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windows 8.1 100% disk usage.

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#1 Kewbla


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:01 PM

Hello all

My wifes work computer seems to suffer from a disk usage bottle neck. Most of the time its tje indexer. Does this service need to be active to search properly? Also i was under the impression that the indexer doesnt run while the computer is in use. Is this true and could there be any other culprits causing this?

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#2 Allan


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 11:17 AM

Indexing will make some searches faster but no, it is not required. In fact, I never use Windows built-in search function. I use "Everything" search (http://www.voidtools.com/). It's free (donationware) and absolutely outstanding.


Having said that, the indexing service shouldn't run at 100% cpu (I assume you mean cpu usage and not disk usage). Go ahead and disable it and see if the problem goes away. But you might also want to run full scans with both your installed anti virus app AND with MalwareBytes.

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