1. Disable Windows Search
Windows search allows you to search file in your computer easily.
You can disable the function to see whether it will speed up your computer.
Disabling the search function will stop it from indexing all your computer files.
To determine whether it`s the cause of 100% disk utilization, we first recommend disabling the windows search temporarily.
Temporarily Disable Windows Search
This fix is only temporary and should be functional once your Windows starts again.
Step 1: Click on the Win + X combination, and the pop-up menu, click on the Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: ClickYes on the User Account Control prompt.
Step 3: On the command prompt window, you`ll need to type in the following command-net.exe stop “Windows search.”
Step 4: Hit enter
After hitting enter, you should then check on the disk utilization to see whether it has decreased and performance improved. If it has decreased, you should then permanently disable the Windows search. If it has not, you should move on to our second fix.
Permanently Disable Windows Search
You should disable the windows search permanently if you`ve determined that the windows search is the cause of the 100% disk utilization.
Step 1: Click on the Win + R combination keys to call out the Run Box.
Step 2: Type “services.msc” and hit enter.
Step 3: Locate the “Windows Search” option, and double-click to enter its properties option.
Step 4: On the startup, section clicks on the expandable tab, and change the settings to “Disabled,” then “Apply” and “Ok.”
This should disable the windows search permanently.
2) Disable Super Fetch
Super-fetch is an essential function that helps in decreasing boot times of your system and improving the efficiency of the must-load programs.
However, Super Fetch is identified as a potential cause of the 100% disk utilization.
So how do you disable this function?
Step 1: On your keyboard, click in the Win + X keys combination.
Step 2: Click on the Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 3: Click Yes, on the User Account Prompt
Step 4: Once on the command prompt window, type this command “net.exe stop superfetch,” and hit Enter function on your keyboard.
Check on the Processes tab and look at its %. If it`s no longer than 100%, you fixed the issue. However, if it`s still 100%, proceed to the next ix.
3) Perform a Disk Check
4) Disable Anti-Virus
5) Change Energy Options
According to some Windows 10 users, changing the energy options from balanced to high performance can help in solving the 100% disk utilization.
To change the energy options, go to the Power options and click on the change plan settings.
Choose the high-performance options from the drop-down box, and ensure all plan settings are on default.
The issue of 100% disk utilization is not a single step fix. It may require you employ various steps before you get it fixed.
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Alongside the above-listed fixes,
you can also try the below fixes:
•Fixing Your StorAHCI.sys Driver
•Uninstall Any Flash Player Update
•Reset Virtual Memory
•Disable Windows Update service
Hopefully, one of the above methods is going to fix your 100% disk utilization in Windows 10.