Nowadays, the 100 Percent Disk Usage is a common problem for Windows users. If you are a Windows 10 user, this case maybe is very common to you and you encounter certain system performance issues. Even though the problem is quite frustrating, there is nothing to worry about. With these few solution methods, you can easily change the current status.
Reasons for 100 Percent Disk Usage
Due to various reasons, your task manager shows you the high CPU usage status. I have enlisted a list of them; kindly check ‘em out-
- A Host Controller Interface PCI-Express(AHCI PCIe) is causing the 100% disk usage
- Your Windows firmware is causing the problem
- There is some kind of Solid-state drive (SSD) error present in your system
Quick Solutions for 100 Percent Disk Usage in Windows 10
In this section, I have come up with some quick resolves that you can perform to fix the Windows problem. All of these solutions are very easy to perform and less time-consuming so, you can perform on your own.
Step 1- Disable Windows Search
To troubleshoot the issue, you can try to disable the Windows search option. If you want, you can disable it permanently, or for temporarily also. For disabling it temporarily, follow these steps-
- Press Windows logo key and X together
- Then you have to select Command Prompt (Admin)
- Click yes on the User Account Control window prompt
- When the command prompt window is displayed on-screen, you need to type the net.exe stop ‘Windows search’ command
- Next, hit the enter key
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If you want to disable the search option for permanently, follow the steps below-
- Press Windows logo key+ X together
- When the Run box appears, type services.msc in it
- Find the Windows Search option and then double-click on it and open properties
- Disable the Startup type and click Apply and OK to save the changes
Step 2- Disable Superfetch
Superfetch decreases the boot time of your Windows 10 system and at the same time, it helps the programs to load more efficiently. But there are evidents present on the internet that the Superfetch causes high disk usage and as a result, your system performance gets hampered. So, disabling it will be an option-
- Press Windows logo key+ X together and click on the Command Prompt (Admin) option
- Click Yes at the User Account Control window prompt window that opens next
- Here you will have to type ‘net.exe stop superfetch’ command and then you have to hit Enter
Check if the 100% Disk Usage is solved or not, otherwise, go for the next method.
Step 3- Perform a Disk Check
- Press the Windows logo key and X key at the same time
- Select Command Prompt (Admin) from the options available
- At the User Account Control window prompt, you need to click on Yes
- In the opened prompt box, type ‘chkdsk.exe /f /r’
- Hit Enter and click Y and when the disk check is performed, restart your device.
Now check if the 100 Percent Disk Usage is resolved by following the methods I have given here. If not, drop a comment below.