100% Disk Usage in Windows? Here's How to Fix It!

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Your computer is hanging. Same old Windows, right? Except you’re using a brand new Windows 8.x or Windows 10 device; you’ve only had it a few days. So just what is going on?

Investigating, you discover that your system drive is running at 100%. Surely this can’t be right? Sadly, it is. The latest versions of Windows have a problem with the drives being over worked, which slows down the operating system. This issue affects both hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

Several fixes are available for this, depending upon what exactly is causing the problem.

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  1. Hey when I open command prompt and I click run as admin Instead of C:WindowsSystem32> I am getting C:usersJohn> how do I fix this problem, Thank you.

  2. i just updated to W10 204 and my new HDD health dropped to 10% and it is utilizing 100% of it. Dont know why because I have Windows installed in SSD. Looking everywhere for a solution but couldnt find any till now. Im very upset and tired of Windows 10 new update 2004

  3. I simply stopped the windows module installer. Worked charmingly. My windows was downloading an update without my permission.

  4. I was at 100% usage at the beginning of the vid then somehow it went down to zero without me doing anything 🙂

  5. You are the freakin best man!!!!!!!!!! I had this problem for 3 years now and you found my solution of my pci express bugging

  6. PS C:Windowssystem32> sc config "DiagTrack" start= disabled

    Set-Content : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'start'.

    At line:1 char:1

    + sc config "DIagTrack" start = disavled

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Set-Content], ParameterBindingException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetContentCommand

    I'm getting this issue Help?

  7. PS C:Windowssystem32> net.exe stop superfetch

    The service name is invalid.
    I'm getting these prompt when I wrote the command

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