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

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

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 presented no issues whatsoever though it was only after I started playing games that the problem made itself apparent to me, so there may be a relation there. Once I decided there was definitely something going on with the laptop I reset to factory settings (So now all the bloatware is back), though the issue persisted.
I'm not very tech savvy so even though something doesn't seem right I don't know where the problem lies and whether it could be the disk, the memory, the CPU, etc. No clue what to do about this. Please any help would be greatly appreciated! Also I'm new here so any advice on how to better format my post would also be welcome, thanks.

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

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Hi I have http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04739031 this touchscreen HP Pavilion laptop...Quick stats 4gb ram, 1tb harddrive, originally windows 8 but now windows 10.I've had it around about a year (probably just longer) and it has been very lightly used - maybe once a week or less, on average. It's been getting steadily slower and now it's just taking the biscuit really... I googled around a bit and found how to check the task manager, which mostly shows 98 or 99% usage, when the biggest apps are using 3-7mb of disk. The memory is always around 40-80%, just from using firefox on the internet... This morning I did some more googling and found how to stop windows search and supersearch, which means that the memory is now showing either 0% or still 99% every couple of minutes. Fragmentation is normally really low, as is storage used. I only have a select few pieces of software on here (the most 'heavy' photoshop cs2, anaconda ipython notebook, netbeans ide), other than the norm (browsers, microsoft office, netflix,etc) It struggles to run a browser and microsoft word at the same time and this is a huge (very irritating) problem as I need to do research for my lab reports as I write them... and I need several of the python notebook things open for my coursework too. Does anyone have any ideas how I can spruce up my laptop to make it run faster? Is this disk usage likely to be a physical fault (that needs fixing)? Is it worth making it do a... Read more

A:Laptop really slow/99% disk usage

mraynor778 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!When MS did the Win10 Upgrade, it overwrote your prior HP drivers with generic ones, and that can result in reduced performance, especially in video-intensive tasks.  One minor thing that might help a bit is checking the drivers you have installed against the ones for Win10 for your laptop on this page: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-15-ab000-Notebook-PC-series-(Touch)/7777... I have an old HP DV6 and what improved its performance under Win10 the most was replacing the hard drive with an SSD, which gave me improvement in boot speed and application launch time. SSD price are coming down all the time and you can get a 500GB SSD today for what you would have paid for a 120GB model a year ago. Other than that, there's really not much you can do as you already have 4GB of system memory and adding more will not yield any noticeable performance improvement.

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So, a few days ago my c drive got corrupted apparently, then it asked to repair a few times. The repairing happened very slowly, after which I noticed my disk usage kept spiking to 100%.
In order to fix it, I Googled a few solutions. This is what I've done to try to solve this problem:
1. Closed superfetch, windows search and disabled it.
2. Ran chkdsk.exe several times to try to fix my c drive. According to my laptop the drive's fine.
3. Tried sfc /scannow, after 15 or so hours it got stuck at 100%
4. Made a virtual memory for my c drive, double that of my RAM
My OS is Windows 8.1.
The main problem is that the hard disk usage is fine for a few minutes after I start the laptop, but then it gets stuck at 100% and things stop responding.
What do I do? Thanks for your help in advance.

A:100% Disk Usage + Slow Laptop

Hello JohnnyZ...I notice that nobody has responded yet, so I am just checking to see if you are still interested in pursuing this topic.

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I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start the thread, but I didn't know where else I should post it, so.

My laptop has become extremely slow during booting and regular use. I can easily get a cup of coffee across the street during booting time and by the time I come back, my laptop might still not be ready...

The booting itself is not the problem; the login screen shows up in about 40 seconds (in comparison to everything else, this is really fast). After logging in, actually, it takes almost 10 minutes before I can normally use the laptop. I tried opening programs earlier than the 10-min wait, but the laptop simply doesn't respond or opens the program 2 mins later (which immediately says 'doesn't respond').

Some specs:
Dell Inspiron 15 N5050
bought July 2012 (Windows 7), upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60 GHz
Hard Disk: 320 GB
64-bit Operating System

I ranAdwCleaner which had no result. I have AVG Free 2017 installed as AntiVirus program and ZoneAlarm as Firewall. I also ran Malwarebytes and the Sophos Virus Removal Tool; No threats were found.

Maybe the laptop is just getting old and I simply need to buy a new one? I hope someone can help me get the old thing back on track again, 'cause it still looks decent and other than the speed/performance issue, it always has worked fine!

Thanks in advance.

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My laptop is running slow. everything in task manager i.e. ram usage, processor usage are fine. but the hard disk usage i think is very high. Please look for attached pic.

