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Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

Q: Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I think this is a sata issue or a BIOS setting or perhaps just a Windows 8 bug...

Basically this happens:


I recently installed Windows 8 and finally some free time to get Steam installed. Installed Steam and am copying over my Steam directory (Disk 2, K) from my Win 7 to where I installed Steam this time (Disk 0, C). This is the same physical computer as I had Win 7 on prior.

What has changed since Win 7 is I thought since I was doing a fresh install, I would turn on AHCI in the BIOS and do it proper rather than IDE emulation or whatever it is called. But now crap like this happens. I googled a bit a week or 2 ago trying to figure it out and basically all that I could gather is either a hard drive is dying or it is an NCQ problem. Hard drive is not dying, I've ran plenty of diagnostics on it, and plus, it has less than 200 powered on hours at this point.

Now I turned off NCQ on ALL my drives just to see if the problem went away. It didn't, but I think it may have improved a little.

Device manager doesn't show any yellow "!" for anything.


Obviously this is completely unacceptable. Ideas on what to change to make it behave normally? Hopefully I'm missing something obvious, I've never used AHCI on a system before, mostly because when I had a system capable of it I was on XP and didn't want to load 3rd party drivers. Then for Vista and 7 I simply forgot before installing to switch it in the BIOS. I remembered this time for 8, but I'm really regretting it now.

Edit: Here is another image, further on in the copy, to show it doesn't get any better and it wasn't a 'small files don't transfer fast' issue. http://I.imgur.com/UTDo69u.png

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Preferred Solution: Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I was gonna give you an updated AHCI driver from Intel but noticed you are running Core 2 Duos, so it probably wont be compatible. I am confused, does this occur in Win 7?

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I have got this error after i got a brand new computer ( everything but the hard drive that i re-formatted ). My computer would halt to a freeze for no reason, all the fixes i tried had no avail, so i replaced my hard drive and now my computer is 100% sexy and working,, Maybe you should do the same?
 

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Hello,
This is Devendra from India. Recently I purchased Dell 15 3567 (i7,8GBRAM). After purchasing I notice that it performance it not good and in Task Manager the Disk usage is always high. I contact lots of time to different-different Dell Agents. Each time they try some solutions like Resetting PC setting, Refreshing OS image, by disabling background services, Replace Hard Drive but unfortunately the actual issue has not been detected and fixed yet. I've requested to them to send Dell engineer to my place to check the system, so exact issue can detect. But they can't help. It has been since a long time that I'm requesting. Can anyone please help me. My details are given below.

A:Inspiron 15-3567, Performance Issue, high disk usage

It's just about impossible to quantify the "performance it not good" element.  Relative to what?
It is very possible the CPU is simply outstripping the ability of the hard drive to keep up - in a system with a conventional, spinning hard drive, that will be the slowest element -- and this is a very low-end system.   It may well be you're running applications the system just isn't capable of running well.
A Dell engineer can only run the same diagnostics you can -- if your system shows no faults, you may want to consider either upgrading it to a solid state drive, or if it's new enough, upgrading to a more capable system than this low-end model provides.

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i have a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
16GB DDR3 RAM
Geforce Gt525 1GB Graphics

now the problem is that when the system is ideal it takes around 2.5 GB RAM usage
even there is no running applications
also i noticed that it's performance not that much.

is it normal?

A:Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

I think it's OK. For Win7 Ult it's normal to use about 25-30% of the RAM in idle. And it's about that percentage no matter how much RAM do You have installed .

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Evening Folks,

I just recently installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Laptop and so far I am not impressed at all - in fact, I am very seriously debating one of two actions - re-install Windows 7 or switching to an entirely different OS.

The reason for reverting to Windows 7/switching OS are as follows:
1) Currently with an idle system (i.e. no applications running at all), an svchost process is using anywhere from 40 to 60% of my cpu. When I did a tasklist on this process the following processes are attached to this one pid: Appinfo, BITS, Browser, DsmSVC, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, lfsvc, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetction, Themes, UserMananger, Winmgmt, wuauserv. My question is this - is it necessary for these processes to be run. If they are, then am I looking at only being able to use 50% of my processor (since this one pid is using the rest of it)?

2) For a virus scanner - I am using McAffee and under Windows 7, it took my laptop 24 hours to scan 231 GB of data. Since I switched to Windows 10 (Same hardware, same memory, etc) it now takes my virus scanner over 48 hours to scan 231 GB of data.

