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Disk runs at 100% hangs and freezes windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    ok. i have disabled idle maintenance anyways. im hopeing this will help. automatic maintenance is still on, but its scheduled. what is the resource monitor?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I also had this problem. Tried disabling superfetch, maintenance, etc. but nothing seemed to work. Still getting that 100% disk usage. What solved this issue for me is by disabling my DVD drive in the "Device Manager". Try it. When you notice that your computer is getting sluggish and is reaching 100% disk usage, disable your DVD drive. It works like a charm.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    i tried disabling automatic maintenance. at first i just tried disabling the idle, then it started up again. so i tried disabling regular maintenance just like in the tutorial u sent me. it keeps starting up anyways. this is super annoying.
    i also tried disabling my dvd drive like he said, that didn't seem to help with the freezing. i didnt think that id get so much trouble with Microsoft pcs. im almost ready to switch to mac. this is ridiculous.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    i got mad and ended up deleting all the tasks in the task schedualer because when i disabled it, itd start itself back up anyways. just in case, is there a place i could redownload the tasks? i dont know all of what the tasks were that it did... and im not sure if itd screw up my pc.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    do u guys have any more suggestions that may help with my pc freezing?
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