Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Why is my Disk always so high?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 kelvl11

kelvl11

  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:09 PM

Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:53 PM

Under task manager, under disk, it jumps from 50-100 and all I'm doing is browsing the internet. My laptop is not running slow but it's weird.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 kelvl11

kelvl11
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:09 PM

Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

Nevermind it was just Norton. What a useless antivirus



#3 aSILENTfire

aSILENTfire

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:09 PM

Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:17 PM

Every computer with Windows 8 I have seen idles around 80-100% CPU.. that I've only seen three. It might be a problem with task manager itself idk.



#4 Netghost56

Netghost56

  • Members
  • 973 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:09:09 PM

Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

...Or it could just be Windows 8...



#5 Dragonlady24

Dragonlady24

  • Members
  • 703 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Fox Lake,WI
  • Local time:08:09 PM

Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

ive seen that too but it usually does that when its loading everything on start up and doing maintenance. the norm for me is idling at maybe about 2% when i am browsing and on other apps. sounds to me like you have useless apps bloating up system resources.



#6 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,612 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:07:09 PM

Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

The number of applications and processes will effect the disk usage.  And as you discovered with Norton, specific applications can be directly responsible for high disk usage.

 

I'm running Windows 8, and at the moment I'm running 4 applications and 20 processes, my disk usage is between 1% to 2%.  When I make a change it typically will run up to around 16% and then quickly return to the lower figure.

 

When you are in the Task Manager click on the Performance tab, then click on Open resource center at the bottom of the window.  Click on Disk and you can see what specifically is using the highest disk activity. 


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users