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HDD always running on 100%

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    HDD always running on 100%


    Hello

    I recently had a problem with my old Seagate Barracuda 2TB being really, really slow. I checked the Task manager and it kept running at 100% with no drops. I figured the Harddrive was ruined and bought a new un-used Seagate Barracuda 2TB. I then did a clean install of Windows 8 because it was the only thing i had laying around and the problem is still there. Moving a small file takes way longer than it should and the new disk is also running at 100% all the time. I have checked the "resource monitor (Directly Translated)" And ive seen that the System tab is moving up to 13 000 000 bytes of data every second. and I belive this is the cause of the problem but i have no idea of how to solve it.

    Any help would be appriciated. Thank you
    Last edited by HavardW; 29 Oct 2015 at 14:50.

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Please make a screenshot of taskmanager filtering on the disk usage and post it.
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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64x
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Please also of the processes a screenshot of the disk usage
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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64x
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Please provide a full screenshot of taskmanager of the processes filtered on the disk usage.
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    Posts : 31
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    Oh sorry didnt quite get what you were asking
    http://puu.sh/l3ipl/6bc8b17a43.png
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    It seems you are having multiple disks according to one of your screenshots.
    Btw, you can also just insert the links via the image tags
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    I should have said I followed some internett guide and turned off the prefetch. this made the disk act more normal while idle but if i open or move files the problem still occurs
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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64x


    Nothing popped up on the scans
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