Many times we check the disk usage status when we feel that the computer is running slower than it should and suddenly find that there are some processes that seem useless but are consuming disk usage. There are many Windows and third-party processes and programs in Windows that use memory allocation in the background and make it difficult for your computer to run them all smoothly.
What is WSAPPX?
WSAPPX is one of those processes that often uses most of the disk on Windows computers. This process is part of the Windows Store program which is responsible for installing, uninstalling, and updating Windows Store applications.
Therefore, the WSAPPX process is mainly needed when you want to install, update or uninstall any application from the Windows Store. We have found some methods by which you can solve this high disk usage problem on your computer.
Method 1: disable the Windows Store using the Windows registry
The Windows Store is nearly useless in Windows 10, and most users don't even bother checking the apps in it. If you are not downloading apps from the Windows Store and have a high disk usage problem due to WSAPPX, you can disable the Windows Store to stop this process.
Step 1] Open the Run box by pressing windows e R at the same time you write regedit and hit Log in.
Step 2] Click Yup at the user access control prompt. The Windows Registry Editor window will open.
Step 3] In the left pane, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and so SYSTEM (Refer to the image below for reference.)
Step 4] In SYSTEM expand folder CurrentControlSet and so Services.
Step 5] In Services folder scroll down, locate and select AppXSvc binder. You will find several keys in the AppXSvc folder.
Step 6] Double click Home key type 4 in the data value and click OK.
Close the registry window and now check if the process is running in Windows Task Manager or not.
Method 2: allocate more virtual memory
If you often encounter high disk usage problems on your computer, it is a good idea to increase the virtual memory allocation for the processes so that all processes run smoothly and the disk memory for work as well. To increase virtual memory allocation, follow these steps.
Step 1] Press the button windows and look for the yield, click on the result it says Adjust the appearance and performance of windows. It will open Performance options.
Step 2] Change to Advanced tab and click Modify button below the virtual memory.
Step 3] Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives, select the operating system drive and click Custom size. In the initial size, write your RAM in MB and in Maximum size double the RAM, then click Set to.
Step 4] Click ok and restart your device.
This process will increase your virtual memory and you will most likely never face high disk usage issues.
Method 3: Use the CHKDSK command to fix the disk error if it exists
1. Open system symbol with administrative privilege. To do this, just press Windows key + r together to open Run.
2. Now write cmd on it and then press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys together from the keyboard. Press Yes at the UAC prompt.
2. Now, run the following command and hit the Enter key.
chkdsk.exe / f / r
Wait for the command to run completely.