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Hard-drive at 100% with no activity


Omlet

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Hello,

I recently discovered that one of my drives has been at 100% activity with no data being read or written. This particular drive is used for virtual instruments and samples for music. I've never had issues before, but I found it odd that loading projects took an insane amount of time to load, which lead me to check the disk usage of this particular drive.

Current response time spikes into the tens of thousands. Again, nothing is being written or read. If I open the drive, I can see all my files, but the drive never seems to stop "searching". I've attatched a picture below:

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Any suggestions?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

my2cents

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That is really weird IMHO! You can try the following suggestions:

Right click your drive from explorer and untick the box shown below. Note that this invokes an unindexing process that will take some time to complete:

Screenshot (66).png

You can also go to Control Panel> Indexing Options> and turn off the Indexing Service if the above does not help:

Screenshot (67).png

Hope this helps to resolve your issue. Good luck and let us know.

my2cents
 

My Computer

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    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel G2020
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    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
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    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
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    Samsung 840 EVO
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Omlet

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro