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How to Fix 100 Percent Disk Usage : Total Solution

100 percent disk usage
Written by sayan.s

Nowadays 100 Percent Disk Usage even if you are doing nothing on your system is a common problem among the Windows users. If you are using windows 10 then the case is even worse for you. It’s very often Windows becomes unresponsive and your system may experience lags on numerous occasions. Though the problem may be quite frustrating for you. Nothing to worry, you are at the right place to solve the issue. We have guided through the easy steps which will give you the perfect solution.

What Causes 100 Percent Disk Usage

There are various reasons because of which the task manager shows you 100 percent disk usage. We have enlisted a few which may cause you the problem.

  • Some Advanced Host Controller Interface PCI-Express(AHCI PCIe) causing you the problem
  • Due to Firmware bug
  • Because of the Solid-state drive (SSD) error

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How to Fix 100 Percent Disk Usage Problem

In this section of the article, we have come up with some easy fixes which may help you get away with the problem. All of these are very easy to perform and you can do it on your own.

Method 1: Disable Windows Search

Disabling windows search may troubleshoot the issue. There are two options available for you. You can disable windows search permanently or it can be disabled temporarily also.

Disable Windows Search Temporarily

  • Press the Windows Logo Key along with X
  • Then Select Command Prompt (Admin)

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  • Click Yes at the User Account Control window prompt

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  • Now the command prompt window will be displayed. You need to type the following command net.exe stop ‘Windows search’

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  • Then Hit the Enter key

Your Windows Search is Disabled temporarily when you followed the steps properly.

Permanently disable Windows Search

When you are sure about the fact that Windows Search is causing you the problem, you can disable windows search permanently any time. Follow the steps below

  • Press the Windows Logo Key and X at the same time
  • Now type services.msc

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  • Locate Windows Search option then double click and go to Properties Window

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  • Alter the Startup type into Disabled. Then click Apply and OK as well to save your change

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Method 2: Give a look at your Anti-virus Software

Malware and virus program can cause the problem too. Run a full scan of your system with the Anti-malware software. It can help you to fix the firmware bugs. It will definitely take some time to proceed with the large system files installed on your PC. I will suggest you keep the patience and perform the scan thoroughly you may get over the problem.

Method 3: Disable SuperFetch

SuperFetch is mainly used to decrease the boot time. It helps the programs to get loaded more efficiently. If you are a Windows 8 user I must tell you there are numerous cases SuperFetch caused the 100 Percent Disk usage. Disabling the SuperFetch may help you as well. Perform the steps mentioned below.

  • Press the Windows Logo Key and X at the same time
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Click Yes at the User Account Control window prompt
  • Now it will show you the command prompt window . You need to type the following command ‘net.exe stop superfetch’
  • Then Hit the Enter key

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Method 4: Disable Message Signaled Interrupt(MSI) mode

Look for AHCI driver first, if you can find the ‘StorAHCI.sys’ listed you are running the inbox driver. Disabling the MSI mode can also help you. Try these steps to disable it.

  • Press the Windows Logo Key and X at the same time
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Click Yes at the User Account Control window prompt
  • Now the command prompt window will be displayed. You need to type the following command ‘regedit’
  • Then Navigate to:                                                                                                     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\ <AHCI Controller>\Device Parameters\Interrupt Management\MessageSignaledInterruptProperties, where <AHCI Controller> refers to the device instance path
  • Differ the value of the MSISupported key from ‘1’ to ‘0’
  • Now Reboot the PC to proceed the changes

You can always go to the Microsoft support official  website for further details https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/3083595/task-manager-might-show-100-disk-utilization-on-windows-10-devices-wit

Method 5: Perform a Disk Check

  • Press the Windows Logo Key and X at the same time
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Click Yes at the User Account Control window prompt
  • Now the command prompt window will be displayed. You need to type the following command ‘chkdsk.exe /f  /r’
  • Hit the Enter Key and then Click Y which will confirm the disk check will be performed every time you restart your computer

Note: Close all your apps before performing these steps. Disk check will take some time. It can take even a day you can skip it anytime though.

Method 6: Reset Virtual Memory

Virtual Memory is basically the combination of the RAM and some part of your hard drive. It generally comes into play when RAM is not sufficient to perform a task.

Here are the steps to reset the virtual memory:

  • Press Windows key and Pause/ Break key at the same time. Then choose Advanced System Settings on the left panel

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  • Then navigate to the Advanced tab, then click Settings
  • Now you need to go to the Advanced tab again and there choose Change in the Virtual memory section

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  • Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box

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  • Select the windows Drive (Usually it is the C drive) and enter an Initial size and Maximum size for your virtual memory

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  • After entering the virtual memory values, click Set, then click OK to continue
  • Now you need to clear the ‘temp’ files of your computer, press Windows key and R at the same time
  • Then type ‘temp’ and hit Enter

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  • Now, Select all the files in the Temp folder and delete them

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Method 7: Clean up System Cache

  • Open Start
  • Type Disk Cleanup there
  • Click on Disk Cleanup
  • Check Every box in the Disk Cleanup window
  • Then Select ‘OK’
  • Now Click Delete Files when prompted

Here it is you got the easiest and the most trusted solution to fix the issues. Now just sit relaxed and enjoy your free time since you have saved those extra pennies by solving the system glitches at your own. And if you have other solutions for this type of problems regarding PC, Please don’t forget to suggest those in the comment section.

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