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Q: Disk Usage wrong?

Ive just re-installed Vista 32-Bit as I didnt find any benefits from using 64-Bit and it appears that the drive usage space is out by 2Gb... I have enabled show hidden files AND protected operating system files and highlighted all in C:\ and it reports the following:...

10.7Gb of 30.8Gb free... so that means that 20.1Gb is used according to Vista...

but when I highlight all in C:\ with all hidden options to 'show' then click properties it only shows 18.1Gb used...

so theres 2Gb missing somewhere , now ive noticed this in the past in XP and the margin seems to get bigger as time goes on... I found this can also happen sometimes after the system crashing or forcing shut-off by holding power button in this seems to be due to the Hard-drive not shutting down properley and you end up with 'lost files' and lost space on the drive

but I've had no errors on this system the install is only 2 days old ...

does anyone have any answers?

also is there a way to completley disable hibernate as I dont use it and would like the 2Gb it uses


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It's an Acer Aspire E5-572G. Just got it one week ago.
These are the specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 840M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 420918 MB; D: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 467341 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EA50_HWS
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Playing Lol in normal settings either has me dropping connection and frames either once every hour or once every minute, download ETAs can vary between seconds and days. Browsing the web gets slow after opening a few tabs.
Ran a speedtest check:

(Testing a different PC on the same connection gives me an 85 Mbps Download speed)
Some pictures of the task manager I took while performing mundane tasks:
http://i.imgur.com/BclTXF0.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/LK419Iw.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/cnnKm3r.png?1
Disk usage goes up to 100% and back down to 0 even when I'm barely running any programs, here is the performance tab after doing nothing for a minute:
As I said, the laptop is new. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary (Removed some bloatware). I only started noticing there was something wrong with the laptop a few days after buying it (Though I hadn't exactly been paying much attention). My first couple intense gaming sessions presen... Read more

A:Help me identify what is wrong with my new laptop (Slow internet, Disk usage 100%)

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I am currently running Windows 8 (not 8.1), and have been experiencing difficulty with my disc usage. Programs (especially upon startup) have been unresponsive or painfully slow lately, and upon checking the Task Manager, the Disc Usage will be at 100% or close to 100%. I have also noticed this happening when starting large programs such as games and Word. There is no logical explanation from the Task Manager, the most I have seen a process using during these spikes is around 7MB, and it's formatted for 700 MBs. So, what is sucking up the Disc usage, and how, if at all possible, do I stop it?

A:What is wrong with my Disc usage? 100% usage.

Try Using Process Explorer Which provides the functionality of Windows Task Manager along with a rich set of features for collecting information about processes running on the user's system.

Download: Process Explorer

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Hi guys, hope you can help me please. I'm not too computer savvy so sorry if I'm missing something important or I say something dumb. I'm really frustrated and I'm trying my best to learn and solve this problem.
So I bought this Vaio with Core i5-3210M, 4Gb Ram, Windows 8 64 bit. I had really high hopes for it, coming from an i3. For the first few weeks it worked fine, but then it started to freeze while watching movies. Then it started happening all the time, and the cooling fan became consistently noisy for working at full capacity.
I was used to opening task manager on older systems when this happened to see if there was a non-responding program and force it closed, so I noticed Task Manager offers some more features in Win 8. Here, I see that CPU usage is high, staying always around 70% and from time to time reaching 100. At this moment, the process taking the biggest slice is called VCS System Tray with 58%.
What's perhaps more concerning, is that Disk usage is almost constantly on 100%. And by this I mean it reaches 100 and stays there for long periods of time, perhaps up to 20 minutes, then it falls down a few seconds and up again to 100. During this time the computer is excruciatingly painful to use. To even open a program takes forever. When this happens, it seems that Chrome is at the top of the list of processes with most disk usage, with about 1-2Mbps, but this sometimes changes and the list can be led by System, Utorrent, Octoshape, VCS System Tray, Communication... Read more

A:100% CPU usage, 100% Disk usage, cooling fans full speed

Hi, welcome to the forums,
Go to Device manager(right click bottom left corner), uninstall the "VAIO care" driver, get the new driver from Sony support:Sony eSupport - Computers - Support
Install and see whether it helps, check your system for virus infections with Malwarebytes as well.