Is it problem with hardware or any software related?

plz help me. should i change my hard disk.

A:Very high disk usage keeps laptop slow in normal operations also.

Look at the Task Manager Resource Monitor to see if you can tell what Processes are causing high disk activity.
Resource Monitor is a button the the Task Manager / Performance tab.

Here's an example of the window I'm talking about:

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start the thread, but I didn't know where else I should post it, so.

My laptop has become extremely slow during booting and regular use. I can easily get a cup of coffee across the street during booting time and by the time I come back, my laptop might still not be ready...

The booting itself is not the problem; the login screen shows up in about 40 seconds (in comparison to everything else, this is really fast). After logging in, actually, it takes almost 10 minutes before I can normally use the laptop. I tried opening programs earlier than the 10-min wait, but the laptop simply doesn't respond or opens the program 2 mins later (which immediately says 'doesn't respond').

Some specs:
Dell Inspiron 15 N5050
bought July 2012 (Windows 7), upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60 GHz
Hard Disk: 320 GB
64-bit Operating System

I ranAdwCleaner which had no result. I have AVG Free 2017 installed as AntiVirus program and ZoneAlarm as Firewall. I also ran Malwarebytes and the Sophos Virus Removal Tool; No threats were found.

Maybe the laptop is just getting old and I simply need to buy a new one? I hope someone can help me get the old thing back on track again, 'cause it still looks decent and other than the speed/performance issue, it always has worked fine!

Thanks in advance.

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First post. I found a post that had similar problems to my own but it was very old. I did notice the poster was asked to download "mini tool box" and check four lists--I did this and will include with post. The Problem computer is HP Pavillion g6. Thank you,
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Thomas (administrator) on 29-09-2014 at 13:55:26
Running from "C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\0088V89E"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (09/29/2014 00:52:54 PM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: HPPU.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50079e34
Faulting module name: d2d1.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16473, time stamp: 0x528d9db8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0022b268
Faulting process id: 0x68c
Faulting application start time: 0xHPPU.exe0
Faulting application path: HPPU.exe1
Faulting module path: HPPU.exe2
Report Id: HPPU.exe3
Faulting package full name: HPPU.exe4
Faulting package-relative application ID: HPPU.exe5
Error: (09/29/2014 00:50:25 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program IEXPLORE.EXE version 11.0.9600.17278 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the probl... Read more

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Hello guys I am running a acer aspire 6530 AMD ATHLON X2 DUAL CORE QL-62 2.00 GHZ 3 GIGS OF RAM WINDOWS 7 32 BIT.

I am having some major problems with my laptop. I also run kapersky and noticed I have a couple of viruses that Kapersky cant or wont fix.
3.PDM Keylogger

My internet is connected wireless which cuts in and out alot since I got this viruses. My cpu usage runs in the high 90's or up to 100% the whole time my laptop is on. The fan also turns on immediately. This is my Hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:45:52 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\i... Read more

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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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My internet speed has dropped dramatically in the last couple of days. Below is my HijackThis log file does anyone see any problems that would cause my internet speed to slow down?Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:40:08 AM, on 2/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1108759037\ee\AOLSoftware.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe... Read more

A:Internet Running Very Slow But I Cant Identify The Problem, Please Help With My Hijackthis Log

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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My laptop screen recently broke and yesterday I bought a new monitor for it. I hooked it up with an HDMI cable and everything seemed to be looking okay but then I found out it won't connect to the internet, it didn't even say there where any connection available even thought every other device is currently connected to it. I tried to plug in my ethernet cable and nothing happened. I reinstalled adapter and nothing happened. I was thinking maybe something was damaged with the screen. Can someone help?

A:My laptop can't identify a connection/connect to internet

If trying to use Wifi, most likely the antenna wire was torn if the damage was pretty bad. As for Ethernet, it is possible that adapter is disabled, and needs to be enabled.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3562 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290889 MB, Free - 238964 MB; D: Total - 14050 MB, Free - 1570 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3564
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Disabled

HP Pavillion g4-1117dx Notebook is unable to identify know working networks. Cannot connect to the Internet using wireless or Ethernet cable. It is able to see all Wireless networks and connects but It see the network as being unidentified. All of my other wireless devices are connecting just fine. Is this a hardware issue? I pinged the loop back and all 4 packets were sent and received. However when I Ping the Default Gateway the request timed out all 4 packets lost. Is this a hardware issue or is there something else that I can do to resolve this situation?

A:Solved: HP Laptop unable to identify network or connect to Internet

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:03:24 PM, on 10/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:slow after defrag and disk cleanup. what's wrong?

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Very slow booting.
Sometimes it freezes.

