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HDD max's out with minimal task, constantly.

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    HDD max's out with minimal task, constantly.


    Can somebody help me by explaining why according to Task manager when I open any program or file my hard disk usage jumps to 99% almost immediately and remains there for up to a minute, only when the level drops to around 30 to 25% does said program finally launch and I can continue working. The laptop is barely 18 months old I am using W8.1, with a Core i5 cpu I have 600GB of a 750GB HDD free, system memory is 4GB. It is very disruptive and any help would be appreciated.

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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    HD Usage %100


    Thank you for your input, might well be what is needed.
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    I hope so. Let us know how you make out please.
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HDD max's out with minimal task, constantly.
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