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  1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Hard Drive constantly at or near 100% read/write


    Today I experienced one of my fave raves about Win 10, the sudden decision on rebooting, just when I'd like to get something done, to start a lengthy update.

    I don't know what was going on prior to the update, but when I THINK it finished, the hard drive began to show 100% read/write in Task Manager. It has continued for two hours, now dipping to 95% from time to time. I believe it is slowing my computer, or at least it would have in XP.

    First of all, is there a way to get along with these updates a bit better?

    Second, what gives with the hard drive? I hadn't seen this previously.

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,218
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Screenshot of task manager please... thanks!
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  3. Joined : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Screenshot of task manager please... thanks!
    Unfortunately it's not doing it this morning. If I see it I will repost with a screenshot.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,159
    All kinds
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    In Settings > Update & Security > Update settings, you can set "Active hours" during which update triggered restarts will not run.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,218
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Restarts can be blocked- try Winaero's Tweaker (free).. there's an option to block restarts, with an explanation as to how it works. I have mentioned that in another current thread where update related restarts are discussed.
    A possible solution to stop Win10 from auto-rebooting after updates. - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Joined : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	109746Here's the screenshot Dalchina requested.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,218
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    Seems you're downloading something.
    Please post a screenshot of your task manager organised by Network (click the network tab to show the process using this most).
    Click image for larger version. 

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    We need to know what is downloading data.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    Seems you're downloading something.
    Please post a screenshot of your task manager organised by Network (click the network tab to show the process using this most).
    Click image for larger version. 

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    We need to know what is downloading data.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I see very little activity in the Network tab. I hope this helps.Click image for larger version. 

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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,218
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       2 Weeks Ago #9

    Well, your previous screenshot showed 752kbs - ethernet, and high disk activity.
    Your second is different.

    microsoft compatibility telemetry
    - Hopefully someone who's come across this will be able to comment.

    One person suggests it's related to Office:
    Overview of Office Telemetry)
    Another suggests
    "I know this service is to collect all kind of data so MS can improve W10 but is their any way to shut it down /prevent starting itself?"
    Another suggests it's a Win 10 compatibility check- pre-upgrade to '10. (That's on win 7/8).
    Will take a while to identify it.

    I don't have that process running.

    Searching for
    microsoft compatibility telemetry disk use
    for example, yields results which may help you.

    Basic ideas here:
    Microsoft Telemetry Compatibility - Microsoft Community

    Nuke it option here:
    microsoft compatibility telemetry service - Microsoft Insider Previews - Neowin Forums
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  10. Joined : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607
       2 Weeks Ago #10

    dalchina said: View Post
    Well, your previous screenshot showed 752kbs - ethernet, and high disk activity.
    Your second is different.
    Although the second screenshot indicated 50%, both before and after taking the shot the disk was at 100%. That is anomalous, but there it is.

    microsoft compatibility telemetry
    - Hopefully someone who's come across this will be able to comment.

    One person suggests it's related to Office:
    Overview of Office Telemetry)
    I don't have Office. It is an option, I suppose for a 30-day trial.

    Another suggests
    "I know this service is to collect all kind of data so MS can improve W10 but is their any way to shut it down /prevent starting itself?"
    Another suggests it's a Win 10 compatibility check- pre-upgrade to '10. (That's on win 7/8).
    Will take a while to identify it.
    I'm already at Win10. If I understand the statement.

    I don't have that process running.

    Searching for
    microsoft compatibility telemetry disk use
    for example, yields results which may help you.

    Basic ideas here:
    Microsoft Telemetry Compatibility - Microsoft Community

    Nuke it option here:
    microsoft compatibility telemetry service - Microsoft Insider Previews - Neowin Forums
    This is both more irritating and more complicated than I had hoped. My computer is super slow until Windows has been open an hour or so.
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