What is going on?

A:100% disk usage, super slow PC.

if you can get in run a scan with your anti virus, also check your task manager to see what is using the most memory

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Very slow booting.
Sometimes it freezes.

What is going on?


A:100% disk usage, super slow PC.

Short answer: Disable superfetch.
More details - see my megathead here: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...-disk-usage-performance-lag-windows-8.190289/

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I have an issue with my laptop which is running windows 8.1. Mostly on restarts it takes a long time then once started you can not do anything for a bit. when I do a CRT ALT DEL the CPU usage is low as memory but the disk usage is at 100% even though I cant see anything using much of it. Also note that when I do the CAD it takes way too long to start. I really don't see anything listed to start that could be causing the problem as I have most programs disabled at start up. Virus scans and malware scans are all clean or mostly clean virus scan is 100% clean. Any ideas or test I should try. ThanksWater

A:Slow computer with 100% disk usage

Hi water101 Can you try disabling the Prefetch and Superfetch services, then restart your computer and let me know if the Disk Usage is still at 100%.http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/disable-superfetch-prefetch-windows-8/

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Hello Windows 10 Forums,
I am still a newbie here and right now
I am suffering a difficulty in fixing highly disk usage (almost 100%) every time I restart my laptop!
I am using Windows 10.

Every reboot made my laptop seems slow to start-up.
However, shutdown the laptop and start it back was okay though. The disk usage will stay at 3%-11% during start-up.
Furthermore, when I am using Microsoft Visual Studio or any heavy intensive disk usage programs, my laptop will lag
I have checked the task manager and it shows 100% disk usage but my CPU was still remain at 14-18%.

Please help me!
Sorry for my bad grammar.
Thank you

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Sorry. Looks like I posted in the wrong forum. Not sure how to delete this topic. 

A:My computer is slow; high disk/cpu usage

Not sure how to delete this topic.
Do not bother as a Moderator will move if deemed more suited to another area.
Please download RKill by Grinler to your desktop. This is a new version, so always delete older versions if you are not sure.
If you have an old version, please delete it first
Right click on the new Red icon and select Run as Administrator
A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
At most the tool will usually run for about 2 minutes
Please Copy and Paste the small log back here.
Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.
Now :
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode from Here or Here and save to your Desktop.
Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
 * Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button (only once)
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button only once for accuracy.
A report (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for your review.
Check the listed removals and see if you are OK with them.
If you have questions, post the Report log back here.
Click on the Clean button only once for accuracy
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK finally to allow AdwCleaner to Restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a log report (AdwCleaner[S0]... Read more

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My computer is a Vista Home Premium from 2007 with service pack 2 and the latest java. It consistently has this "not responding" problem. This happens on all the programs I'm running, including the notepad, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, individual web pages, things in the computer like the system tray...it affects everything with a window. It will say at the top of the window the name of the program, and in parentheses, it will say (Not Responding). I'm getting warnings from Norton that say High Disk Usage from one thing or another. I looked at the Windows Task Manager and it said iexplore.exe was running and it also had several entries.

Sometimes I don't get the (Not Responding), IE will just slow down and go white and it can take up to 5 minutes for it to pull up a web page or respond. I've run the latest Malwarbyte's Antimalware, I've run CCCleaner, I've removed a number of unnecessary programs (although I have plenty of space on the hard drive), I've set a number of programs for delayed startup (and my computer does start up very quickly now).

The fan is running a lot sometimes. I can't really clean it out myself because it is a laptop. I do use compressed air in the vents. Is there an inexpensive way to clean it out, since I can't afford to pay someone to take it apart and clean it? I suspect this is part of the problem, but would dust be causing this much slowdown?

A:Slow /Not Responding/ High Disk Usage

Can you check safemode if it stops to a halt also? What laptop model is it? Regarding your current Norton antivirus, what software package is it? Another thing to try is to start a Vista clean boot http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796 . By enabling half then one item on every reboot would see if any of the item is the culprit.

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Hi guys,

I've recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) which has i7-5500U, 16gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 M265 4GB.

Problem I'm having is that the laptop is laggy and sometimes freezes.

I've noticed the disk usage sits at 100% most of the time.

I've just upgraded it to windows 10 in the hope that windows 8 was causing the issue but it has stayed the same.

Any help with this (as it makes the laptop slower than my 5 year old laptop which I replaced) would be greatly receieved!


A:100% disk usage - slow and lagging computer

Is it a spinner HD or SSD?

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Hi all,

I got a new computer, nothing fancy, very much a budget HP laptop with an I3, 8GB ram and 1TB HDD. In the last few weeks the computer has become unusable and my 10 year old gateway is running faster. The disk is always at 100% usage even if there's very little data going through it. Constantly clicking away even have being untouched for hours with no programs open.

