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Windows 7: Constant writing to hard disk

08 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Constant writing to hard disk


Today I noticed my hard drive is non-stop being written to, it is so bad I constantly hear it clicking and I am afraid at this rate it might burn itself out in a matter of days.

Usually it is the system process that is writing copious amounts of data, but I cannot pinpoint the reason behind it. I have no antivirus software and indexing service is turned off.

Here is a screenshot of Resource Monitor:

Constant writing to hard disk-resmon.png

Closing Google Chrome did nothing to improve the HDD hogging.

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08 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Same issue

Mine is even worse.
When I have Chrome open, the system constantly writes 180 KB/s to the disk. Most of them to the pagefile.

On the other hand, the system only use 31% of the 16GB memory.

I think this happens after recent update of Chrome.
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08 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

How long has it been working non-stop? It is going to run while indexing things, but maybe an hour. How long has it been going?
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08 Dec 2015   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

I believe it has run several days because I don't really turn off my computer.
I realize I can partially fix it by disable the virtual memory. But not sure if it is a good idea.
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09 Dec 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

If you have not turned it off recently, please do that for 10 minutes and then reboot. Sometimes a reboot does wonders.
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