Approx. start date
Jun 2, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • List of current issues
    constant, non-stop, disk access
    Steps taken, but unsuccessful?
    disabled scheduled scan, checked running apps

    camo7782

    Level 4
    Ok this time there is no scheduled scan that could run in wrong day of the week than what planned.

    To better describe the issue I have uploaded a very short video, you should also hear the constant Buzz of the disk. I have no idea of what app is doing that, I started to think it is not an app but the system, probably using the disk as virtual memory (?) how do I check if there is to fix paging file or similar stuff? Memory looks to be ok, if I reboot the issue stops.

    Video: Constant disk access (with sound)

    edit: if I restart the PC it does not resolve the issue. If I shut it down and then start it again the noise grow stronger for some time, then after the system is fully loaded it returns at doing the same usual sound (video above). From power on to windows logon it takes 60 seconds. Then from login confirmation to fully loaded system it takes another about 70/80 seconds. Days ago shutting down the PC resolved.

    edit 2: here is a resource monitor view, if this can help:

     
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    Elpibe

    Level 3
    If you enter safe mode you have the same issue? In my noob experience the 90-100% disk usage was cause by windows update, i had to manually check for updates (even when it says its all update) and wait untill they were installed. Even if it is a Software problem you should check the HDD (for the time it takes you to load OS i think its a HDD) with a program like Hard Disk Sentinel.
     
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    camo7782

    Level 4
    If you enter safe mode you have the same issue? In my noob experience the 90-100% disk usage was cause by windows update, i had to manually check for updates (even when it says its all update) and wait untill they were installed. Even if it is a Software problem you should check the HDD (for the time it takes you to load OS i think its a HDD) with a program like Hard Disk Sentinel.
    My version is 1809 but windows update (I manually checked) show no updates available. I have Crystal Disk Info if thats ok?

     
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