Copying files from one partition to the other was going at only 700-900 kb/s

This is what I've done so far:
-reset windows twice (fresh install, formatted the hard drive - took 6+ hrs)
-refreshed windows (delete all programs/apps)
-disabled Windows Search
-disabled Superfetch
-passed Windows Disk Check
-passed full system test/diagnostic (3+ hrs) in BIOS
-no viruses found with avast

Anything else I can try?

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This is my first time to this site, and I'll appreciate any help! A couple of weeks ago my laptop was bogging more every day. Looking at Windows Task Manager, I noted that AVG was taking a large percentage of CPU time. At the same time, I had trouble opening Internet Explorer. I live and die by my computer and the internet, so I really needed to get this fixed!

A computer-savvy friend, as well as our ISP support guy thought I had a virus that had corrupted. So I uninstalled AVG (which really helped the computer run better, albiet hazardously), then downloaded and reinstalled it. I ran a virus scan, which detected and deleted a serious virus. All was well with the world. Until the next day.

The same symptoms recurred. So after searching the internet for a solution, I again uninstalled AVG and installed MS Security Essentials. I also uninstalled a malaware program. The computer ran well, but the same symptoms arose the next day. When the computer slows and hits the disk frequently, MsMpEng.exe is taking quite a bit of CPU time: anywhere from 15% to over 50%. This morning after starting the computer, it ran at reasonable speeds for a few minutes, then MsMpEng began taking over and the symptoms recurred: high CPU usage, heavy disk usage, and trouble using Internet Explorer. However, after running for a couple of hours, it is back to reasonable run times.

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A:Slow operation, heavy CPU and disk usage, MsMpEng

Go in to safe mode (F8 at startup) press windows+R (or go in to run) type msconfig. go to the startup tab and disable all startup programs. Right click "my computer" properties > system restore tab. TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE files hide there. Clear all temp files. Ditch AVG and get avast it's free too but it more powerful. download crap cleaner once your in windows normally, get hijackthis too and use that to eliminate any unwanted registry entries, but do crap cleaner and hijack this in safe mode. Run avast in safe mode before those 2 though. Do a scan with adaware too if needs be.

Uninstall any programs you don't need, do a defrag after the virus is gone.

If you find no virus for some odd reason then try opening up the pc, reseat the ram and the processor with a little more thermal paste if needed.

Alternatively try using a partition manager to make a clean partition, move all files across, and isolate as much of windows on one partition before wiping that partition clean. and reinstalling windows.

Let me know how you get on.


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For the last week or so my system has been very slow to startup, and during this time the disk shows at 100% usage.
It takes at least 5-10 minutes until everything has loaded and disk usage returns to normal and the system is usable.

I have checked the resource monitor and there is nothing specific that is thrashing the disk, the top apps consuming most I/O changes as the system starts.
I have uninstalled McAfee to rule that out.
If I start in safe mode, then everything is fine.
I have tried stopping certain services which I have read are common culprits, such as superfetch and shadow copy, but it had no effect.

A:100% DISK usage causing slow system startup

if you start in safe mode and everything is fine, then please try this. Open msconfig– click on the services tab– check the box hide all Microsoft services– note which services are checked and then uncheck them all – restart your PC and if everything runs fine do the following steps.
Open msconfig – go to the services tab – check the box hide all Microsoft services – check half of the services you had unchecked – restart. By doing this process a few times you will identify the offending service.

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I've been having this problem for a long time, I've tried resetting my pc to factory settings, didn't work. I tried windows trouble-shooter, didn't work. When I boot I am greeted with a zoostorm logo for about 50 seconds followed by a black screen for 1 minute, and then a windows screen for about 30 seconds. Booting takes about 2-3 mins and even when I'm finally in, my programs load extremely slow and I can only open chrome after a minute otherwise it lags. Remember I have reset my pc so nothing runs on startup apart from steam. I have a gtx 970 and the latest drivers for it. Also I get 100% disk usage when performing certain tasks. my cpu,gpu and memory never go to such percentage and if they do its because I'm running a very cpu,gpu or ram intensive game. I have not changed anything in my bios since I got my pc and have never done anything to the disk drive (all I know is my HDD is 3tb and has a speed of around 120mb/s) The only thing I have changed on my pc since I got it was an upgrade to windows 10 from 8.1, gtx 970 from a 750ti and a 750w power supply by corsair. I do not know if this problem happened when I had windows 8.1 but even if windows 10 is the problem there must be a way to fix it as I despise using windows 8.1 anymore. Another thing to note is that loading times for games take a little longer than my friends and my pc is slow at downloading games, my disk usage when installing games is usually 13mb/s and I get 100% disk usage from using 13mb/s, As shown in th... Read more

