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Fix system and compressed memory high disk usage on windows 10

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On Windows 10 computers system and compressed memory is a process responsible for various functions related to system and memory. This process is mostly responsible for the compression of files, folders and the management of RAM. This is a advanced feature on windows 10 computers to compress the pagefile.sys. Some users report Windows 10 computer crashes and freezes continuously for hours. Even right click on task bar and select task manager users notice system and compressed memory process usages huge amount of Disk and memory Which make system unresponsive. If you are also suffering with this problem like system and compressed memory high memory usage, system and compressed memory high disk usage or system and compressed memory high CPU usage and looking for solution to Fix high disk usage by system and compressed memory on windows 10 problem permanently. continue reading here we have some working tips which help you to fix this problem and get back windows normal.




What is the System and Compressed Memory process 

In previous windows or even on windows 10 computers when physical memory (RAM) became full windows usage virtual memory (pagefile.sys) to store the pages that aren’t used at the time the memory becomes full. This file is located at C:\pagefile.sys and act as extra memory. At a later time when RAM is emptied, Windows load back these pages to RAM. This feature prevents the system from running out of memory.

On Windows 10 the above feature, goes one step ahead further, instead of transferring the unused pages to the pagefile, Windows compress them (to make their size smaller) and continues to keep these pages in the physical memory (RAM), which help to to run more programs in physical memory at a time. This service is called System and Compressed Memory process and is used on Windows 10 to improve the overall computer performance.

Cause for High Disk Usage by system and compressed memory

The System and compressed memory process High disk usage problem start mostly Two reasons. May you messed around with your virtual memory settings and ended up changing the paging file size from Automatic to a set value or the System and compressed memory process is simply going haywire.

How to Fix system and compressed memory high disk usage problem

Scan Windows for virus malware infection

Most of times After install pirated cracked software application many users face this problem. And the most common reason for that is any viruses or malicious programs. which cause the System and Compressed Memory high CPU (or memory) usage problem. So, before you continue to troubleshoot the issue we suggest first check your system for virus malware infection.

Install a latest updated antivirus program and perform a full system scan, Then after restart windows and check it helped. If not fallow next troubleshooting step.




Set the paging file size for all drives back to automatic

By default, Windows will set the pagefile.sys file size and manage it automatically. If you recently adjust the virtual memory and set customized the paging file size for any of your drives, This  can lead to problems with memory compression in Windows 10, ultimately leading to 100% disk usage by the System and compressed memory process.  And restoring it back to the default setting will help you solve this problem. Here how to do

click on windows 10 start menu search and type performance. Now Click on the search result named Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows. This will open the performance options popup here move to advanced options – > click on change under virtual memory.

Set the paging file size for all drives back to automatic

Now In the Virtual Memory window, check the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” box. Click on OK.
Click on Apply and then on OK in the Performance Options window. This will ask restart windows to take effect the changes you have made. Simply restart windows and check problem fixed. If Need more help fallow next instruction.

Stop or Disable the Superfetch service

Superfetch is a Windows service responsible for maintain & improve the Windows system performance. But some times it can be more damaging to a Windows computer than beneficial, And High disk usages by System and Compressed Memory process is one of them. So for that Disabling the superfetch service worked for most users. To do this,

Press Win + R , Type services.msc and hit enter key. This will open windows services now scroll down and look for the superfetch service. When you find right click on it select properties. Here change the startup type Disable and stop the service by click on stop next to service status.

Disable superfetch service on windows 10

That’s all Click on Apply and Click on OK. Also do the same for windows update service and Background Intelligence transfer service. Now Close the Services Window and Restart windows After that check problem fixed.

Registry Tweak to fix system and compressed memory issues

If above methods fails to fix Then tweak some registry changes can fix this system and compressed memory high disk usage on windows Issue. Lets fallow how to do.

( Note : windows registry is the important part of Running windows operating system. So That before make any changes on windows registry we strongly recommend first create a system restore point so that if any thing goes wrong while make changes on windows registry we can use the system restore feature to revert back previous settings. )

First press Win + R on Run Type regedit.exe and press enter key. This will open window registry windows. Now Navigate to fallowing :
 HKEY LOCAL MACHINE > SYSTEM > ControlSet001 > services\Ndu 

registry tweak to fix system and compressed memory issue

Click on NDU, Now in the right pane select Start, Right click and select modify. Here change the value from 2 to 4.
Click OK. Exit registry editor. Restart your computer. After that check system and compressed memory high disk usage problem get solved.

Also Read : Windows 10 Registry tweaks to Enable Hidden Features 




Above three methods are mostly fix system and compressed memory high disk usage problem on windows 10 for almost every users. If you still facing same problem after perform above methods fallow some extra tips bellow.

Repair Corrupted system files

Corrupted system files can cause number of system issues, like show different error codes while run any applications, system became unresponsive, freezes, crashes and may also system and compressed memory high disk usage is one of them. we suggest to Use windows inbuilt sfc utility to check and repair corrupt system files. To do this open command prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow press enter key. waitn untill 100 % complete the scanning process. after that restart windows and check problem fixed. Read more : How to repair corrupt system files using SFC utility on windows 10.

Disable the System and compressed memory process altogether

Click on windows 10 start menu search, type Administrative Tools and hit enter key. Now on administrative tools window look for Task Scheduler and double click on it. Now Expend Task Schedule Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> MemoryDiagnostic.

Disable memroy diagnostic task shaduler

In the right pane, locate and right-click on a task named RunFullMemoryDiagnosticEntry. Click on Disable in the contextual menu. Close the Task Scheduler and restart your computer. Check to see if the issue persists once your computer boots up.

Optimize Windows Visual Effects for Best Performance

Adjust visual effects for best performance also fixed System and Compressed Memory high CPU usage problem for most users. fallow bellow steps to Optimize Windows Visual Effects for Best Performance.

First Right-click on “This PC” and choose “Properties”. Now Select “Advanced system settings” from the left panel. This will open the system properties popup here move to advanced tab. click on settings under Performance section. Now Select radio button”Adjust for best performance option as shown bellow image. That’s all click on “Apply” and then “OK” button.

Optimize Windows Visual Effects for Best Performance

Again Close any remaining windows and restart the computer. When the computer boots up, check to see This issue resolved.

Run Memory Diagnostic Tool

As we discussed system and compressed memory process help to compress the pagefile to store more pages on RAM, If any problem or error occur on physical RAM This can also cause system and compressed memory to misbehave like high memory, CPU or Hard disk usage. We recommend to once run the Windows memory Diagnostic tool to check memory problems. Read How to Run Memory diagnostic tool to fix memory problems on windows 10.

These are some best working solutions to fix system and compressed memory high disk usage, system and compressed memory high memory usage or 100 % CPU usage problem on windows 10 computers. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment bellow. Also share your windows 10 problems directly to us through our contact us form.

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