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100% Active Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Thelour, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Thelour

    Thelour Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2019
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16329 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (338 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (1307 GB Free);
    Motherboard: MSI, 970A SLI Krait Edition (MS-7693)
    Antivirus: Norton Security

    So Here's my problem, Hard drive (C) is always working (reading and writing) at its full capacity, slowing down my whole computer and if its not at 100% it sits at 0-5%. I'm not sure what else to try, I've Defragmented, Disk Clean-Up, Scanned for malware and corrupted/damaged files... What am I missing?
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    I see 2 things in your log that may be contributing to your issue.
    1. Norton Security is installed.
    2. The main C: drive is about 64% full.

    Windows 10 doesn't do well in some computers when a third-party antivirus app is installed.
    You should stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app.

    Unless the main C: drive is full of personal data, it's my guess it's full of installed programs.
    That can equate to a lot of running processes.

  3. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    How often is the laptop used? My wifes laptop does this as well, but it's because she only tries to use it once every couple of weeks or month, and it takes Win10 forever to update and do it's thing...much longer than she feels like waiting. I then get the "my pc is slow and unuseable" again speech.
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