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Disk reaching 100% HELP PLS

  1. #11


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    I don't really know if your disk is failing. But even new things can be defective. There are 3rd party disk checkers, but the windows one is fairly good. You can also open task manager to see what else is causing the disk to reach 100%. There are people with specific skills in working with hdd problems. I'm not proficient in troubleshooting hardware issues. I'm no expert, but I am fair at troubleshooting software issues.

    Also be aware that many 3rd party antivirus programs are known to dramatically slow a system down... See if that is the case for you

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  2. #12


    well seance nothing seems to be fixing my problem I am going to assume my hard drive is about to kick the bucket so I was wondering if you know what specs should a good gaming hard drive have. I know nothing about hard drives.
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  3. #13


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    SSDs have better load times, but generally, hard drives don't effect anything else. Intel has some of the best SSDs, but they're also more expensive.

    Here is a review on some SSDs: Best SSDs of 2015 - Solid State Drive Comparison Charts
    If you want to spend less, just get an HDD. RPM speeds and read/writes are what you focus on (higher is better). Get one that does about 7,200RPMs and you'll be fine.

    To sum up, SSDs are faster, but the only real thing they help in-game is faster load times. They also cost more. Best of luck!

    You might consider creating a system image to put to your new HDD or SSD. Create from the old HDD: System Image - Create in Windows 8
    Here is how to recover the image to the new: System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    If you would rather do a complete and clean install to start fresh, here you go: Clean Install - Windows 8
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  4. #14


    oh might I add that this all started when I added my new graphics card to my computer. My computer is from best buy I did not build it from scratch and it never freeze before I put my new graphics card in. Could this be a problem. Thanks

    This is the link to the computer Acer Aspire TC Series Desktop Intel Core i5 8GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive Black ATC-605-UB11 - Best Buy

    This is the link to the graphics card ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
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  5. #15


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    An easy way to find out would be to remove the card and any software or drivers you installed with it. I have never heard of such a thing happening, but who knows (especially problems with software).

    afterwards, put the card back in and go to Nvidia's website to get the latest drivers for the specific card.
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  6. #16


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    What did your task manager have to say about disk usage? For example, see mine below:

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  7. #17


    one is playing heros and generals the other is not playing a game
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  8. #18


    and sometimes it does this
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  9. #19


    Southern California
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Your Memory (RAM) is reaching 53%+. It could be your HDD is running a large paging file.

    As in this tutorial I posted earlier, you could add more RAM, or add an SSD, and move the paging file over to it (since it is faster than an HDD), or reinstall Windows 8 onto an SSD instead of an HDD. All of this costs money, however.

    To focus a bit on the memory, try disabling Kaspersky to see if it helps in limiting Mem usage while playing games. That includes other programs that you could exit, such as chrome, adobe, steam, onedrive, etc.

    Go through the optimization tutorial again and focus on things you could do to speed things up. Other than that, I would say it is performing normally, or as well as it can at the moment. The more programs you remove (that you don't use), the less likely they will take up Disk or Memory usage.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Here is some help troubleshooting hard drive specific problems that go further than what I've posted (such as errors): Troubleshoot hard drive failures in seven easy steps - TechRepublic <- careful cause this tutorial is really old. I posted it in case it helps finding errors on your HDD.

    Check a drive for errors
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