Windows 10: Windows 10 always 100% Disk usage

  1.    05 Jan 2017 #1

    Windows 10 always 100% Disk usage


    I got the free upgrade to Windows 10 back when it was available through Windows Update on my Dell Optiplex 780 and ever since, when I open the task manager, it always shows "Disk 100%" and that column is always red. Even when sorted high to low with 'More Details' showing, there is only one 1.0 MB and everything else is 0.0 or 0.1. The Disk usage always remains 100% as long as the machine it turned on.

    Does anybody know what the problem could be?
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  2.    06 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi, as ever when posting questions about usage, please post a screenshot of your task manager showing the relevant processes using your disk.

    If it's system or svchost.exe, please download process explorer (free) and post a screenshot showing those.

    Thanks!

    Meanwhile please feel free to search the forum where you will find a good number of threads on high disk usage which may help you as you can see: (I searched for "100% disk usage")

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  3.    09 Jan 2017 #3

    I have same issue too, a task called "composing" or something like that, use my HDD sometimes, specially in windows startup, which takes several minutes to end, never had such issue in windows 7. This cause me to can't use windows for several minutes after startup, I thought windows 10 fast startup is an advantage to 7 but actually 7 is faster as at least it doesn't prevent me from using windows after startup!
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  4.    09 Jan 2017 #4

    Please, please, post a screenshot of your task manager. Sorry, no idea what a task called composing is- doesn't sound like an OS function.

    What happens to disk usage:
    a. In safe mode
    b. After a clean boot.

    And use the forum as a resource: use the solved threads on this topic to point you in appropriate directions to try to resolve this. See my post above- and feel free to use the search box for the forum.
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  5.    09 Jan 2017 #5

    Ok this is the process "compatibility telemetry"
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  6.    09 Jan 2017 #6

    When I hover mouse on this process in that tool, it shows "error" so I don't know which app is behind using this process.
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  7.    09 Jan 2017 #7

    Sorry, I can't see that. If you use the icon above a post to the left of the video icon 'Insert Image' to add an image, clicking on the image expands it so it's clear to readers.

    Meanwhile see:
    Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry HIGH DISK USAGE - Windows 10
    Disabling Windows Compatability Telemetry - Microsoft Community
    Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. What is it and why does it run my disk up to 100%? : windows
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  •    09 Jan 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    Sorry, I can't see that. If you use the icon above a post to the left of the video icon 'Insert Image' to add an image, clicking on the image expands it so it's clear to readers.

    Meanwhile see:
    Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry HIGH DISK USAGE - Windows 10
    Disabling Windows Compatability Telemetry - Microsoft Community
    Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry. What is it and why does it run my disk up to 100%? : windows
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  •    09 Jan 2017 #9

    Is above image still unreadable?
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  •    09 Jan 2017 #10

    Hi, for whatever reason it doesn't expand at all with one click on it. This is what it should do:
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    See:
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    Have you looked at those URLs? There's nothing on this forum I've found on that process.
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