3) If I had not been poking around and trying to change my update settings, I would never have found out that Microsoft expects their users to update the windows of the other users (Microsoft calls it Dynamic Updates). Now this is all well and good if some one had said something since I would have loved to know about it sooner since I am on a metered ... Read more

A:Poor Performance from Windows 10 - High CPU usage from SVCHOST

Something is not right with your installation. For comparison, with my idle system Task Manager shows 0% CPU use and 0% disk use for most of the time. Over a period of 1-2 mins it will jump to 50% for a few seconds on a number of occasions as it completes some task or other but then drops down again.

How did you install W10? Was it an upgrade via the Windows Update service or via an installation disk? Was it a clean install or did you choose to keep all your files and programs. I'm guessing it was the windows update route which has proved to be troublesome for some users.

As you are already thinking of a re-installation I would suggest you first try a clean install of W10. If you get it working correctly on your system it will be worth it.

Make sure you get the correct version/edition of W10 as an ISO download from the MS Tech Bench (this will make sure you get the latest build and avoid further updates) to match your original W7 version and proceed to install, skipping any activation steps as this will happen automatically once you are finished.

There are tutorials and many threads that run through this process for you on this site.

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Hi, I am playing a game getting great FPS Then it just quits.. I checked the disk usage and it's at 100%! What should I do? I am only playing that one game and nothing else! I have 8 gigabytes of ram.. PLEASE HELP ME!

A:Need Help With High Disk Usage! Windows 8

In DOS, nothing ran in the background when you were running aprogram.

Then Windows came along, and we had something new..... SERVICES.

I first discovered them in Windows XP. And I realized almost immediately that many of those SERVICES were redundant. (not required for the average user)

So I set about disabling all the services that I didn't need running all the time. Gee! My PC speeded up considerably!

I found a listing on the "Black Viper" website, of every SERVICE and which ones can be safely disabled for the average user PC.
I promptly disabled 24 services for Windows XP. I put that in a batch file, so I could repeat it, in just a few seconds.

That was continued to Windows 7 and now to Windows 8.

Most of what works well for Windows 7, will also work for Windows 8 or even 8.1.
They are not all that different. The registries are almost identical.

I'm still using my Windows 7 tweaks for Windows 8 and it works, just fine. Go figure!
Windows 7 and Windows 8 are more alike than MS wants you to know. (Big Secret)

Cheers Mates!
TM

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Hello,

Over the past couple of weeks I have been getting high disk usage on my computer, causing it to run extremely slowly.
Is there any way to fix this issue?
Just after I took the attached screenshot, my System went down to around 6MB/s and the "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" jumped to around 16MB/s
Looking in resource monitor the main things causing the high read speed are: 'rundll32.exe' and 'ccsvchst.exe' and one just called 'System'
If you require any more information just ask because this issue is getting very annoying while playing games ect...

Thanks a bunch
Jack

A:Very high disk usage [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit]

I believe the ccsvchst.exe is a Norton executable, and, as Norton is know to be heavy on system resources, that may be the issue. Now, as to how, why, and what Norton is doing, I have no idea but you might want to try turning Norton off and see if that fixes your resource hogging. Just be careful what you are doing without the AV protection during this test phase. Good luck.

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i have high usage on my laptop lenovo g580 using windows 8. check task manager and i see cpu memory and disk fluxuating up and down to 3% can go up to 100 at times. when i open google chrome. watch video or play games. i hear my fan turn on and i think my hardrive and i check task manager and i see the problem happening. i did a virus scan and searched everywhere online. i couldnt seem to find a solution. when im not using the pc its a stable 3 percent but my memoryis at 37 which i barely have anything installed but 1 game and a google chrome. any idea whats going on?

A:Windows 8 High usage CPU/Memory and disk

Some AV programs use quite a bit of resources. They are running all of the time, I use an AV that only scans if significant file system changes are detected, like installing a new program or downloading files. Under normal use, the real time scanner is in an idle state.

Try tweeking your AV settings, shut off any real time protection, see if that improves the performance. If it does, I'd consider getting a different AV program. I use Eset but only after trying every other one there is, its the one that impacts my performance the least. Mcafee was the worst, Norton second worst. Also, new AV suites overwrite the already adequate Windows Firewall, I don't see any reason to install any of those. Eset makes a Smart Security suite, I only use that in XP systems that don;t have a real full firewall. Norton and Mcafee will put a full firewall in there and it is in a "Learning" state, which means it nags you as you use your machine.

There could be another program that hogs your resources as well, maybe something you weren't aware got installed. Toolbars, Chrome and Firefox Extensions, are all suspect. Look for icons in your tray that you don't know what they are, also change your taskbar settings so it shows all tray items without hiding anything.

Welcome to Windows 8 forums.

