Solutions: System and Compressed Memory High Disk Usage on Windows 10

Brithny updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Check Your Partition to Fix System Errors and Optimize Disk
Disable the System and Compressed Memory
Stop the Superfetch to Fix System and Compressed Memory High Disk Usage
Scan for Possible Virus

"Hey, I have been getting 100% disk usage in windows 10, and the system and compressed memory is taking 100%"
System and compressed memory is a process responsible for various functions related to system and memory. This process is mostly responsible for the compression of files and folders and the management of RAM.

system and compressed memory cause high disk usage on Windows 10
Windows 10 users have long been reporting to see this service occupies tons of memory, disk and CPU usage when they check Task Manager. But there is no need for you to worry about this. If this amount of memory, CPU and disk usage is really bothering you, here are something that you can do to fix the system and compressed memory high disk usage on Windows 10.

Solution 1. Check Partition to Fix System Errors and Optimize Disk 

Usually, when the system and compressed memory cause high disk usage, the first thing you need to do is to check your partition to find out the system error and fix it as soon as possible.  

Here you may try a free but professional partition manager software which allows you to effortlessly check and fix system errors with ease. And the junk file cleaning up feature also allows you to thoroughly find and clean out all useless files. You can free download EaseUS Partition Master Free and follow the steps to fix system error, clean up junk files and optimize PC now:

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1. Check and fix system error 


Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

2. Clean up junk files and optimize Windows

This enables you to speed up your computer. You can also use the Cleanup and Optimization feature in EaseUS Partition Master to effortlessly clean up all useless junk files and even optimize disk with ease. after this, you 'd better restart your computer to see whether it works or not.

Solution 2. Disable the System and Compressed Memory 

If the first solution does not work well for you. Don't worry! You can simply try the second solution to get system and compressed memory high disk usage problem fixed with ease. Here are the details:

  • Press the Windows Key + X. Choose "Control Panel". Click "Administrative Tools" and choose "Task Scheduler".
  • In 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. Double-click on Windows in the left pane to expand its contents.
  • Click on MemoryDiagnostic in the left pane to have its contents displayed in the right pane.
  • In the right pane, locate and right-click on a task named RunFullMemoryDiagnosticEntry. Click on Disable in the contextual menu.
  • Close the Task Scheduler and restart your computer. Check to see if the issue persists once your computer boots up.

Solution 3. Stop the Superfetch to Fix System and Compressed Memory High Disk Usage

SuperFetch decreases the boot time and make must-load programs more efficiently. However, it has been identified as a potential cause of disk performance issues in Windows 8 and later versions of Windows, including Windows 10. Here's how to stop this service: 

Method 1. Disable Superfetch with "Run" Command

  • Just press Windows + R and type services.msc command.
  • Now find “Superfetch”.
  • Edit Superfetch clicking on the property.
  • Now “Stop” from stopping the Superfetch service.
  • Superfetch to be Disabled and click "OK"
  • If this method does not work very well, directly go to the second method.

Method 2. Disable Superfetch with Command Prompt

1. Click on Start and search for Command Prompt, right-click on it and click Run as administrator then click "Yes" to continue.

open the command prompt then open run as administrator
2. Type the following command: net.exe stop Superfetch. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard

3. Wait for a few minutes to see if changes can be seen in your computer's performance. 

If you want, you can also run a disk check by typing the following command: chkdsk.exe /f /r and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. 

Then type Y to confirm the disk check. 

Last Solution: Scan for Possible Virus

It is reported that many viruses or malicious programs could cause System and compressed memory high CPU usage problem. It is strongly suggested that you use the trusted antivirus programs to scan your system thoroughly for any possible viruses. If you find any file or programs suspicious, delete them or uninstall them totally from your computer. Then you can restart your PC to Check if your System and compress service are still taking high disk usage.


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