HELP! Laptop Disk Usage Spiking to 99-100% Usage

rhftw

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I've been having issues with my ASUS ROG laptop lately, and the concern has been over Disk Usage when I open up Task Manager and look at the 'Processes' tab.



Although it's not in the image above, I noticed that the 'System' process was the primary reason for the 100% Disk Usage

I was in the middle of a game until my FPS started dropping from a consant frame rate to a really low FPS. The entire computer would completely slow down, even when I tried bringing up Task Manager, it would take over 3 mins just to bring it up.

Even when I'm doing nothing much other than typing this post I still get this:



Is there a solution for this problem? I'm not sure what the problem is.

The HDD in the laptop is a Seagate 1 TB (5400 RPM).
 

cozmium

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Go to the resource monitor (performance tab, 'open resource monitor' at the bottom) and it will tell you what files are consuming disk usage so you can get a better idea of what is causing it.
 

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