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#1 Tylerfoleyok

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:58 PM

Hello,

 

My issue concerns disk usage. I was downloading mods for a game previously, restarted the PC and from cold boot I had 100% disk usage. After downloading every utility on the website and running each I managed to stop the usage from boot. However, when I go to install or even open programs, the disk usage will shoot to 100%. Sometimes task manager/perfmon won't show anything using more than a few MB/s. And at other times, simple things will use ridiculous amounts of MB/s. Microsoft Framework hit 80MB/s before in task manager while I was updating a steam game and the computer became unbearably sluggish. I know this is not normal since the problem only came about after I downloaded a bad mod. I hope the team here at Bleeping will be able to help me. I don't trust any other online resource :-). Thank you.

 

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#2 Tylerfoleyok

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:42 PM

Update: 100% usage from startup still, however only lasts a couple mins  :(


Edited by Tylerfoleyok, 22 July 2017 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

windows 10 will do auto updates and also a defrag once a week that will also cause your 100 disk usuage.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:14 PM

Update: 100% usage from startup still, however only lasts a couple mins  :(

Click on the Start Menu Then, type in Msconfig and press Enter. Then, click on Services. Then, tick on the bottom Hide all Microsoft services, so that it has a tick in the box. Then, click on Disable all. Then, click on Startup (on the right to Services). Then, click on disable all. Then, click on Apply. After that, restart your computer.

 

P.S. If you want, you can keep the boxes checked for your anti-virus program, so that it automatically starts when booting up your PC.

Good luck!:)



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:11 PM

Okay so that worked for startup. However, I still run into issues with 100% disk usage during normal use. No outstanding programs are using all of my disk in task manager. I had opened a couple programs and then my usage skyrocketed to 100% and has not moved since. I think the culprit is likely a trojan that I haven't been able to find. 


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:14 PM

I think the culprit is likely a trojan that I haven't been able to find. 

On your keyboard press the Windows key + R simultaneously. Then, type Cleanmgr. Then, press Enter. Then, press OK. Then, wait for the clean-up to finish. Then, restart your computer. Then, delete all the unnecessary programs and files that you don't need any longer and just clean your PC's software in general. Then, download, install and run Malwarebytes. Then, uninstall Malwarebytes. Then, download, install and run Avast. Then, delete Avast. Then, download, install and run AdwCleaner. Then, uninstall AdwCleaner. Then, go to My Computer. Then, go to C: drive. Then, go to Windows folder. Then, go to Prefetch folder. Then, delete everything in that folder. Then, clear your Recycle Bin. Then, download, install and run CCleaner. Then, uninstall CCleaner. Then, restart your computer. Then, open up your computer's case if its out of warranty and is not a laptop and give it a good clean-up with the vacuum cleaner (carefully), a dry towel, some compressed air for the hard-to-reach spots, and maybe even changing the thermal paste on the CPU if that hadn't been done in years. Then, check if all the parts and connections in your computer are properly put in place. Then, start your computer. Then, if the problem persists, do a clean re-install of Windows 10. Then, the problem should no longer be there 100%. Good luck! :)



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:26 PM

 

Update: 100% usage from startup still, however only lasts a couple mins  :(

Click on the Start Menu Then, type in Msconfig and press Enter. Then, click on Services. Then, tick on the bottom Hide all Microsoft services, so that it has a tick in the box. Then, click on Disable all. Then, click on Startup (on the right to Services). Then, click on disable all. Then, click on Apply. After that, restart your computer.

 

P.S. If you want, you can keep the boxes checked for your anti-virus program, so that it automatically starts when booting up your PC.

Good luck! :)

 

Hi, Just One Question,

 

I have the same problem - disk almost always at 100% no matter how many programs or pages or running or not. But is disabling all those services feasible? I mean, will my computer work properly, etc. I have the same problem with CPU - almost always at 100%! I saw your reply below about downloading and running various security/adware programs and I already have all those, but CCleaner tells me it will "no longer run on Windows 10." As for the others (and some in addition to those), they do not solve problem. Ah, yes, and good old RAM is always high, too. I don't do alot of downloads, games, etc. Mostly just surf net for information on variety of topics on low-risk sites. I have Emisoft (Full package) security AND Malwarebytes (Trial) full security (they run together with no conflict - they each determined each other was "safe." I have disabled as much bloatware and crapware as I can find, as I am mostly a nerd who info-surfs and not much else, except for documents and photos, on computer. Any advice? Thanking you in advance, I am

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Indianemoon



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:36 PM

Yes, doing all those things ought to help with such a problem. Just don't forget to tick the box on "Hide all Microsoft services" before you disable all the rest of the Services and Startup programs. If after that your disk usage is still at 100%, it's either an overheating problem (dust accumulation, especially if it's a laptop and you use it in your bed a lot, as it can't 'breathe' properly in the sheets), which is easily fixable, but usually costs like 10-15$ with a specialist or your hard drive is going broke, which we will determine by doing a check if things have not gone better after doing the previous steps.:)



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:23 AM

es, doing all those things ought to help with such a problem. Just don't forget to tick the box on "Hide all Microsoft services" before you disable all the rest of the Services and Startup programs. If after that your disk usage is still at 100%, it's either an overheating problem (dust accumulation, especially if it's a laptop and you use it in your bed a lot, as it can't 'breathe' properly in the sheets), which is easily fixable, but usually costs like 10-15$ with a specialist or your hard drive is going broke, which we will determine by doing a check if things have not gone better after doing the previous steps. :)

