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 Post subject: HD under constant load in win 8.1 on alienware laptop
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:26 am 
Klamath
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Hi all :)

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;
Defragging
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 ... 87edeabd97

http://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)


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 Post subject: Re: HD under constant load in win 8.1 on alienware laptop
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:36 am 
Klamath
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I forgot to add this all important piece; It seems to be the Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) that runs high most of the time (but not always)


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 Post subject: Re: HD under constant load in win 8.1 on alienware laptop
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:23 am 
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I hope you have only one Anti-virus running, reading your post was a little confusing, and why on earth go to win 8 when win 7 was running just fine. The old adage is, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

If you ran more than one Anti-Virus they will fight one another and cause the slowdown you are seeing.

Nasty


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 Post subject: Re: HD under constant load in win 8.1 on alienware laptop
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:27 pm 
Smithfield
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If you open up Task Manager, go to the Performance tab, click on "Resource Monitor" on the bottom and go to its Disk tab, you should see which process is eating up the most disk time and what file it's accessing.


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