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help 100% disk usage problem, win10 - common causes?


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#1 computerbroken

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:16 PM

does anyone know the best way to solve this type of problem? or how to diagnose this problem? or the most common reasons for why it happens?
 
* happens on startup and just randomly from time to time
 
* solves by itself randomly
 
* the performance mointer thingy shows it's not any of programs cos none of them are high at all
 
been happening for like... i don't know whenever win10 first came out, i just never asked and could never find an answer

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

Download and run Sysinternals' Process Explorer.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

See which process is using the most CPU and/or memory.

Double click on the process name and select the Threads tab to see which thread is using the most resources.

Also, enable the VirusTotal check in Process Explorer by clicking on Options > VirusTotal.com > Check VirusTotal.com

Use the built-in Windows Snipping Tool to grab screen shots.

Post the images on a site such as Dropbox, Imgur, etc. and paste the links to the images in the thread.
 

 

Desktop Windows Manager has often been identified as a culprit.

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-window-manager-dwm-exe



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hello and Welcome!

I have seen this happen on some computers when its trying to download and install windows updates.

Next time this happens check to see if Windows is running updates.

A quick way to check to see if its windows updates is to go to Services and turn off the Windows Updates Service. If disk usage goes down then you found that this is affecting your disk usage.

If this is the case, then the solution is to let it finish installing the updates.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

'Sysinternals'

 

i mentioned that i already checked the performance mointer thingy



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:06 AM

The Sysinternals tool provides much more detail.

 

Setup and run the tool as requested above and post screen shots of the results.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:33 PM

Hello and Welcome!

I have seen this happen on some computers when its trying to download and install windows updates.

Next time this happens check to see if Windows is running updates.

A quick way to check to see if its windows updates is to go to Services and turn off the Windows Updates Service. If disk usage goes down then you found that this is affecting your disk usage.

If this is the case, then the solution is to let it finish installing the updates.

 

Also, with Windows 10, your computer by default is setup as a "server" to download Windows Updates to other computers on your local network as other users in the Internet. 

 

1. Go to PC Settings

2. Open Update and Security

3. Select Advanced Options

4. Select Choose how updates are delivered

5. Turn off that option

 

 

Sometimes when you are "Downloading Windows Updates" you are actually uploading to the world.  This was my issue with Windows 10 being so slow.  Turning this off, fixed my slowness issues.

 

Hope it helps.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

I had this problem for so long I thought it was just crappy and old hardware. Look if superfetch is a running process. Kill it. My system would idle around 25-40 percent and max out just opening a web browser. Now it's a happy 1-2% when idle. I found this by watching task manager on a second screen when I used the PC. Eventually I was able to spot what process was hogging the CPU. 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:27 PM

 

Hello and Welcome!

I have seen this happen on some computers when its trying to download and install windows updates.

Next time this happens check to see if Windows is running updates.

A quick way to check to see if its windows updates is to go to Services and turn off the Windows Updates Service. If disk usage goes down then you found that this is affecting your disk usage.

If this is the case, then the solution is to let it finish installing the updates.

 

Also, with Windows 10, your computer by default is setup as a "server" to download Windows Updates to other computers on your local network as other users in the Internet. 

 

1. Go to PC Settings

2. Open Update and Security

3. Select Advanced Options

4. Select Choose how updates are delivered

5. Turn off that option

 

 

Sometimes when you are "Downloading Windows Updates" you are actually uploading to the world.  This was my issue with Windows 10 being so slow.  Turning this off, fixed my slowness issues.

 

Hope it helps.

 

 

 

it wont turn off, i turn it off but then when i go back to this screen

 

it's on again by itself, why??






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