100% Disk Usage in Windows? Here's How to Fix It!

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Your computer is hanging. Same old Windows, right? Except you’re using a brand new Windows 8.x or Windows 10 device; you’ve only had it a few days. So just what is going on?

Investigating, you discover that your system drive is running at 100%. Surely this can’t be right? Sadly, it is. The latest versions of Windows have a problem with the drives being over worked, which slows down the operating system. This issue affects both hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

Several fixes are available for this, depending upon what exactly is causing the problem.


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All Comments

  • disabling windows search saved my life. thanks bro!

    Tu Camiseta July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • superfetch turns into sysmain

    Inspire July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Thanks for the guide, i try stop windoes search and my disk from 100% to 1%, once again thankyou

    Muhamad Fauzhan July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Thank YOU

    LEO JR10 BH July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • I myself am a sys admin, God knows how long I have been suffering with this issue with no hope. I have literally tried everything a techie does except the one last "Diagnostic Tracking" whew!! disabling this fixed the issue finally

    Vignesh Rao July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • I would suggest putting the last option you described first. I had to go through the whole video and it was the last and easiest solution. But thanks. It worked!

    Psyclotron xx July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Yea but my computer has suddenly become so slow that I am not even able to open task manager

    RUBIX STARS July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Thank you for your tips, laptop is no longer running at 100% usage 🙂

    Alison Hardman July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • My cpu and disk are 100%. I dont know what happened. Could you please help me?

    Arni Anggraeni July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • ty a lot mine one was superfetch

    Samiul Sajid July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Step 1 : Get an SSD

    Maggiethegsd July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • i have 4gb ram laptop and i updated my windows in windows 10 but all the step doesnt work

    White Rabbit July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • is nobody ganna talk about the tor browser in ur desktop

    Lorenzo de la Barra July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Hey when I open command prompt and I click run as admin Instead of C:WindowsSystem32> I am getting C:usersJohn> how do I fix this problem, Thank you.

    Sports Chest Store July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Active time of HDD is 100 but no read and write. Why??? Anyone???

    SyedAliB July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • i just updated to W10 204 and my new HDD health dropped to 10% and it is utilizing 100% of it. Dont know why because I have Windows installed in SSD. Looking everywhere for a solution but couldnt find any till now. Im very upset and tired of Windows 10 new update 2004

    SyedAliB July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • i miss the stability of win 7💔

    Mehul July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • I simply stopped the windows module installer. Worked charmingly. My windows was downloading an update without my permission.

    M Usman Siddique July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • windows search was the deal breaker!

    carbuncle1977 July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • All the steps didn't work for me 🙁

    Charles Garcia July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • This happened to me because of Valorant and it’s stupid Vanguard

    Herosaurus Beast July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • I was at 100% usage at the beginning of the vid then somehow it went down to zero without me doing anything 🙂

    Games For Noobs July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • Bro its 2020 and this is still a thing!

    Edit: None of these worked anyone else got a fix?

    _Mr.Gamesterp500 _ July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply
  • One of the few videos that isn't a scam. Easy fix. Great video man

    shlump sclumpump July 3, 2020 6:46 pm Reply

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