The hard drive is one of the key parts to being able to make use of a PC because with this the boot and storage is carried out of the system and also the general storage. Of course, even if it has a lot of space in which to store enough, whatever the capacity, it has a limit; but the reality is that reaching this limit for most of us is not as simple as saying it.
The hard drive can also have unusual problems and one of these may be that it warns us that it is at 100% capacity and we do not explain why. Because we know that this is not real, even if the solution is not to delete all the contents of the disk, nor is it just because of a virus we can fix this and in this article we will show you how to do it correctly
How can I check the status of my hard drive in Windows 11?
First of all, if your hard drive is having problems, such as the slow operation of the system in general, you should perform a hard disk status check. The purpose of this is to check the operation of this and determine what is happening, to be able to solve this problem before it is too late. It could be said that it is because of errors in applications, viruses and processes that can be all of this.
To check the disk you can follow the steps below, then press “Windows + R” simultaneously in the run window type “wmic” and at the command prompt enter “diskdrive get status”, this will send us a message about the status of the disk and if there are problems, and otherwise only “status ok” will appear. This will tell us in the Windows 11 operating system how the disk is working.
What can cause my hard drive to be overused?
This error is due to a reason that we can believe that it is completely full, this is not the case the warning to be 100% is that it is using all its load of use not its storage capacity, this causes the Computer will slow down to the point of getting stuck at one point and doing nothing else.
One of the causes may be service SuperFetch that shortens Windows boot time, the file search service can help to increase the usage of the hard disk, it can also cause the file structures in Windows to be corrupted, it can cause the temporary file accumulation and the antivirus can also help in this problem. Making major upgrades like upgrading your system from Windows 10 to 11, if not done right can affect
What methods can I use to free the disk and remove this error?
For all these cases we can apply different methods that help us, both to see and to solve what is happening, now let’s explore the methods that can help all this as Disable the search service, disable SysMain service, repair StorAHCL.sys driver and upgrade RAM.
All these methods can help you solve the problem of the disk, first of all make a backup or backup of all the data that you can not delete, to protect in case of emergency do not lose the information
Disable the search service
You can disable this file search indexing service, to stop the high usage of the hard disk, because this service can cause a high consumption of RAM, these procedures are performed to solve the error of the disk then we can reactivate them. You should also consider disabling automatic updates in Windows 11, as they can cause both a shutdown and a forced start to the system, and update when you want to.
Disable the SysMain service
In previous versions of Windows 10 this service was known as SuperFetch, and this service causes errors where it consumes all the capacity of RAM, although this is responsible for increasing the performance of Windows, pre-loading applications thus shortening start times, this same quality can lead to failure; absorbing all processing and memory resources.
Repair StorAHCI.sys driver
This driver is responsible for many errors, which they have to do with hardware, obsolete firmware and corrupt drivers, when they fail and do not give the blue screen, cause a series of errors with respect to updates and cause the system, even if it does not fail completely, to affect the operation of the hard disk. For this reason it is imperative that this controller is in good condition.
Although these do not work as a storage system, they have a primary function in the search and interaction of files and applicationshaving a proper RAM is the key to making your PC work properly, for this we must investigate all parts of the system and what applications we use to improve the capacity of the computer’s RAM