Microsoft is trying to improve the performance of Windows OS frequently. In Windows 10 we’ve seen many changes in performance and memory management. Windows 10 is considered to be the best OS for gaming too. This is because memory management is one of the biggest factors behind the performance of Windows 10. System and Compressed memory is used to manage the memory used by Windows 10. If the user isn’t using some of the applications or process and are minimized then those will be compressed. Hence, this means instead of writing them to disk, those will be compressed. It allows Windows 10 to manage the disk usage and memory usage uniquely.Hence, the performance of Windows 10 increases. But, sometimes System and Compressed memory disk usage go up to 100% which decreases the performance of PC/Laptop.
System and Compressed Memory provides the boost to your computer machine. It manages all the unused RAM and hence RAM management becomes more efficient so that system can perform as fast as it can. But, if you think that it’s eating up all your disk usage then you should try some fixes to solve this problem. In fact, we don’t recommend you to do any tweak with this service as it’s used to manage your processing power. Users who are having the serious problem due to high disk usage by this are only recommended to perform the steps given below.
There are several reasons that your 100% or up to 90% of the disk is used by System and Compressed memory. Maybe your paging file size settings are changed. If these settings are changed and set to max, your disk will be used un-efficiently resulting in high disk usage as increased paging size means more virtual memory and high disk usage. The paging file is the hidden file on the hard disk used to manage and use disk more efficiently.
Or your system files are corrupted and Windows 10 can’t access those files properly. This also results in high disk usage by System and Compressed memory. Maybe your system files are corrupted too. There are many possible reasons behind this problem and we’ll explain you below how you can fix high disk usage by System and Compressed memory.
Solutions To System And Compressed Memory Disk Leakage In Windows 10
Now, read all the possible fixes to this problem. As we all know that memory and disk usage leaks are one of the biggest problems on low performance of Windows 10. However, Microsoft has applied all the methodology to stop this leakage. But, due to users or the applications users are using, this leakage might happen. Many times users change their system setting without knowing what they are doing. So, solve this high disk usage by following the steps given below.
Stop Superfetch Service From Service Manager
Superfetch is used to improve the increase system performance by managing disk and CPU usage. But, this service sometimes becomes the reason for all the problems related to high disk and CPU usage. We’ve also discussed in a post about Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) High Disk & CPU Usage where Superfecth might also be the reason for the problem. So, you should disable it to solve high disk usage by System and Compressed memory.
- Press Win+R and type services.msc or search for services using search in Windows 10.
- Find Superfetch service, Right Click>Properties.
- Stop the service and set the startup type to disabled.
- Restart your PC. Check if there’s any change in the disk usage.
In most of the cases this solution will fix the problem related to all the high disk usage. If your problem isn’t solved, below are other methods you can try.
Change Paging File Size To Automatic
Many users have increased the paging size in Windows 10. They have done this to improve the performance of some programs they are using in Windows 10 by using some virtual memory. But, doing this can disturb the disk usage and you’ll suffer from high disk usage related problems too. We already have an article about using Pendrive as RAM in Windows. You should try that method instead of increasing the paging size.
If your paging size is customized or set to very high level then Windows will try to make disk space to virtual memory. This simply means you will get high disk usage in Windows 10. You should set the paging size to automatic and Windows 10 will then automatically use your drive space as virtual memory without having high disk usage by System and Compressed Memory in Windows 10. So, check if the paging size for all drives is set to automatic or not. Below are the steps to do this.
- Click on Start Button in Windows 10 and select Settings.
- Search for performance for Windows, select the first option.
- Click on Advanced tab and click Change.
- Select the drive listed there, and make sure it’s set to Automatic manage paging size of the drive.
Use Administrative Tools To Disable This Process
You can disable RunFullMemoryDiagonstic using the task scheduler. Doing This will disable all the memory related diagnostic processes. This Memory Diagnostic process handle all the memory related problems. If users are having any memory related problem, it’ll tell the user on startup. This advanced feature was introduced in Windows 7.
But, if it’s continuously running in Windows 10, it might cause high disk usage problems. You should try disabling this in Windows 10 and monitor if there’s any change in disk usage or not. Follow the guide given below and fix system and compressed memory high disk usage.
- Open Control Panel in Windows 10 and select Administrative tools.
- Open task scheduler tool from the list.
- Navigate to Task Scheduler Lirary>Microsoft>Windows>MemoryDiagnostic.
- Click on RunFullMemoryDiagnostic and click on Disable. This will disable it permanently.
- Restart your PC and check if the problem is solved or not.
Repair The Corrupted System Files
Many times, corrupted file systems are the reason behind high disk and CPU usage by Windows’s inbuilt components and services. So, you should perform a scan to repair all the corrupted Windows file. There’s no need to download any external tool or software as Windows command prompt can be used in this case. SFC (System File Checker) is the inbuilt utility in Windows which is capable of finding and replacing all the system files if they are missing or corrupted.
If Windows system folder is itself harmed then it’s obvious that most of the components will not work properly. System files are generally corrupted due to any malicious programs or by the virus. So, we recommend you not to use programs which are downloaded from untrusted sources. Below are the steps to perform the scan.
- Press Win+X and select Command Prompt Administrator.
- Type sfc /scannow and hit enter.
- The scan process will start within few moments.
Now, see the results if there were any missing or corrupted files in the system folder. If you received windows resource protection could not start the repair service error then this means there’s something wrong with Windows. But, if the scan is successful finished, restart your PC and monitor the disk usage.
Find Process With High Disk Usage Using Task Manager
The last thing you can do is check for all the background processes with high disk usage. You can do this by using Task Manager. From there if you think there are some processes with very high disk usage, terminate them by Right Click>End Task. Do this with all the processes you’ve found with high disk usage.
This might cause some problems and you’ll have to restart your PC too. Also, check for Speech Runtime Executable, and other audio/video related processes there and end them all. Go To Details and set their priority to low if you don’t want to kill them. This is also helpful is fixing System and Compressed Memory high disk usage problem.
Tip: If you think your problem isn’t still solved, you should restore your Windows to previous restore points. If the problem is occurred suddenly to your system, there might be few main changes done to Windows without your concern. So, restoring Windows 10 to previous restore points will fix this problem too. Open Control Panel>Recovery>System Restore and restore it. We hope System and Compressed Memory related problems are solved.
If you’re still having problem, comment down below and we’ll try to figure out what’s the root of your problem.