System and compressed memory high disk usage on windows 10

system and compressed memory high disk usage

Issue: system and compressed memory high disk usage
Getting 100% disk usage in Windows 10, And the system and compressed memory is taking 100% CPU, Disk Usage.I tried disabling superfetch, windows search, windows update, show my tips about windows and more stuff but I still have 100% disk usage, I updated steam to see if it was the problem, my disk usage went to 2-1% but after a while it became 100% , and it's not a virus, I tried running windows defender and Malwarebytes and there are no viruses, should I replace the HDD ? or is it fixable? I have a i3 2310M 2.10 GHz processor and 4GB RAM and the HDD I have is wdc wd3200bpvt-75zest0.

System and compressed memory is a Windows service which is mainly responsible for compressing the different types of files and folders as well as the management of any RAM that is available. Which helps to handle the compression and extraction of your less use and old drivers and files, making it easier to store and faster to use when you need them. Also controls and monitors various functions which are related to the system and Random Access Memory associated operations.

How To Fix system and compressed memory high CPU/Disk/memory usage

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. Some Other are may windows system files get corrupted, System infected with virus malware or any third party application causing the issue etc. Whatever the reason behind this problem here some most effective solutions to fix ntoskrnl.exe or system and compressed memory High CPU usage, 100% Disk usage etc.

Start with basic perform a full system scan with a latest updated antivirus application. To make sure any virus/malware infections not causing 100% CPU, Disk usage issue.

Run system file checker utility And DISM command to make sure any corrupted system files, Missing system files not causing the issue. Running SFC utility check for missing system files if found any the utility restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Again if SFC fails to repair corrupted system files Run DISM command which repair the system image and enable sfc to do its job. After performing this actions Restart your windows and check problem solved.

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.

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. 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.

Disable System and Compressed Memory

If applying both solutions not work still 100% CPU or Disk usage by system and compressed memory Don’t worry! Here the most effective solution completely Disable the system and compressed memory process.

Click on Start menu search type Task Scheduler and hit the enter key. Here on the Task Scheduler, double-click on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane to expand its contents. Double-click on Microsoft in the left pane to expand its contents. Next Double-click on Windows in the left pane to expand its contents. Scroll down and Click on MemoryDiagnostic in the left pane to have its contents displayed in the right pane. Now In the right pane, locate and right-click on a task named RunFullMemoryDiagnosticEntry and Click on Disable in the contextual menu. continue Reading……

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