A:Very painful and slow boot time and 100% disk usage

Wait for fallout 4 to finish downloading.Keep in mind that mechanical hard drives have much smaller performance numbers when disk reads/writes are NOT sequential.What hd tune does in order to achieve such high speeds inside benchmarking is a linear read/write,that is reading/writing data to/from adjacent sectors making the actuator and the read/write head move very little.During random reads/writes performance drops dramatically due to the fact that the actuator has to move the reading head all over the platter which induces a speed and latency penalty.There are some tricks in order to achieve higher throughput such as short stroking but you lose capacity.In the end my recomandation is still to wait for fallout to finish downloading/installing and then see if it still performs slow,or,if you have the money,buy a mediocre SSD just to keep windows on it,you will experience a gargantuan performance leap when it comes to aplication responsiveness/loading time.
As for the slow boot,I recommend a diagnostic boot,(run msconfig and select diagnostic startup).Windows will start in a fail-safe mode so don't panic if you see peropherals/software not working.If under a diagnostic boot you have normal performance,then most likely a program running at boot(either a driver or updater or something) is chocking your system.

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Hello & hope you might be able to help.    
I have been trying to figure out what is causing the notebook to several slow down with very slow response to keyboard/mouse or any tasks.  I have a Lenovo Y550 notebook and have been trying to determine if this is a virus or software conflict for several months.  
After using multiple tabs in Firefox or Chrome (ebay, photo's, lots of searches & facebook games), the system will start to slow down, cpu usage then goes to 80-85%, disk activity is completely solid in the Resource Monitor & the fan will run - usually until I shutdown the computer.  
I have read many of your tutorials & removed software, changed anti-virus packages, ran checkdisk, and updated video drivers.  
Running CCleaner about 4-5 times a day.
Malwarebytes, Avast & Defender have not found any problems at all - this is somewhat of a concern also.
Receiving no errors at all.
Even upgraded internet to Uverse 18Mbps - which has not helped.
I am not very technical - enough to be dangerous.  I have spent sooo much time trying to figure this out and realized I need help.   Thanks so much in advance !! :-)
FYI...This is what the resource monitor typically looks like:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
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A:Slow computer, cpu usage & disk high, 10-20 sec. lag for keystroke

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Of late, my system is quite unresponsive showed my Disk Usage is always high with System at 0.1 MB/s.

Any ideas?

I have no idea what troubleshooting to perform. Please help.

A:High disk usage leading to slow responsiveness

Check your Resource Monitor (disk tab) to see if you can identify the source of your issue:

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My Task Manager:
HP Pavilion with Intel Core i3 running on Windows 8 and NVIDIA GEFORE GT 630M 1GB


My relatively new (about 2 months old) laptop running on Windows 8 suddenly became slow. I noticed it starting yesterday when it became really laggy. Just a few days ago it was working just fine.
I tried to look for solutions online and was worried that it might be caused by malware. I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it found no infections.
When I boot in safe mode, it seems pretty fine. I tried doing a system restore but I was also informed that it wasn't completely done probably because of an antivirus.
My antivirus is Norton Internet Security and I've read that Norton can be such a hog so I've tried disabling it though not entirely and it hasn't been uninstalled yet. What worries me is that I haven't experienced this problem even with Norton running until just recently.
I've also tried running a chkdsk /r because going to Tools > Check for Errors on my C:\ drive said that there were errors that needed repair.
It has become less laggy but apparently not totally (not to previous state). My task manager however still shows 100% disk usage. Previously Norton would be listed among the top but now it's usually "System" and I don't quite understand why.
Help very much appreciated! Thanks.

A:Windows 8 computer suddenly became slow, 100% disk usage

It might be Windows trying to index the contents of your hard drive which is worth shutting off to test.

Open your start menu and type "indexing options" and choose the first entry in the Settings category. Remove everything from the list and restart. Does it have any effect?

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Computer will shut off with no warning, Disk usage will jump to 100%. Webpages will not load even though all internet bars are full. Webroot and Malwarebytes do not pick up any problems. The system is Windows 10 and I have run disk cleaner, defrag and deleted cookies, cache and history to see if clearing up space helps the problem but it hasn't. Not sure if it's something with the system or some malware I can't find..... Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!!!

