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HDD Hitting 100% Usage On Windows 8 Pro....

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    HDD Hitting 100% Usage On Windows 8 Pro....


    Don't know if this is the right part of the forum to put this.

    Anyway....

    As of today -- it may have happened before as well -- I noticed my C: drive under Task Manager was hitting 100% usage, now I don't really do much with my computer, except game, surf the Web, and watch movies.

    I rebooted my computer and thought that fixed the problem, but after logging back in it started hitting 100% again.

    Does anyone know if Windows 8 could be causing the issue, if it is, I'll reinstall Windows 7 later today, because AFAIK, I've never had this issue crop up on Win7..?!

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    Did you notice the application that are running on boot. Find the ones that you don't need and disable them
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    There's no need to do that, because this was happening before I restarted the computer, which I said.
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    You said it may of happened before you never really new. You could have live metro tiles running windows 8 uses more memory when live applications are running. Running software will use ram until you disable them just because you reboot want kill the task settings. If you have minimal ram you can increase your virtual hard disk or add more memory sticks.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Just because I didn't notice it happening, doesn't mean it didn't happen. I don't use Metro apps or the Start Screen at all.

    And, no where in my post did I say it was RAM, I said it was the HDD.

    And, does this really look like I've got a bad system (XP & Vista are gone, and I've got 12GB of Corsair RAM -- with another 12GB of Corsair RAM now sitting in a drawer -- instead of 6GB of G.Skill RAM):

    Last edited by Brink; 25 Nov 2012 at 07:33. Reason: cleaned up
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