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Disk usage spikes when nothing is running

  1. #21


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Looks like your only recourse is to make sure that your bios is up to date and do a clean install. Back up your data first.
    that's what i think .. but if it is an hardware issue the problem will continue.. I'll do a clean install on june 25th since i have a lot of work and backups to do.. I'll tell you the results. Thnks

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  2. #22


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    just finished a clean install of windows 8.1 and the problem continues .. don't know what to do next
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  3. #23


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    What are your power options set to, balanced, high performance or what?

    In Task Manager/Performance please post a screen shot of the C disk and Memory.

    Still in Task Manager/Performance, click Resource Monitor and see what is going on there when it spikes.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    What are your power options set to, balanced, high performance or what?

    In Task Manager/Performance please post a screen shot of the C disk and Memory.

    Still in Task Manager/Performance, click Resource Monitor and see what is going on there when it spikes.
    It's in High Performance ALWAYS ! Click image for larger version
    I used resource monitor as well as process explorer
    That disk usage you see in the pic is with the pc idle
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  5. #25


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Go to the Seagate support and verify that the driver is up to date and while your there. Also run the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic tool from their site.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    In Resource Monitor, once you select the Disk tab, the top window will tell you what processes are using the disk activity, and the bottom window will tell you what file it is.
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  7. #27


    Kerkrade, Limburg, Nethrlands
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 (355 + Auto-Update)


    And while you are analyzing your Disk usage,
    do a run-down of which network-links are coming over your WiFi network.
    As it seems that your Disk-spikes are corresponding to your Network activity.
    check the ip adresses with http: // db-ip.com
    Regards.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    I've noticed a proccess called NT & kernel and the spikes happen when this process is writting to the disk.. but no ideia what's going on
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  9. #29


    Posts : 17
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by leonhardwetten View Post
    And while you are analyzing your Disk usage,
    do a run-down of which network-links are coming over your WiFi network.
    As it seems that your Disk-spikes are corresponding to your Network activity.
    check the ip adresses with http: // db-ip.com
    Regards.
    it's true, but what's causing that ? it's weird .. anyway, what do u want me to do ? i didn't get what you said ..
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same problem on windows 10
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