100% Disk Usage on Windows 10, What Is Going On?

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Hiya!

So I'm having a really annoying issue on my ASUS laptop. It's been working fine until around 2 days ago. Basically, as soon as it boots, disk usage is constantly on 100%, drastically slowing down the machine. There's absolutely no virus on it, according to Malwarebyte's scan.

Apparently, two system applications are hogging all the ressources:
- System
- Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
These two on their own are making constant disk read, and that's incredibly annoying. It never happened before.

Any help would be welcome :)
 
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my acer laptop does that too, except after about 10 minutes it starts gradually going down
 
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Did you just recently install the Anniversary Update?
 

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Do you have some virus/malware? Some of them increase disk usage way to high.
Bad driver / virus
Just do a reset with keeping all files
I would think virus. Since he claims it worked 2 days ago.
There's absolutely no virus on it, according to Malwarebyte's scan.


Did you just recently install the Anniversary Update?
I did, a while ago, never had any issues until now.
 

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Why not just turn off the Telemetry service?
1. WIN+R
2. gpedit.msc
3. Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds
4. Double Click "Allow Telemetry"
5. Make sure its "Enabled"
6. Look a little bit lower for options with the drop down bar
7. Select "0 - Security (Enterprise Only)
8. Press Okay
9. Profit????
 
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Why not just turn off the Telemetry service?
1. WIN+R
2. gpedit.msc
3. Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds
4. Double Click "Allow Telemetry"
5. Make sure its "Enabled"
6. Look a little bit lower for options with the drop down bar
7. Select "0 - Security (Enterprise Only)
8. Press Okay
9. Profit????
I could try that.

What is Telemetry even?
 

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I'm pretty sure it's a collection of Windows kernel and other services usually microsoft related. Do you have more than one 'system' service?
Only one "system" service running.
 

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It's probably just your virus scanner or Superfetch*. Just leave the computer alone for a while so whichever program it is can do its thing. That, or get an SSD.

(*Superfetch is a Windows service that loads commonly used system files into RAM, slowing the system now, so it'll be faster later.)
 

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its because you're a furry
Very funny and original joke. 10/10

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It's probably just your virus scanner or Superfetch*. Just leave the computer alone for a while so whichever program it is can do its thing. That, or get an SSD.

(*Superfetch is a Windows service that loads commonly used system files into RAM, slowing the system now, so it'll be faster later.)
Well then, it started doing its shit 2 days ago, lol.
 
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Interesting. Let's disable that then.

Also, do you know what "System" is? that the one eating all of the disk read right now.
After Googling around a bit, it might be because of the Pagefile?
 

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Hiya!

So I'm having a really annoying issue on my ASUS laptop. It's been working fine until around 2 days ago. Basically, as soon as it boots, disk usage is constantly on 100%, drastically slowing down the machine. There's absolutely no virus on it, according to Malwarebyte's scan.

Apparently, two system applications are hogging all the ressources:
- System
- Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
These two on their own are making constant disk read, and that's incredibly annoying. It never happened before.

Any help would be welcome :)
happens to me sometimes. what I do is run disk clean up and it calms down significantly. dunno why though. my lappy is also clean as a whistle.
 

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Disabled telemetry. Suddenly disk usage stopped.

But, I have another issue. Running Chrome is freezing, then force closing? I'll reboot and see. Thanks for your help guys.
 
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