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100% Disk Usage


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#1
My computer is frequently plagued by disk usage at or approaching 100%, and despite all my searching, I cannot seem to find a solution to the problem. It bogs everything down, and frequently renders my computer nearly unusable. Anybody know what might be going on?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro
#2
One first wild guess I have: I'm wondering if the computer is running a fair number of security [which includes constant real time scanning and real-time logging] and monitoring [which includes real time constant logging] programs in the background.
Downloading, installing, running MiniToolBox and Piriform's Speccy; saving the logs on your data drive, going through the logs will give you an accurate idea of what is automatically running in the background and what normally runs in the foreground as per choice by end-user. Do not post the logs! Only bits and pieces may be requested by others here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine