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Fix High CPU, 100% Disk Usage After Windows 10 Fall Creators upgrade

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Recently Microsoft Rolled out Windows 10 fall Creators Update for Everyone with lots of new Features And Security improvements.  Compatible Devices Get Upgrade To Fall Creators update Automatically, Or you can manually upgrade using Official Upgrade Assistant Tool, Media Creation Tool Or ISO File. Over all Fall Creator Upgrade Process is smooth, But Some Users having Some Bugs, issues. After Upgrade To fall Creators update number of users report High CPU, 100% Disk Usage,  Windows Not responding, Freezes At Startup.




Fix High CPU, 100% Disk Usage on Windows 10

There Are number of Reason Behind this 100% disk Usage, The most one Windows Services ( Super fetch, BITS ,Windows Search ), Virus / Malware infection, Corrupted system files, Incompatible Driver ( After Upgrade The current driver may not compatible with latest Windows version etc. If you are also having 100% Disk usage, High CPU usage issue After windows 10 Fall Creators upgrade. Here some Applicable solutions to fix High Disk usage on windows 10 Upgrade.

Note : Bellow Solutions Are Also applicable to Fix 100% Disk Usage problem on Windows 7, 8.1 And Windows 10 All Versions include Fall Creators update V1709.

Check For Virus Malware Infection

Start with Basic Troubleshooting, First Make sure your windows is virus malware Free. Because some times Virus, Malware run on background and lock applications which cause 100% disk ( system resource usage ) issue. So We recommend first install A good Antivurus / Antimalware application with latest updates and perform full system scan.

Also Download System Optimizer Tool like CCleaner To clean and optimize windows performance, Fix Broken Registry entries. Also if this High Disk Usage Started After install A third party application, Cracked Games or Activator we recommend Remove them from Control panel -> small icon view -> programs and features -> select the recently installed application and uninstall. After That Simply Restart windows and check 100% Disk usage problem Gone ? If still having issue Fallow next solution.

Disable Superfetch, BITS, Windows Search Service

Most Windows users Report After Disable Some Windows Services,  (specially The Superfetch Service ) High disk Usage Problem Solved for Them. To Disable These Services,

Press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit enter key. Now Scroll down and look for Superfetch Service. Double click on it, Here change the Startup type Disable and Stop the service next to Service Status. Simply Click apply and ok To make Save changes.

Disable Superfetch Service
Disable Superfetch Service

And Do the Same process for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), Windows Update And Windows Search Service. Then After Simply Restart windows and check Most of Times,  This will Fix High Disk Usage, 100 % CPU usage issue on Windows 10 Computer.

Reset Paging file ( Virtual memory option )

On Windows computer Virual memory usage Disk Drive space, Most of times Incorrect Virtual memory configuration, Can Cause High Disk usage issue on Windows computer. specially If you have Adjust Virual memory For better performance, System optimization purpose, we Recommend To disable this and set Automatically. you Can Do this by fallowing bellow.




Simply Right click on this pc -> Select properties -> choose Advanced System Settings on the left panel -> Go to the Advanced tab -> click Settings , Under performance.

Reset Virtual memory on Windows 10
Reset Virtual memory on Windows 10

On performance options move To Advanced options, click on change under Virtual memory option. Here check mark on Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Click Apply, Ok And Restart windows To take effect the changes now next login check High Disk usage problem solved.

Check System File Corruption

Corrupted System files cause Different Problems on windows computer. While windows 10 upgrade If any system file get damaged, Missing this will Also cause High System Resource Usage, 100% Disk , CPU usage. You Can Run SFC utility to scan And Restore the missing files.

First open Command prompt as administrator. Then Type sfc /scannow and hit key to execute the command. This will scan for missing damaged System files, If found any system file checker will Automatically Restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process.

