Service Host Superfetch
In this article, we will look at how to fix the Service Host Superfetch problem. We’ll disable or stop super fetch to face fix system and compressed memory high disk usage. SuperFetch decreases boot time and makes programs load faster by identifying your behavior on the PC. Also, then adapting the system to run certain apps faster to have them in preparation to have them prepared to launch more quickly.
But for most people, it is a good thing, and it makes your computer feel like it’s faster and run smoother because it already anticipated what you would do in any case. For a few people, this causes problems, and I will show how to turn it off.
What are the signs of Service Host Superfetch?
The problem of Service Host Superfetch (100% disk usage) in Windows this problem has recently become more common among Windows 10 users. Some typical signs of this problem include.
You’ll see a noticeable slowdown in the overall performance of your Windows activities.
- The Booting to desktop.
- Mouse movements.
- Opening of apps.
- Windows begin to lag significantly.
- Sometimes Windows and app could become unresponsive entirely.
- A more obvious sign of this problem is that when you open your task manager, click on more details under the process tab; you should notice your disk utilization percentage nearing or consistently on 100%.
Anything above 95% consistently for 5 to 10 minutes after you boot up, then something is not healthy. Just in case you are wondering what the average percentage should be, it depends on the processes running on your PC. With low disk demanding processes or nothing running, it should be nearly zero or less than 10%. It could be a bit more but not close to 100%.
Also, you can experience that in addition to one or two of the other signs, there are several possible reasons why you may be having this problem — ranging from hardware to software issues settings and processes. But in any case, the solutions in this article could help you resolve this problem. If one solution doesn’t work for you, you may undo the operations and move on to the next.
Disable your Windows search service:
The first thing to try is to disable your Windows search service. Now, this might sound a bit weird at first, but here’s why the Windows Search could be the problem. The windows search Service is designed to offer quick access to files, folders, applications, settings, and just about everything on your windows. Which, in turn, are stored on your hard drive. Now to accomplish this, the SAS service is designed to index all files on your disk consistently to make them readily available when you search for them. From here, you can already understand why this could be the problem.
The Search Indexing could overwhelm your disk read-write capacity and keep it at such high usage state hence slowing down your windows. Now by disabling the search service, you will still be able to search for your apps and other files on the disk. However, it will take a little more time to show your search results. So you can temporarily disable this service and check the impact this has on your system and then decide whether or not you want to re-enable it again.
How to Disable Your Windows Search Service?
To disable your Windows search service, press the keyboard combination CTRL + Shift + ECS or search for task manager from your windows search. It always should have your task manager pop up here, click on the “services” tab and then at the bottom of the page here click on open services. Now, you should have the services window pop up on this window search for “windows search” right-click on it and select “properties.” On the properties, dialog box where it’s a startup, click on the drop-down and select “disable” then apply and hit OK. Now restart your PC & see if the problem is fix.
Disk Defragmentation Configuration:
If you still see in the high disk usage on the task manager, then the second thing to check is your disk defragmentation configuration. Now the fragmentation, as you may already know, consolidates fragmented files on your hard drive & enables efficient & quicker access to storage locations on the hard drive. However, sometimes, this procedure could get corrupted by some malware or applications. Hence creating an undo process in the disk and causing such problem 100% disk usage. To rectify this, you’ll need to stop and disable scheduled defragmentation from your task scheduler.
Disable The Scheduled Defragmentation From Your Task Scheduler:
To do that, go to the Windows search and type task scheduler click on the tax scheduler. From the search results, a window should pop up here click on the arrow next to the task scheduler library to expand the folder. Then click to Expand the Microsoft folder further. After that Windows folder under the “Windows” folder locate the folder named defrag and click on it.
Now you will see an item in this window named scheduled defrag. If yours is not showing fully, you can double click on this boundary to fully display it. Now once you click on this item, you should have a list of the actions you can perform. On it to the right here, look for where it says end and click on it then ask if you want to end all instances of this task. Now, hit “yes” come back to this action pane and click on disable to stop the process from resuming again. When you restart your computer now immediately, you do that your status here should select “disable.” Then restart your computer and see if this has fixed the problem.