Maintenance :: Cpu Over Specified Threshold Heavy Disk I/O Several MB/s?
Jul 7, 2013
all while missing from my computer , in task manager saw something about some .Net framework doing stuff, some language don't know what optimization, then triggers also the antimalware service, windows update,something called tiworker (windows modules installer) that survived 3 restarts already and also disabling windows update
I do no t want any of that.
What can I do, there are tens , maybe one hundred as far as I know, services. A mire.
Will I be able to still run a windows machine in 2013 with a really bare minimum services?
Does switching to bblean as shell will get rid of many of them? But most surely don't because shell and services two different meals.At least that I will try it to see for myself.
I have installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Professional recently (about a month ago). It's running fine mostly but there is one thing that keeps irritating me, whenever I leave my PC idle for long (like half hour or so), the system start to do something in background with hard drive light constantly lit.
This keeps going on until I come back and start doing something or it randomly stops doing it. This also happens during work too but rarely. I have heard that file indexing and windows update are possible culprits behind this issue and turned them off but it is still happening. I don't know what's wrong with this OS, it never happened with Windows 7 before.
I mostly use my system for gaming (Steam) and have no antivirus installed beside Windows Defender, in addition to that there is no 3rd party de-fragment program installed. When this happens during games it makes game performance sluggish which is the major cause of annoyance for me.
Randomly my disk usage will rocket up to 100% and sit there locking up my computer and freezing things that i am doing. problems started right out of the box when i got my laptop. CCleaner seemed to lower the amount of times it happens, but it still occurs. I've ran virus/malware scans there is nothing. so its ether windows doing stuff on its own randomly then consuming my whole disk or its having compatibility issues with some program that i have running. this is interfering with gaming and school work. I will include pics of multiple instances of it locking up. I can also include a list of the programs I have on here.
i have an Acer Aspire V3 772G 9653 intel core i7 - 4702MQ Nvidia Geforce GTX 760M 8 GB DDR3 memory 1 TB hard drive
For first 4 days my Windows 8 runs perfect. But after when i started my PC i get about 15 min. freeze. Later i saw in my task manager, when lag happens my Disk Usage go to 100%, i didn't saw any process, what have some big usage. My processes was only at 0 MB - 0.1MB and disk usage was at 100%.
After putting my computer to hibernate and powering it back on, my disk usage would stay at 100%. All the transfer speeds are around 0.1 mb/s and I'm not sure what could be causing the 100% disk usage.
Another thing is that it windows notifies me to scan my hard drive for errors, which I have done, but this keeps repeatedly happening.
I encountered a problem a few weeks ago after I refreshed my laptop when it started refreshing the desktop constantly to the point where I couldn't do anything. After the refresh, the desktop was back to normal, though I noticed my disk usage in the task manager was constantly at 100%. I've been troubleshooting this problem by upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1, I've run chkdsk.exe /f /r, I defragged the disk, ran a virus scan, etc. The only thing that is disabling the service 'superfetch' and/or 'Windows search', though the problem can still arise after doing so. Every now and then the disk usage goes back to it's regular 2-8% but then randomly shoots back up to 70-85-99-100%. It's causing some occasional slowdown.
Here's a screen cap of my resource monitor when it's at 100%:
And here are the specs of my laptop: -Model: Acer Aspire V5-552 -CPU: AMD Quad-Core A10-5757M @2.5GHz -RAM: 6GB DDR3 Memory -HDD: 1000GB -OS: Windows 8.1
I bought new lenovo ideapad Z400 touch 2 month ago with Windows 8. Last week i upgraded to win 8.1 and recover back to win 8 , since then i have some problems.
When I have the Task Manager open, I notice the disk usage climbing to 50, 75, 100 also the CPU , even though there's scarcely any disk activity going on, the laptop's fan is working harder and very noisy , my processor's speed and heat are jumping high without any programs on.
I tried almost anything, checked for viruses, disabled unnecessary startup programs, clean boot, but it still the same.
I did a fresh install of windows 8 twice and the problem still persists. I think I have tried every solution offered by google so far and I am at my wits end. It causes freezing in video games and I just want to play all these cool games I bought on steam, not to mention browse the internet without freezing.