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Every 10-40 minutes, the application I'm currently working in [whither it be skype, L4D2, or firefox] becomes unresponsive, and after a minute or two, the window turns white, notifying me that it's not responding. This unresponsiveness quickly spreads to other open processes, rendering them frozen as well. I can still use the mouse, and it appears rainmeter still responds [updates, showing barely any CPU usage].

Steps I've taken to try and resolve this:
Using only one main program, still does it
turning the computer off and on again
Memtest is clean
chkdisk passes
MBAM/MSE scans return nothing
no memory overflows that I can see

While troubleshooting, I noticed that during the 'fit of unresponsiveness' the disk usage light on my tower is solid, but when I looked at the disk usage in the resource monitor, no processes whatsoever were using it [screenshot related]

If any more specifications are needed, I'll be happy to elaborate.

A:Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

It could be indexing. What if you turn off indexing just as an experiment?

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Hey my disk usage has been running constantly at 100% and i don't know why and i can confirm that no recent changes have been made to the hardware or the computer itself.

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hey all! ever since i upgraded my laptop's win8 to win10 im getting these usages... and the machine is runnig REALLY SLOW....
i saw that it's a common problem so i looked up some solutions and tried the following:

1- i changed the registry - ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management? and changed ?ClearPageFileAtShutDown? value to 1
2- adjusted windows 10 to "best performance" in system settings
3- i disabled many startup programs
4- i defragemented the C drive
5- uninstalled all the programs that i could
6- I disabled "Show me tips about Windows"
7- changed the power settings profile

here is the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: ??Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (404 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M9V4C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

A:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello sevenforums.
I have a problem that i hope somebody here can help me fix.
one of my old disks that i want to remove is marked as the system disk even though my OS is not installed there and i need to mark my other disk as system disk.
i want to remove the old disk to make way for newer disks, but simply removing the disk causes boot errors, can anybody tell me how to mark my other disk as the system disk?

A:The wrong disk is marked as a system disk, causing complication.

Do you have a Windows Recovery CD or USB ready ?
If yes then just remove the 'old disk.

In BIOS set disk you want to be the 'new' system disk as first disk (if more than one disk)
Boot recovery media. Run 'Automatic Repair'.
If repair reports errors that cannot be fixed, go to command promt and type:
bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

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I have a system with multiple physical drives.  The system disk shows activity in the graphs to the right side of the disk tab.  However, in the disk activity panel, where it shows which files are being read/written, it gives the wrong path,
to a non-existent location on the other physical disk.
For example, instead of the expected C:\Users\username\ntuser.dat  it lists the file location as D:\1\Users\username\ntuser.dat.
Every file listed in the panel looks like this.
The graph for disk D shows no activity.
Is this something I need to be concerned about.  The system seems to be performing normally.

A:Resource Monitor shows disk activity on wrong disk

What is the exact number of your multiple physical drives?
When you open  files in D, E, F or some other drives, what are the results in resource monitor?
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Hello,Here is the problem i recently bought an L460 with an hdd 500go but i decided to go for an ssd sandisk plus 120Go, i've installed windows 10 pro N and all the drivers needed with the Lenovo Service Bridge, but somehow ma computer crash after some time using it a have a blue screen and it reboot and don't recognize the ssd, i've looked at the performance and there are spikes of disk usage at 100% before computer freeze , i've tried many things it seems that the sata driver is having trouble, can someone help me ? Germain

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Hello, I have been trying to overcome this issue of 100% disk and CPU usage for quite some time before but no solution has worked. It is especially bad when i start my laptop or when i turn it on after hibernation. I tried using this https://chaladi.me/2013/10/11/how-to-fix-windows-8-100-disk-usage-issue/and i have also resetted my laptop to factory version so now its empty, but it is still facing this issue.  How can I stop this problem? Much thanks!! 

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i have 32 gb ram installed on windows 8
in task manager the usage of memory is 60% at 6000mb.
so total for 100% would be 10000mb so am i missing alot of memory ?

