Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Disk use at 100%

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Disk use at 100%


    Hi, I had a problem with my laptop in that the disk use went to 100% and then the screen started blinking and I couldn't click on anything. After a reinstall of the OS it worked the same as new for about an hour but now the disk use climbs to 100% even when a new tab is opened and it stays at the max for a short time. The laptop becomes unresponsive during this time also.

    A solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated as I really need the laptop for college and I have no money for a new one

    Many thanks
    cuz

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Can you tell by looking in task manager which program uses the disk?

    If it's one or another not-essential one you can try to stop it from running (end task) or disabling it from start-up if it's put there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks for the reply, it's said a picture's worth a thousand words so here's one right after I've opened a new tab in Chrome.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot (3).png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Scroll down and send a couple more please.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    No problemo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot (17).png   Screenshot (18).png   Screenshot (19).png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Looks strange to me,no process seems to justify a 99% activity.Would you please download process explorer Process Explorer,install,run,right click next to ''process'' or ''pid'' anywhere in the upper title bar,select columns,in Process I/O tab,choose delta reads and writes and identify which process is using the disk.I will gladly help you with the application,a great tool.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    There's no option to right click on process
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot (20).png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    You are supposed to dl Process Explorer an d follow the steps provided.
    just realized you are already in tha app,take your cursor in the upper bar,next to ''process'' or ''pid'' nad r-click to select columns
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Here you go
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot (21).png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Add the read and write columns aswell and keep an a eye on which process is taking over your disk
    Click image for larger version
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Disk use at 100%
Related Threads
Hello I have a HDD 750G with 2 partitions NTFS with data. used externally in a USB3 box connected to my windows 8.1 asus laptop. No idea what I do, I always use 'eject' before disconnecting this HDD, but now I see that with diskpart : DISKPART> list disk
I am encountering a problem that is crippling my laptop. Over the past weekend I have been expierencing my laptop coming down to a standstill in processes it takes nearly two minutes to open up a page on chrome and running a game... forget about it. When I open up task manager it shows that 100% of...
My laptop (Lenovo Y500 Laptop | Lenovo US) has a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive C: and it also has a 24GB chached SSD D:. The link only shows a 16, but mine was 24. Today, I left my computer idle while I was at class (I'm in college) and when I came back it was frozen on the start up screen Lenovo Logo. As...
Hello, thanks for reading and any help you may be able to offer. I have a Western Digital external hard drive. Model WD5000C032 500GB. It's an older device that was working just fine on my Mac (I don't know what OS it was running and do not have access to it any longer). I have brought this HD...
Unable to start Disk Management. I tried the following without success: - Check file integrity - Repair with DISM - Start the Virtual Disk Service and Volume SHadoy Copy manually and set them to Automatic and Manual (it starts, but Disk Management cannot connect to it) - Disable Firewall and...
Hi Question before I proceed please : Have 2 hard drives (SSDs). Drive 1 : OS Win 8.1 for general web, office and junk running Drive 2 : OS Win 8.1 for tweaked hobby work; Audio recording etc Whilst I wish to not physically disconnect the drives on each boot. I would like to have the...
Is it still possible to bring a disk offline using Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows 8 the same way it was possible in Windows 7 or is using Diskpart.exe the only way?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook