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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:53 PM
Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:35 PM
windows 10 does some scheduled tasks when it first starts up. like antivirus scans and defrag if it hasn't completed the scheduled weekly scan.
but you can turn these off.
Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:13 PM
after it starts, and is going slow, have you fired up Task Manager, gone to the Processes tab, clicked on the Disk column to see what the culprits are?
clicking that column will sort it accordingly and you'll see the worst offender listed on top.
next I would look at utilities like CCleaner and SSD Fresh to work out, and easily change, items that get started during boot or are in Task Scheduler.
SSD Fresh is handy to turn off Superfetch, Prefetch and all those services in one hit. (you don't need a SSD to use it)
and if you are thinking of reloading Windows, I'd be taking the opportunity to replace that hybrid drive with a full on SSD.
personally, I've not seen a hybrid I've been happy with, and certainly, none have been any where near as fast as a full-on SSD.
Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.
You won't regret it.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:42 AM
Thanks for the advice. I haven't had time to look into the above suggestions because I had to call Dell back again last night as I was getting some thermal error that kept popping up. The guy did a bunch of stuff and it seemed to be running well.
The bizarre thing about the disk running at 100% is there's nothing in the processes tab that is super high usage when this is happening. It all looks really normal until I click the performance tab and the HDD is at 100%. I will try to get screenshots this weekend if it happens.
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