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Disk usage 100% for the first 2 mins after boot up

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#1 kissfan63


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:43 PM

In the last two or three days my PC has a disk usage of 100%  for the first two mins after boot up.  I see this in Task manager and after the two mins or so it is fine!  I click on the Google chrome icon on the task bar to start and nothing happens for this two minutes or so.  In fact NOTHING works!  I click on the start button, nothing happens.  Any ideas would be helpful!  I run a Windows 10 system.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Mechanical hard drive?


How much RAM?


I see this every day on engineering laptops I support.  They aren't usable for about 20 minutes.  Those will SSDs boot in a minute and are usable immediately.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

It's not unusual to have 100% HDD activity if you have extensive startup processes, and most people have far more than they think they do.


But, if I were in the situation Kilroy describes (not usable for about 20 minutes) I'd be over my IT department like white on rice.  There's something wrong if a boot up takes that long, regardless of the drive type.  When I have times like that it's usually because the system is trying, again and again, to start something that either has been removed or keeps failing to start and it keeps retrying.


My own system can take between one and three minutes to become completely responsive to me after a Restart or a complete shut down (as in Fast Startup is not enabled) and starting it up again.

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