Disk IO being nearly at 100% most of the time

  1. Posts : 6
    Win 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.420

    Disk IO being nearly at 100% most of the time

    For the past few weeks I am observing 100% Disk IO even when the CPU usage remains in the range of 4-25% and the RAM consumption remains around 30-50%. This is with less than 1-2 applications open. This is given when I restart or shutdown-reboot or log off/in from the laptop. I do not have a SSD.

    How can I identify what is causing such a high Disk IO? And how do I resolve it?

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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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    W10+Developer Insider + Linux

    Run as many AV and anti-malware as you can first. Windows Defender, Malwarebytes and Advanced Cleaner at least.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Please post screenshots of your task manager (Processes tab, Performance tab (Memory, Disk)).
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image tab above your post to the left of the video icon

    Please do a clean boot and repeat those screenshots.
    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    (part 1)

    Please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) to check your disk and post a screenshot.

    Please download and run Crystal DiskMark and post a screenshot of the result to check disk performance.
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