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Hello denizens of Bleeping Computer,
A bit of a long yarn here. Please bear with me.
I'm having some difficulty with my HP Envy M6 laptop. Things were fine until an automatic update ran two days ago. I'd been delaying the update to 8.1, but Windows updated itself while I was momentarily away from the computer. 
I came back to find the update had finished, but there were problems. The screen was blinking with my blue desktop theme color, and I was unable to even access my desktop. Finally, I was able to go back and choose the "restore" option.
However, for some reason, there were no restore points listed before the update. Rats! So I went back and chose to "refresh" my computer which seemed to work. Only one catch: the system is running loudly continually, lagging quite a bit, and there's a marked increase in CPU and disk usage in Task Manager. I have no idea what happened.
I've since updated Windows to 8.1 and run every update I could find, still to no avail. I've tried running MalWareBytes, disabled "Windows Search" and "Super Fetch" processes (which are common culprits). Curiously, CCleaner found quite a few .dll errors that keep popping up even when I choose to "fix" them. But it looks like these issues are beyond my novice understanding of Windows.
Here's a screenshot of Task Manager from a moment ago...
Note: The usage had dipped low when I took that screenshot. It's usually much higher. Oftentimes the disk usage is at 100%. It seems like the biggest hogs of disk us... Read more

A:High CPU and Disk Usage Following Windows 8.1 Update...

This smells like an infection of some type
I'm going to ask a moderator to move your thread into the 'am I infected" forum so you can get expert assistance
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Greetings to anybody is reading.
First of all, I apologize for my poor English.
The topic I'd like to begin is about a problem that, I've red in the Web, a lot of users have met in Windows 8: a high disk usage which make the pc more and more slow. And it's happen without any program is running. Just the services and something else of Windows itself.
Somebody says to unable some services like Superfetch and Windows Search.
Somebody else says to increase the virtual memory.
Somebody else says to unable some scheduling task, as defrag the HDD.
I'd like to know your opinion, because I think you are members of a very serious website.
 
Best regards to everybody.
 
Roberto from northern Italy.
 

A:High disk usage (95 up to 100%): limit of Windows 8?

Can you screenshot the task manager showing the processes running so I can see this high disk usage? Or even some logs to support timeouts etc.

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I have a nice gaming pc that I built, all of my specs are pretty substantial and I should certainly not be running 100% disk with only task manager open, I can barely run a lot of my games, and I do not remember having this issue when I first built my PC. It is very frustrating, it feels like I've done everything to try and fix it from turning off processes, detecting maleware, and troubleshooting in the registry, nothing seems to work. PLEASE help
 

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I have been using my desktop for a while now, and I notice that even when the memory, CPU are active or inactive but not at a high usage level, a single task (such as right clicking on a tray icon) or opening a program will stall the hard drive, as disk access shoots up to 100% or near it.

I have posted a screenshot of my hard disk activity as monitored by the system utility 'Resource Monitor': All I did was open up windows live messenger, and then right click some system tray icons a couple of times, and then the resulting spikes happened.

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/hiYWM.png

When I first boot up my computer from a shutdown or sleep state, logging into an inactive account also hogs the disk access as everything slows down a lot for the first 30-60 seconds, as well.

I just ran the system discovery/specification utility, the results are below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 67058 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G31M-ES2L
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit...... Norton 360
Computer started running real slow about a week ago and then my Norton 360 started popping up with High Disk Usage: Host Process for Windows Services, High CPU Usage by: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, High Disk Write Usage by: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer, High Disk Write Usage by: Windows Explorer.
I did a system restore to a week before all this happened and it didnt work, also did Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan and fix and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition scan and fix and still no help..... Someone Please Help before I break this thing....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:13:37 PM, on 4/13/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16476)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola Mobility\Motorola Device Manager\MotoHelperAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Willis\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search... Read more

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So I've tried multiple different installations of windows 10 on my hp envy 17 (no slug of a machine, i5-12gb ram etc) Stretching back to the previews. I'm also running windows 7 on the laptop in a dual boot situation. The disk has a built in HP recovery partition from the original windows 8 that came with it. I had split the HDD and started dual booting windows 7 as my main OS, but left the other Win 8 OS alone. When I went to install windows 10 to a new partition from the start, the system became almost unusable. Hanging every few seconds, sometimes taking 1-2 minutes just to write a short series of words as each key press would take ages to register or the mouse wouldn't move. All the troubleshooting showed no particular reason. The only odd standout would be that the disc usage would keep spiking to 99-100% every time, and almost each one of those times it happened as I watched in the task manager/performance manager, i'd be seeing an item at the top usage showing fraction of the normal top write/read speed, something like 1.5mb/s....even with that low a transfer rate, it just kept reporting the disc was at 100% usage while it proceeded to freeze for the next 10 seconds-1 min+. So I tried re-installing using different methods, different builds, tweaking the paging file and fastboot settings as recommended. Eventually, I figured maybe I'd have more luck booting up the existing windows 8 partition and doing the "get windows 10" upgrade root over the dvd/... Read more

A:Windows 10 keep hanging and using high disk usage, partition order?

