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hudsonse

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I have a Sony Vaio SVS 151 with 12gb of ram running Windows 8.1. The disk usage runs at 100% almost all the time, and as long as the disk usage is high the laptop is almost unusable it runs so slow. Most of the time it is Service Host: Local Service. I have read other threads and none of the suggestions have corrected this problem.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1

gator2013

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I have read other threads and none of the suggestions have corrected this problem.

Without knowing what suggestions you have already tried it will be difficult to offer any additional suggestions.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
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hudsonse

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From other threads I have tried, increasing my virtual disk space, disabling my dvd drive, reinstalling my bios with the latest upgrade, upgrading device drivers.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

Nuccii

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Are all Windows Updates installed and up to date?
In an elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow. Does it fix all corrupt system files. If not all fixed type:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Then run the sfc command again, reboot. Is there any change.

If not, you may have to Refresh your Windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    Gerard Cloutier
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    Pavillion H8-1202
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    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
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    PEGATRON
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    8 GB
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    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
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    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
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    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
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    1920X1080 32 bit color
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    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
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gator2013

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Are all Windows Updates installed and up to date?
In an elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow. Does it fix all corrupt system files. If not all fixed type:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Then run the sfc command again, reboot. Is there any change.

If not, you may have to Refresh your Windows.
I second the above.

If sfc /scannow does not complete without violations you should restart and repeat the operation a second time. After you run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth it should complete with message all corruptions/violations repaired, then run sfc /scannow again. Sometimes it may take running these commands a couple of times attempting to correct whatever issues that may be present.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium

Nuccii

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You missed the space between the commands.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    Name
    Gerard Cloutier
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Occupation
    Retired, living the good life.
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    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
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    Logitech M510
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hudsonse

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Thanks, I ran both of those commands and they completed successfully, however the problem still exists. When I researched refreshing windows it says I need the recovery disk that came with the computer, is there a way I can perform the refresh task without the disk, which I can't locate?
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1

Nuccii

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Refresh, Option 2 from here:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html

Not knowing what computer you have, you could use either the recovery partition or recovery disks for your computer.

You could download and burn a Windows 8.1 from here, be sure to have your Key.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html

Create a hard disk image of your computer in the event of a disaster, Macrium Reflect Free:
Welcome Macrium Reflect Free users

The above are the 4 choices you have to restore your computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    Name
    Gerard Cloutier
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Occupation
    Retired, living the good life.
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
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    Canada
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    ca quebec

gator2013

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As a last ditch effort before Refreshing may I suggest a few things.

Check amt. of disk fragmentation, defrag if necessary.

Manually trigger Start Maintenance in Action Center and let run till complete

Run @ Adm. Cmd Prompt Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Any one of these things may or may not help but they sure won't hurt anything and it just might improve the situation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium

hudsonse

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I tried to refresh my windows but I get an error saying drive where windows is installed is locked, unlock drive and try again. I tried going in cmd drive attributes and removing readonly but get error drive attributes failed to run.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

hudsonse

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I have run all above mentioned fixes, but the problem still exists. when I try to refresh windows I get drive where windows is located is locked, please unlock and try again. I've tried running the disk attribute clear readonly command but get message disk attribute is not completed.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

Nuccii

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    Name
    Gerard Cloutier
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Occupation
    Retired, living the good life.
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Country Flag
    Canada
    State/Region Flag
    ca quebec

Nuccii

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    Name
    Gerard Cloutier
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Occupation
    Retired, living the good life.
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Country Flag
    Canada
    State/Region Flag
    ca quebec

hydranix

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Ok friend, instead of trying these random copy+paste command which really wouldn't effect such a problem in the first place, let's actually get to the bottom of just what is going wrong, and fix that. No refresh needed... hopefully.


Download Process Hacker 2: http://processhacker.googlecode.com/files/processhacker-2.33-setup.exe

Install it, launch it as administrator. To be sure its running fully elevated, focus the window and go to File -> Show All Processes.

If the show all processes isn't there, its fully elevated.

Now switch to the Disk tab and re-sort everything by maximum read or write the same way you would re-sort a list of files alphabetically.

You should hopefully see the offending process. Double click the process and switch to the threads tab.

Look for a thread that has a really high number next to it, and post the name here. Along with the process name, and if possible a screenshot of the ProcessHacker window.


If nothing showed up in the Disk tab or you couldn't get as far as I said above. Let me know, we'll try something else.


If I don't come back for whatever reason, go ahead and attempt to terminate that thread, and if your computer doesn't BSoD (should be safe if you close all work and save anything before attempting to terminate it) than you know what exactly you should uninstall/delete to free yourself from the problem.

Be warned though, process hacker 2 is a powerful tool, and its misuse can lead to needing to reinstall windows. So do be careful what you click on. It has addition confirmations in place, so be sure to read them before hitting OK.
 

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  • OS
    Kernel 4.x
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    P8Z77-V LK
    Memory
    G.skill Ripjaw Z 2133MHz 9-11-10-28
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX770 4GB Dual BIOS
    Sound Card
    Audigy 4 Pro
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" SAMSUNG HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 progressive
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    10TB total
    3 RAID arrays
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    Corsair HX750
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    Corsair R400
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    Corsair H100
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    Logitech G510
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    Logitech G5
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    ~900mbps (~115MB/s) down, ~10mbps(~1.5MB/s) up
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    Firefox & Chromium
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    Common Sense

hudsonse

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I had to go out of town and just now got back to this. I installed process hacker and this is the process that is the highest

System (4), C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRUDB.dat, , 873.67 kB/s, 873.67 kB/s, Normal, 2

when I double click it opens folder view and I don't see a thread tab
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

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