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Different ways to resolve 100% disk usage on Windows 10



Have you ever met this case: "your computer run into trouble that it could not handle, and the disk usage is almost a hundred 100%". just like the photo indicates, your windows 10 is at a 100% utilization. to fix the 100% disk utilization problem, you have to observe the method below.


Method one: take a look at anti-virus software

Normally, the virus might be the primary purpose for loss of conditions and 100% disk usage is not any exception. your protection software program ought to be capable of dealing with this, whether it is an unfastened app or a paid suite.


A minimum of, tools together with Bitdefender, Norton, and Sophos anti-virus ought to be capable of test your gadget force and stumble on any issues, although with a heavy load to your drive already this could take some time.

Method Two. Disable Windows Search

There are two ways to disable Windows Search: temporarily disable Windows Search, and permanently disable Windows Search.

Temporarily disable Windows Search:



Right-clicking the Start button


Selecting Command Prompt (Admin)


Enter the following: net.exe stop "Windows search"


Permanently disable Windows Search:


Step 1. Press Windows logo key + R at the same time, and type in services.msc


Step 2. Check Windows Search option, double-click it to enter its Properties window.


Step 3. Change the Startup type to Disabled. Then click "Apply" and "OK" to save your change.


Method 3: Increase the Ram and reset the virtual Memory

Step 1. Press Windows key + Pause/ Break key at the same time. Then choose Advanced System Settings on the left panel.


Step 2. Go to the "Advanced" tab, then click "Settings".



Step 3. Go to the "Advanced" tab again, and choose Change in the Virtual memory section.


Step 4. Please note: Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox is NOT ticked.


Step 5. Select your windows drive (the hard drive or partition that has Windows installed on it – usually C:), and enter an Initial size and Maximum size for your virtual memory:


  • Initial size: This value varies, depending on your computer. If you're not sure what value to use, enter whatever the number is in the Recommended category.

  • Maximum size: Don't set this value too high. It should be about 1.5 times the size of your physical RAM. e.g., A PC with 4 GB (4096 MB) of RAM should have no more than about 6,144 MB virtual memory (4096 MB x 1.5).

Now click on OK to continue.


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