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Win host sewrvices causing long disk access and temp hangups in system RRS feed

  • Question

  • What would cause win host services to take exessive disk access and slow down system so that on boot up of desktop a response from starting any shortcut could be delayed 10 minutes or more.
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 5:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    make a xperf trace [1] to diagnostic HDD activity. You can find an alternative download link for xperf/WPT in my topic on msfn [2]. Please upload the XperfSlowIOcir.etl to your SkyDrive [3] and post a link here.

    I'll take a look at it.

    André

    [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2009/08/17/xperf-to-investigate-slow-i-o-issues.aspx
    [2] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=146919
    [3] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Monday, December 20, 2010 5:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:06 AM
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:35 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

    When did this issue begin to occur?

    Is there any newly installed software\hardware driver?

    Certain things you can try are to find out the root cause of the problem are given below.
     
    1.  Have a look whether you can reproduce the problem in safe mode.
     
    Start your computer in safe mode
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
     
    If behavior doesn’t persist in safe mode, it indicates that a third party program or service is preventing you from performing the action as supposed to.
     
    To validate or determine which service/startup item could be causing this, restart the computer and boot to desktop normally. Once done, perform clean boot.
     
    2.  Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.
     
    Refer:
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Meanwhile, log file aquired by Andre.Ziegler is also necessary to dig into which component is causing this.

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:06 AM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 6:14 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    make a xperf trace [1] to diagnostic HDD activity. You can find an alternative download link for xperf/WPT in my topic on msfn [2]. Please upload the XperfSlowIOcir.etl to your SkyDrive [3] and post a link here.

    I'll take a look at it.

    André

    [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ntdebugging/archive/2009/08/17/xperf-to-investigate-slow-i-o-issues.aspx
    [2] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=146919
    [3] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Monday, December 20, 2010 5:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:06 AM
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:35 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

    When did this issue begin to occur?

    Is there any newly installed software\hardware driver?

    Certain things you can try are to find out the root cause of the problem are given below.
     
    1.  Have a look whether you can reproduce the problem in safe mode.
     
    Start your computer in safe mode
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
     
    If behavior doesn’t persist in safe mode, it indicates that a third party program or service is preventing you from performing the action as supposed to.
     
    To validate or determine which service/startup item could be causing this, restart the computer and boot to desktop normally. Once done, perform clean boot.
     
    2.  Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.
     
    Refer:
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Meanwhile, log file aquired by Andre.Ziegler is also necessary to dig into which component is causing this.

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:06 AM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 6:14 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:07 AM