A:Random Disk usage and CPU spikes, running slow,

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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My laptop(Win7) takes a long time to bootup. First it takes me to the windows logo screen and then it goes to a black screen and stays there for atleast two minutes before it gives me the login screen and then it takes another two minutes or so to before the desktop is loaded up. Also when I scan the computer with bitdefender for viruses, it takes around a day to do a full system scan and did not find any viruses. I have downloaded iobit driver updater and updated all the drivers, but that did not fix the problem. I have also installed iobit malware fighter and malwarebytes anti-malware and both scan came back negetive, The iobit performance monitor shows that the ram useage is 61% or higher all the time.

Any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated


Intel I3 CPU 2.40GHz
4.00 ram
Win7 home 64 bit

A:Slow bootup and the laptop is slow, also ram usage is high a

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Hello everyone, I've tried to find solution to this problem for 3 months to no avail, hope you guys could shine some light.
Here's the situation, I've bought a MSI PE60-2QE back in September 2015, and I've noticed it is absolutely, definitely, noticeably slower than my old laptop, which should be the case considering this laptop is suppose to be a bit of a powerhorse with I7 5700HQ. Then I've managed to pinpoint the problem to disk usage. Normally whenever i open any application, it will jump all the way to 100% for a few seconds then goes back down when the application is fully open. Sometimes it will also spike to 100% disk for no particular reason. This issue has seriously hindered this laptop performance.
Previously I have also encountered BSOD but since my latest BIOS update directly from MSI official web this issue seems to have resolved. Now whats left is this 100% disk usage issue.
· OS - Windows 10· x64· Windows 8.1· OEM version (came pre-installed on system)· ~ 3 months· Age of OS installation - updated once the window update for windows 10 pop up.· CPU - i7 5700HQ· Video Card - GTX 960M
1TB HDD, no SSD· System Manufacturer - MSI· Exact model number - PE60· Laptop
I have done some digging around the internet, with my limited knowledge on computer, I have tried to
disable superfetch and prefetch,
disk defrag schedule,
reinstalled all my drivers,
uninstall msi dragon gaming cente... Read more

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The new Win8 touch laptop I just got is running ridiculously slow. Apps take minutes to open sometimes because the disk is constantly being used by several processes, even when idle.

The main culprits showing in Task Manager are "Service host: Local system", "Windows Modules Installer Worker", and "Antimalware Service Executable". Between them they are using 97+% of the disk and about 50% CPU constantly. It's gotten a bit better since I uninstalled all the trialware garbage that came on it, including McAfee, which was a massive slowdown. I plan on just using Windows Defender for security but it still says it's turned off, could that be the problem?

But for real, I'm pretty sure McAfee slows down the system more than the viruses.

A:New laptop, constant 100% Disk usage and ~50% CPU

I quit using Kaspersky anti-virus 2013 (our internet provider offers it for free), on my Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 1545 because it would use 100% CPU at random times several times a day. Went to Windows Defender and the problem cleared up. I now use Windows Defender on my new Windows 8.1 laptop.

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My laptop is running at about 100% disk use all the time. I've disabled uneccsesary startup items and stopped unecesary services all with no effect. Have updated and run Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware, and CCleaner all of which do not help or show viruses that I can tell. Where do I start in figuring out what is wrong? I'm a power user and run multiple programs at a time and lots of web tabs but even when I ONLY have windows live mail or any one single program open at a time it runs like this with frequent crashes. Just everything is prone to crashing and not responding. I've tried disabling Superfetch, and Background Transfer Service which by searching the web has fixed the issue for some, but I maybe get a 10 minute improvement and its back. I'm wondering if this is possibly Malware?

EVERYTHING is showing 0.1 MB/s or less. There is nothing using a lot of resources yet disk shows at 100%. CPU is about 10% and memory around 40%

Also, I'm having trouble getting programs to UNINSTALL or INSTALL -- just generic failure messages that don't track to anyone particular problem with this going on.

Disk use jumps up to 100% often when

1)I open windows explorer or perform a search in windows explorer for a file
2) I use Chrome or FireFox.

If I close these two my PC is better

My Task Manager has approx 88 background processes , 32 windows services. I was finally able to get screenshots to work well enough to create a word document but my pc function... Read more

A:Win 8.1 Laptop running at 100% disk usage

I was able to load the screenshot file of my task manager to my dropbox account: https://www.dropbox.com/s/665o4jul18...shot.docx?dl=0

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My Y70-70 Touch Laptop has been booting up and running really slow. I thought it was because I had too many programs enabled on start up so I disabled a few programs I don't use on a daily basis. When doing this I noticed that under the Process tab the Disk is running at 100% with only the task manager open. I just got Webroot and it tells me I don't have any viruses. My other Acer laptop runs a Disk at 1% to 2%.  Is this why it boots up and runs exptreamly slow? How do I fix this?

