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100% Disk Usage Issue - Can't solve it

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    100% Disk Usage Issue - Can't solve it


    Hello eightforums!

    So this issue I've had for quite some time now, and I can't seem to find a fix for it. It's the 100% disk usage issue. Well, it's not constant 100%, but goes up to 100% and screen freezes for one minute. If I try to play my favorite computer games, it will go up. My computer has never acted like this, and I'm panicking. I don't know what to do, I payed roughly 1600USD for this gaming pc.

    Here's some specs:
    Intel Core i5-4670k 3.4GHz (I think I overclocked, not sure though.)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    200GB SSD Harddrive
    16GB Ram
    Windows 10
    (Ask me if you need more specs!)

    I've posted on many forums, and none of the fixes had worked.

    Here's a list of what I've tried, to solve it:
    Disable superfetch
    Disable prefetch
    Disable BITS
    Disable Windows Search
    Changing the sidepage memory thing
    Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10
    Resetting my whole pc, doing a CLEAN install of Windows
    Virus scanning with Windows Defender
    Installing Avast to turn off Windows Defender
    Enabling Quota, for settings a max percentage for disk usage.
    (Can't remember more)

    I've heard that this problem happens usually to working computers, and my computer is definetly NOT a working computer, but a high end gaming PC. I don't know what I'm gonna do. I wrote to the company of what they thought I could do, but little of their knowledge, they didn't know what I was talking about. Is my HDD corrupt or what?

    Please help me fix this.

    Thanks in advanced!!

    - Silentkillar

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  2. #2


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    Which SSd do you have.?
    Checked for new drivers, update firmware.
    Could be a faulty satacable, if you have a spare one try to change the cable.
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  3. #3


    What man?? put a pic up of your task manager.. if you need to know how to put a pic let us know....

    also completely disconnect from the internet and turn off Windows defender.. that sometimes scans like crazy in the background and could be it.. sometimes you have to reinstall windows defender.. or are you using MSE?

    like..

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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by lifetec View Post
    Which SSd do you have.?
    Checked for new drivers, update firmware.
    Could be a faulty satacable, if you have a spare one try to change the cable.
    My SSD is a "Crucial_CT240M500SSD1". And it says on the "Device Manager" that the driver date is "21-06-2006" but when I search in the "Device Manager" after updates, it says it's updated. How do I update my firmware??, yea I have an extra cable, I'll try it. I'm not sure how to update my firmware..
    Last edited by Silentkillar; 18 Dec 2015 at 02:09.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by lifetec View Post
    Which SSd do you have.?
    Checked for new drivers, update firmware.
    Could be a faulty satacable, if you have a spare one try to change the cable.
    It's also weird. A few months ago, I tried to install a new HDD to my machine. Twice. After that it started to act like this. I touched my SSD a couple of times because it was dusty. Maybe I touched some cables :/
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    What man?? put a pic up of your task manager.. if you need to know how to put a pic let us know....

    also completely disconnect from the internet and turn off Windows defender.. that sometimes scans like crazy in the background and could be it.. sometimes you have to reinstall windows defender.. or are you using MSE?

    like..

    Click image for larger version
    Also, my CPU goes up pretty high too, sometimes at 100%, but usually it's in the 0-50%. I'll give you a screenshot of my Task Manager, like yours. But atm, I'm in school.
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  7. #7


    Read the whole thing

    100% disk usage in Windows 10. Help? - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums


    Also read this but I don't think this is your problem but who knows.. Read it all too

    And it's by Microsoft..(which is why I don't think it is your problem, they never figure anything out.. ) haha

    How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
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