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Disk usage at 100/100


papadamam

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#1
hi guys

i ve this issue i can t solve:

my disk usage is blocked at 100/100 and pc is burning like hell and i don t find what is making it

i m adding some screenshots if someone can help me to find out the issue:
 

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topgundcp

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Few things you can check:
  1. go to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows and look for the file
    Windows.edb and check the size of this file. This is a database file associated with Windows Search feature. If it's too big, sometimes it can grow up to many GB's then it might cause high disk usage when Windows Search trying to rebuild the Search index. You can delete this file but first you need to disable the Windows Search service then re-enable after deletion.
  2. Run Task Manager->Startup and disable everything then reboot the PC to see if it fixes the problem then re-enable one by one, reboot until the problem occurs again, then that's the culprit.
  3. Run Task Manager->Details, then right click on the Title->Select Columns and put a check on I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes then click OK. Click on the Title to sort by I/O Read, I/O Write to find out which process utilizing the Disk I/O most and take appropriate action.

Screenshot example:
 

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papadamam

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#3
ok

i ve tried 1/ and 2/ and nothing changed

with 3 i ve found that opera was the one (see the screenshot) write.jpg read.jpg

so i ve uninstall opera but nothing changed and it was svhost or something like that wich was on top

so any suggestions now?
 

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topgundcp

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#5
From task manager, scroll to the right, you should see the description of what svhost process is.

EDIT: If the problem still exist, from the elevated command prompt and run:

  1. chkdsk /r /f c: and also run chkdsk on other partitions as well to make sure that your hard disk is not corrupted
  2. then run: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  3. then run: sfc /scannow


BTW, do you have SSD in your laptop. If so, make sure you have the latest firmware installed.
 
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    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
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    Antec 850W
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    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
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    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
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    Dual HP-W2408
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    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
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    Antec 850W
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topgundcp

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#9
Skip dism and let's try from elevated command prompt, try: sfc /scannow

Do you have SSD drive ? you did not answer my question above.
and also you did run chkdsk and did it fix any errors ?
 

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    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
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    Danger Den H20
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papadamam

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#10
ok i m trying now

i don t think i have an ssd ,my laptop is an acer aspire e1-571g

chckdsk asked me to do it after reboot and it seems there is no errors or else seen(maybe i missed while it was rebooting)
 

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papadamam

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#11
hi

i ve done sfc(it has taken sometime)and i ve got a message saying that it has repaired.
But still disk is at the maximum usage so basically nothing have changed

any thoughts?
 

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#13
hi

i ve done sfc(it has taken sometime)and i ve got a message saying that it has repaired.
But still disk is at the maximum usage so basically nothing have changed

any thoughts?
Did you get the message from sfc:
Windows did not find any integrity violation ?

Few more things we can do:
  1. Turn off the disk optimization sheduler
  2. Set Windows updates as shown in the screen shot
  3. Are you running any Anti Virus software ? if so temporarily disable it.
 

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  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
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    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
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    35/12mbps
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papadamam

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#14
hi
yes i ve got the windows didn t find etc... message

i have only windwos defender activated and i m deactiving it now

but it seems nothing is changing still
 

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Ron AKA

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#16
How full is your HDD? The disk can start to thrash with fragmented files when it starts to get close to full.
 

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    Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
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papadamam

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#17
i have a 680 giga one with two partion ,one partition is a 75/100,the second one is around 60/100
do you think it could be the cause?
 

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Ron AKA

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#18
i have a 680 giga one with two partion ,one partition is a 75/100,the second one is around 60/100
do you think it could be the cause?
The 60% should be ok, but the 75% might be starting to be a problem. I would check both partitions for fragmentation. If fragmentation checks out OK, then this is probably not the issue.

If you right click on the disk in Windows Explorer, then Properties, Tools, you should have two options. One to Check the disk and one to Optimize. I would do the Check first and Optimize second. The Optimize should tell you what the fragmentation is.
 

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    Win 8 x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
    Memory
    16 GB Viper 3 DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS Radeon HD 7770
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA248Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    128 GB 840 Pro Samsung SSD
    2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda (Storage Space - Simple)
    PSU
    Antec 550
    Case
    Antec Sonata II
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster TPC 812
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire XT Brn - wired PS/2
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Ron AKA

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#20
hi
i m defragementing both since this morning and it s taking ages to do so
is that normal?
Defrag time is going to depend on a lot of things, and can vary widely. But, about an hour is kind of in the ballpark. Did it test with no errors before you started the defrag?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
    Memory
    16 GB Viper 3 DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS Radeon HD 7770
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA248Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    128 GB 840 Pro Samsung SSD
    2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda (Storage Space - Simple)
    PSU
    Antec 550
    Case
    Antec Sonata II
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster TPC 812
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire XT Brn - wired PS/2
    Mouse
    Roccat Lua - wired USB
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    IE10
    Antivirus
    MS Defender