Please use your Enter key to break up your post into manageable chunks.

It is horrendous to read, and make sense of it, like this.

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Good day everyone,I just recently bought a new laptop which is a lenovo ideapad 110-14isk. When I booted it up, I noticed that it can't respond quickly so I opened task manager and saw that disk usage is always at 100%. Due to this, even shutting down takes a long time and seldom I force it to shut down because it is very unresponsive. I observed the laptop for a few days and found out that windows update was slowing it. I disabled the Windows Update Service, and when I rebooted it, the disk usage is at normal levels. So my question is, how can I update my laptop? and is there any way to use Windows Update without the laptop lagging? Hope you can help me. Thanks in advance.

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My computer has been running slowly lately. I've been getting lots of spinning blue circles, greying out of the screen, freezes, and this message appears: "High Disk Write Usage by: Host Process for Windows Services."

What could be causing all of this?

I use Norton and Carbonite? Could they be causing it?

Does the computer need some sort of maintenance?

Thanks.

A:High Disk Write Usage by: Host Process for Windows Services

This message from Norton.Do you have malware symptoms? DownloadProcess explorerExtract and launch itRight click on SVCHOST.EXE that has high cpu usage and click on services tabPost the list of services here

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I would like to have some assistance. I am not sure what specs to post or how to post them, so if someone could walk me through them, I would appreciate the help.
 
Deleted unrequested data - Hamluis.

A:My CPU Usage is high and I am having performance issues

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Once you do that, I will delete the "report" that you initially posted since I don't think it's very useful.

Louis

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Hi everyone,

I have some problems with my relatively new dell laptop (4 months old, and the problems are present for like 3 months), which include: Very high RAM usage: 80% when only Microsoft Edge is turned on.
Very high Disc usage: 100% almost at all times
Low performance in games (the laptop meets the req. for a game, still cant handle it; low fps, stuttering, freezing.
Can't handle videos sometimes: the sound works but video is frozen, or video Works and sound freezes.
Sometimes VERY S L O W: sometimes when i open an app, it turns on after a minute; when i type, the letters appear after a while.

I have already reset it to factory settings and wiped the HDD, didn't help. I have a lot of free space on HDD, no dust in the laptop, no physical damage, no viruses, no (useless) background proceses.

I have already had a call with a dell technician (he did some changes and driver updates), also didn't help.

Do you think a RAM upgrade would solve this? Or do i have to take it to service? Or anything else? Please help.

Thanks for answer in advance. (and sorry for my weak english)

Regards,
Martin
Specs:
Dell Inspiron 5558
Windows 10 64-bit
4GB DDR3
1TB HDD
Nvidia GeForce 920M
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
has a webcam
 

A:High RAM and disc usage, low performance

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I've seen this problem mentioned several times here an on the web but haven't seen a satisfactory PERMANENT resolution.

I could sit for moments on end watching the hourglass rotate between applications.
10 svchost listings and several spools to boot. Not sure what all of that means but by my investigating I can tell it's excessive.

Below is my Hijack This log and thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:41:30 AM, on 1/15/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaDispatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.att.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link... Read more

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I sincerely hope someone can help. I do not consider myself really computer illiterate, but this is where my understanding ends and I would truly value all help offered.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 of 2 yrs old and I am a definite advocate for Toshiba. However, my operating system is slow. Average day usage with Internet Explorer and Office 2007 is a painstaking process that takes too long. I have had conflicts with Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, which works perfectly.

But starting up the computer takes ages. CPU usage is usually high and System Idle Processes as well. I have reinstalled Windows XP from the Toshiba Boot DVD already 4 times with starting fresh and installing everything time and time again. Each time after getting everything up to speed again, the performance is disappointing.

I have extended RAM to 1,49 GB which made little difference from the original 1/3 of RAM. It seems that something is slowing down the computer, but this is not visable in the processes; other than quite a few svhost.exe processes that take little processing capacity nor CPU usage.

I have used Windows Gold Certified Uniblue Power Suite with a good registry cleaner. This helps a bit, but after a couple of days it seems to get only worse. I have an Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz processor. Research online reveals that Trend Micro IS 2008 is quite good and demanding little capacity in comparison to competing security packages.

