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Windows 10 Pro - Hard Disk constantly 60-100% on idle


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:18 PM

Since upgrading to Windows 10, I have been having issues with constant high disk usage, I've googled and not really found any solution, I have disabled some features but hasn't made any difference.

 

I do run McAfee and I cannot end its processes to see if that is causing the problem but I think it is something else. Unless it is something within mcafee causing it I am unable to stop most of the processes.

 

THis issue is causing computer to be sluggish.

 

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Intel Core i5-4440 3.10Ghz

8GB Ram

1GB NVIDIA Graphics

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#2 Izzy

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 07:16 PM

Just an update, after a little over 2 hours it settled back to normal and is fine, so obviously something is running or doing something at boot up and takes forever and stop doing its process, just need to find out what it is and stop it.



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:54 PM

well i started trying to end processes that i can end, and the first one I tried was Adobe Acrobat Update Service (32-Bit), and APN Updater (32-Bit), well, Hard Disk went from 97% to 10-20% almost instantly, it did spike to 97% again for a few seconds but seems to be settled at around 10-20% now. So i'm guessing the issues lies with one or both of those. Can I disable both of them so they don't run, and how do I do this?



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 03:12 AM

Are they starting up at boot time open Task Manager and Startup tab disable them if you cannot found those files at Startup tab then type Task Scheduler  into Start Menu search box and click Task Scheduler Library and disable the schedule task for those programs you can also check Services manager they may have service that is starting automatically. You can open Services manager by typing services.msc into Start Menu search box.


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:02 AM

Another thought:   How full is your hard disk?  It seems that indexing under Win10 is largely a "when other stuff is idle" process and can go on in dribs and drabs for days on end.  If it's already jam packed with stuff, you're constantly doing other tasks, and your computer isn't allowed to stay on overnight (or whenever you're not using it) this could be a part of the equation.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:16 PM

My apologies that I haven't gotten back to this, I have had a car accident and sorting out with insurance and recovering etc.

 

hard disk isn't very full, PC hardly used, not a main PC, just there when I need it for Windows stuff, not very often.  over 800GB free space. This issue is on boot up so you can't do much.

Windows 7 on it original, then upgrade Windows 10, i didn't do it the windows seemed to did itself.

 

I also wondered about ... 'defrag' it was set to 'on' in the schedule, so I have turned the off. I might try that out for a few days and see if that helps.

 

I'm not sure about the task scheduler section.



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

seems to be still running high at boot up, think i go back to windows 7, never had that issue.



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:45 AM

SoftThinks Agent Service is Dell's backup service. It will go up and down, depending on what it thinks it needs to backup.

 

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