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Laptop Performance Issue Windows 8.1

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Ok I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows 8. Currently in task manager its using these resources with nothing installed and IE running:

    CPU: 20% - 25%
    Ram: 25% = 2GB out of 8GB
    Disk: 40% - 50%

    And that's with only IE running So Imagine if I had things running my disk would be going crazy on me. Is that bad or average?

    Also is IE worth staying with or should I change to firefox or Chrome?

    Wow, reinstalled Windows 8 ? 2GB RAM used on just being on desktop with IE seems like a kind of a lot. i have more running and now using Firefox in task manager my memory is 1.6 % 0% on disk and 2% on CPU.

    Can not get rid of IE, only disable it, using firefox is to no advantage in memory use then using IE. True like said an Anti-Virus can use resources, this is mattering to which you are using. Plus when it is scanning.

    Need to go back and take a look at what is running again, even show this in first tab of task manager, then go to the start up tab.
    Said try also a chkdsk.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Ok I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows 8. Currently in task manager its using these resources with nothing installed and IE running:

    CPU: 20% - 25%
    Ram: 25% = 2GB out of 8GB
    Disk: 40% - 50%

    And that's with only IE running So Imagine if I had things running my disk would be going crazy on me. Is that bad or average?

    Also is IE worth staying with or should I change to firefox or Chrome?

    Wow, reinstalled Windows 8 ? 2GB RAM used on just being on desktop with IE seems like a kind of a lot. i have more running and now using Firefox in task manager my memory is 1.6 % 0% on disk and 2% on CPU.

    Can not get rid of IE, only disable it, using firefox is to no advantage in memory use then using IE. True like said an Anti-Virus can use resources, this is mattering to which you are using. Plus when it is scanning.

    Need to go back and take a look at what is running again, even show this in first tab of task manager, then go to the start up tab.
    Said try also a chkdsk.
    Ok With just 1 tab in firefox running and taskmanager I am using, 1.2GB Ram, 0% CPU, 0% Disk.

    I haven't got any AV and as for startup programs I disabled all.

    I ran a chkdsk but I don't know if it had any errors is there any way to check.
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  3. #13


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


    O.k. seems better, but may be some startups you need, have to figure which are good to have and which are not, sometimes there needed. Here is a way to get chkdsk results, post it here.

    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and press Enter.

    2. In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.

    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

    3. You will now have a CHKDSKResults.txt file created on your desktop that is the log file of your chkdsk scan results from Event Viewer.
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