Windows 8/10: 100% Disk Usage

Disabling services that are not essential for a computer that is limited in resources will help usability, here is an example of a similar situation:

The computers specifications:

Windows task manager:

The above computer was at 100% disk usage for extended periods of time:

What was eating up all of the disk i/o?

 NTOSKRNL

Actions taken to mitigate the problem:

Plan B:

  • Updating drivers, for the motherboard, video, etc.
  • Disable Runtime Broker

Other Sources:

 

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