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Inspiron 15-3567, Performance Issue, high disk usage

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

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.

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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 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, ... Read more

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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Hi, I am using Dell Inspiron 5558 15. Just brought it and using it for a few days, my laptop is showing an almost 90 to 100 percent disk usage. Can you tell me if any virus is causing it or something else. I have also attached a snapshot of the task manager.

A:high disk usage inspiron 5558 series

this is caused by your MACFEE softwre, because I also have this problem. after I unloaded MACFEE, it is OK.

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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:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version:, 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:, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version:, 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.

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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:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.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:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\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.

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


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 a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
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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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)

Dell Inspiron 5558
Windows 10 64-bit
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 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.

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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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.


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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.
EDIT:moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected ~~ boopme

A:winrscmde - High CPU usage performance alert

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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

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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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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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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.

System Information
Time of this report: 10/15/2010, 12:11:22
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

DxDiag Notes
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.

DirectX Debug Levels
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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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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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. 


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=;https=;
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}
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417... Read more

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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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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.

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:\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 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\\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\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 have new Inspiron 3567; and installed windows 7-64 OS.  the issue over here is i am unable to find drivers for WLAN, Bluetooth and USB...etc.

Could any one have idea how to resolve this issue.


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Dear Experts

My problem similar to the link above ,I have got Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Celeron CPU 900 @ 2.2 GHz ,,,,OS windows ultimate installed.

I know it is a bit old laptop since 2012 , but I am not playing game on this laptop it is only for normal browsing, email , read pdf files , and word document.

MSCONFIG (Stratup and Services) nothing running apart from Team Viewer,,,,all rest are disabled.

Sometime opening one page of browser takes ages.

For sure no viruses and malware

Sometime CPU indicator fluctuating from 0 to 70 with no activity,,,,,sometime it is very hard to browse one page no couple of pages are opened at once

Any advise what troubleshoot should I consider ?


A:Dell Inspiron 1545 CPU usage very high

Windows Ultimate? Which one, Windows 7?

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Hello!I have purcharsed an Inspiron 3567 from a local retailer about four to five months ago and I have encountered a very strange issue: it goes to sleep mode after periods of extensive use. At first, I thought that this was an overheating problem, but that does not seem to be the case: a lucky keystroke can interrupt the process and there have been examples of it operating under similar stress for long amounts of time. A particular example comes to mid: I have launched Starcraft II and the laptop went into sleep mode. However, after restarting it, I could play the game for about thirty minutes without any significant problems.The only consistency with this issue seems to be the fact that the laptop always exhibits it when it is under heavy load. The thing is, the heat passages do not seem to be blocked as I can still feel the flow of air when I put my hand there. Using a cooling pad also alleviates the issue somewhat, which is why I thought that it might be an overheating problem at first, but now I am honestly not sure.Any help or advice regarding this issue would be much appreciated.

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Hows it going?
I recently reinstall Windows 7 from DigitalRiver a few days ago and everything seemed fine but Sunday i almost did a bogus Google Chrome installation but MalwareBytes Pro caught the threat and i removed it. Ever since then my CPU usage has been fluctuating from around 30 at the lowest and i've seen it reached a 100 a few times. It usually runs pretty high in Task Manager when i'm browsing on Chrome or Firefox as well. I installed Process explorer to try to find anything suspicious but didn't find much. I've ran TDSS, MalwareBytes Pro, and Super Anti-Spyware in Safe Mode and out of Safe Mode, didn't find anything. I have screenshots of my processes in both Task Manager and Process Explorer in Word documents but i'm not sure how to post them in this forum.
Too be honest, I noticed my PC was fluctuating in the past before i re installed Windows again so my next guess is that it might just be a hardware issue. I've had problems with this Inspiron since i bought it in 2011.
I'm planning on doing one more scan with Malwarebytes and Avast. Windows is showing the update notification/exclamation point so after the scan i'll restart it and see what happens. In the meantime can anyone help me post these screen shots?
Greatly Appreciated

A:CPU Usage high with Windows 7 64 Bit, i have an Inspiron 570. No Malware found

which process(es) is using up the CPU?

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I bought a new Inspiron series 3000 15 3567 2 weeks ago (on 18/11/2017).
Official Dell web page link: 

My issue here is, on 19/11/2017 I downloaded League of Legends, a not very demanding game.
First game, laptop goes on sleeping mode after 20 minutes. End game, laptop goes to sleep mode again, and that was like 10 minutes after first shut down.
Issue has been present every time I try to play. 
I know it is not an overheating issue, because the laptop is never on my lap, nor on a cloth, or a flat surface, I have it ALWAYS on a cooling unit (heavy duty, 3 fans). Also. it is BRAND NEW.
Today (29/11/2017) Dell Tech Support told me:
1.- Inspiron 3567 Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon R5 M430 2GB, is a "basic" laptop, and it won't let me play more than 20 minutes (all this via dell chat).
2.- Inspiron 3567 Core i7.... is not able to run ANY games, as it is not  "designed" for playing, and I should buy the Gaming series for ANY game. Also, that my GPU was fried/damaged because I tried to play. They "confirmed" that laptop is just for videos, word, powepoint, and that's it. (Via call to Tech Support).

I need help from the REAL PROS here. I think it might be an issue with the BIOS thinking 20°C is OVERHEAT.  

Ohm and another thing, I switched from a REAL basic laptop: Acer Aspire E1 (Core i5 5th Gen, Intel HD Graphics 128MB, 4GB Ram) that I bought 3 YEARS AGO, and it never overheated even after 6-7 hours of playing.

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i am talking about this model
Processor - 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U Processor Clock Speed - 2.40-3.10GHz Display Size - 15.6" RAM - 8GB RAM Type - DDR4(2400 Mhz) HDD - 1TB HDD Operating System - FreeDos
Dell Inspiron 15-3567
Q-1: What is the brand name of the wifi card used in this laptop?
Q-2: What is the brand name of the sound card used in this laptop?
Q-3: Can i replace the 1TB HDD by Samsung 850 Evo SATA 3 SSD?

A:I want to know few things about Dell Inspiron 15 3567

Q-1: What is the brand name of the wifi card used in this laptop?
base model is a DW1810 -- Broadcom card.
Q-2: What is the brand name of the sound card used in this laptop?
Q-3: Can i replace the 1TB HDD by Samsung 850 Evo SATA 3 SSD?

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I want to ask about Dell laptop Inspiron 15 3567 Max RAM upgrade 16G or 32G

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I have problems with an inspiron 15 3000 series I have months of having acquired it, the touch pad gives click 2 or 3 times in a row whenever I press on a link or image, and probe with the controllers but still the same, the external mouse work well but as for the touch pad remains the same. I need a solution for it, it is very frustrating every time I use the touch pad.

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I am talking about this model
Processor - 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U Processor Clock Speed - 2.40-3.10GHz Display Size - 15.6" RAM - 8GB RAM Type - DDR4(2400 Mhz) HDD - 1TB HDD Operating System - FreeDos
Dell Inspiron 15-3567

Q-1: What is the part number of this laptop?
Q-2: Does the display, battery and keyboard are available to buy from amazon?
Q-3: What is battery part number of this laptop?
Q-4: Does this laptop have Anti-glare display?
Q-5: If i replace the HDD with SSD will it cause processor overheating?
Q-6: What is the maximum battery backup time of this laptop?
Q-7: Does component upgradation(such as HDD to SSD) void warrenty?

A:Questions about Dell Inspiron 15-3567

1.  Inspiron 3567
2.  You'll need to check;  it's a new model so parts are likely only available for Dell (at least for a while).
3.  See #2 and here
4.  yes.
5.  It should not, no.
6.  It's a cheap budget notebook - maybe 2-2.5 hours with maximum power management enabled.
7.  No, but the parts/installation won't be covered by warranty unless purchased from Dell.
Be sure you know what this is - it's a cheap, throwaway budget notebook - it's neither built for performance, battery life -- or for the long haul.  It's built to be a cheap, home use, throwaway after warranty system.
If that's not what you're looking for, buy a higher line model -- you won't be happy with the design compromises needed to keep the price as low as it is for this model.  You're not going to find a high performance battery, metal hinges, etc. in a system at this price level.

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i am facing this problem for last 7/10 days, whenever i run any software such as mediaplayer/km player or even when i run chrome ... my system process jumps to 99% - 100% and it stays there and at this time period .. my system becomes really slow and also after a while system performance gets down to somewhere around 60%

I didn't have this problem untill as mentioned above 7/10 days ago when I installed "Need for speed - Rivals" Cracked version ... but I removed it within next 24hrs as the game didn't run smoothly on my system and since then this problem begin ... and still remains ...

Another issue is that ... when I'm playing a song in the media player ... and at the same time working in chrome/firefox .. everytime i open a new window/tab the sound gets broken .. its like as the system process gets to 99% .. the media player gets overloaded and the media slows down ...

And also normally system process is always high .. above 30%

Please provide a solution .. thanks!

A:high CPU performance issue

Hi prosh, Welcome to Sevenforums.

As mentioned by you that you installed a cracked version game. This might have some viruses. Scan your PC for virus, malware or any other suspicious activity.