I am trying to get a handle on how these 2 functions are related. I assume the Recovery disk would be needed if you can't boot to the computer (assume the OS needs to be present) and does the Recovery disk replace the boot files that may be damaged and then after you get booted up I assume the System Image (is that is referred to as a "backup")?? would be ran to get the computer back to the working order when the Image was taken. Assume that the Recovery disk would take place of the OS installation disk if it were not available and you couldn't just reinstall the OS and so you could load the Image.
Today I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. For some reason, after upgrading, my hard disk usage is always hovering at around 60% usage and my CPU usage is always hovering at around 50%. This is when the PC is idle. When I was using 7, the disk would rarely jump over 30% usage and the CPU would never go above 7% when idle. The sound of the hard disk constantly working away is doing my head in, not to mention it's at around 50 degrees as opposed to 45 degrees previously.
I have an issue that has been happening since last week i think. The problem is that even with the computer in idle the disk usage has these spikes. When i want to play a simple .mp4 file it freezes several times and the all computer freezes when the spikes reach 100 %. I don't know what is causing this issue.
I found a lot of 100% disk usage problems and their solutions, but none of them could fix mine.
So here is my issue : every time I copy files from one disk to another or even within the same disk among partitions and install a program/game, my computer becomes extremely slow. A single click is responded after 3-4 seconds. When I open control panel, it shows 100% disk usage. As soon as the file transfer gets over, everything becomes normal.
My problem is not my transfer speed. It is that while a transfer is happening, nothing else works. Even though the transfer rate is 6 -7 mbps
I am using Dell Optiplex 3010 in my office.There are around 40 systems and all have same issue. Config is as follow
Windows 8 Genuine 64 bit 2GB DDR 3 Dell Optiplex 3010
Now the problem is there is one service Service Host: Local Network Restricted it consumes 100% disk usage and computer starts acting. I have to manually kill this process from task manager around 4-5 times to end it.
Edit: laptop might also chrash while in airplane mode, however making an internet connection is still a surefire way to make it crash.
Seemingly out of nowhere my laptop has been freezing usually minutes after I started it up. I can then restart my laptop and it works for another few minutes and freezes again. While looking at task manager I noticed the disk going up to 100%, however the individual processes did not account for this 100% use.
I tried to increase/decrease my virtual memory but this did not seem to have any effect.
When My computer makes an internet connection for something, a browser or a game, it will skyrocket the disk usage to 100% and freeze. I can start my laptop with all processes and services enabled and when I put it on airport mode nothing will be wrong. however once I enable internet and surf around for about 1 minute my computer will freeze. this happened for multiple browsers and also for multiple games. Also I am currently typing this from my brothers laptop with the same internet connection.
I recently ran a Disk Cleanup as part of my regular maintenance on my new computer. It had over 2.18GB of files to cleanup. That seemed a little high considering I run it every week to 2 weeks. It said it deleted all the files. I ran the Scan Disk again to be sure and it still had 2.18GB of files. I ran it again. Same result. I have a ton of room on the computer right now, but this could be a major problem down the road. Why my Disk Cleanup would appear to be working and then not delete anything?
I uninstalled my mcafee A/V a while ago and instead I installed kaspersky antivirus. I use my laptop for gaming and never had a problem with that until i used kaspersky.
It now takes 2-3 minutes to start a game, during this time the laptop slows down a lot, and when i check my task manager it says that kaspersky is taking almost 100% of disk space. when the game finally starts everything goes back to normal.
Is there a way to fix this without uninstalling kaspersky?
I have been trying to a system image (Windows 8) and keeps telling me to insert a blank disk and mark it, Computer Name, Date and Disk #. It keeps telling me to install one and mark it #1 every time the current disk (DVD) is full, also the status bar does not show any advancement in the process. The other 2 machines I have and did a system image on asks you to insert a disk with the numbers going in sequence, 1, 2, 3 etc.
The new Windows 8 touch laptop I just got is running ridiculously slow. Apps take minutes to open sometimes because the disk is constantly being used by several processes, even when idle.
