HDD starts being used by windows instead of my SSD after hibernation

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  1. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    xlar8or said:
    Yes i checked, no windows folders whatsoever in Disk 1 and i've always installed my windows in SSD.
    Welcome to TenForums, xlar80r !

    You say that, upon resuming from hibernation, your D: drive (HDD, Disk1) starts doing everything Windows related.

    What convinces you that the HDD is doing everything Windows related?

    I see you have your pagefile on the HDD. Is your (maybe hidden) hiberfil.sys, the hibernation data file, on C: or on D: ? You may have to go into File Explorer view options to show both hidden & system files. [ Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10 - see both steps 4 & 5 in particular]
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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Hey Word Man, thank you :) I'm pretty sure my HDD is doing Windows stuff because everything gets so slow and when i do windows tasks the HDD gets to 100 % usage and the SSD is 0 %. I have the hiberfil.sys in C:\ taking 6.6 GB and i have pagefile.sys in D:\ taking 18.8 GB.
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  3. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    OK, xlar8tor, understood.

    Just a couple things as preliminary,

    - that pagefile looks pretty big at 18.8 GB. Is that a custom size you have set or is that Windows managed? How much physical RAM do you have?
    - I see your OS partition on the SSD is like 91% full which, unless I'm way out of date, seems a bit tight for an OS drive, especially an SSD. Any chance you can move more to the D: drive? I ask because I wonder if you would see a change in this behavior if you moved your page file to the SSD.
    - Have you recently taken the Fall Creator's Update. "winver" from a command prompt or Windows power shell will give your exact current version.

    It also would be helpful to all potential helpers if you filled out the "My Computer" section as thoroughly as possible. You can follow this tutorial if need be: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    I didn't set anything, windows is managing it, it's that size probably because I have 16 GB of RAM. Unfortunantely i have moved everything i can to the HDD. My windows version is 1709 (OS Build 16299.64). I'll fill it out as soon as possible :)
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  5. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    In your OP, you say "i have a lot stuff opened so it's really helpful to put the pc into this mode". Could you try going into hibernation with everything closed instead and see if the HDD activity fires up again?
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    I'll try that when i can, anything else you can suggest?
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  7. Posts : 8,687
    Mac OS Catalina
       #17

    xlar8or said:
    I think my SSD is installed in SATA port 7 and HDD in SATA port 8. I believe i've never installed windows on the HDD, but it might be because of the SATA port configuration.
    It does not matter what port they are on. What matters is why does the drive that you do not want to boot up, has Windows, along with the other one. Sounds like you may have to go deeper on this mystery.
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  8. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    xlar8or said:
    I'll try that when i can, anything else you can suggest?
    I'm taking your word literally that you don't have Windows installed on D: and looking, so far, at the possibility that the page file on D: MAY have something to do with what you perceive as Windows activities.

    Short of trying the suggestion I made earlier on hibernating with nothing running, let us know your current Windows version (using "winver") ASAP as this could explain, depending on how recently you updated, some extra HDD activity (although not clear why that would be the HDD doing it).

    Nonetheless, another thing to do would be to show us a screenshot of "Performance" tab of your Task Manager, illustrating the high disk drive activity and the Processes tab in Task Manager sorted first by higher disk%, then by higher CPU%. - All 3 of these, of course, taken while the high HDD activity is going on.
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    I already answered my windows version, it's 1709 (OS Build 16299.64).

    HDD starts being used by windows instead of my SSD after hibernation-process.png

    I'll send the Processes tab shot when i can.
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  10. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    xlar8or said:
    I already answered my windows version, it's 1709 (OS Build 16299.64)...
    Ah, so you did, and I apologize for missing it. Will be looking to see what else you can show on processes running.
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