100% Disk usage is drving me nuts

dabadee

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I donk know what else to try i literaly went through every post on this site that had 100%Disk usage as a title that has been solved.I am close to eating my fingers and throwing this pc away.
So am using win 10 x64
550w ps
1050 2 gb
X4 740 3.2ghz
8gb ram
1tb hdd

I tried disabling all s!!t nothing works this fkin task manager shows 100%disk usage no matter what am i doing.Games lag as hell super mario cant run for 3 sec witouth freezing and if i am about to open my computer hahaha no no....
I just did a clean install of win 10 cuz i tought it might be a virus lets clean everything up.Also i formated D partition along with C.
I checked every component and everything is all right.I am out of ideas...
 
Latest major windows update is downloading/installing there.
Check Settings/Update&Security/Windows Update to monitor update progress.
You can't do anything other than wait until it finishes.

If you had SSD instead of mechanical HDD, this would not seem such a big problem.
 

Can you post screenshot from Resource Monitor ?
(Resource monitor, disk tab, disk activity section ordered by column total, file names visible)
Should look similar to this. Just order by Total (not I/O priority).
 

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Here's the pic soz it took a while to open paint...




 

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I see search indexer in your picture, so would say still some things to try yet.

Some things to try to reduce CPU /Disk usage:

Check Message Signal interrupts and if StorAHCI.sys could be an issue: Refer to the Microsoft article at:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3083595/task-manager-might-show-100-disk-utilization-on-windows-10-devices-wit


Reinstall your Nvidia drivers with ony the graphics driver, PhysX, and (if needed) the HDMI sound. Do NOT install GeForce Experience. It's supposed to be able to override your settings for "optimized" ones, but optimized on their test hardware, not your hardware. This item also scans your drive for said games, taking up resources. This will also get rid of one source of background video recording. Do not install the 3D driver stuff unless you are specifically using it (like for Oculus Rift or similar)

Turn off Windows built in XBox app video recording. The latest windows update moves this switch outside of the App. Even if video is encoded on the GPU, it still has to be moved across the bus to be written to storage.

Go into advanced power settings, set performance mode. Use the advanced properties to further set CPU min/Max states to 100%, .

Disable Cloud saves and Synchroniztion in your Gaming Clients (Steam, Origin, Uplay, etc)

Disable OneDrive if you can live with that.

Turn off storage sense

Go to your settings tab if you haven't already and look at all options under all headers. Turn off functions you don't need.

Delivery Optimization is usually on. Seems to treat your PC as a torrent source for Win updates. Turn it off.

Game Mode may cause stuttering, try turning it off.

Some people have reported success with using Utimate Windows Tweaker using the "Security and Privacy" section, then the "Privacy" tab settings. I prefer a more granular approach but ymmv. Links given at end of this post.

Services to consider disabling: (Some telemetry related, ymmv depending on your particular usage scenarios)

Anything Adobe depending on usage or setting to manual
NVidia telemetry (using autoruns is helpful here also)
Connected User Experiences
Delivery Optimization
dmwappushsvc
DNSClient (esp if running a large HOSTS file)
Geolocation Service
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub
Microsoft App-V Client
Net Tcp Port Sharing Service
Program Compatibility Assistant
Remote Registry
Routing and Remote Access
Shared PC account management
Smart Card
Superfetch (if using an SSD)
User Experience Virtualization
Windows Biometric Service
Windows Search (big hog that runs in the background)

Use Autoruns from Microsofts Sysinternal Utilities to see what is being autostarted. Many autostart items will NOT be listed conventionally in Startup. See what is being started up and what items specific to your system might be dumpable.

Disable Live tiles that you don't need.
Disable Background functionality for Apps that you don't need or Don't need them doing that.

Turn PreFetch off: (Requires going into the registry)

How invasive is your Antivirus? Many functions you can turn off in "helpful" all in one suites. YMMV of course depending on your usage habits. I run Avast for instance, but ONLY run the Web and File Shield because of my browsing habits/computer usage. Everything you don't need is background churn.

Using a program like W10Privacy to start turning off telemetry churn that windows only gives you SOME options available to turn it off. Programs such as these help so you don't have to go hunting a bunch of stuff in Group Policy Editor or dig in the registry.
Read the choices it offers though, some items you may want to keep on, even among the green items in W10Privacy. Run this oner in Admin mode, and give it a bit to present the interface (it scans throughout the system 1st to find current settings before giving you the tweak menus) It only seems like it's locked up at first.

Program downloads:

Ultimate Windows Tweaker:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-windows-10

W10Privacy:
https://www.winprivacy.de/english-home/

Microsofts Sysinternal Utilities AutoRuns:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns








 

dabadee

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Update:
Every update finished,i tried all things cherry blossoms listed but no success disk usage is still at 100%
And I just saw video from a guy on youtube and he said to disable DiagTrack in services from task manager(and now its just going nuts from 0% to 100%, 13%-100%, and like that back and forth) and its even more laggy now ...
 
Latest major windows update is downloading/installing there.
Check Settings/Update&Security/Windows Update to monitor update progress.
You can't do anything other than wait until it finishes.

If you had SSD instead of mechanical HDD, this would not seem such a big problem.
 

dabadee

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Alright i just saw an update and it asked me to reset pc and now iam waiting for it yo finish.
Anyway i stopped some nvidia service and disk usage went from 100% to 0-20%
Now i just wanna confirm that all's good after update.

 

dabadee

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Alright everything is working smooth now disk usage is at around 0-20% while downloading game.

And that nvidia service that i turned off is on again and its working smooth.
So after winfows update pronlem is gone.

Thanks for helping me :D
 
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I solved this temporarily on my lenovo by suspending svchost.exe.

 
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Why was it temporary?
 
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When I restarted the process restarted and the disk usage issue came back, actively working on a solution for this so I'll post here again if I figure out something permanent.
 
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Re: 100% Disk usage in new laptop running Windows 10
For me, after a good month's search, the trick was to remove the Skype app plus fix a number of DCOM service errors.

Regarding Skype, I had the desktop Skype application installed, but some Windows update (probably the October major rollout) installed the Skype app too.

The major problem however lied in security misconfigurations of various DCOM services, introduced when the October 2018 update was installed. Mostly had to do with the RuntimeBroker DCOM service, but a couple of other services were affected too.

The documents in https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/multiple-distributedcom-errors-system-freezing-etc/3f4263ae-abdb-441c-8fce-71b70abbe349 and https://www.itexperience.net/2018/12/02/event-id-10016-fix-the-application-specific-permission-settings-do-not-grant-local-activation-permission-for-the-com-server-application-with-clsid/ give walkthroughs to solve the problem. Note that the respective processes may need to be repeated for DCOM services that are failing due to permissions.
 

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