Run System file Checker Tool
Run System file Checker Tool

Repair Disk Drive Errors

Some times Disk Drive Errors, Bad Sectors can also cause High System Resource usage, High Disk Usage etc on windows 10 Computer. We recommend To check and fix Disk Errors using CHKDSK command With Adding some extra parameter to force CHKDSK to force repair the disk Errors.

Again To perform Disk Check open command prompt as administrator, Type chkdsk C: /f /r And hit enter key.

Run Check disk on Windows 10
Run Check disk on Windows 10

Here Command CHKDSK is for Check disk Drive, C: is the Drive Letter, Which check for errors. The extra parameter /r  Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information and /f Fixes errors on the disk.

This will ask you to confirm whether you’d like to run CheckDisk on next system reboot. Acknowledge with a Y, and restart your computer. This will scan disk drive for Errors, Bad sectors if found this will fix them itself for you. CheckDisk might take some time to finish, but it can be very useful not just for High CPU usage, 100% Disk Usage error but some other issues as well.

Disable Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) Mode in the Registry

Still, if you weren’t able to resolve the issue Tweak Windows Registry To Disable the Message signaled interrupt ( MSI ) mode. Number of Windows users Report High Disk usage caused by some Advanced Host Controller Interface PCI-Express (AHCI PCIe) models running with the inbox StorAHCI.sys driver due to a firmware bug. you Can Fix this bug by disableing MSI mode by tweaking the windows registry.

First open Device manager, By press Win + R, Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. Here expend IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and double click on Standard SATA AHCI controller.

Standard SATA AHCI controller
Standard SATA AHCI controller

Here click on Driver Tab and Click Driver Details. Go to the Details tab and select Device Instance Path from the drop-down menu of the Property. Check the value and copy it with the right-click or notedown. For example, we have the value: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C08&SUBSYS_B0021458&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FD

copy Device instance path
copy Device instance path

Tweak Windows Registry

Note: To avoid some serious system issues, don’t forget to backup the Registry before the modification.

Now Open Windows Registry By press Win + R, Type regedit and hit enter key. In the Registry Editor, follow the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\“Value”\Device Parameters\Interrupt Management\MessageSignaledInterruptProperties

(Note: Value refers to the Device Instance Path you copied Before.)

Tweak Registry To fix 100% disk Usage
Tweak Registry To fix 100% disk Usage

Double click the MSISupported on the right side, Change the Value data to 0. Click OK And Restart the computer to make the change take effect.  After that, the Windows 10 100% disk usage or the high memory/CPU usage problem will never get on your nerves anymore.




Some Other Solutions

Make Sure All Installed Device Drivers are updated, After upgrade To new windows Version old Drivers have Cause compatible issue. Specially The Display Driver, Audio Driver and Network Adapter Driver.

Disable Windows Notifications : Windows 10 offers tips about the operating system from time to time, and disabling those seems to have helped mitigate the 100% Disk Usage error for a variety of people. Just go to Settings, then to System and then Notification & Actions. Disable “Show me tips about Windows” in this list.

Disable Background Apps : Also on Windows 10 apps run back ground which use unnecessary system resources. Number of users report After Disable background Running apps, They notice less system resource usage, Which help them to fix 100% disk , CPU usage problem. You can disable Background apps from Settings -> privacy -> scroll down and select Background Apps. Here turn off the unnecessary apps which start on windows 10 startup.

Set Feedback & diagnostics option to basic : On Windows 10, your Feedback & diagnostics will be set to either Full or Enhanced. Turning it back to Basic will lower the disk usage. You Can do this from Settings -> privacy -> Feedback & diagnostics -> Select Basic from the drop down menu in Diagnostic and usage data section.

These are the most working solutions to Fix High CPU, 100% Disk Usage After Windows 10 Fall Creators upgrade. I hope After apply these steps your High System resource usage problem will get solved, And windows Run smoothly. Still have any query, Suggestion About this post feel free to discuss comments bellow. Also Read Fix Memory leak Problem After Windows 10 Fall creators Upgrade.

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