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Hard Disk free space lick after system restore windows 8.1

mpizos

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Hello!
I did today a system restore and playing around for 30 minutes with my laptop i realised that something was not going good. The laptop was slower. I opened task manager and I saw that that hard disk had activity with random spikes and the more strange was that when i leave the laptop in idle the disk goes to 100%. Moving the mouse later it goes straigh to zero with the spikes remaining after.(You can see on picture)
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Later I realised that I constantly loose free space in C drive(still loosing..). Any solutions?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

MilesAhead

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Welcome to the Forums.
The first thing I would do is a full scan with the free



MBAM
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

mpizos

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Thanks for the reply. I have allready done. Nothing was found. Definitely, has something to do with the system restore that I did. I do not believe its a malware/virus.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

MilesAhead

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Does it say in task manager which program has a majority of disk activity?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

mpizos

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The following result from the resource monitor(when the laptop is on idle, meaning that i leave it without activity for about 2 minutes):
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and when I have activity( just moving the mouse, no program open except avg, still some spikes can be observed in the plot which is also strange):
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

MilesAhead

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According to that screen shot you are running a disk defrag. It could be in scheduled tasks. Do you have a third party defrag program or just use the one that comes with Windows?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

mpizos

New Member
As far as I know I dont have a 3rd party software for defragment. This is my status for this option:
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Restoring the system automatically makes the OS to defrag the hard drive?Because i didnt done any action to defrag the drive.
Is it normal that is licking constantly free drive?It is doin that after the restore system.(around 5 hours and it is still going.)
Is there any action to do to stop it or it is not recommended?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

topgundcp

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When the system is idle, certain maintenance process will kick off and defrag is one of them. I always do this manually so to turn it off:
  1. This PC->Right click on C: Drive ->Properties->Tools->Optimize->Change Settings then untick "Run on schedule..."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox

mpizos

New Member
I think it is not the case. Then why do I have these spikes when it is not idle and I dont have anything open? Does defruging need so many hours? Its first time I see such a noticable 'scheduled' activity in my laptop. Could the restore system play a role on this? I am pretty sure that all this is happening due to that a restored the system.(Still loosing disk space right now... :sick: )
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

MilesAhead

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I think it is not the case. Then why do I have these spikes when it is not idle and I dont have anything open? Does defruging need so many hours? Its first time I see such a noticable 'scheduled' activity in my laptop. Could the restore system play a role on this? I am pretty sure that all this is happening due to that a restored the system.(Still loosing disk space right now... :sick: )

Does anyone else use the machine? It sounds like someone turned of scheduled defrag. But a Restore would change back all the settings in the Registry. So that option could be turned back on that way. Try turning defrags off and see what happens.
Speculation only gets you so far. You have to try something and watch the result.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

MilesAhead

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All I can tell you is in the screen shot you posted before with the HD activity, it said Defrag Service right on the process with the drive activity.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

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