A:memory usage wrong

Send me please a screenshot of your resource monitor as this

that is control panel, admin tools, resource monitor
Also send please the results of this by copying and pasting the info in the white box when you run the system info utility

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My laptop (Lenovo Y500 Laptop | Lenovo US) has a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive C: and it also has a 24GB chached SSD D:. The link only shows a 16, but mine was 24. Today, I left my computer idle while I was at class (I'm in college) and when I came back it was frozen on the start up screen Lenovo Logo. As customary with computer problems, I turned it off and turned it on again. It booted up fine, maybe the tiniest bit slow, but nothing really different from the norm. But, when I opened up Chrome, my entire computer froze up after about five seconds, and I had to force shut down. This happened about 10 times (not just with Chrome, but with explorer and Task Manager too). Weird thing is, I only got one BSOD, for MEMORY_MANAGEMENT. When it magically started up without immediately freezing after the first click, I scanned for viruses--nothing changed. I CCleaned the temp files and registry--still nothing. I checked for fragmentation--0% fragmented. Once I finally got Task Manager open, I started thoroughly checking all the tabs. Here's what I found:
Attachment 51822
See how Disk 1 has C: AND D: ? I'm 100% sure that D: used to be on Disk 0. After some more freezing and rebooting, I discovered that Disk 1 maxes out active time to 100% really, really easily. Average response time maxed over 1000. Actually, I'm surprised my computer hasn't frozen since I started typing this post. It's that bad.

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A:Both C & D drives on Disk 1, 100% disk usage most of time

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!
Add to that the release of the Win10 preview and my system messing up - and I'm way behind on replying to topics. Sorry!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

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some days ago, when analyzing another problem, i stumbled upon a fatal error in the CPU performance display in the Microsoft task manager. I wrote a little bit about this problem in the following post.


In summary: for me, the task manager as well as the resource monitor and the performance monitor do not show the correct CPU utilization.

Here is an example.

I start a test and the CPU display of core 0 climbs to 100% in Task Manager.

The Resource Monitor shows the same thing.

Only the performance monitor shows the correct load, but the display it "inconsistent".

The processor load is normally shown up to max. 100%, but my core 0 run according to the performance monitoring with up to 120%. ??

The Process Explorer shows the correct utilization of my core 0.

HWiNFO also shows the load correctly.

I suddenly had the following apprehension.
If you cannot correctly measure the utilization of a system, so it's not possible to control its performance properly. ??

So I immediately opened a support ticket at Microsoft by telephone and then described the problem accordingly by email.

A few hours later I received an email with the following text. "Dear Mr. Fuchs, your support case has been closed."

That can not be true. ?
Dear Microsoft, determining and displaying the CPU loa... Read more

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Is it a problem that not my C: disk with my OS is the "System" disk?!(See Attachment)
And if it is, how can I change it?!

Prof. Chaos!

A:Wrong disk is system disk

Hello Prof Chaos, welcome to Seven Forums!

A couple questions, is an OS on F:, does the PC boot ok with it the way it is?

It you wanted/needed to correct it to have C: as "System, Active" you will need to mark C: as active and then you will need to run a startup repair as many as 3 separate times with system restarts between the repairs to mark C: as "System, Active" but answer the questions above first.

Partition - Mark as Active

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create

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I am encountering a problem that is crippling my laptop. Over the past weekend I have been expierencing my laptop coming down to a standstill in processes it takes nearly two minutes to open up a page on chrome and running a game... forget about it. When I open up task manager it shows that 100% of my disk is being used but when I look at the processes using it all I see is System 0.1 MB/s. When i go into the performance tab of task manager and click on disk it reads:

Active time: 100%
Average Response Time: 0 ms then it spikes to a random # in the thosands
Read Speed: 0 KB/s (Like the Response time it jumps around)
Write Speed: 0 KB/s (Same as above)
Capcity: 932
Formatted: 931
System Disk: Yes
Page File: Yes
Acer Aspire V-5
AMD A-10-5757M
Radeon 8650G and Radeon HD 8750M
8 GB Ram
Fixes Tried (Failed)
Downgrading from 8.1.1 to 8.1CCleanerDisabling and stopping Superfetch, BITS (Background Intelligent Transparent Service), Windows Update, and Windows Search.A clean boot (I still encountered the same issue)Readjusting the virtual memory

I would love if somoene could help me with this issue as I need to use my computer and this is making it neigh impossible to do.

A:100% Disk System Disk Usage with only 0.1 MB/s

Exactly the same problem - Acer Aspire One.
I was having performance problems and ran chkdsk which found some bad clusters. Next thing I know, I restart and Windows won't come up. I could get a cmd prompt going and copied out my files and reset the system. Still nothing. Finally got it going by turning it on and plugging in a recovery flash drive. Completely reinistalled 8.0. Installed 126 updates. Installed 8.1. Installed 26 updates. And now I'm smack in the 100% disk usage.
Tried setting Virtual Memory, which was small.

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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of trouble with Windows 8 on my laptop (I've named my laptop Romulus for future reference in this thread). First off, let me give you a brief history on Romulus' journey thus far:

1.) Bought pre-built from ACER with Windows 8 64-bit installed.
2.) After playing around with it for a bit, I formatted the C drive (deleting all partitions) and installed Windows 7.
3.) Hoping to test out the new Windows 8.1, I reinstalled Windows 8 (a clean install from Microsoft this time... not the original bundled version from ACER). I have yet to install 8.1.

This is where I've noticed a few problems. Specifically, my CPU and Disk usage keep spiking to 100% for no apparent reason. Literally right after booting Romulus, before running any programs/apps, I see these spikes. I boot up, go straight to the desktop, fire up Task Manager, and watch sadly as the performance graphs tease me with those tall lines. The CPU spikes only last for a second or two and usage generally stays pretty low, but I'd still like to know why it's jumping like that. Disk usage spikes to 99-100% more frequently and stays there a bit longer. I've noticed perhaps very slight performance problems and some mouse lag, but I haven't been able to prove a correlation here.

Regarding drivers, these problems arose without any drivers installed (straight Windows 8 installation). Thinking the obvious, I installed all of Romulus' drivers listed on the ACER web page for this model, but the problems persist... Read more

A:100% CPU Usage & 100% Disk Usage

Couple of ideas till the brains show up with better ideas :-) Find and shut off indexing and see if it stops. If not go to task manager and shut down running items one at a time and see what happens.

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My daughter has an HP 64 bit computer running Vista home. Through her college she ordered Win 7 . When both the download and the disk came from Digital River they both say win7 32 bit.
From reading on the forum it seems that the 64 bit maybe on the disk.

1. Is the 64 bit on the Disk.
2. How do I ensure that the 64 bit is installed when I do the upgrade?
Thanks in advance!!

A:disk says wrong ver 32 vs 64

Quote: Originally Posted by Mesa7

My daughter has an HP 64 bit computer running Vista home. Through her college she ordered Win 7 . When both the download and the disk came from Digital River they both say win7 32 bit.
From reading on the forum it seems that the 64 bit maybe on the disk.

1. Is the 64 bit on the Disk.
2. How do I ensure that the 64 bit is installed when I do the upgrade?
Thanks in advance!!

Hi Mesa7! I'm pretty sure that if it say 32-bit then it is 32-bit. It would be kind of hard to include two full OS's on one DVD. I would find a copy of 64-bit, (From wherever you can ) and then use the product key that DigitalRiver supplied.


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I have a 06 Gateway with AMD Athlon 3700, 2 GB RAM, and running XP Media Center Edition. When I open up the System Information it shows my operating system as XP Professional. And when I run the sfc /scannow, (system file checker tool), it gets nearly finished and then asks for my windows XP Professional CD2 disk, so it can copy files to the dll cache which are needed. But when I put in the Gateway OEM XP Media Center Edition CD, it says that is the wrong CD. System Properties and the boot.ini file do show it correct as XP Media Center. I did try editing a couple of inf files as per Microsoft KB article # 897128, even though that did apply to XP Home. Maybe for Media Center I need to find and edit some other inf files in the main C:\Windows\Inf folder to fix this issue ? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897128/en-us

A:sfc and wrong O/S disk

Sounds like you would have to backup all of the important data on your computer to another media like CD-R's, DVD or other media that you prefer and then do a clean install with the legal Windows Media Center install disk that you have. Somewhere along the line Windows XP Pro got installed and if this is a media center computer then XP Pro is the wrong OS for it.

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I have a spare Acer Win 7 laptop without a HD, so installed an HP with a different operating system (8). This did not boot so I took out my Dell OEM 7 and install went through, but there are multiple issues such as no network driver, no internet access, drives do not work for download..
OK, it was a hard lesson to learn in using a proprietary OS disk, but I was trying to learn some more computing...
What can be done since I burned a bootable Win7 from Softlay, but as stated, the cd drive will not open files. I tried DOS partitioning, but will not format existing system.
Thanks in advance.

A:Wrong OEM disk

You need to contact Acer and obtain/purchase recovery media for your actual model of laptop,

As the Softlay disks are not sanctioned by Microsoft you cannot say what they will do to your system. They say on their site that they are MSDN discs, As these are not available to the general public you have to consider how genuine they are

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I installed an external disk to be used as a data disk ONLY and its not acting as expected. Attached is a screen shot of the disk management page. Can somebody tell me if the disk in question is set up correctly for data use ONLY. It is the smaller of the two disks ( disk 1).

A:New external disk probably set up wrong

I'm thinking everything looks fine, assuming the capacity is correct. It looks to be about a 120 to 128 GB drive. Is that correct?

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My brother-in-law has been having nothing but trouble with his older WinXP machine, so he reinstalled the WinXP with SP2 included. Apparently, he inadvertently installed it to his back-up drive (D) rather than his main drive (C). Everything is working beauifully now. When he boots up the machine, it asks which drive he wants to boot from. He says D and off they go. The problem is that the D drive is only 5GB, of which about 850MB is left. I think he also reinstalled drivers and programs to the D drive.

Other than starting all over again and reinstalling to the C drive this time, are there any other options?


A:Reinstalled XP on wrong disk?

That would be the option that makes the most sense. Moving the installation from D: to C: is very difficult, and usually results in you reinstalling anyway.

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When I turn my computer on, on the boot when it checks the hd size it reads it as 130gb when it is only 30gb. This prevents windows from loading. I can access CMOS and fix the error but it will happen next time I boot up. Heard of this?

A:Wrong disk volume

Try checking your IDE cable it might be damaged.

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I am trying to create a recovery disk for my computer. I bought a 32 GB USB flash drive and when I connect it, the computer calls it local disk G instead of USB disk G so the recovery program doesn't recognize it. What should I do? There must be some way to use this disk.
Thank you for any help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E2-2000 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5717 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456873 MB, Free - 409620 MB; D: Total - 18195 MB, Free - 2213 MB; G: Total - 30516 MB, Free - 28138 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B02
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Solved: Wrong name for USB disk

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I have never seen anything like it!:

I have only put one folder in my local disk (D, I dont run windows on that disk, nor do I download anything for storage on that disk. Every time I shutdown, my computer it says Scanning and Repairing Drive (D , It gets stuck on 41% or 42%, then when I skip it and run on my original account with all my files, it loads for 40 minutes then says

"Group Policy Client failed the log in: universal unique identifier, (UUID) type, is not supported"

I am able to log in with another one of my profiles but I dont have any files or cookies. When I try to access the (D local disk, from my other account it shows...

I dont know whats wrong with my F parameter, I should be allowed to access. Its been acting like this for a week, and I need to know whats wrong. This week I've gone from

Monday (YaaY! I love working computers)Tuesday(Whats going on here, hope its fixable)Wednesday(Why is it not letting me in my D: drive, this cant be good)Thursday(Let's hope this isnt serious)Today(WHY WONT YOU WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
It would not be that hard to fix, but I dont know what the problem is I dont know what's wrong, therefore I dont know what to fix....
Thanks in advance ,

P.S. To answer, just simply reply to this post...

Otherwise e-mail me:

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A:What is wrong with my local disk (D:)?

Your HD is corrupted and Windows tried to fix and skipped by you. In some case it will take along time when you think it is hung.
Please try again:
Win+X->Command Prompt (Admin)type: chkdsk D: /r /f <ENTER>
Warning: This process might take a long time (hours...) depending how badly the HD is corrupted. So please be patient.