 

Hey, Just One Question - :guitar: ,

 

Thank you for the speedy response! Maybe your name should be Johnny-On-the-Spot! I did see on here that you have made many numerous posts and that you are quite knowledgeable.Yah, I did disable some of the services, but not all yet (excluding Microsoft, of course). I mean, what would Intel do if it could not spy on me - lol. I have often felt like disabling ALL those Intel Services for general purposes, anyways. Also, I keep Start-up programs to a minimum. As for the potential overheating, computer is in my at-home office and ah, well, probably more likely to be cat fur as opposed to dust - just as bad (or worse) indeed! I will follow all the steps you suggested and then determine if I need to drag out the Shop Vac, just kidding, more like a mini-Dust-Buster. As for the hard drive, I dunno? I will follow up with you as to my results, but admittedly, I'm still leery of disabling all those services! Oh, well, I can certainly re-enable any of them if necessary. Many Blessings, I am

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Indianemoon - :flowers:



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:27 AM

Well, since we're both online, let me check your Speccy numbers real quick, if you want? Download and run Speccy64. Then, click on File. Then, click on Publish Snapshot. Then, click on Yes. Then, click on Copy to Clipboard. Then, paste it in this topic.:)



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:24 AM

Well, since we're both online, let me check your Speccy numbers real quick, if you want? Download and run Speccy64. Then, click on File. Then, click on Publish Snapshot. Then, click on Yes. Then, click on Copy to Clipboard. Then, paste it in this topic. :)

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/kCcVAybavH6MC4k8yuelIob

 

:apple:  - Hello again, almost missed this. Okay, I followed instructions and all seemed to go well, except for I thought I would be posting a screenshot - :scratchhead:  - instead pasted out a link? - :orange:   

 

I went back and copied the text portion:

 

Operating System:  Windows 10 Home 64-bit

CPU:  Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHz 73 °C
           Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard:  ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. K55A (SOCKET 0) 74 °C

Graphics:  Acer KA240H (1360x768@60Hz)
                  Generic PnP Monitor (1360x768@60Hz)
                  Intel HD Graphics 4000 (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage:  465GB Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 (SATA) 47 °C
                29GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB)
                14GB SanDisk Cruzer USB Device (USB)

Optical Drives:  MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ8C0

Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio

 

 

I hope this displays OK. :cherry:  I think Piriform is the one that makes CCleaner also. In the interim, I downloaded Hitman Pro (trial). I appreciate your help very much. -

 

Regards, Indianemoon - :busy:



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:27 AM

P.S. - I live in the Mountains of swampy Florida - Lol. - IDM - :rolleyes:



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:58 AM

Hey, your hard drive is fine, no problems there, which is great news. 4 things I suggest. First, download, install, run and then delete Avast just to be 100% sure. Second, press on your keyboard the Windows key + R. Then, type Cleanmgr and click on Okay. Then, click on Okay again. Then, restart your computer. Third, open up Windows Update and update your laptop by pressing on check for updates and then installing the updates - this could take a while, so you might want to do it overnight. Finally, your temperatures are quite high and I can bet with some certainty that it is just the classic case of clogged up internals. I'm sorry to say this, ma'am, but I'm afraid your computer has constipation. :lmao: Bring it to pretty much any professional and tell them to open the device up and clean it thoroughly. It should usually not take more than a few hours to 2 days max. before you get your computer back again. It shouldn't cost more than 10-15$. Afterwards, just start up your computer and it should be all good with no lag at all. That's it! :thumbup2:

BTW, I'm from Bulgaria. :)


Edited by Just_One_Question, 27 July 2017 - 02:58 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:52 AM

 

Well, since we're both online, let me check your Speccy numbers real quick, if you want? Download and run Speccy64. Then, click on File. Then, click on Publish Snapshot. Then, click on Yes. Then, click on Copy to Clipboard. Then, paste it in this topic. :)

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/kCcVAybavH6MC4k8yuelIob

 

:apple:  - Hello again, almost missed this. Okay, I followed instructions and all seemed to go well, except for I thought I would be posting a screenshot - :scratchhead:  - instead pasted out a link? - :orange:   

 

I went back and copied the text portion:

 

Operating System:  Windows 10 Home 64-bit

CPU:  Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHz 73 °C
           Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

Motherboard:  ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. K55A (SOCKET 0) 74 °C

Graphics:  Acer KA240H (1360x768@60Hz)
                  Generic PnP Monitor (1360x768@60Hz)
                  Intel HD Graphics 4000 (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage:  465GB Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 (SATA) 47 °C
                29GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB)
                14GB SanDisk Cruzer USB Device (USB)

Optical Drives:  MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ8C0

Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio

 

 

I hope this displays OK. :cherry:  I think Piriform is the one that makes CCleaner also. In the interim, I downloaded Hitman Pro (trial). I appreciate your help very much. -

 

Regards, Indianemoon - :busy:

 

 

Motherboard:  ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. K55A (SOCKET 0) 74 °C


is it pretty high your CPU should work on 65 maximum :) 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:46 AM

Follow the steps here. Do not update your drivers with the software. Only Methods 1 to 7.

 

This is a common Windows 10 problem. See this 49 page thread.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/how-to-fix-100-disk-usage-in-windows-10/7c5c979b-0ed0-4855-b9b8-05b9499533e2






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