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  1. damonator98's Avatar
    Yesterday my laptop running windows 10 started freezing randomly. Everything seems to be normal when suddenly computer doesn't react any more for few minutes, then works perfectly well again. It's quite hard to find the cause. Only thing I have noticed that when it freezes, disk usage is very high. Could this be my cramped desktop (basically no space left) ? I haven't installed or downloaded any torrents lately. This week my laptop was mainly used for heavy browsing and projecting continuosly for hours, some powerpoint and audiocity usage. Also my windows partition is low on space (20GB left). Help ? Any ideas ?
    Last edited by damonator98; 02-24-2016 at 04:51 PM.
    02-20-2016 07:20 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Damonator98! What a name

    On to the problem. You're not alone, even I had this issue and still do from time to time, but it doesn't last as long as it used to..

    Try the solutions provided here: How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community

    And afterwards if needed: 4 Tips to Fix 100% Disk Usage & Improve Windows Performance

    Keep us updated on your progress, kay? :)
    02-20-2016 09:30 PM
  3. damonator98's Avatar
    Damonator98! What a name
    Thanks, lol :D

    And while I was reading the first solution I remembered that I used skype few times this week (signed in for the first time in my laptop) and also I'm using chrome, so this actually might be the solution, I'll try this out and report if it works.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-21-2016 05:26 AM
  4. damonator98's Avatar
    Update: I checked skype, but it had no right to write without me canging anything. Then I dissabled the prefeching in chrome, but it didn't help. Scanned whole computer with AVG and found nothing. The while inspecting resource monitor I noticed office upload center using disk, so I dissabled both, Onedrive and Office upload center, sadly the situation didn't really change. And only after some time I noticed SkypeHost.exe which seemed to be abusing my drive. I had hard time dissabling this process, but in the end it gave up, didn't restart and voila, two full hours without slowdowns :)
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    02-21-2016 06:52 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Update: I checked skype, but it had no right to write without me canging anything. Then I dissabled the prefeching in chrome, but it didn't help. Scanned whole computer with AVG and found nothing. The while inspecting resource monitor I noticed office upload center using disk, so I dissabled both, Onedrive and Office upload center, sadly the situation didn't really change. And only after some time I noticed SkypeHost.exe which seemed to be abusing my drive. I had hard time dissabling this process, but in the end it gave up, didn't restart and voila, two full hours without slowdowns :)
    You sir are persistent Hope it stays that way after you reboot! nonetheless you have the tools now
    02-21-2016 09:54 PM
  6. damonator98's Avatar
    Update: Sadly, when laptop woke up after sleep, gliches came back. Therefore the fight with 100% usage continues. This time I decided to open services.msc and start dissabling things (known causes of disk abuse). Here are some screenshots of main abusers... And before you ask, no, there's no virus/trojan/other infections in my laptop (AVG whole pc scan).

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    Dissabled superfech and skype's auto update, but computer froze once again. Now waiting and looking for something else...
    02-23-2016 03:16 PM
  7. damonator98's Avatar
    Update: Dissabling superfech and skype didn't really help. Now tried to turn all notifications off, as suggested in reddit.addaad.jpg

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    Next: Restart and if situation stays the same - dissabling windows update service.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-23-2016 04:00 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Ugh sad to hear that this is still plaguing you.. Was wondering if the issue would return after a restart. Like I said mine isn't completely gone either; still happens very now and then, but it lasts 30 seconds or so now instead of full on overdrive mode
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-23-2016 10:33 PM
  9. damonator98's Avatar
    Well, had to do some serious work today, dissabled windows update service and after about 10 minutes, guess what happened... Let's just say I just grabbed another laptop and started copying my files to another drive. I'm ready to give up and perform clean install. Well, maybe not if it'll magically fix itself till tommorow evening or some solution'll randomly appear out of blue. Looking at the bright side, I've learned some serious anger management skills over these days :D
    ven07 likes this.
    02-24-2016 04:50 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    Well I'll just be happy you didn't throw the laptop out of the window not sure that clean install will fix it as it seems to be a w10 bug, but yea at this point it doesn't seem like a bad idea. Do tell us how your adventure progresses
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-25-2016 06:34 PM
  11. damonator98's Avatar
    Lol, i forgot :D But if anyone is exploring this topic I'd like to inform you that, yes, fresh install fixes this issue.
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-01-2017 12:05 PM

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