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windows 8 freezing and 100% disk usage

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    windows 8 freezing and 100% disk usage


    So this problem happened recently and whenever I was doing something for example browsing the web I would freeze and the program won't say not responding locking me up for like 5 minutes and then it would happen again after being able to open task manager it said 100% disk usage I have free disk space and the only way to shut down my computer is too hold down the power since its constantly locked up I have a HP sleekbook 15 with 4gb ram please help as I am freaking out since I need my computer

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    Help
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    Trnava
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    For starters check your HDD. Select your HDD and perform SMART and Short Drive tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    For starters check your HDD. Select your HDD and perform SMART and Short Drive tests.

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    yeah it said fail performed the short drive test and here are the results. Click image for larger version
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    You should try the SMART test, as well.

    If the drive fails both, the drive is failing -- or already failed -- and needs to be replaced.
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    Is it possible to replace it in a labtop HP sleekbool 15 if I get the right screwdrivers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You should try the SMART test, as well.



    If the drive fails both, the drive is failing -- or already failed -- and needs to be replaced.
    I just did the smart test and it passed give me new hope :d
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Task manager, resource monitor and process explorer can diagnose the bottle necks. My laptop exhibits the same 100% disk usage after a large install or update. Windows Tiwork, windows defrag, Norton 360 are usually to blame. Why these programs can not tell that the disk queue is long, the disk usage is high, and the User applications are stalled, and then throttle back is a mystery to me.

    Letting the machine idle for an hour fixes the problem for me.
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    Everytine I go to uninstall Norton it will freeze and not respond I cant uninstall it
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    Trnava
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    Yes, Norton is pesky one. Try to use Norton Removal Tool

    If it still does not work, boot into safe mode and try it there: Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
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