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the terrible disk 100% problem


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#1 ZebraWidgets

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

So I have the disk 100% usage problem. .. . and it drives me nuts. I have installed sysinternals disk monitor and I have what looks to be some juicy data of my disk just burning away... 

 

Now how to I determine what is making my disk run like a maniac with the disk monitor? 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

First things first.

Can you get into Safe Mode and if so, does it stop all that crazy writing to the disk?

There are several aspects to look at but a good starting point is to download, install and scan with free Malwarebyes and free Superantispyware (careful to not select the trial versions during installation) and while they're scanning, take a look at the Startup tab in your task manager, to see what all is coming on at each bootup, and trim that group down a bit, specially if it's an unknown process.

 

BTW: When did all this start?

What;s your make and model of machine?


Edited by rockysosua, 19 September 2014 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:16 PM

This is a random occurance, I have not tried it in safe mode and I am not interested in running my system in safe mode for days hoping that the problem pops up.

 

I have run several malware programs,  my system is clean and this has been happening since I install windows 8 on this system. 

 

I dont have anything weird running in my start up. 

 

I have an i7 with a 256gb ssd and 12gb of ram.

 

 

My question is how do I determine what is making my disk run like a maniac with the disk monitor? 



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

I'm not familiar with the disk monitor, so I don't know.

If it were me, I would simply wait for it to happen, open the task manager and put the disk usage in order of high to low usage and there it would be, at the top of the list.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:22 PM

Nope that doesnt work. 

 

1. the system is almost frozen getting to the task manager is almost impossible when this is going on.

 

2. When I have been able to get to the task manager in the past there is little or no reason shown why it is running at 100%. 

That is why I have the disk monitor installed so that it is always archiving activity even when the system runs 100%



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:24 PM

Gotcha.

Well, we'll just have to wait until someone with experience with that program, comes along.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

Right click in the Taskbar and choose Task Manager.

 

When the Task Manager opens click on Processes, then expand it to its full size and either use the Snipping Tool or create screen shot of this and post the image in your topic.

 

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To open the Snipping tool click on the Start orb, then type snipping tool in the search box.  Snipping Tool will appear above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.  
 
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A small white cross (+) will appear on the screen, move this to the lower left corner of the image you want to copy, press and hold the mouse and slowly move it to the right and upwards.  You will see a red rectangle form around the image, when you have the image isolated that you want, release the mouse.  
 
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