How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10

This is a quite common issue in Windows 10 caused by the simultaneous operation of Google Chrome as well as Skype. 100% disk usage issue could also cause other programs. To fix this do the following:

Step 1: Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Go to Privacy and security section and select Cookies and other site data.
  4. Find and disable Preload pages for faster browsing and searching option.
  5. fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 with Chrome and Skype running

Step 2: Skype

  1. Close Skype and make sure it’s not running in the taskbar (if it is running in the taskbar then quit it).
  2. Go to the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\.
  3. Right click Skype.exe and select Properties.
  4. Open Security tab, then select ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES and click Edit.
  5. fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 with Chrome and Skype running

  6. Place a tick in the Write box then click Apply.
  7. fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 with Chrome and Skype running

Now launch Skype and Google Chrome to check the Disk Usage in Task Manager. I hope it will no longer show you 100% disk usage.

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