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

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  1. VinsCool
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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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  2. Zero72463

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    Do you have some virus/malware? Some of them increase disk usage way to high.
     
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    Bad driver / virus
    Just do a reset with keeping all files
     
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    I would think virus. Since he claims it worked 2 days ago.
     
  5. frogboy

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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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    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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    I could try that.

    What is Telemetry even?
     
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    Its microsoft spying on you :ph34r:
     
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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.
     
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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?
     
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    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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    Very funny and original joke. 10/10

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Well then, it started doing its shit 2 days ago, lol.
     
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    After Googling around a bit, it might be because of the Pagefile?
     
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    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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    Try ccleaner to clean up the internet cache
     
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    I can try that, if Chrome actually opens lol