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High disk usage leading to slow responsiveness

  1. #1


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04

    High disk usage leading to slow responsiveness


    Of late, my system is quite unresponsive showed my Disk Usage is always high with System at 0.1 MB/s.

    Any ideas?

    I have no idea what troubleshooting to perform. Please help.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Check your Resource Monitor (disk tab) to see if you can identify the source of your issue:

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  3. #3


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    It says "System" most of the time or svchost.exe

    Also perfmon
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I'm getting this exact same issue. It seems fine at start-up but a few minutes later the disk usage is up to 99/100% - only started happening last couple of days - making it pretty difficult to do anything.

    Could it be an issue with Google Chrome? I got a High Disk Usage warning from Norton about it and there seems to be multiple Google Chrome processes in Task Manager.
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  5. #5


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    I use Firefox. It started happening couple of days ago for me as well. And I use Windows Defender.

    Someone please help! The lag is hindering my work.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Additionally I've had a few error messages regarding a WerFault.exe if that's relevant - unless its just a problem leading on from it.
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  7. #7


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    Hello Brother, do u have your account merged with microsoft account ?. also please delete windows.old(if you have it in c: volume) & also please do a disk cleanup including with a CHKDSK command.hope this helps.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    How about looking at your task manager view for anything utilizing a large amount of resources?

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  9. #9


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    How about looking at your task manager view for anything utilizing a large amount of resources?

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    it happens even when the laptop is idle. and it started off late. i usually do very heavy multi tasking. in the past, i have ran 2 vms side by side without a hitch (system specs on my profile).

    suddenly from the past of couple of days, this has started. i have ran ccleaner, done registry cleaning but no effect.
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  10. #10


    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 98
    Windows 8.1 Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04


    I'm sorry. Attached are a couple of screenshots.
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