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Here’s How To Fix 100% Disk Usage

So, when we talk about this issue, there are two significant culprits called Superfetch and search indexing, which causes the problem. Thankfully, you can disable both of them, and that should fix the problem.

1. Disable Superfetch

To disable Superfetch, you need to

  • Open Windows Powershell as administratorDisable Superfetch-1 - "Fix 100% Disk Usage Issue and Improve Performance of Your Windows 10 PC"
  • Now type the command and press enter
net.exe stop sysmain

Task Manager - "Fix 100% Disk Usage Issue and Improve Performance of Your Windows 10 PC"

  • Now open the task manager and see if the disk usage has reduced. Also, open and close apps to see if the performance has improved or not.

If the problem persists, you can try disabling Windows Search. Here’s how to do it.

2. Disable Search Indexing (Windows Search)

  • Go to the Start menu and in the search box, type run.
  • Now, in the run, type services.msc and click on okay.Run - "Fix 100% Disk Usage Issue and Improve Performance of Your Windows 10 PC"
  • In the Services window that opens up, search for “Windows Search,” double click on it, and set the startup type as “disabled.” That’s pretty much itDisable Windows Search - "Fix 100% Disk Usage Issue and Improve Performance of Your Windows 10 PC"

If you’re still facing issues resolving the problem, you might want to use the in-built “Disk Check” utility and solve the persistent problem. That said, if the above methods solved (fix 100% disk usage issue), the problem or if you have any queries, let us know in the comments section below.


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