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100% Disk Usage Seemingly Out of Nowhere

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I used my PC to play some games maybe a week, or so, ago. It was running fine, no issues from what I could tell and the PC was running properly. I didn't play for about a week due to work, then turned the PC off completely to unplug it in order to set my new desk up. I got the desk set up, plugged in the PC and went to bed. I woke up this morning to play Warzone/Apex Legends and it was the slowest experience I've had to date. I also tried updating Black Ops Cold War and it seemed to be taking WAY too long. I finally checked my disk usage and as soon as I open just a game's launcher it spikes straight up to 100% usage. I tried looking online for a solution but nothing seems to be working. What should I do?

The " Update Agent" and "" processes seem to be the worst offenders. I've attached a screenshot of the processes tab and you can see they are either using the most disk space or power, jumping from low, to moderate, to high.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 19042, Installed 20210123014337.000000-420
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400F CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 165 Stepping 5, CPU Count: 12
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Hard Drives: C: 476 GB (25 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4/ac, s/n M80-D8028802377
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Thank you in advance.


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The 512 GB(476 GB actual capacity) C: drive in your PC is about 95% full, so I'm guessing it's full of apps or personal data or both.

Submit an image of the Task Manager "Startup" tab so we can see how many apps are auto-starting and running in the background.

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