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[SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

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Process and Compressed Memory is a Windows 10 feature responsible for memory compression (also referred to as RAM compression and memory compression). This feature basically utilizes data compression to reduce the size or number of paging request to and from the auxiliary storage. In short, this feature is designed to take less amount of disk space and memory but in this case the System and Compressed Memory process start using 100% Disk and Memory, causing the affected  PC to become slow.

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Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

In Windows 10, a compressions store is added to the concept of Memory Manager, which is an in-memory collection of compressed pages. So whenever the memory starts to fill up, the System and Compressed Memory process will compress the unused pages instead of writing them to the disk. The benefit of this is the amount of memory used per process is reduced, which allows Windows 10 to maintain more programs or apps in physical memory.

The problem appears to be incorrect Virtual Memory settings. Someone changed the paging file size from automatic to a particular value, virus or malware, Google Chrome or Skype, corrupt system files etc. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory with the help of below-listed troubleshooting guide.

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[SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Repair Corrupt System Files

1. Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

Open Command Prompt. The user can perform this step by searching for ‘cmd’ and then press Enter.

2. Now type the following in the cmd and hit enter:

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Sfc /scannow
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows (If above fails then try this one)

SFC scan now command prompt | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

3. Wait for the above process to finish and once done, restart your PC.

4. Again open cmd and type the following command and hit enter after each one:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

DISM restore health system

5. Let the DISM command run and wait for it to finish.

6. If the above command doesn’t work then try on the below:

Dism /Image:C:\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows /LimitAccess

Note: Replace the C:\RepairSource\Windows with your repair source (Windows Installation or Recovery Disc).

7. Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory Issue.

Method 2: Set Correct Paging File Size

1. Press Windows Key + R then type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to open System Properties.

system properties sysdm

2. Switch to the Advanced tab and then click on Settings under Performance.

advanced system settings

3. Again switch to the Advanced tab and click Change under Virtual Memory.

virtual memory

4. Checkmark “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

Checkmark Automatically manage paging file size for all drives | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

5. Click OK, then click Apply followed by OK.

6. Select Yes to Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Disable Fast Startup

1. Press Windows Key + R then type control and hit Enter to open Control Panel.

control pannel

2. Click on Hardware and Sound then click on Power Options.

Click on 'Power Options' from the list

3. Then, from the left window pane select Choose what the power buttons do.

Click on Choose what the power buttons do in the top-left column

4. Now click onChange settings that are currently unavailable.

change settings that are currently unavailable

5. Uncheck “Turn on fast startup” and click on Save changes.

Uncheck Turn on fast startup | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

6. Restart your PC and see if you’re able to Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory Issue.

Method 4: Disable Superfetch Service

1. Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

services windows

2. Find Superfetch service from the list then right-click on it and select Properties.

Right-click on Superfetch and select Properties

3. Under Service status, if the service is running, click on Stop.

4. Now, from the Startup type drop-down select Disabled.

click stop then set startup type to disabled in superfetch properties

5. Click Apply, followed by OK.

6. Reboot your PC to save changes.

If the above method doesn’t disable Superfetch services then you can follow disable Superfetch using Registry:

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

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Run command regedit

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

3. Make sure you have selected PrefetchParameters then in the right window double click on EnableSuperfetch key and change it’s value to 0 in the Value data field.

Double click on EnablePrefetcher key to set its value to 0 in order to disable Superfetch

4. Click OK and close the Registry Editor.

5. Restart your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory Issue.

Method 5: Adjust your PC for Best Performance

1. Press Windows Key + R then type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to open System Properties.

system properties sysdm | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

2. Switch to the Advanced tab and then click on Settings under Performance.

advanced system settings

3. Under Visual Effects checkmark “Adjust for best performance“.

select Adjust for best performance under performance option

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4. Click Apply, followed by OK.

5. Reboot your PC and see if you’re able to Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory Issue.

Method 6: Kill the Speech Runtime Executable Process

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch Task Manager.

2. In the Processes tab, find Speech Runtime Executable.

Right-click on Speech Runtime Executable. then select End Task

3. Right-click on it and select End Task.

Method 7: Run CCleaner and Malwarebytes

1. Download and install CCleaner & Malwarebytes.

2. Run Malwarebytes and let it scan your system for harmful files. If malware is found, it will automatically remove them.

Click on Scan Now once you run the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

3. Now run CCleaner and select Custom Clean.

4. Under Custom Clean, select the Windows tab and checkmark defaults and click Analyze.

Select Custom Clean then checkmark default in Windows tab | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

5. Once Analyze is complete, make sure you’re certain to remove the files to be deleted.

Click on Run Cleaner to deleted files

6. Finally, click on the Run Cleaner button and let CCleaner run its course.

7. To further clean your system, select the Registry tab, and ensure the following are checked:

Select Registry tab then click on Scan for Issues

8. Click on the Scan for Issues button and allow CCleaner to scan, then click on the Fix Selected Issues button.

Once scan for issues is completed click on Fix selected Issues | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

9. When CCleaner asks “Do you want backup changes to the registry? select Yes.

10. Once your backup has completed, click on the Fix All Selected Issues button.

11. Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 8: Change configuration of Google Chrome and Skype

For Google Chrome: Navigate to the following under Chrome: Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly. Disable the toggle next to “Use a prediction service to load pages.”

Enable the toggle for Use prediction service to load pages more quickly

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Change configuration For Skype

1. Make sure you have exited Skype, if not end task from Task Manager for Skype.

2. Press Windows Key + R then type the following and click OK:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\

3. Right-click on Skype.exe and select Properties.

right-click skype and select properties

4. Switch to Security tab and click Edit.

make sure to highlight ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES then click on Edit

5. Select ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES under Group or user names then checkmark Write under Allow.

tick mark Write permission and click apply

6. Click Apply, followed by OK and see if you’re able to Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory Issue.

Method 9: Set Correct Permission for System and Compressed Memory Process

1. Press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.

press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler

2. Navigate to the following path:

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > MemoryDiagnostic

Double click on ProcessMemoryDiagnostic Events | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

3. Double click on ProcessMemoryDiagnostic Events and then click Change User or Group under Security Options.

Click on Change User or Group under Security options

4. Click Advanced and then click Find Now.

Click Advanced and then click Find Now

5. Select your Administrator account from the list then click OK.

Select your Administrator account from the list then click OK

6. Again click OK to add your administrator account.

7. Checkmark Run with highest privileges and then click OK.

Checkmark Run with highest privileges and then click OK

8. Follow the same steps for RunFullMemoryDiagnostic and close everything.

9. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 10: Disable System and Compressed Memory Process

1. Press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.

2. Navigate to the following path:

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > MemoryDiagnostic

3. Right-click on RunFullMemoryDiagnostic and select Disable.

Right-click on RunFullMemoryDiagnostic and select Disable | [SOLVED] 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory

4. Close Task Scheduler and restart your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix 100% Disk Usage by System and Compressed Memory but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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