Is this system/software related or could th... Read more

A:Re: Satellite Pro M70 - High CPU Usage - Low Performance

Hi

I doubt this could be a hardware issue? I mean a CPU usage could goes up if a certain service or applications would run in the OS background.

Usually the Antivirus applications are one kind of software which could cause such issue? I had a Norton System works installed on my notebook and this software needed a lot of hardware resources which slowed down the notebook?
Furthermore some Toshiba applications which are installed and running in the background could affect the performance. But such applications are needed in order to use all notebook features?

However, in msconfig you could disable it.
Start msconfig -> startup tab and disable some processes which are not necessary for you.

Furthermore you could use the CCleaner to clean the OS and the registry?

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I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Specs:
Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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Lately desktop has become more sluggish and received warning in Event Viewer about high CPU usage. OS is Win 7 sp-1. Here is Mini-Toolbox:
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 04-04-2015 at 11:40:00
Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:41 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0004c19c
Faulting process id: 0xa00
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:07 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x864
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:05 AM) (Source: Applicatio... Read more

A:Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

I would uninstall/reinstall the Secunia application.
 
Louis

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I've just started having a problem where my computer becomes periodically unusable for chunks of time, like 30-60 minutes.
Everything is going along well and then it slows down to a crawl.
In the task manager, under performance, I see a crazy amount of activity, sometimes pegged at 100%, sometimes less. But even when it shows the cores around 50-70%, I can't even right an email without significant lag.

It's a Dell, Windows 7 x64. i7 processor, 16gb of RAM.
The thing is, when I look at the applications running, none of them account for all the activity.
When I look at processes that doesn't add up to all the activity I'm experiencing either.
I got something called Process Explorer which gives a more thorough list but that doesn't show very high activity either for any process.

I ran several virus scans while the computer was booted into safe mode with networking. One of them caught some stuff, but subsequent searches came up clean.

I ran a tool to clean up the registry.

I can't figure out what is causing the problem and I don't know what to try now. It's weird because after a while the activity will just stop and I can use my computer again. And then just as mysteriously the problem will start up again.
Thanks for any help.

A:Performance problem from periodic high CPU usage, please help

Sounds like you got background programs running try control alt delete check and checking task manager to see what processes are sucking up CPU and you could try config.sys check your startup services are running.

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I'm posting here because we are talking about performance and resource monitor.

As I have noticed before, my machine last night started being quite audible, sounding really busy. When I looked in task manager and performance and resource monitor I noticed that my cpu usage was running between 55% to 70% without Firefox or IE8 being loaded. This may be normal, yet my question is why could I not see that usage in either monitors? Something under system (kernel......?) was showing the biggest usage of about 20% but the rest of the list showed either 0% or perhaps a few kept fluctuating between 1% to 2% but there was nothing I could see that added up to what I was being told the usage was. My memory usage at that time was about 23% to 25%, disk usage 1%. So, what kept my machine so busy? This morning all is back to normal cpu around 3%, memory about 33%.

A:High CPU usage in Performance and Resource Monitor?

I would first check to see what programs are scheduled to perform scans around that time. Depending on the settings (daily, weekly, etc) it may take a while for it to recur.

When you open up Task Manager, go to the Processes tab.
Make sure that you click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users:
Then click on the View menu item, then on the Select columns menu item.
Place checkmarks in the I/O Reads and I/O Other boxes and click OK to exit the dialog.
Then expand the Task Manager window so that you can read the columns (you can double click on a column header to sort by that column).

Then wait for it to happen again - and check for the highest numbers in each of the columns. Let us know what you find and we can work from there.

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So I got this message yesterday.... only got it once.  Then my computer auto rebooted twice.  Then this morning, every time my computer booted up, it auto rebooted several times.  After about the 5th time, it finally stayed on so I could use it.  Then I got an email from Comcast saying that I very well could have a BOT.  So I have no idea if these are all related or what.  I have Norton antivirus on my computer, so I am assuming that is not working well or something.  Please steer me in the right direction.
 
thanks
 
 
EDIT:moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected ~~ boopme

A:winrscmde - High CPU usage performance alert

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


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Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

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After installing a new evga gtx460 and Thermaltake 600w ps i am experiencing big time system slowdown and high CPU usage. The problem could be conflicts, hardware or software, or just simply a system bottleneck, but one thing is for sure, when my system had my old 9800GT installed I experienced none of these slowdown issues. Lookit all them sound tabs.... mebbe thats it? Help please, let me know what other info is needed.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/15/2010, 12:11:22
Machine name: DADSGATEWAYFX
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: FX7026
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4026MB RAM
Page File: 2252MB used, 6002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Sound Tab 5: No problems found.
Sound Tab 6: No problems found.
Sound Tab 7: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:High CPU usage, overall slow performance after hardware upgrade

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Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
 
As always, Thanks in advance!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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A:XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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Hello

Fairly recently, my computer began having performance problems after about half hour of usage and only running a few programs (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Word, for example). My CPU Usage/Physical Memory both shoot up above 90%. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, disabled many programs on start-up, and have run virus scans using different scanners, but nothing I've tried has helped. Can somebody please diagnose whether I have a virus?

