How to Fix High Disk Usage By “WPR_Initiated_DiagTrackAotLogger_WPR System Collector.etl”

Many users on the Microsoft and Tenforums have reported an issue where the Disk Usage spikes upto 100% – some users report that the issue started after the KB3201845 update was installed by the Windows Update. User tufa4311 on the tenforums, traced the issue to be originating from C:\Windows\Temp\WPR_initiated_DiagTrackAotLogger_WPR System Collector.etl

From the ResourceMonitor activity, it can be seen that this issue is originating from the Diagnostic Tracker service built-into Windows which was an optional service and does not affect any of your running/existing programs or the Windows, the service is used to monitor and tracking Windows functional activities part of the user experience program where Microsoft aims to improve Windows by collecting diagnostic information, therefore disabling diagnostic tracker temporarily until Microsoft pushes another update is the best workaround so far or it can be left disabled regardless of updates.

Method 1: Disable the DiagTrack Service from Command Prompt

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X.
  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following line and Press ENTER

    wmic service where name=’diagtrack’ call ChangeStartmode Disabled

Method 2: Disable the DiagTrack Service from the Services Console

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press R.
  2. Type services.msc and Click OK
  3. In the Services Console, Scroll Down and Locate the Diagnostic Tracking Service.
  4. Right Click on it and choose Properties and set Startup Type to Disabled.
  5. Click Apply/OK.

Method 3: Use WPR -cancel

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X
  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following line and Press ENTER.

wpr -cancel

A similar issue striked previously affecting a large number of users where we published a post detailing and listing most useful methods to address this issue. Before trying any of the steps listed in this post, i would suggest trying steps listed at system and compressed memory. If the issue still has not been resolved, then try the steps listed below:

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