What to do if the System process loads the drive in Windows 10.
What to do if the System process loads the drive in Windows 10
Method 1: Suspend updates
The most common reason for the System process to load the drive is to actively search for, download, and update Windows components. This is a temporary phenomenon, so it is usually enough to wait for the system to perform all the necessary manipulations. It is also possible to suspend the reception of updates.
A more difficult option is to disable updates completely, either through the system itself or through special utilities.
Disable automatic updates in Windows 10
Software to disable Windows 10 updates
Method 2: Disable services
In some cases, the problem can be caused by the search and preboot services not working properly. Disable them and see how Windows 10 behaves.
Method 3: Turn off indexing
As an additional measure to the previous method, you can disable indexing of the system volume.
Method 4: Hard drive scan
You should also keep in mind that the boot process of the system hard drive can be caused by problems with the drive itself, in particular the presence of bad blocks and slow sectors. Have Victoria analyze the hard drive and, if necessary, remap it. It is best to recover from a LiveCD or by removing the drive and connecting it to a working computer, as the software may require monopoly access to the drive.
Read more: Recover your hard drive with Victoria
Method 5: Reset the swap file
There are cases where the System process has caused the disk to load due to incorrect paging file configuration. Resets the settings to default, letting Windows 10 decide what size pagefile.sys it needs.
If the default swap file size is selected, you can experiment with specifying your own size and see how Windows 10 behaves in this case.
Change swap file size in Windows 10
Determining the optimal swap file size
Method 6: Disable MSI mode
In some cases, the problem described can be caused by the StorAHCI.sys driver not working properly. This is demonstrated by the following in the “Windows Logs” event log section. → “System” messages with the code 129 and the font “storachi”.
Read more: View the system log in Windows 10
In this case, you will have to disable the signal interruption mode for the hard drive. To do this, follow the steps below.
Once this is done, restart your computer and observe the behavior of the System process. If the problem persists, it might make sense to contact the drive manufacturer’s support team for advice, but don’t rule out something else as the cause of the problem.