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windows 10 maxing out disk drive 100%

PabloF88
  • 49 months ago

iv shut down cortana iv deleted all anti virus iv stoped backround down loads n disabled updates n update search engines im at a loss i installed it on a fresh build with a new disk im at the end to the point where im just gonna whipe the pc clean n sell it n start new with windows 7 lol

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Try re-installing it then do a virus scan

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn off indexing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

been there dousent work

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Or just see what process is using the disk...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

been there tryed that long before i did anything no luck im just gonna wipe the drive n start from scratch

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you disable Cortana (the useless memory eater)? I resorted to using a program called Unlocker (not recommended; even if you dodge the malware at installation, Malwarebytes still reports PUPs), which allowed me to change the name of SearchUI.exe, effectively disabling Cortana. I did it what way because trying to disable Cortana the Windows-supported way was a total joke. But a few days ago I noticed a ton of error messages appearing in the system event logs, all related to SearchUI. After running sfc /scannow, Cortana has come back, but at least I'm not getting 60+ errors a day.

I doubt that an excess of system errors could result in 100% disk usage, but it's probably not a good thing, either.

Anyway, I've got the 100% disk usage problem on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Any time I leave it idle, disk usage skyrockets.

There's a program called Process Explorer that might be of some use to us.

edit: Check your system logs regularly. Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer/Windows Logs/System

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can shoehorn enough space to install it, try running TreeSize and see where all your disk is going. Be aware that HIBERFIL.SYS (system hibernation) and PAGEFILE.SYS (swap space) can chew up monstrous amounts of disk. If yours is a desktop machine, you can almost certainly live without hibernation support. You can disable swapping, but your system will faceplant hard if you run out of RAM.

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