Solve the problem of 100% Chrome disk usage on Windows 10

In some cases on Windows 10 after starting Chrome the computer slows down, sometimes even drastically making it difficult to use both the same internet browser and other programs and tools.

Start the Task Manager (with the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc ) this will be confirmed in the “Processes” tab from the “Disk” column that should present a high percentage of use, sometimes total up to 100%, consumption that for the most part is just due to the Google web browser.

This may depend on the prefetch activityChrome, that is to some options that to speed up Internet browsing provide for the preloading of resources. As a result, since they are enabled by default, these options must be disabled to resolve the situation. Let’s see how.

Start Chrome and go to Menu> Settings> Advanced> Privacy and security and as in the example below:

Identify and deactivate the two options “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar” and “Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly“.
Optionally, you might also consider disabling the “Protect yourself and your device from dangerous sites” option which may result in high disk usage if your computer is infected with some malware and/or you have a copy that is not genuine Windows and/or Microsoft Office.

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