Fix Windows 10 High CPU & Disk Usage By Broadcast DVR Server

The Windows 10 operating system is the latest version of Windows which was first released in 2015. It was made as a free upgrade to people who were running Windows 7 or Windows 8 on their computers. Although this is a solid performing operating system there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be troubleshooting today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Windows 10 high cpu disk usage by Broadcast DVR Server issue.

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How To Fix Windows 10 High CPU & Disk Usage By Broadcast DVR Server

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Broadcast DVR Server is part of the Windows 10 feature called Game DVR. This service runs in the background and allows gamers to take screenshots or record  a game they are currently playing. This feature will usually only use a considerable amount of computer resources when it is recording a game. If you are not using this feature and are experiencing lag when playing a game then there’s a possibility that this is what’s causing the problem.

The first thing  you will need to do in this case is to check if Game DVR is using a lot of system resources by opening the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc). If you find out that the Broadcast DVR server is using a lot of system resources then this could be because Game DVR is set to automatically record the gameplay in the background as soon as you start a game or it could also be that you mistakenly enabled the service from the game bar.

Disable Broadcast DVR server (bcastdvr.exe)

If you don’t use this service and are experiencing problems with it then it’s best to disable the Broadcast DVR server.

  • Click the Start icon in the bottom-left corner and open the Settings app.
  • Scroll all the way down and click on Gaming
  • Click the Game bar tab and disable the toggle under Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar.
  • Switch over to the Game DVR tab. Turn Off the toggle under Background recording and the one under Recorded audio.
  • Restart your PC.

Check if the Windows 10 high cpu disk usage by Broadcast DVR Server issue still occurs.

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