100% disk usage in windows 10 ent 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Ahsan, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Ahsan

    Ahsan MDL Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    452
    75
    10
    hi guys

    I would like to share an issue with windows 10 , i have been using it over a year now , it is kms activated ...
    few days back task manager started giving 100% disk usage where as i was not running any anti virus or disk activity application , after long brain storming I figured it out that it has to do with Windows updates being stuck in the background and was not completing , so i have to disable windows 10 updates and then office 2016 updates as well , and the disk usage dropped down to 2% .
     
  2. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

    Oct 13, 2012
    3,226
    407
    120
    1 year is very much time for Windows OS. Install it again now.
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

    Nov 26, 2012
    929
    313
    30
    I do not know how small or big is your disk, but both of these numbers are weird.100%, if only to download the updates, it is not possible, and 2%, if updates are disabled, it is impossible too. It is doubtful that so a little, of course, if you have couple terabyte or more hard drive and it is also only one partition, then it is possible.In any other ways is something wrong.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Leslie_Coffelt

    Leslie_Coffelt MDL Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    135
    37
    10
    OP too impatient. Updates needed more time. "Brain Storm" or drought?
     
  5. Ahsan

    Ahsan MDL Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    452
    75
    10
    Well the issue was that the windows updates were creating issue with Hybrid boot of windows 10 , there were not being installed and disk usage in terms of I/O activity was reaching 100% , i am not talking about physical space on HD , it is 500gb HD and with ample free space.

    Disabling windows updates and then also disabling microsoft office 2016 telemetry , the issues of high %age of disk I/O being shown in Task manager was resolved.
     
  6. Ahsan

    Ahsan MDL Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    452
    75
    10
    you are right , but this is another solution . My ACHI driver was not the culprit .
     
  7. Williams Reus

    Williams Reus MDL Novice

    Aug 23, 2016
    8
    0
    0
    I think you should refresh Windows 10 right now. For some years, for it is too long.
     
  8. getsuga369

    getsuga369 MDL Junior Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    64
    17
    0
  9. Ahsan

    Ahsan MDL Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    452
    75
    10
    #11 Ahsan, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
    (OP)
    you can try using some generic driver after uninstalling this one.

    One other imp thing i hv noticed is that , although task manager shows 100% disk usage activity but if you calculate the percentages of processes and the MBs involved they are very less, so this may be an issue in task manager application itself in some cases.



    right now again 100 disk usage went , i stopped the "superfetch" service and all is ok now.

    well , i deleted the files in the windows\prefetch directory and again started superfetch service , now things going ok :) till now.