Hard drive 100% ??

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by logicwatch, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    #1 logicwatch, Jun 13, 2016
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    Hi all

    I have a Lenovo laptop which displays 100% use for the hard drive reading when I look in task manager.
    Its had a fresh install of W10 but still its reading is around 100% and apart from an occasional drop stays around the 100% mark.
    Strangely the laptop does seem to be running ok though ??
    Is this a failing drive ??
    or not a problem ?
    It cannot be software as its evident straight after the fresh install I have tried a basic chkdsk test.
    thanks guys appreciate any feedback;)
     
  2. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Should moved to win10 forum
     
  3. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    #3 logicwatch, Jun 13, 2016
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    I don't believe its a W10 issue as its the same with W8.1 ?
    I was just wondering is this a fault with the hard drive ? :confused:
    Because the laptop appears to work ok is this 100% not a problem ?
     
  4. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    download hddlife and check if there error red mark
     
  5. bpwnes

    bpwnes MDL Member

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    I've seen this recently on a Toshiba. It ended up being Windows 10 and/or Windows Store updates running in the background. I let it run for a few hours and it finally settled down. I have no idea why it took so long, but I had to wait for it to finish to do what i needed to with it.
     
  6. Mighty_Miro_WD

    Mighty_Miro_WD Official WD Representative

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    Hi @logicwatch!


    There are few things you can try to fix the issue. For instance, if you're using Chrome, you can go to[FONT=&quot] Settings > Show Advanced Settings ... > Privacy > Prefetch resources to load pages more quickly [/FONT][FONT=&quot]and untick it. [/FONT]


    If it doesn't work, then run a diagnostic check on the hard disk with some software like @lite8 suggested - the test will display what the health of the HDD is and if there are any errors or bad sectors they will be pointed out.


    Hope this helps and let us know how it went. :)


    Also, feel free to upload some screenshots if you run the test so we can take a look.
     
  7. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Have you bothered to sort task manager by "percentage used"? You can see which app is eating your HDD bandwidth.

    Under "Name" click "Disk" and it will sort the order from the application using the most bandwidth to the lowest. There's no point going all out to lower usage when you don't know what is causing it.
     
  8. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi Quantumbug
    I tried this and worryingly hardly any programs accessing disk but still remains at around 100%
    thanks anyway :biggrin: