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windows 8 disk usage high

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  • I noticed that windows 8 DP task manager showing 100% disk usage for about 10 mintes after logging in which is making me afraid. What is causing it ?

    Pranav Cm

    miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012 18:30

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  • Open Task Manager, in the Processes tab you can find the disk usages of all processes. Then you will find the cause.

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    jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012 8:11
  • Also share your computer configuration, that makes troubleshooting a bit easy.

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    viernes, 01 de junio de 2012 18:16
  • I have 100% disk usage at 50-200KB/sec. That is all Windows 8 can muster for the drive. Things were fine in Windows 8 CP (upgraded from 7), only started in clean install of RP.

    This is SATA disk connected to a SB750's SATA port; a SSD connected to the same chipset controller performs fine. I tried installing AMD's AHCI SATA driver but this just leads to boot disk not found BSOD.

    CPU usage is at 1% or less and memory is at 28%. There's basically nothing running and this is on a clean boot. The disk idles fine, but even the most minuscule of disk activity brings it to 100%.


    • Editado Michael Hsu jueves, 07 de junio de 2012 11:45
    jueves, 07 de junio de 2012 11:45
  • Folow this guide:

    Using Xperf to investigate slow I/O issues

    But use the new xperf / Windows Performance Tollkit version from the Windows 8 ADK:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29929


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    jueves, 07 de junio de 2012 13:44
  • I already reset the installation using the new Windows 8 reset feature and it seems to have taken care of the issue for now - I think the problem may stem from broken driver installations because installing AMD's chipset drivers (including SATA driver) causes the system to become unbootable.

    MsMpEng is still hogging up a lot of disk activity though - to the point where it noticeable effects disk performance - with multiple (5+) simultaneous file accesses. Given that it's a standard rotating hd, this brings the responsiveness down to its knees. It may be a consequence of indexer services. If that's true, these really need to run with lower priority and/or lower simultaneous IO.


    • Editado Michael Hsu jueves, 07 de junio de 2012 18:07
    jueves, 07 de junio de 2012 18:05
  • I am seeing the same problem on an Intel  I7  machine

    I have upgraded to Windows 8  have 4 drives configured and drive D: occasionally goes a 100% for about 60 seconds. Drive D is my media and download drive.   Any video or audio or media application stutters during this time. I assume someone in Microsoft is looking at this problem  since there are many mentions of it with no specific solution in various forums.

    miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2012 4:52
  • I am seeing the same problem on an Intel  I7  machine

    I have upgraded to Windows 8  have 4 drives configured and drive D: occasionally goes a 100% for about 60 seconds.

    also make the xperf trace and provide the zipped ETL file.

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    miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2012 14:37
  • My system was doing the same thing.

    I increased the size of disk space for my local drive under system protection. Then after a reboot my disk util. was about 10%. Also, run a manual defrag regardless of what percent your disk is defragmented.

    Hope this helps!

    domingo, 02 de diciembre de 2012 20:27
  • run the xperf trace and provide the zipped ETL file.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    lunes, 03 de diciembre de 2012 5:45
  • Can I join in and run the xperf and provide the zipped ETL?

    Because I have the same issue on a 2 days old laptop, Windows 8 with appearently the System process continuously using the HD.

    miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2013 8:59
  • yes, also upload the xperf file. But please add +DISK_IO to the command line (after DRIVERS). I need this too see if the FileIO also causes disk IO.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2013 9:07
  • The Windows Search service was affected in any of the updates this year causing a bug that - possibly - puts you in the loop and / or causes it to be sweeping the entire disk and rebuilding indexes all the time. The palliative solution suggested - who apparently worked at people - was to disable the service via "services.msc".
    miércoles, 15 de mayo de 2013 13:12