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Disk usage regularly at 100% on new Windows 10 PC


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#1 Ozzyrs

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hi all, 

I recently bought a new computer for the purpose of gaming. However after setting it up I noticed it was performing regular every day tasks quite slowly (e.g. opening Google Chrome, Spotify and Steam).
 
When opening task manager I noticed that the disk section was regularly sitting at 100%.
I'm not entirely sure what to do as a lot of different sources are suggesting different causes and solutions for this problem.

I have downloaded a program called "Process explorer" and took a screenshot of all the current processes running.

https://imgur.com/gallery/ydfl8

Any help would be much appreciated

-Alex



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:23 PM

How much RAM does the machine have?  If the answer is 4GB, that is most likely your problem.  Open up Resource Monitor and switch to the Memory tab and looked at the Hard Faults/sec.  A high number of Hard Faults will indicate a lot of data being written to, and read from the disk.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:59 AM

Hi, your link to process explorer shows very little activity so it doesn't help much, windows updates indexing and other tasks can slow you down for a while after you get a new computer, you obviously have well more then 4 gb of ram so i doubt that is a problem.

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

Sorry, didn't look at the image, so RAM isn't an issue.  If would have helped if you had sorted by disk usage so we could see what was using the disk.






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