-spikes-100-every-few-minutes-system-lockup.html


    It's worth reading through these for cases where people have resolved this.
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #10

    how do we un-tick services that's not important?

    100%x
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 100% Disk Usage-2016_10_30_07_35_381.png  
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