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung 900X (Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hijackthis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 11/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\tpmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
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A:Performance issues (sudden high CPU Usage/Physical Memory)

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After I returned from Holidays...I noticed that when I perform tasks that use considerable amount of CPU, the computer 'lags' and the sound seems to freeze. Each cycle being 1 sec long. It will continue to do so until I leave the computer and close CPU-consuming applications such as games, Media Players etc...It usually happens when I play games and watch movies though...

I initially thought that it was a virus so I scanned etc, then I thought it might be due to the CPU overheating, so I opened my machine and checked the CPU paste. It was fine no problems there. Then I checked the processes, nothing and finally arrived at System Resources where I saw that 'System Interrupts' was eating around 30 - 50% of my CPU. I have searched google and haven't come to a solution for this. I have updated my chipset drivers, graphic card drivers, sound drivers, Network card drivers, Motherboard etc. There is no effect whatsoever. It's really frustrating me as I can't even listen to music sometimes...I had used up all of my USB ports, so I tried taking some out, but there was no result...

When I restart it kind of calms down, but then it comes again. Even when I type in my password to enter Windows, the welcome sound freezes momentarily again. I have recently bought this system (custom built myself) so I'm really frustrated and cant think of a reason why this happens so suddenly

Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:Laggy performance during high usage - caused by System Interrupts

Welcome to SF, msjamalan!

If it's a virus or malware problem, please reboot into safe mode and run your scans. Malwarebytes should be your malware scanner.

If you have a lot of applications open at one time, you may want to bump up your memory.

You can also run msconfig and see if you can uncheck startup items. Be careful with this one.

Still, I wonder why this change has occurred after you have returned from vacation. Can you think of anything different before and after holidays?

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
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A:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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I am trying to figure out the cause of my extremely high disk usage. No matter what I do, the usage is anywhere from 80%-100%.

I've stopped and disabled the Windows Search, along with Superfetch.

I've also tried disabling "Show me tips about Windows" and it hasn't worked either
Here is how Task Manager currently looks

Any ideas on how to get the usage back to a reasonable %? I've tried everything I could find and nothing will work. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
hArLtRoN

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Hi so system and compressed memory uses 100% disk space when i start my computer and continues to do so for 10 minutes at least and it will also do this randomly when i'm gaming or just on the internet. I've checked all of my drives to see if they were updated (I just clicked search online for newest update idk if that's the best way to do it) and i ran a virus scan in safe mode and did some other things like disable prefetch and windows search and i even disabled "show me tips for windows 10" So please help me out if any of you can!
 

A:High Disk Usage

Not to try and scare you richiethomas1234, but if your pc is infected with a rootkit (aka bootkit) even scanning it in safe mode is not always going to work.
try checking your computer using a antivirus that will scan your pc after POST, but before your Operating System loads. The problem you are describing can be the result of your pc infected by a worm.

support.kaspersky.com/8092 use Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

Follow the directions posted on that page on how to set it up and what you need to do.
 

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Hi, sorry about my english first.
I bought new lenovo ideapad Z400 touch 2 month ago with win8.
last week i upgraded to win 8.1 and recover back to win 8 , since then i have some problems.
When I have the Task Manager open, I notice the disk usage climbing to 50, 75, 100 also the CPU , even though there's scarcely any disk activity going on, the laptop's fan is working harder and very noisy , my processor's speed and heat are jumping high without any progrems on.
I tried almost anything, cheacked for viruses, disabled unnecessary startup progrems, clean boot, but it still the same.
please help.

A:High disk usage and cpu

Sometimes TrustedInstaller/Windows Modules Installer Worker goes on a cleanup/compression binge, where you'll notice TIWorker.exe working the CPU in the background. Personally I'd just let it run for a few hours (maybe whilst you're doing something else), where it should complete doing what it's doing and the CPU will return to normal.

If you're feeling paranoid, maybe go to the 'Details' tab and check the properties for the process to make sure it is actually the legitimate Windows Process that's running and not a fake one using the same name.