The main culprits showing in Task Manager are "Service host: Local system", "Windows Modules Installer Worker", and "Antimalware Service Executable". Between them they are using 97+% of the disk and about 50% CPU constantly. It's gotten a bit better since I uninstalled all the trialware garbage that came on it, including McAfee, which was a massive slowdown. I plan on just using Windows Defender for security but it still says it's turned off, could that be the problem?
But for real, I'm pretty sure McAfee slows down the system more than the viruses.
I have had windows 8.1 for quite some time now and never had any issues with my OS. Until recently, my OS disc use now shows 100% with writing speeds going up to 100mb/sec and average response times of my HD from 4000 to 8000ms...
Nothing has changed on my side and I have it at a repair shop right now. They said hardware is 100% fine and they are running a stress test on my PC but everything looks good so far.
I've been having some major problems with Windows 8.1 (and 8.1 Update) which never occurred to me in Windows 8.
What essentially happens is that the computer completely freezes up and I know that the disk usage goes to 100% as does the active time but the read speed/write speed and average response time are all 0. During this period, i cannot do anything with the machine, not even take a screenshot (And hence to poor quality of the attached picture which shows the scenario).
I've encountered this problem in all of the situations: Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 via StoreUpgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 via flash driveClean install of Windows 8.1 on to a formatted partition
I've never had this problem with Windows 7 nor with Windows 8 and I've gone through the process of trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 more than 8 times (literally) on my laptop. I've updated the drivers from the vendor site.
I also encountered this same problem on my desktop once when I performed a clean install on it but I need a stable configuration on my desktop for now for work.
The following are the steps that I've seen online as solutions to this problem and have tried all of them to no avail:
Disable superfetch and windows search servicesDisable Link State Power Management for PCI expressDisable live tilesDisable page files
The configurations for the laptop are as follows:
HP Pavilion dv6-7040tx 3rd generation Intel Core i7 3610QM8 GB of RAM750 GB SATA harddisk (Currently has three partitions plus the small partition created by windows. This problem existed even when I had a single partition. The reason I re-partitioned was ease of formatting and re-installing the OS alone without clearing my data)NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630M 2GB graphics card.
I do have all the latest drivers from the HP website and the latest updates from windows update. Also, if I check the resource monitor, at these times, the actual disk usage is indeed at very low rates for the different processes. I've attached a snapshot of that as well (had to use a camera then too). Notice the long gap during with the disk active (blue line) is 100% but the speeds (green area) are 0.
Just running some tests on three average external USB2 HDD (self powered) 1TB drive -- Thicker older WD model -- not the Passport type but still self powered.
On a USB2 connection the data transfer still around 50% FASTER than when formatted with standard MBR.
Unless you NEED the older MBR system I can't see ANY disadvantages to making all my disks GPT where possible - except for the small SSD I have as my Boot disk -- even on a non UEFI system (where a GPT disk won't be bootable - but perfectly fine for DATA etc).
I have a laptop running Windows 8 Pro x64, and lately I'm facing an issue where the System process (PID = 4) has spikes of 100% of disk usage according to task manager. I can't watch a video or play a song on a media player properly, for example (there's a crackling noise and the playback is slow), because this process (System) keeps using 99-100% of my hard drive.
Even if I have just booted up and running only the essential OS process and services and completely idle, task manager keeps reporting several spikes of 100% of disk usage. Tried uninstalling antivirus (avast free), but that didn't work. I really have no clue what do to prevent this process from writing/reading so much into HD and reaching 100% of disk usage.
I installed Windows 8 over the last weekend. Things were working fine for the first five days. Just day before i started seeing apps being unresponsive and noticed that the Task Manager showed 100% disk usage. The process taking the most disk is 'System'
Yesterday things became worse; the startup started taking way too long; after starting up launching any app takes up to 10 mins and the HDD led is constantly on; making the sytem completely unstable and stuck.
I have the following conf: Dell Inspiron 14R N010, Core i3 (1st gen), 4 GB, 500 GB Hdd (45% free), Win 8 Pro