100% disk usage in Windows 10: How To Fix?
If your PC has a 100% disk usage over some time, it will affect the functioning.
The three steps guide below shows you what to do in such situations.
1. Turn off Windows Search
- Open a Command Prompt as administrator ad
- Enter the given command: net.exe stop Windows search
- Wait until the process is complete.
- The launch Task Manager and check whether your disk usage is still at 100%.
Many users assert that disables Windows Search fixes this problem. So, if this solution quickly fixes the problem, this means that you identify the culprit.
Now, you need to disable the Windows Search permanently. Here is how you can do:
- Go to Search, type services.msc, and then open the Service
- Find Windows Search service and right-click on it and Go to the properties
- In the General tab, go to Startup type, set to Disabled, and press Apply.
2. Run Disk Check
- The launch Command Prompt as an administrator
- Enter the CHKDSK / R commandCHKDSK window 10
- Wait for a while and give time to computer process the command
- Go to Task Manager and check if the problem persists.
It should solve the problem with the disk and fix the problem of disk usage too high.
3. Virtual Memory Reset in Windows 10
Virtual memory disk treats you as if it is the RAM and use it to exchange the temporary files when running out of actual RAM. Errors in Pagefile.sys can cause 100% disk usage on your Windows 10 machine. The cure to this problem is to reset your virtual memory settings.
Follow the steps to reset your disk
- In the computer’s “System Properties,” click on “Advanced system settings.”
- In the Performance section, click on “Settings.”
- Choose the “Advanced” option and click on the “Change” button.
- Make sure the box titled “Automatically manage paging file size” is correctly checked.
- You can select “No paging file,” as well, and Press OK and then reboot.
- This will hinder the use of virtual memory and can improve the performance of your system disk.