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Win 8.1 Laptop running at 100% disk usage

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Kerri8274, May 8, 2015.

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  1. Kerri8274

    Kerri8274 Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2011
    My laptop is running at about 100% disk use all the time. I've disabled uneccsesary startup items and stopped unecesary services all with no effect. Have updated and run Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware, and CCleaner all of which do not help or show viruses that I can tell. Where do I start in figuring out what is wrong? I'm a power user and run multiple programs at a time and lots of web tabs but even when I ONLY have windows live mail or any one single program open at a time it runs like this with frequent crashes. Just everything is prone to crashing and not responding. I've tried disabling Superfetch, and Background Transfer Service which by searching the web has fixed the issue for some, but I maybe get a 10 minute improvement and its back. I'm wondering if this is possibly Malware?

    EVERYTHING is showing 0.1 MB/s or less. There is nothing using a lot of resources yet disk shows at 100%. CPU is about 10% and memory around 40%

    Also, I'm having trouble getting programs to UNINSTALL or INSTALL -- just generic failure messages that don't track to anyone particular problem with this going on.

    Disk use jumps up to 100% often when

    1)I open windows explorer or perform a search in windows explorer for a file
    2) I use Chrome or FireFox.

    If I close these two my PC is better

    My Task Manager has approx 88 background processes , 32 windows services. I was finally able to get screenshots to work well enough to create a word document but my pc function is so bad I can't get the file to upload here on the website. I can not get the files small enough either to conform to the forum rules of files size -- even if I zip them. I can get them down to about 346 kb and that's all.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8124 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 927010 MB, Free - 728514 MB; D: Total - 26063 MB, Free - 2651 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1965
    Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
  2. Kerri8274

    Kerri8274 Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2011
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