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im getting very high disk usage at random times. I did a clean install of windows 10 and the problem did not disappear. Heres a photo example. it doesnt show disk usage but it normally goes to 100% by the same process as well.
I have
-Changed fetch in regedit
-defragged drive
-Dedicated Ram to custom setting on advance power options
-Turned off multiple windows services
-did a system file check

Specs:
I5 4690k
Gtx 980 sc
basically im running a high end pc

nothing seems to fix this
 

A:Very High Cpu & Disk Usage

Check your temps as well... may be overheating
 

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Lately I have noticed a high disk usage with the computer using task manager. Things that cause this spike is conducting normal operations just as opening an application or the web-browser.

I do not recall seeing any disk usage on task manager for the past few weeks except yesterday (perhaps I did but I do not remember). It appears to me as if those application are using the HDD as RAM even though there is space on the 8GB memory. So I am not entirely sure.

I would like to know if it is normal for applications such as Chrome to be using the disk space? And if so, would you have any idea as to what may be causing high disk usage?
 

A:High Disk Usage

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What's happening guys,
I've decided to finally let the experts assist me since I've been really yanking my nerves and wasting time on maybe bad thought solutions.
Okay so the issue is I'm getting a constant high disk usage without even having anything running
here's a screenshot of my problem

And well, so far I've tried the ''deactivate 'windows search' and 'superfetch''' and it hasn't really done the trick
Also I resetted my pc yesterday, as of now I'm running a clean install of Windows 10.
Did the ''turn off notifications from Windows''
and really nothing, I've also defrag quite some times with Defraggler and DiskDefrag and nothing.

Could you guys lend me a hand? I really need this laptop for school.
Thanks for reading
*EDIT* It's a problem since my system is acting very unresponsive and some times freeze of applications occur

A:Very high disk usage

Ok, so guys
I'm going to go buy a new hard drive, maybe even a SSD
do you think I'm doing a good thing?
Over some tests/scans by hard drive health status I got a similar factor each, which is that my hard drive has ''bad sectors'' and also has a bad health, here's a screenshot:
also I'm already downloading Windows 10 and creating a USB installation stick

I REAAAAALLY need someone to reply

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Hi,

I've recently bought a new Lenovo Laptop, and it arrived today.

Something I'm not very fond of is extreme spikes in disk usage, and would like to see if I can solve this without sending it back for repair

I captured screenshots of what I might find useful, if you need more just tell :)

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=DCE469A6AD52A211!31865&authkey=!ADmVs4GcCC38Fwk&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=DCE469A6AD52A211!31867&authkey=!AMWpyWIOOeoBIv8&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=DCE469A6AD52A211!31868&authkey=!AC_8Pbp4itVukfA&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

A:High disk usage on new PC

When a new Windows 8 system is first booted the OS will spend a lot of time downloading updates, syncs with other devices and OneDrive, updating tile apps and performing things like scheduled anti-virus definition downloads and scans, plus disk defragmentation/optimization. All this should calm down after a time.

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What's happening guys,
I've decided to finally let the experts assist me since I've been really yanking my nerves and wasting time on maybe bad thought solutions.
Okay so the issue is I'm getting a constant high disk usage without even having anything running
here's a screenshot of my problem

And well, so far I've tried the ''deactivate 'windows search' and 'superfetch''' and it hasn't really done the trick
Also I resetted my pc yesterday, as of now I'm running a clean install of Windows 10.
Did the ''turn off notifications from Windows''
and really nothing, I've also defrag quite some times with Defraggler and DiskDefrag and nothing.

Could you guys lend me a hand? I really need this laptop for school.
Thanks for reading
*EDIT* It's a problem since my system is acting very unresponsive and some times freeze of applications occur

A:Very high disk usage

Ok, so guys
I'm going to go buy a new hard drive, maybe even a SSD
do you think I'm doing a good thing?
Over some tests/scans by hard drive health status I got a similar factor each, which is that my hard drive has ''bad sectors'' and also has a bad health, here's a screenshot:
also I'm already downloading Windows 10 and creating a USB installation stick

I REAAAAALLY need someone to reply

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Task Manager shows 'System and Compressed Memory' using 25% disk constantly. It is slowing system, can't burn to Blurays because of high disk usage. Googled problem, tried a few suggestions (turned off app notifications and Windows services 'Superfetch' and 'Windows Search') but didn't fix problem. Any more suggestions?

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I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my Inspiron 7520 and I noticed that during the startup the disk usage is around 98/99% of my Samsung SSD 840 Pro 120gb.
I saw a lot of posts where the users complain that, during this high usage of the disk, apps don't open, the system freezes around 5 minutes and after that, there are random high usages, even on idle. But in my case this high usage lasts only few seconds (around 30s), I can open some apps with no problems and never happens again on idle, only if I restart Explorer.exe. If I restart it, it happens all again.

