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100% disk usage randomly

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    100% disk usage randomly


    I've been trying to find a solution to this issue for a long time. randomly my disk usage will rocket up to 100% and sit there locking up my computer and freezing things that i am doing. problems started right out of the box when i got my laptop. CCleaner seemed to lower the amount of times it happens, but it still occurs. I've ran virus/malware scans there is nothing. so its ether windows doing stuff on its own randomly then consuming my whole disk or its having compatibility issues with some program that i have running. i would love some help with this issue. this is interfering with gaming and school work. i will include pics of multiple instances of it locking up. i can also include a list of the programs i have on here if that will help find the issue.

    i have an
    Acer Aspire V3 772G 9653
    intel core i7 - 4702MQ
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 760M
    8 GB DDR3 memory
    1 TB hard drive
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails another 100% disk.png   Disk freeze coming down.png   Disk freeze.png   lock up.png  

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    also ive noticed that when it goes up to 100% the disk transfer rate goes all the way to zero even if it was doing something before. maybe that info will help find a solution for my issue
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  3. #3


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I had a system disk that this once happened to , it turned out to be the controller board on the drive itself starting to fritz out , it would be fine and then all of a sudden , the disk access light would be permanently on , but no actual disk writes were made , it was the system waiting for an acknowledgement from the controller that never came...

    Eventually...either it worked , or I ended up doing a system re-boot to get back into the system.

    Since I replaced the drive with a new one , the problem disappeared.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    would that explain the reason why the transfer rate flat lines?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    it could well be , systems sits there waiting for an 'OK written' or 'OK next block' response and nothing....so it just sits there waiting.
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100% disk usage randomly
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