How to fix Srtasks.Exe high disk usage issue in Windows 10

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While working on your computer, you may see something like "Srtasks.Exe". the Srtasks.Exe indicates high disk usage on the Windows 10 PC. This is an executable of a genuine Microsoft process called "Microsoft system protection background activity“, Which is used extensively by the Windows 10 scheduler to automatically create restore points.

If you have Windows 10, you can find the "Srtasks.Exe"Executable in C:WindowsSystem32 way. Whenever you see this, it means there is high CPU usage. You may also see it flagged as a virus by third-party antivirus software. It is possible that you will see something like this disguised as "Srtasks.Exe “, but with a "S". It should look like "Srtask.Exe ” rather than. This helps you detect if it is malware.



Fortunately, there are several ways to fix the problem Srtasks.Exe high disk problem in Windows 10. Let's see how.

Method 1: via services

Step 1: print Win + R keyboard keys to open the file Run command. In the search field, type services.msc and hit ok to open the file Services window.

Step 2: A Services window, go to the right side of the window. Now under the Your name column, scroll down and find SysMain.

Please select SysMain and double-click to open the file SysMain property window.

Step 3: A SysMain property window under the general tab, go to To boot field type. Here. click the drop-down menu and select Disabled. Then press the button To stop button at the bottom to disable the service.


Beaten up To apply and so ok to save changes and exit.

Now restart your PC and see if it helps to repair the file Srtasks.Exe high disk problem on your PC. If not, try the second method.


Method 2: Run the System File Checker tool

Step 1: Navigate to Home on the desktop and in the search box, type Symbol of the system. Right click on the result (Symbol of the system) and click Run as administrator option in the context menu.

This will open the file Symbol of the system window in administrator mode.

Step 2: A Symbol of the system (Admin mode), run the following command:

sfc / scannow

This process takes time to complete, so please wait patiently. System File Checker will detect damaged files and repair them accordingly.

Once complete, restart your PC and the file Srtasks.Exe The hard drive problem on your Windows 10 PC should go away.

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