My question is : Is it normal? The high usage only on startup? My only worry is mess up with my SSD due this usage.

UPDATE: On Performance Monitor, the process which writes a lot is System. I disabled every 3rd party app on startup.
Thanks a lot!

A:High Disk usage (98/99%) ONLY on startup

Is it normal? The answer is no! Have you looked at your event viewer to see what warnings, errors or critical errors you are getting? That might provide you some insight of problems. Also, have you checked Action Center and used troubleshooters available there? Just some suggestions that might help identify. Hope you get it solved....

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i just recently defragmented my hard drive for the first time on my computer that i built. it took quite a while...12 hours (which i understand it does with vista). afterwards i restarted my computer and my idle cpu usage had gone up from 2-3% to 30+%!! i ran my antivirus...nothing showed up. im not sure what to do....help...please

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I have a new Sony Vaio that is less than two months old. After this very short period my C drive is showing "132GB free of 665GB". This is just insane, I have no idea what is using up all of this disk space.

Any pointers on tracking down the culprit?
 

A:Solved: High Disk Usage

TreeSize should help.
 

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Hello,

I've had this problem for a while.

After I stop using my computer, at the 4th minute mark of being idle something sets off. I always notice it when I work next to it because the vents rev up, it becomes loud, which means more wear and tear, etc.

So first things first, open up the task manager and process explorer to see what's going on. However, as soon as I move my mouse (or give any input really) everything calms back down to 0% or 1% and I can't really see what's driving it. I still managed to snap this screenshot though.

As you can see from it, BitDefender seems to be the culprit. But I don't understand why because even when I turn idle scan and auto-update off, the problem is still here. So it might not be BitDefender after all.

I've also thought of Windows indexing and defragmenting services which were set to run at idle. Nothing is solved after switching both to off.

I'd like to know how can I find out what process exactly is causing the CPU to rise, that is, high disk usage.

Thanks for any help!

A:High idle disk and cpu usage

Just sounds like normal windows maintenance to me, mine starts off automatically after being idle for a few mns, they should settle down after a while, but as soon as you use the machine windows pauses the process

Event viewer might also give an idea of what it is doing

A way to see what process is doing it
Disable screen saver if it comes on after a few minutes
open up task manager on the process tab sorted by cpu

sit and watch it for 4 mins and you should see which process is running

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Well I don't know when this really happens but this 2 process make the pc stop working and once I look at the HDD light it looks like HDD is working none stop
when I try to press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" the screen takes long time to show up if even it shows up
once I managed to get starting the shut down process it takes forever to shut down, and most time I have to hold the power button to turn off the pc and the odd thing is that if the shut down is really slow and the shut down process is completes then pc will boot up really slow
how do I know this because I have turned off the boot GUI so I can see the list of the drivers while loading, normal times (when pc didn't friezed/slowed down) or the times when I hold the power button to turn off then on the boot up list of drivers will load very fast as you can't see the lines but if I let the pc shut down  normally (while everything slowed down) once I try to boot up it runs really slow each line takes like really slow then I have to run the pc in repair mod then in the scan wont show any problem but once the scan is done it will boot fast, my problem is that I don't get any error code or some thing
please help me fix my pc

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Category: Performance Alert
Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action
6/7/2013 1:15:00 AM,Info,High Disk Write usage by: Windows Explorer ,Detected,No Action Required
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Filename: explorer.exe
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A:High Disk Usage (PC keeps freezzing)

Can you run in Safe Mode?

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I have a 100% disk usage after every notebook start - cold or warm - for about 10-15 minutes.
I've found a question for windows 10 with a solution to remove some option is setting, but since the versions are different in this (Settings) didn't even try it.
Thanks for assistance
Mike

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Hello,
This is my first topic here and I hope I find a solution for my problem.
I face a problem with Disk usage when I open any application it rise to be 100%
and it prevent CPU from working well , so when i try to install any program it take long time.


Code:
Time of this report: 9/6/2012, 05:17:28
Machine name: CONCORD-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.01F.63
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6092MB RAM
Page File: 1821MB used, 10360MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
so I hope if any one can help

A:High disk use reduces CPU usage

That's normal in my opinion. Spinning platters are slow at accessing multiple reads and writes concurrently. This is where SSD's greatest advantage is truly demonstrated. It happens to my laptop too like when I am decompressing very large .rar, .iso .arc etc. files, My whole system slows down to a crawl. I mean opening a new tab in a browser takes more than 3 seconds instead of being instantaneos. The reason you feel that the CPU is not working well is because the hard disk does not have enough data to feed the CPU. In other words. the hard drive is bottlenecking your CPU and RAM.

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