Disk Usage Jumping to 100% When Idle, Sometimes At Random Solved

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  1.    15 Mar 2017 #11

    I do not have any disk imaging tools of any sort, no; I also very rarely set restore points for my computer, but I've cleared what ones there were in an attempt to fix that last error. But my Windows 10 is up-to-date, yeah. It actually just ran some updates last night, but, nothing's changed in regards to disk usage.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       16 Mar 2017 #12

    If you want to take a shot at deleting restore points and shadow copies here are instructions. I'm not sure, did you work your way through entire article on suggested fixes?

    If you want to delete

    Click on File Explorer, right click on C:drive, left click on “Properties”. On General tab click “Disk Cleanup”, when window opens click on “Cleanup system files”, when window opens click on “More options” tab. Lower box, “System Restore and Shadow Copies”, click “Cleanup”, then “Delete”. Then confirm by clicking “Delete files”.
    Recommend you create a new Restore point.

    I would look into Macrium. Saves you from the dreaded clean install on complex machines.

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  3.    18 Mar 2017 #13

    Okay, after doing that, I waited a couple days to see what happened. So far, save for when Windows was running updates in the background, my disk usage problem seems to have gone away, but this isn't the first time that's happened.

    So I'm willing to tentatively call this one "solved" for now - but 100% disk usage is an issue that tends to resurface for me now and then. With any luck, it will stay gone this time.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       19 Mar 2017 #14

    Good. That said there seems to be an issue somewhere in the ether with restore points. You see plenty of posts and until that underlying thing is fixed I would not be surprised to see it come back. At least you are armed. Thanks for posting back.

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