Dell Inspiron 17 3000 - Hard Disk stuck at 100% use

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  1. pan0phobik

    pan0phobik Notebook Consultant

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    Right out of the box this laptop has been stuck at 100% disk use. Not sure what to do bout it

    Windows 10 Home Build 17763 x64
    Core i7-8565I CPU @ 1.8Ghz
    UEFI BIOS mode
    BIOS version 1.4.1

    Tried these steps from https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/100-disk-usage-windows-10.html
    No luck.

    Windows Search is already disabled and there's no Superfetch service
    AV has been uninstalled.

    I'm lost. I feel like the only thing I can do is just suck it up and buy an SSD. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Press ctrl+shift+esc to open the task manager, click "More details", and then sort processes by disk usage. What is using the disk?
     
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    Dropbox, System, Registry, Antimalware service executable. It's changing the order constantly, no one thing is taking up a huge amount of disk space
     
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    Disabled Windows 10 tips - https://winaero.com/blog/disable-tips-about-windows-10/
    Disabled Suggested Apps - https://www.tecklyfe.com/disable-suggested-apps-start-menu-windows-10/
    Turned off SmartScreen Filter - https://www.howtogeek.com/75356/how-to-turn-off-or-disable-the-smartscreen-filter-in-windows-8/
    Windows Indexing is off

    Just disabled MSI For the controller in the registry - https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/100-disk-usage-windows-10.html - I don't have storahci but I was able to follow the same workflow and find the same registry key under my sata controller

    Waiting to see how that turns out on this last reboot now.
     
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