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windows 8 freezing and 100% disk usage


ramy523

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#1
So this problem happened recently and whenever I was doing something for example browsing the web I would freeze and the program won't say not responding locking me up for like 5 minutes and then it would happen again after being able to open task manager it said 100% disk usage I have free disk space and the only way to shut down my computer is too hold down the power since its constantly locked up I have a HP sleekbook 15 with 4gb ram please help as I am freaking out since I need my computer
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

TairikuOkami

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#3

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

JHough

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#8
Task manager, resource monitor and process explorer can diagnose the bottle necks. My laptop exhibits the same 100% disk usage after a large install or update. Windows Tiwork, windows defrag, Norton 360 are usually to blame. Why these programs can not tell that the disk queue is long, the disk usage is high, and the User applications are stalled, and then throttle back is a mystery to me.

Letting the machine idle for an hour fixes the problem for me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

TairikuOkami

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

JHough

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Pittsburgh

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103
#11
http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/56761-disk-usage-100-a.html posts describe in detail with screen captures pinpointing the programs consuming disk resources. Norton was the problem for me 1 fourth of the time. The windows defrag and Tiwork were the problem 1/2 of the time. Letting the PC idle for an hour allowed the resource hogging application time to finish the task. 1/4 of the time an adware program slowed down my PC, and task manager and resource manager pinpointed the offending executable.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

ramy523

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Posts
8
#12
Being this problem seems to be a windows 8 problem and all the solutions like disasbling services, changing memory, checking task manager, scanning hard drive blah blah didnt work for me I guess my next option is to install windows 7. Now being this labtop is pre-installed windows 8 and the hp website doesnt have windows 7 drivers for hp sleekbook 15 im gonna have to do some searching online for windows 7 hp sleekbook 15 drivers, if im able to find working wireless and graphics drivers that would be amazing but can anyone assist me on finding these drivers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

TairikuOkami

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#13

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

ramy523

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#14
I installed windows 7 and download steam and began downloading counter strike global offensive whenever I got half way it froze not responded and crashed like before. Now the problem persists again, most likely a costly internal hard drive problem, that sucks :cry:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

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