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ozzyrs

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    100% disk usage
    « on: October 20, 2017, 10:05:20 AM »
    Hi all,

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

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

    https://imgur.com/gallery/ydfl8

    Any help would be much appreciated

    -Alex

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      Re: 100% disk usage
      « Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 03:48:05 AM »
      I've been having similar issues, please help ;)

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      Re: 100% disk usage
      « Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 03:24:04 PM »
      @ozzyrs,
      your Task Manager show Disk Defragmenter as the top process using your resources.


      try restarting the PC into Safe Mode and checking the speed from there.
      this will only bring up the core, essential processes needed to run Windows, there'll be no AV software or background defrag task or anything else that could slow it down from a software point of view.


      if the speed is 'normal' under Safe Mode, than you have something running that needs to be investigated.
      get CCleaner from Piriform (https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds) and go to Tools > Startup and see what is started every time the PC starts.
      then go to the Scheduled Tasks tab on that same window and see what can be turned off there.

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      Re: 100% disk usage
      « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 03:33:52 PM »
      Worth noting: Win10 Safe mode is accessible, among other ways, by holding Shift when selecting the restart option.

      Is this an ASUS computer by chance?
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: 100% disk usage
      « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »
      @jokniserous,


      suggest you start your own topic so this one doesn't get muddled.
      then you can lay out your problem, specs and attempts to fix it in more detail and get targeted responses.