11 Ways to Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

11 Ways to Overcome 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10
11 Ways to Overcome 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

Have you ever had your computer is very slow and when you open Task Manager? There are many causes for this problem. And in this article, I try to peel the whole way to overcome the disk 100 Windows 10, and hopefully, your problem can be resolved.

How to Overcome 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10?

1. Checking HDD/SSD with “Check Disk”

Whatever device you use a computer, can all errors, including your HDD or SSD. This HDD/SSD error can lead to increased disk usage by up to 100%. Luckily, in Windows 10, there is a utility that can check and correct errors in HDD / SSD.

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Checking HDD SSD with Check Disk

To fix it, please go to the File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E. Then, right-click on your Windows partition and click Properties.

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Then, click the “Tools” tab and click “Check” in the “Error-checking” as shown above.

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Next, click “Scan drive” to start checking the partition you select. This process takes approximately 5 minutes to a half-hour, depending on the number of files that exist on your partitions. Do this for other partitions as needed.

2. Scan for Virus and Malware

It’s important for us to keep Windows is not infected with viruses and malicious malware. Virus replication and other malicious malware activities can increase disk usage by up to 100%. Although Windows 10 already installed antivirus, there are still many turns deadly antivirus intentionally or not even noticed.

To find out if the antivirus is installed correctly, go to Start and type “windows security” and press enter. As shown above, in the “virus and threat protection”, there is already a green check indicating antivirus running well. If not, then you need to turn the antivirus and scan the system to ensure there are no viruses or malicious malware on the loose.

3. Disabling Windows Search


Operating systems such as Windows 10 are very far from perfect. Surely there are errors that may occur, including a feature called Windows Search this. With Windows Search, you can search for files quickly, because Windows Search will index it, just like a book.

However, because there is an error in Windows Search, Windows Search could be the cause of your 100% disk usage. Since we don’t know for sure, we can temporarily turn off Windows Search. The trick is to go to Start and type “cmd”. Right-click on the search result and click “Run as administrator”. Or you can follow the way the image above by opening the Start and navigate to the folder “Windows System” and locate the “Command Prompt”.

Next, please type the command below.

net.exe stop "Windows search"

If you’ve typed the above command, please press enter. Then, pay attention to whether your computer is faster than before or not. If more quickly, then the cause is Windows Search this. You can turn it off permanently. If the same thing, it means that Windows Search is not the cause and you do not need to perform the steps below.

Press the Windows key + R and then type “services.msc” and press enter.

Then in the list of available services, find “Windows Search”. Double click to change it. In the “Startup type” change the option to “Disabled” as shown above. If so, click OK. Lastly, try restarting your computer.

4. Disable Superfetch Service

The next way is to shut off the Superfetch service. Many also report that these services make use of the disk to be 100%. To turn off this service, please type this command at the Command Prompt.

net.exe stop superfetch

After you run the command above, please wait a few moments. Also recommended for you to repeat the first ways in this article after turning off the Superfetch service.

5. Disabling Adobe Flash Player

Currently, the use of Adobe Flash Player is getting less and less. This is because Adobe Flash Player has been replaced by HTML5 safer and faster. And Adobe Flash Player will stop in 2020. Many websites are already migrating to HTML5, so it is little reason for us to keep using the Flash Player.

And there is a bug in Adobe Flash Player where this plugin causes your HDD/SSD usage to be 100%. Although Adobe says that improvements have been made, so you can not perform updates or bug is still going on. This is common if you use Google Chrome.

Disabling Adobe Flash Player

Open the Google Chrome menu and click on “Settings”. Then in the search box, type “flash”. Then click “Flash: Block sites from running flash” as shown above.

Disabling Adobe Flash Player-2

Make sure you turn off your Flash is as shown above.

6. Changing the browser

With the development of the Web is becoming increasingly sophisticated, so does the required browsers that can display these technologies. However, this will affect the use of your computer’s resources. This also applies if you are using Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is notorious for using too much RAM memory. So, please try using a different browser to see if your problem is resolved. In Windows 10, you can use Microsoft Edge already installed. Or other alternatives like Mozilla Firefox.

7. Checking the Skype App

Checking the Skype App

Just like Adobe Flash, a skype application installed on your Windows can be a cause of the use of disks to be 100%. To stop Skype from running, look for the Skype icon in the lower right corner of your taskbar. Right-click and click “Exit”.

If you have never used Skype, we highly recommend you remove them so that events do not recur.

8. Reset Virtual Memory

Virtual memory is the memory used by the computer if your RAM is full. For that, it could be the cause of your problem is Virtual Memory is.

For that, let us reset the Virtual Memory. The trick is to open the Start menu and type “performances of windows” and press enter.

Then in the Virtual Memory section, click “Change …”.

Next, uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”. Then, please set the appropriate recommended by Windows. In this case that is 1638 MB. If so, click “Set” and click OK. Then you use your computer as usual.

If it is your problem persists, please increase the allocation. Recommendations for Virtual Memory allocation is 1.5 times the size of your RAM. For example, you are using 4 GB RAM, then set the Virtual Memory allocation to 6 GB.

9. Checking Diagnostic Tracking

Windows automatically record activity on any hardware. This process can result in problems of disk usage to 100%. For that, turn off the Tracking Diagnostic may solve your problem.

To do so open Start and type “cmd”. Wait for the search results to be found. If it is, right-click on “Command Prompt” and click “Run as administrator”.

Then, type the command below. Execute the command in the first row, then proceed with the second line command.

sc config "DiagTrack" start= disabled
sc stop "DiagTrack"

As shown above, if it managed to turn off the Diagnostic Tracking, a message of “Success”.

10. Installing the Latest SATA Drivers

The driver is very important that your hardware devices communicate well with other components. For that, updating the SATA drivers for your storage is very important.

Installing the Latest SATA Drivers

To update the SATA driver, go to Start and type “device manager” and press enter. Then, right-click on “Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller” and click “Update Driver”. After that, click “Search automatically for updated driver software”. If nothing else, do the update as before.

11. Deleting Temporary Files

Windows Temporary Files is the place to put the file while necessary when installing new applications or supporting the use of the application. However, this can be a problem when the files in these Temporary Files are not updated.

For that, we need to remove them. Once deleted, the application can save the file again with the latest version. To remove it, please open the following article and you can also remove other cache if necessary.

There are many ways to overcome the disk 100 Windows 10

Using a slow computer is the most annoying thing. Hopefully, with their article on how to overcome these disks 100 Windows 10, your problem is resolved. Then, what your thoughts using the tips in this article? Is there any other way you can share? so, provide your comments in the comment box below.

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