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Hard Disk free space lick after system restore windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Hard Disk free space lick after system restore windows 8.1


    Hello!
    I did today a system restore and playing around for 30 minutes with my laptop i realised that something was not going good. The laptop was slower. I opened task manager and I saw that that hard disk had activity with random spikes and the more strange was that when i leave the laptop in idle the disk goes to 100%. Moving the mouse later it goes straigh to zero with the spikes remaining after.(You can see on picture)
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    Later I realised that I constantly loose free space in C drive(still loosing..). Any solutions?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Welcome to the Forums.
    The first thing I would do is a full scan with the free



    MBAM
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Thanks for the reply. I have allready done. Nothing was found. Definitely, has something to do with the system restore that I did. I do not believe its a malware/virus.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Does it say in task manager which program has a majority of disk activity?
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    windows 8.1


    The following result from the resource monitor(when the laptop is on idle, meaning that i leave it without activity for about 2 minutes):
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    and when I have activity( just moving the mouse, no program open except avg, still some spikes can be observed in the plot which is also strange):
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    According to that screen shot you are running a disk defrag. It could be in scheduled tasks. Do you have a third party defrag program or just use the one that comes with Windows?
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    As far as I know I dont have a 3rd party software for defragment. This is my status for this option:
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    Restoring the system automatically makes the OS to defrag the hard drive?Because i didnt done any action to defrag the drive.
    Is it normal that is licking constantly free drive?It is doin that after the restore system.(around 5 hours and it is still going.)
    Is there any action to do to stop it or it is not recommended?
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    When the system is idle, certain maintenance process will kick off and defrag is one of them. I always do this manually so to turn it off:
    1. This PC->Right click on C: Drive ->Properties->Tools->Optimize->Change Settings then untick "Run on schedule..."
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I think it is not the case. Then why do I have these spikes when it is not idle and I dont have anything open? Does defruging need so many hours? Its first time I see such a noticable 'scheduled' activity in my laptop. Could the restore system play a role on this? I am pretty sure that all this is happening due to that a restored the system.(Still loosing disk space right now... )
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mpizos View Post
    I think it is not the case. Then why do I have these spikes when it is not idle and I dont have anything open? Does defruging need so many hours? Its first time I see such a noticable 'scheduled' activity in my laptop. Could the restore system play a role on this? I am pretty sure that all this is happening due to that a restored the system.(Still loosing disk space right now... )
    Does anyone else use the machine? It sounds like someone turned of scheduled defrag. But a Restore would change back all the settings in the Registry. So that option could be turned back on that way. Try turning defrags off and see what happens.
    Speculation only gets you so far. You have to try something and watch the result.
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