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Old 09-21-2015, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently my computer has been locking out a lot, my c drive go's to 100% with 0 average response time, read speed and write speed it happens randomly, its relay annoying. Can anyone help me out
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What OS are you running? HDD or SSD?

Open up Resource Monitor from Task Manager and look at the Disk usage tab. You can sort by Total Read/Write bytes to see what processes are affected.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What OS are you running? HDD or SSD?

Open up Resource Monitor from Task Manager and look at the Disk usage tab. You can sort by Total Read/Write bytes to see what processes are affected.
I'm running win 10 pro x64, when my computer freezes i hath to restart os i don't know whats affected
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Would suggest running a disk check to start, then:

Start -> type 'cmd' (without quotes) -> right click -> run as admin -> in the console window that pops up type:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Press Enter and it will say it cannot lock the current drive and to run on next reboot. Type Y and hit Enter -> Reboot your computer and let it run through the check (it may take some time, depending on how big your HDD is).
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Do you have a spare computer? You need to see what's causing your c drive to fill up... A hard drive at 90%+ capacity will start to freeze up (maybe not ssd?) ..

Plug your drive into another machine and install tree size https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/ to see where this excessive data build up is..

What would you say your c drive usage was normally? And have you installed any software recently?
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Do you have a spare computer? You need to see what's causing your c drive to fill up... A hard drive at 90%+ capacity will start to freeze up (maybe not ssd?) ..

Plug your drive into another machine and install tree size https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/ to see where this excessive data build up is..

What would you say your c drive usage was normally? And have you installed any software recently?
I interpreted "100% usage" as in the disk monitor / light being constantly lit up, not 100% usage in regards to capacity/data storage.
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I interpreted "100% usage" as in the disk monitor / light being constantly lit up, not 100% usage in regards to capacity/data storage.
Ah... Maybe he needs to clarify
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i tried the cmd thing and nothing different happened, i tried a bunch of other fixes with no avail, I'll see if running a defrag and optimize does something
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Ah... Maybe he needs to clarify
Sorry for the lack of details i meant active time on task manager
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Sorry for the lack of details i meant active time on task manager
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Check task manager > processes, then sort by "memory usage" and screenshot/ post the results please
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