LuckPantz

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Hey there,

Upon startup (always), and inconsistently at other times my disk usage will read %100

The programs seemingly responsible for this usage can be WoW (World of Warcraft), Network Restricted (number: [10-17?]), Com Surrogate, Compatibility Telemetry, system, bitdefender update, google chrome, and others I am likely forgetting.

I've read articles on high disk usage and have tried various things. I realize this is broad at this point, so I will narrow it to a few simple questions:

Is there a conflict between Reimage and Bitdefender (I am using both)?

Could this be indicative of a failing hard drive although all scans I've done report perfect health?

Could the network restricted programs (with varying numbers) be a result of some conflict between my router/wifi/firewalls/malware protection?

Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions!
 
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Just a general suggestion...

You should be able to identify which process(es) are causing high CPU in Task Manager. After you have identified which process(es), then you can research the causes further.

It is unclear in your OP as you state "seemingly responsible..." It appears that you are making a generalization instead of definitively identifying the process(es) that are overtaxing the CPU.

Perhaps I am just mis-interpreting your OP.
 

AtlBo

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Hey there,

Upon startup (always), and inconsistently at other times my disk usage will read %100

The programs seemingly responsible for this usage can be WoW (World of Warcraft), Network Restricted (number: [10-17?]), Com Surrogate, Compatibility Telemetry, system, bitdefender update, google chrome, and others I am likely forgetting.
Task Manager info would be helpful.

When in doubt on processor issues, I look to the likeliest Windows components first. I had an issue with Network Restricted, but it was RAM related and ultimately ended up being a sidebar gadget I was running rather than NR, itself. All I can think of is to disable programs from running on boot and reboot. It's an archaic way to get to the bottom of this I guess, but it might help you at least eliminate some suspected processes.

So annoying this is when it occurs...
 

shmu26

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those processes you mention can cause a spike in system resource usage. It sounds normal to me.
 
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