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Need Help With High Disk Usage! Windows 8

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    Need Help With High Disk Usage! Windows 8


    Hi, I am playing a game getting great FPS Then it just quits.. I checked the disk usage and it's at 100%! What should I do? I am only playing that one game and nothing else! I have 8 gigabytes of ram.. PLEASE HELP ME!

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    In DOS, nothing ran in the background when you were running aprogram.

    Then Windows came along, and we had something new..... SERVICES.

    I first discovered them in Windows XP. And I realized almost immediately that many of those SERVICES were redundant. (not required for the average user)

    So I set about disabling all the services that I didn't need running all the time. Gee! My PC speeded up considerably!

    I found a listing on the "Black Viper" website, of every SERVICE and which ones can be safely disabled for the average user PC.
    I promptly disabled 24 services for Windows XP. I put that in a batch file, so I could repeat it, in just a few seconds.

    That was continued to Windows 7 and now to Windows 8.

    Most of what works well for Windows 7, will also work for Windows 8 or even 8.1.
    They are not all that different. The registries are almost identical.

    I'm still using my Windows 7 tweaks for Windows 8 and it works, just fine. Go figure!
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 are more alike than MS wants you to know. (Big Secret)

    Cheers Mates!
    TM
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by tntcorrill View Post
    Hi, I am playing a game getting great FPS Then it just quits.. I checked the disk usage and it's at 100%! What should I do? I am only playing that one game and nothing else! I have 8 gigabytes of ram.. PLEASE HELP ME!
    This may apply to your issue.
    Remember I said, "may".

    I was getting a constant CPU usage of 99%.
    Caused mostly by COM Surrogate (32 bit).

    I studied the issue & finally tried what is in the picture:

    Click image for larger version

    I rebooted.

    My CPU usage changed:

    Click image for larger version

    Much better.

    Whether this would help you remains to be seen.

    Post back if you try it.
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tntcorrill View Post
    Hi, I am playing a game getting great FPS Then it just quits.. I checked the disk usage and it's at 100%! What should I do? I am only playing that one game and nothing else! I have 8 gigabytes of ram.. PLEASE HELP ME!
    Post a screenshot of task manager or microsoft process explorer.
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