A:How to fix the 100% disk usage on my Y70-70 Touch Laptop?

Task manager will tell you what process is hogging the disk.

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For the past few months i have noticed that my Vista HP Pavilion dvd6565us has been running really slow.  Typically to open an internet browser it takes a minute and then everything seems to happen in slow motion once it gets online.  Also the fan always seems to be running and the bottom of the laptop gets really hot.  Finally I have the free comcast version of Norton 365 and it is always telling me that I have high disk usage host process for windows services. Anyone know if there is something wrong with the computer.  I have run Comodo Dragon, Norton Anti Virus and Malware bytes with nothing being detected.  Also when I run a full scan on Comodo or Norton it can take over 24 hrs to run a full scan. 

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

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

i tried everything disabling show me tips about windows and superfetch, changing virtual memory, scanning for virus.

and then i found out page file caused the high disk usage so i disable it, then my pc became so fast and no high disk usage but i keep getting low memory error and crashes even though i'm only using 60%-70% of my ram.

so i checked resource monitor and found out more than half of my ram goes to standby and only 1 mb in free

so is there anyway to disable standby memory?

cpu: i5 4440
ram: 8gb 1600 ddr3
gpu: gtx 950 2gb

A:page file causes high disk usage and making my pc slow

I would let windows manage your physical memory and page file it's very good at that and put the page file back it can be important for physical memory allocation sometimes .

Windows 10 page file to ram compression allocated size is insignificant anyway .

You didn't mention if all this web browser drama was during multitasking ,what browser and how many tabs open or what other conditions are present like GTA 5 which can use up a decent Core X or AMD FX CPU on high settings ? all these variables can even stall (nearly so ) my Haswell core i5 @ 8 GB ram on an SDD if taken to an extreme .

OTOH an SSD with a windows boot drive would be a stonking good upgrade on a core i3,i5,i7 ,AMD FX or any PC (even on an old PC with only 300 GB/s SATA II maximums and move things along considerably faster with less stalling and hanging , rember also that SSD will speed up any data written to or cached to the SDD or fetched off a metal HDD like this Haswell Core i5 Sata III 6GB/s dual boot PC in my specs ,yours is ofc SATA III 6 GB/s potential also but not anthing close to half of that on metal here is my SDD I/O :

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Hi all,

it is been about a month that my laptop started showing blue screen errors (memory management, data page error and others). After I checked several times the health of HD and RAM, I reset the windows, made the updates, installed all the drivers, optimized windows search and superfetch along with start up optimization.

Since I use the PC only after work (periodically) there have been days within the past month that the laptop was working fine. Blue screen error disappear but during the past week, the windows explorer started to be extremely slow. Shut down and sleep needed 5<minutes to reboot from, and after trying safe mode the windows started with some programs and files missing (5min< reboot time remains). 100% disk usage is appearing every 2-3 minutes without apparent task in background.
Trying to reset the windows failed as the process cannot associate the reset with the recovery.

Any help?

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I am asking for help on my daughter's behalf...She has an Asus K55 laptop she bought Jan, 2013. Within the last couple days it has been freezing up. I don't think I could even download or run the TSG SysInfo utility! I can barely get it to go to run any Windows programs like task manager or My Computer. I don't know what the problem is, if it's hardware or software, but I'm starting here.

It's an Asus K55 Laptop running Windows 8 64B. Looking at the box:
CPU A8 4500M
HDD 500 G 5400R SATA
RAM DDR 1600 4G (I think they added 2 more at the store)

I am an upper Beginner in terms of my knowledge! Can anyone help me?

A:Asus Laptop freezing, 100% Disk usage

It sounds as if you might have a virus.

Are you unable to use the laptop to further diagnose the issue?
If so do you have the operating system installation software?

If you bought your system at a local store and you still have warranty the easiest option may be to take it to them. (if they will get it running for free)

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I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage new lenove laptop windows 8.1 64 bit
its something likr that(i found this in google) :
(not allways on 100% ...)
And that part of it has been tried:
1-new drivers
2- install windows again
3- clean boot
4- live tile off
5-windows search service (disable upon startup via 1.Run 2.type msconfig, 3.uncheck it in services tab)
6- remove anti virus
7-7-The virtual memory is set to 4000mb initial size and 8000mb maximum size

please if someone can helpp

Edit: photo from my RM :

A:I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage laptop win

Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.

