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100% Disk Usage at Startup

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    100% Disk Usage at Startup


    My computer is an HP Envy 15 with Windows 8.1 and I bought it last year. Since I have gotten the laptop, I think I had this issue of disk usage.
    Every time I startup my computer and open the task manager, the disk usage will be at 100% and that slows my computer by a lot. Then after 10 minutes or so, it will drop to 0 to 10%.

    It only happens when I start my computer and usually do not happen again after. I tried to find solutions on the internet, but none of them have worked.

    I tried so far: disabling some startup programs, disabling "windows search" and "super fetch" in services.msc

    My computer specs:

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    I really want to solve this problem, any help would be appreciated!

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  2. #2

    have you seen what program is writing to the disk or using the cpu?

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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    I looked at the resource monitor on my startup

    Here are some screenshot that I took:

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    Those happened in the first 10 mins of the startup.
    I noticed that there were some process that takes a lot of disk usage.

    And right now when I look at my resource monitor there are only 6 process that is using the disk:

    Sometimes there are only 3 to 4.
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  4. #4

    bitdefender? Game scanning service?? ha..

    make sure this is your version of bitdefender and turn it off like so..

    then run this after Bit defender is off.. :

    Free Virus Scan | ESET Online Scanner | ESET

    and set settings as so..

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  5. #5

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    I have ran the ESET scanner, it found 6 threats and deleted them.

    I think that the bitdefender was a big issue. After I disabled it, my computer will run smoothly after 5mins instead of 10mins

    What is the game scanning service that you are talking about? How do I disable it (If i can) ?
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  6. #6

    What is the game scanning service that you are talking about?

    you tell me what it is.. you are the one who downloads and installs all the weirdo stuff that probably gets you viruses and malware! haha

    you need to run Eset again and also really throughly clean your system cause you obviously have bad stuff..

    also run HItman Pro

    HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight
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  7. #7

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    I don't intall weido stuff, I don't have viruses.
    I found what the game scanner was, it was my razer synapse.

    Anyway, I think my computer is running better now.

    Thank you
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  8. #8

    hey.. you don't want cancer to still be in the system.. or come back..

    run hitman pro.. see if it finds anything.

    and just so you know, just because you run Eset online 1 time and it finds 6 things and clears them.. doesn't mean you are good to go..

    it means you need to run other things like Hitman to get a 2nd opinion

    also seriously run this though.. as this is Windows own verification check..

    -go down to option 2

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  9. #9

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    I ran the SFC /SCANOW command,
    it said that it was unable to fix some of the currupted files
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  10. #10


    how interesting.. see.. now you have problems..

    maybe try running the dism commands.. or the first option in the link I gave you above for sfc scan now..

    but here is dism stuff

    run 1 - 10.. but not 7..

    SFC SCANNOW and DISM RESTOREHEALTH - Repair Corrupt Files

    run Eset online again and hitman pro.. and do you have malwarebytes free?
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