So I have been trying to resolve this issue for a few months now. On my laptop (and actually on gfs as well, same model...the laptop that is) for about 5 to 10 minutes after boot and after waking up from hibernate my laptop maxes out at 100% disk usage, basically making it useless.
So far I have tried;
Re-installing all drivers and dell/alienware software
multiple anti-virus and anti-malware
multiple registry and crap cleaners
both of these web page suggestions;http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 87edeabd97http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
And probably a few other things I am forgetting!
Doing the clean windows boot had the biggest impact but didnt resolve anything.
So, any ideas short of wiping and starting over (which would involve installing win 7, upgrade to win 8 and 8.1 which I dont really want to do lol)