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

  1. #1


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

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


    Hello, randomly my main disk goes to 100% usage and either
    1 Stops the system responding for 10-30 seconds
    2 Refuses to let me switch programs without a freeze

    This 100% usage occurs for 10-30 seconds. This issue started occuring 4 days ago and has happened 5 times. This issue has also happened on Windows 10

    I have looked in the event logs and found this
    Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued. As well as Reset to device, \Device\ACHIPort0, was issued.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    Open a Command Prompt (it is at Programs>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt) right click on it and select "run as administrator" then type in "Chkdsk C: /f /r" (without the quotes). This will scan the hard disk for errors and try to relocate any data on bad sectors.
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  3. #3


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    Open a Command Prompt (it is at Programs>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt) right click on it and select "run as administrator" then type in "Chkdsk C: /f /r" (without the quotes). This will scan the hard disk for errors and try to relocate any data on bad sectors.
    Ok I will do that now.
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  4. #4


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


    No bad sectors found, and the issue happened again during chkdsk. I forgot to mention that the drive sounds like it stops spinning (Because it makes a clear noise when reading/writing)
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  5. #5


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Think if Hard drive was dying be making a clicking noise, not spinning. Could be software issue or possible virus.

    Look here same issue, try a clean boot see if it happens then from link within this thread Windows 8 100% disk usage causes freeze
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  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Think if Hard drive was dying be making a clicking noise, not spinning. Could be software issue or possible virus.

    Look here same issue, try a clean boot see of it happens then Windows 8 100% disk usage causes freeze
    But why would it happen during a install of Windows? (was installing Windows 10 Build 10162 and it happened during then) (Was using Windows 8.1 at the time of the first post) Audio continues playing despite the hard drive

    21:04 - It happened again

    The IO operation at logical block address 0x336b018 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000026) was retried.
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Windows 10 not out yet, must be preview your trying, can not say why happening from this as it is new, but first check for BIOS update and Intel Chipset, Controller (IRST driver) and other system drivers from PC manufacturer's site. Telling me before this preview install you tried chkdsk and it told you of no fixes or bad sectors, could of tried to post results here for us to look at.


    Can be more then software issue if loosing hard drive in BIOS and getting BSOD, then I think would be hardware related, but freezes and hangs usually due to what i mentioned. Try updating your system drivers first then.
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  8. #8


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

    Harddrive issue


    I'm highly sure it's hardware, because it's happened on both Windows 8/8.1 amd Windows 10. Both were up to date. Also, I added a new event log above, so take a look at that.
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  9. #9


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I'm highly sure it's hardware, because it's happened on both Windows 8/8.1 amd Windows 10. Both were up to date. Also, I added a new event log above, so take a look at that.
    What do you mean exactly by up to date, all hardware drivers and system are ? When post a log, need it in it's entirety, not just a bit of it, to make sense of it. Where is it in the Event Viewer ? Have another drive to try on port 0 ? Or switch the port, but need make sure latest intel rapid storage drivers for controllers.
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  10. #10


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I'm highly sure it's hardware, because it's happened on both Windows 8/8.1 amd Windows 10. Both were up to date. Also, I added a new event log above, so take a look at that.
    What do you mean exactly by up to date, all hardware drivers and system are ? When post a log, need it in it's entirety, not just a bit of it, to make sense of it. Where is it in the Event Viewer ? Have another drive to try on port 0 ?
    Yes all drivers. and the partial logs come from System, and it says the source is storachi
    Yea I have another hard drive that I can switch to Sata 0 (Port 0) Want me to switch them over and see if the issue still persists?
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