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Harddrive randomly goes to 100% and system doesn't respond

  1. #51

    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Sounds like may need to go ahead and invest in a new HDD. Talking before about other drive not being enough space as operating system only take 16GB maybe few more GB with updates, so do not need big drive for OS, unless have a lot of software. Maybe now should try a SSD as they are getting cheaper.

    What do you use second drive for ? Have a backup drive ? Are files and software backed up now ? Said you had an image backup of Windows 8.1 ?
    Sorry about the late reply, had been busy. I use my second drive to store my music, photos and documents. Along side a few programs.

    I also did more testingClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version

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  2. #52

    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    They do seem low on both. Tried chkdsk and it failed and was stuck, moved to another port and did same, i can only still say drive is going.
    Even though put Documents, music and other files on second drive make a backup of those files and software on a external device too.
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Harddrive randomly goes to 100% and system doesn't respond
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