Windows 10

Hard disk usage at 100% - why?

If the hard disk utilization is at 100%, the data carrier is written permanently. This makes the computer slower, so the applications open more slowly. But why is that?

Disk usage

How can you do that Lower hard disk utilization? In our tip, we will show you what can be done so that the hard drive is not fully used.

Fix 100 percent hard drive usage

Trying to save something to your hard drive and it's taking too long? If that Hard drive light If the housing lights up continuously, this is a sign that the hard disk is working. But if the light stays on too long, you should use the Utilization of the hard disk check.

Start the task manager at Windows 10. The easiest way is to click on it with the right mouse button on the task bar and select "Task manager" out.

Check disk usage

As soon as the task manager has started, you will see the disk usage. If this is 100%, you need to act.

hard disk usage in windows 10

Reduce 100 percent disk usage in Windows 10

All processes that are responsible for the disk usage are listed here. Right click on one of them and choose End Task.

  1. Disable startup programs

    The programs that start automatically with Windows 10 also require a lot of power and storage space. In the Task Manager, click on the “Autostart” tab at the top and check Status to see which ones are activated. Here it is possible to deactivate the autostart of every program with a right click.

  2. Check antivirus program

    Also, check the antivirus program. This is also responsible for the fact that the hard disk works continuously.

  3. Enough storage space available?

    A full hard drive can also cause the hard drive to work continuously. Start Windows 10 Disk Cleanup.

  4. Check the hard drive for errors

    Windows 10 offers a hard drive verification function with just a few clicks. To do this, click with the right mouse button on the hard disk and select "Properties". In the small window that opens, click on "Tools" at the top and, when checking for errors, click on "Check".

  5. Perform a system check

    Start the command prompt by using the keyboard shortcut Windows + R and DCM enter. Once the command prompt starts, enter the command sfc / scannow a. This will check the system and, if necessary, repair it automatically

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