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I purchased an Asus x501a laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled at the beginning of the month. They sold me Nortons 360 which I installed. The laptop keeps freezing and if I look in the task manager the disk useage keeps reaching 100% every few seconds and lots of things aren't working properly; the internet connection keeps falling off, when using apps such as facebook it keeps freezing; internet pages are taking seconds to load instead of miliseconds. I can't believe this should be happening to a brand new laptop. Before I take it back I want to check whether it is actually a windows 8 problem (I suspect it is) as it uploaded 46 or more new updates to Windows 8 when I switched it on and these could potentially mean something else on the ASUS kit is outdated.

Any help you can provide is much appreciated. Please note that it is not a touch screen laptop (why would I buy one of those windows when I can successfully use my ipad and phone for this). The reason I bought a laptop is that I don't want touchscreen and just want an old fashioned computer to do use for work/other simple tasks. I will keep my ipad for social media use etc as the facebook app on windows 8 is designed for a touchscreen which I don't have! Maybe I should have bought something with Windows 7 on it??


A:Brand New ASUS laptop 100% disk usage

You say you installed Norton on it, it may be nothing but try uninstalling that and see if the problem still exists

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Hi Team,
I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 5378 2-in-1 model laptop running with Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS and from the moment it has been started, I have been observing extremely slow performance issue being caused by 100% disk usage showing in "Task Manager".
There isn't anything being installed on the system yet, and still its taking ages to open any utility window (task manager, system properties etc.) with really poor performance. I am continuously observing 100% Disk usage without even running anything. This doesn't seems to be an healthy scenario.
I am already done through diagnostics test rub and clean boot, however nothing has helped me.Kindly assist as this laptop is completely unusable for me.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3554 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688199 MB, Free - 607188 MB; D: Total - 25963 MB, Free - 3091 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1849
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2014, Updated and Enabled
Click to expand...
Hi guys,

I recently used your Malware Removal section of the forums to clean off a friend's laptop from a few issues. I've found that even after cleaning the system completely, getting startup entries culled, and uninstalling some bloatware, the system is still running very sluggish. The task manager is showing a constant 100% disk usage and the main culprit seems to be "System." She does have indexing turned on, but I wouldn't think that would cause it to be running 100% disk usage even at idle.

I have done a disk defrag using Defraggler, but it wasn't too fragmented to start with, so not much changed after that operation.

Any suggestions on getting this under control? I feel like the disk usage is the main cause to the laptop running slowly.

Edit: I've attached a screenshot for y'all to see.

A:High Disk Usage, Very sluggish laptop

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I had noticed my PC's performance slowing considerably over the past 2 days and it even got to the point where it was taking task manager 10 minutes to load if at all. I tried a number of fixes such as disabling superfetch & windows search, fixing
my RAM, updating Windows 8.1, keeping it turned off for 18hours although none of those worked - I did think maybe if I created another account it would have helped, which it did for an hour til the Disk Usage went haywire again. I wouldn't have to load a single
program for it to be 100% and I am in a desperate need of help.

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So this has been an issue since i built this PC months ago, 6700k, 1080TI, decent enough rig. the OS is on an SSD but most if not all of my games are on my HDD.
Games like FF14, The battle.Net Launcher and some games on steam take over a minute to just launch...
Nioh on Steam can take 30 seconds just to bring the launcher up, and Final Fantasy 14 can take the same amount of time to boot up past the Login Launcher.
I have no idea why it is doing this...and the strange thing is, a reboot of the PC generally fixes the issue almost immediatly. But its so random. Sometimes they take forever to load, reboot computer, then it works again.
I tried disabling superfetch and windows search from the services menu and everything was running smooth for like...2 weeks i wanna say, then it just started happening again so im going to assume i was just getting really lucky for those 2 weeks.
Sorry for the long winded, poorly constructed post, but some help and solutions would be very appreciated.

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So this has been an issue since i built this PC months ago, 6700k, 1080TI, decent enough rig. the OS is on an SSD but most if not all of my games are on my HDD.
Games like FF14, The battle.Net Launcher and some games on steam take over a minute to just launch...
Nioh on Steam can take 30 seconds just to bring the launcher up, and Final Fantasy 14 can take the same amount of time to boot up past the Login Launcher.
I have no idea why it is doing this...and the strange thing is, a reboot of the PC generally fixes the issue almost immediatly. But its so random. Sometimes they take forever to load, reboot computer, then it works again.
I tried disabling superfetch and windows search from the services menu and everything was running smooth for like...2 weeks i wanna say, then it just started happening again so im going to assume i was just getting really lucky for those 2 weeks.
Sorry for the long winded, poorly constructed post, but some help and solutions would be very appreciated.

A:Extremely slow application boot-up, Windows 10 OS (no, Disk usage isnt at 100 %)

See if defragging your HDD helps at all - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/defraggler/

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