There are could be a ton of different possibilities of why your CPU load is constantly high. Is there a lot of bloat-ware on your computer? Bloat-ware are programs that are installed by the manufacturer that most people don't use and can slow down a PC or make the CPU work harder than it should. Most likely, having a bunch of different tasks running is probably the problem. The solution would be to uninstall unneeded software and then see where that takes you.

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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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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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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 :)




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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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

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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I purchased my Dell from Staples and the description said that the memory is 8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4. Am I able to put in a 16GB 2400MHz, DDR4 with the 8GB or do they both have to be the same GB?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 (3567) Memory Upgrade

You can install up to 2x16 = 32 G, yes -- but check to see what you have now.  It's likely 2X4, meaning one would need to be replaced for a total of 20G.

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I have a HP Pavillion Ddv6-3230us laptop. 2.4 GHz 4 GB ram, Windows 7 Home Edition

I bought it brand new in January and this morning I got a start up error after reopening the lid (it wasnt hibernating or turned off). I ran the start up recovery utility and it couldn't fix it. I did a sys restore, still couldn't fix it. I followed HP's system recovery tools and ran diagnostic tests and finally decided to perform a back-up and reformat back to factory settings.

After the new install, I updated everything like java, installed AVG. When I try to talk on windows live messenger (my friend has their webcam on, not me) and try to stream a tv show or watch a video, everything starts crackling and freezing. I have gotten the error High CPU Performance from audiodg.exe. I searched for an answer and turned off all enhancements under playback devices. Nothing is fixing this problem. Can you please help?

(I have spoken on windows live and watch these same video streams for months now with no problem until today.)
Thank you,


A:Audiodg.exe high cpu performance issue

and finally decided to perform a back-up and reformat back to factory settings.If you actually formattaed and reinstalled then did you install all drivers starting with the chipset driver? Open device manager - any yellow or red symbols? If you did NOT format and simply used the restore image, that's a different story.

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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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I've recently built a computer for a friend a few months back. They did encounter some high CPU temperatures that warranted getting a new CPU cooler which has fixed the temperature problems. Lately she's had problems with freezing, which she notes was the same time the disk usage skyrocketed. It's more often when she is gaming. The PC would freeze, and sometimes recover. Other times required a forced restart. She has a fresh install of Windows 10. I'm not sure where the problem lies. I also suspect that her hardware may have been damaged from the overheating issue, but I'm not qualified to make that kind of judgement.

These are her specs:
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper EVO 212
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply

A:Freezing with High Disk Usage

Let's take a look at your system temperatures. Follow this guide here:

How to check your system temperatures - Tech Support Forum

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system config - intel i5 2.5 ghz, 4 gb ram, sony vaio sve15127cnb.
os - windows 8.1 

svchost.exe reports very high disk usage and slows down the system. 

A:High disk usage by svchost.exe

In order to diagnose this problem please follow these instructions

Install the WPT (windows Performance Toolkit) http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4847.install-the-windows-performance-toolkit-wpt.aspx ,

Open a CMD prompt with administrative rights (right click it>run as admin) and run this command for 60 secs to capture the high HD usage: 

xperf -on PROC_THREAD+LOADER+CSWITCH+FILENAME+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT+DISK_IO+DISK_IO_INIT+DRIVERS+PROFILE -f kernel.etl -stackwalk Profile+CSwitch+DiskReadInit+DiskWriteInit+DiskFlushInit+FileCreate+FileCleanup+FileClose+FileRead+FileWrite -BufferSize 1024 -MaxBuffers 1024 -MaxFile 1024 -FileMode Circular && timeout -1 && xperf -d XperfSlowIOcir.etl*When complete, zip the trace & upload it to skydrive (or some other file sharing service) and put a link to it in your next post.

Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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Hey Guys, this is my first post here.

Today I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. For some reason, after upgrading, my hard disk usage is always hovering at around 60% usage and my CPU usage is always hovering at around 50%. This is when the PC is idle. When I was using 7, the disk would rarely jump over 30% usage and the CPU would never go above 7% when idle. The sound of the hard disk constantly working away is doing my head in, not to mention it's at around 50 degrees as opposed to 45 degrees previously.

Any help is greatly appreciated guys, thanks in advance.

A:High disk and CPU usage after upgrade.

How long since you upgraded? There is a lot of indexing and optimization that goes on after upgrade. Will be a lot of background activity for awhile.

And welcome!

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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


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
Filename: explorer.exe
Full Path: c:\windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-explor... Read more

A:High Disk Usage (PC keeps freezzing)

Can you run in Safe Mode?

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