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Windows 7: Hard drive constantly read/writing


26 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Hard drive constantly read/writing

My HDD is constantly read writing for more than a week now. I checked for malware and viruses and found none. Also on the processes the one using 98% of the CPU was system idle?????? Any help as to why this is happening??????

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26 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Start Menu->Search programs and files->Type in Resource Monitor->Press Enter->Click the Disk tab

Which program is at the top if you sort by Total (B/sec)?
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26 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If "idle" is 98% that just means the total processes running on your system are only using 2%. In other words, there's 98% not being used for anything.

So something is a disk hog rather than a CPU hog.
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26 Nov 2011   #4

W7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

have a look at "Backup and restore" settings?
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26 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Open Resource Monitor, click on the Disk tab and you can see exactly what's using the disk(s).

Forgot to mention: What you'll probably see is that Windows is using the disk.

Here's sample:


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27 Nov 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Start Menu->Search programs and files->Type in Resource Monitor->Press Enter->Click the Disk tab

Which program is at the top if you sort by Total (B/sec)?
It is SYSTEM and PERFMON.EXE!
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27 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Could you post a picture like the one by carwiz? The instructions for doing so can be found here (the snipping tool method is easiest): Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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28 Nov 2011   #8

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Could you post a picture like the one by carwiz? The instructions for doing so can be found here (the snipping tool method is easiest): Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
No matter what I do; printscreen will not work. I had the same problem with XP as I do now with Windows 7. For some reason I cannot capture a screen image.
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28 Nov 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Try this:

1. Click
2. In the search box type snipping
3. Select the Snipping Tool, then draw a boundary around the part you want to capture, then save it to a file and upload it here.

Regards,
Golden
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29 Nov 2011   #10

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Resource image:


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