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Very high disk usage [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit]


#1
Hello,

Over the past couple of weeks I have been getting high disk usage on my computer, causing it to run extremely slowly.
Is there any way to fix this issue?
Just after I took the attached screenshot, my System went down to around 6MB/s and the "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" jumped to around 16MB/s
Looking in resource monitor the main things causing the high read speed are: 'rundll32.exe' and 'ccsvchst.exe' and one just called 'System'
If you require any more information just ask because this issue is getting very annoying while playing games ect...

Thanks a bunch
Jack
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    Asus Hero VII
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 2133MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix GTX 980
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ XL2720Z & HP 2311x
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    128GB Samsung SM951 M.2
    256GB SanDisk UltraPlus
    2x 2TB WD Red
    PSU
    Be Quiet L8 730w
    Case
    Fractal Design R5 Windowed
    Cooling
    2x 140mm intake + 1x 140mm exhaust
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
    Internet Speed
    200 / 12
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Panda Global Protection 2016
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#2
I believe the ccsvchst.exe is a Norton executable, and, as Norton is know to be heavy on system resources, that may be the issue. Now, as to how, why, and what Norton is doing, I have no idea but you might want to try turning Norton off and see if that fixes your resource hogging. Just be careful what you are doing without the AV protection during this test phase. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
#4
So, did you fix it?
I'm not sure, Windows will not let me uninstall anything.
But tomorrow I'm downgrading/upgrading ;) to Windows 7 since I never had any problems with it.

Thanks anyway
Jack
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    Asus Hero VII
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 2133MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix GTX 980
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ XL2720Z & HP 2311x
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    128GB Samsung SM951 M.2
    256GB SanDisk UltraPlus
    2x 2TB WD Red
    PSU
    Be Quiet L8 730w
    Case
    Fractal Design R5 Windowed
    Cooling
    2x 140mm intake + 1x 140mm exhaust
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
    Internet Speed
    200 / 12
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Panda Global Protection 2016