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Hi: I have a 80G hard drive, which should have 40G free space. On Saturday, it suddenly filled up and a message box keep popping up saying that I need to clean up my C drive to use the computer properly.I had a quick search on google, it seems to be a virus attack. I have downloaded and used HijackThis, but do not understand what to do next. Please help!The following is my scan log file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 09:46:09, on 04/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL\Binn\msftesql.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.3\OLAP\... Read more

A:Low Disk Space...what's Wrong?

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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I have Windows XP and one disk. I added another 160G WD disk. The disk utility copied all the files from disk 0 (the original disk) to disk 1 and made it the new boot disk. How do I make disk 0 go back to being the bootable disk? When I unplug disk 0 , disk 1 boots up just fine. When I unplug disk 1 the computer will not boot up.

A:Booting up from wrong disk

Run your main disk as a cold boot install in Repair Mode.

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i'm have windows XP on an 80GB and on a 200GB hard drives, recently when I rebooted I got some errors that wouldnt let me boot on my 200GB hard drive, so i used my other windows xp installation to verify it, i ran chkdsk and ir repaired the diles, but now that disk says I have 50GB left out of 190GB when there is only about 80GB of files on the disk.
I suspect file fragments or something like that are making the disk space be read wrong, but chkdsk does not help. Is there anything I can do to retreive that lost space?
thanks in advance

A:wrong disk pace

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Hi there.
I upgraded recently to Windows 10. I don't know it this has anything to do with my problem or not. I hope you folks can tell me.

I run lots of large file for my hobby, Photography, which I've noticed is slowing my PC down to a walking pace.
My photos are one drive E. When I use Task Manager to check, it shows a usage of 100% on drive E while I access my photos.

I've tried compressing and defragging the drive.
Does anyone know why this should happen and what I can do about it?

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A:100% Disk Usage

What size is your E drive? Is it a physical hard drive or just a partition?

Windows needs at least 15% free space to run efficiently.

Have you tried moving some of your files to another drive/partition and defragging?

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I recently had a power failure while playing DotA 2 and now my fan/harddrive is making a weird noise.

Resource Monitor points that my C: drive (My only one) is running at 100%. Mostly it is being used by MsMpEng, which should be Windows Defender. It shows it scanning stuff (C:\Users\-----\Documents\Games Downloads\StarMade.exe). When I open Windows Defender it however doesn't show it scanning anything.

I am really worried. PLEASE HELP

A:100% disk usage

Hi gCoreByte, is this still happening? The reason I ask is I recently did a clean install of 8.1 and saw the same - Defender was using all Disk (and CPU actually) it could for several hours. So was the indexing service. Once it had finished it all settled down.

I don't think you necessarily need to be worried but if it is still happening please post a picture from task manager details tab.

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So I noticed that the disk usage, shown in task manager, never goes above 50% as if it is capped there. Is this normal and if not is there a way to allow more usage for the disk?

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how do i see hard drive usage in a circle graph?

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If you mean how much space is being taken up, go to Computer, right click the disk and select properties.

If you mean Disk usage, type "resource monitor" without quotes into your start menu search, click it, and in the overview tab, find Disk. This is not a circle graph, but I wouldn't know why you would want a circle graph for something like this.

Hope this helps

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Disk usage has been skyrocketed to 100%.The laptop has been acting up for a while now. It freeze constantly and simultaneously prevent me from doing anything on the laptop. Even open a folder that some times. The start up seem fine.Been trying everything I can find on the internet to solve this but nothing seem to work.1. Stop some services - superfetch and bits2. Scan and fix drive3. Virtual memory adjustingIt still 100%.

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Hi Thank you. So this suggests lots more stuff is loading in normal mode. I use the Piriform tools, and Ccleaner may very well help, as would Dfraggler. Then I get a more adventurous and use Sysinternals, which has lots of proggies that you dont need, but is small overall and wont be a burden.  AND you can delete it when you have finished with it. Ccleaner can look for duplicates, clear out cache and trash, uninstall stuff and (accept the backup for registry entries) tidy your registry. Sysinternals; Autoruns then Load Order and Pagedfrg are the primaries. If in doubt please ask. 

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Hello, so about a month ago I did some updates on windows 10 and after that I've gotten a lot of problems. I started to notice that my computer often would start very slow compared to before. Most of the time I could just restart and everything would be fine. Then I noticed the 100% disk usage problem when I was checking task manager and I started researching about it and I tried doing some fixes that were listed here: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledg...nager-improve-pc-performance-on-windows-10/#d

I did all the steps there except to disable my antivirus program since it said not to do it if you only use Windows Defender, which I do. I've also done a full virus scan and the offline scan in windows defender. I also thought that it might be my web browser's fault so I stopped using Firefox and I tried Google chrome too but it didn't help. I've searched a lot about this problem now and it really feels like I tried everything that people recommend. The only other thing that I think might fix something is cleaning my pc which I haven't done a single time yet and it's about 1.5 years old so there's a lot of dust but I'm really scared that something might break so that's why I haven't done it yet. Also after I did some of the steps in the guide it fixed the slow starting speed but I still randomly get the 100% disk problem and everything becomes really slow. Hopefully there's someone that knows how to fix this problem, ... Read more

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My disk usage always goes to 100% because of this process "wsappx" with a very high disk usage at startup with  10-30+ mb/s but after 10-15 minutes it lowers down to 0 mb/s and then after a few minutes it goes up again.

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 That file's not part of Windows 7.  However you neglected to mention what version you're running or the make and model of your computer.  You could run Malwarebytes and your antivirus program in Safe Mode if you don't know what this thing is.

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Hello all, I have some disk problems it may seem very irrelevant, though I need the windows to be below 8GBs is at 8.6 now and with the removal of features and optimisation it will be there though I have questions about some folders to perhaps drive it down even further.

These are my top usages above 12mb:

Blue: To be optimised, just a cleanup of unneeded files/folders to remain. (ignore)
Red: To be deleted, no need for these.
Orange: To be or all ready symlinked.
Purple: Proposed to be symlinked, if you think my decision is bad tell me.
Green: Nothing to be done
Grey: Need more information

Assembly folder - Can I symlink this, is used to store .net assemblies for shared applications... would moving this cause a slow down?
IME - I know I can optimise this by deleting the help files they're imagedisk files are these easy to move or is it best to leave it? And by best I mean will it cause error to symlink.
Microsoft.net - Can this be moved safely is the framework but updating to all the revisions for backward compatibility purposes takes a lot of memory (I have yet to update this copy of windows) so if the whole folder can't be symlinked can only the not often used versions be moved?
INF - is this safe to move, this would be ideal to move for me for streamline purposes will it cause problems?
Config - Some things look moveable, others don't can this folder be symlinked safely without performance loss?
Note: WinSxS - I know this folder is deceiving with regards to size. M... Read more

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What are you trying to accomplish? Why do you want installed Windows to be below 8GB?

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helloi have lenovo y5070 and disk usage is always 100 %and the sshd freezes and i have to forece restart the laptop to make it work againany help  

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Hi m7mdshaban,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can try to chek the integrity of your storage drive by running diagnotics test. This is to ensure that the issue is not hardware related from  other software faults such as full disc, running backup storage (cloud synching process) full disc space, security threats, and others.
Compare it the test with other diagnostics test or better yet use a known good harddrive to test.
Update us how it goes.

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There are many instants of svchost.exe (localSystemNetworkRestricted) running. They all pop up at the same time. Most of them are linked to files such as games I play and other random files. . Are these linked to mall-ware? If so what is the right course of action for this problem. Have note i have used many antivirus, spyware, and mal-ware programs. All showing no signs of viruses. I am on a college campus sharing internet connection. Thanks.

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Disk usage has been skyrocketed to 100%.The laptop has been acting up for a while now. It freeze constantly and simultaneously prevent me from doing anything on the laptop. Even open a folder that some times. The start up seem fine.Been trying everything I can find on the internet to solve this but nothing seem to work.1. Stop some services - superfetch and bits2. Scan and fix drive3. Virtual memory adjustingIt still 100%.

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Hi there @Mxnnn,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I wanted to reach out to you and help! I understand that your Notebook is freezing and unusable after a short period of time. You also mentioned that your disk space says it is at 100%.  Have you tried to start in Safe Mode?Have you done a BIOS Upgrade?Have you tried to do a disk defragment?Have you tried to do a disk cleanup?Have you tried cleaning the vents?Is the Fan Noisy or Spin Constantly?Is the PC Warmer than Normal? Have you tried Testing for hardware failures? Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system at the time of purchase or that need updating.  You could also try to use the Increasing System Performance and Maintaining Your Computer document. Use the information in this document to control when applications run, adjust how your computer uses memory resources, and reduce heat inside your computer. This could help you troubleshoot the Slow Performance issues you are experiencing. Here are some documents for you that may help:Computer Locks Up or Freezes.Resolving Slow System Performance. Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating.H... Read more

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I don't have the specifics of the laptop, as it seems to be hit or miss if it works for a bit before slowing down to a crawl or just does it almost right after startup. Its an ASUS gaming computer ive had for about 3 years now.
Running windows 10, and starting yesterday it has begun to basically freeze and nothing will load unless you wait about 5 minutes per click.
I was able to wait and open the task manager to see the CPU usage at 100%, but had none of the processes above .1% which means it did not add up. At that time, disk was down at nothing. At one point it had flipped completely to be disk at 100% and CPU at next to nothing.
I tried a few things like turning off windows search and disabling a bunch off startup but its a slow process with how its working right now. I did manage to run Hardware Sentinel and check the drive itself as that came up on one suggestion, and to my suprise that had it at 98% health which does not suggest a bad drive to me.
My antivirus picked up something last night and removed it, i don't remember downloading anything to cause this but i figured getting rid of it might of solved the problem but to no avail.

If anyone has an idea, im open to try anything at this point.


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Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz 51 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

my PC starts to hang nd in task manager is see these 100% disk usage.
how can i solve this error?
i have already disables super fetch ,prefetch

plz help

A:100% disk usage

Go to your "tile" screen, and type "Disk Cleanup", then click the icon for this program. Let it run through and it will tell you where you can save disk space. Be sure to click the "Clean Up System Files" button also (requires admin rights), as this will clear out old windows update backups as well.

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A week ago I did a completely fresh install of Windows 8 64 bit and everything was working great. When I booted up my laptop on Wednesday I noticed it was running terribly slow. When I opened task manager I saw that disk usage was at 100% despite the combined total of data transfer being 0.8MB/s.

The problem occurs constantly if I set my laptop power mode to balanced but only occurs intermittently at high performance. I've run a chkdsk and everything is showing up fine and bizarrely there is no slowdown whatsoever on safe mode.

Any idea what I may have done wrong?

A:100% Disk Usage

Can you id the process that is doing it. Look into Resource Monitor > Disk tab.

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Hi all,
So I am having an issue with my computer where the majority of the time i am at 100% disk space when I look at it in the task manager which is causing programs and games to crash every time. I tried doing research to find a fix but everything I have tried has not worked. I have disabled windows search and superfetch as well as turning the computer into high performance mode. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.


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This problem has affected me for months. I've tried everything. Every troubleshoot on the internet, none of them work. No idea what to do.

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hi guys

i ve this issue i can t solve:

my disk usage is blocked at 100/100 and pc is burning like hell and i don t find what is making it

i m adding some screenshots if someone can help me to find out the issue:

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Few things you can check:
go to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows and look for the file
Windows.edb and check the size of this file. This is a database file associated with Windows Search feature. If it's too big, sometimes it can grow up to many GB's then it might cause high disk usage when Windows Search trying to rebuild the Search index. You can delete this file but first you need to disable the Windows Search service then re-enable after deletion.Run Task Manager->Startup and disable everything then reboot the PC to see if it fixes the problem then re-enable one by one, reboot until the problem occurs again, then that's the culprit.Run Task Manager->Details, then right click on the Title->Select Columns and put a check on I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes then click OK. Click on the Title to sort by I/O Read, I/O Write to find out which process utilizing the Disk I/O most and take appropriate action.

Screenshot example:

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