Windows Explorer 100% Disk usage, can't shutdown properly

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  1. simrick's Avatar
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       #11

    If all your stuff is backed up, you can do a clean install, selecting the "custom" option, deleting all partitions, so that you are installing to an "unallocated" drive. That will do it, as long as your hard drive isn't failing.

    p.s. if it asks for a key, select "I don't have a key". It will activate later on.
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       #12

    simrick said:
    If all your stuff is backed up, you can do a clean install, selecting the "custom" option, deleting all partitions, so that you are installing to an "unallocated" drive. That will do it, as long as your hard drive isn't failing.

    p.s. if it asks for a key, select "I don't have a key". It will activate later on.
    I actually tried the recovery CD one more time on a whim and it seems to be working, but I basically ended up doing what you said. But, with my luck so far, I'll update you once I get to the other side of this install, if I can.

    Considering all the issues I had before, if this works, is there anything I should do to make sure nothing is wrong with the new install? Check my disk and such maybe? If you have any ideas let me know.
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       #13

    If I had read correctly, OP said chkdsk reported some BAD SECTORS. Time to backup your data ASAP and looking for a replacement HD. And now that you are at it, get an SSD. You will notice a huge improvement in speed.
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    eLPuSHeR said:
    If I had read correctly, OP said chkdsk reported some BAD SECTORS. Time to backup your data ASAP and looking for a replacement HD. And now that you are at it, get an SSD. You will notice a huge improvement in speed.
    Well now that I've reset the thing there's not really any data lol. But really? There's no way to fix it? I'm not super familiar with HDs because I've never had issues with them I guess. The thing's only 6 months old. Do you have any suggestions?
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       #16

    Will do once I'm done with installing/updates
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  7. simrick's Avatar
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       #17

    tubesock427 said:
    Well now that I've reset the thing there's not really any data lol. But really? There's no way to fix it? I'm not super familiar with HDs because I've never had issues with them I guess. The thing's only 6 months old. Do you have any suggestions?
    Yes, please follow the instructions from @axe0. It's quite possible the hard drive is bad, or it just had some errors; sometimes certain failed SMART attributes can be resolved by a format and the drive functions like new. But we won't know until you've done the tests he suggests. Thanks.
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       #18

    Alright, back with some results, though not all. Some things failed.

    SeaTools
    SDST failed
    Short generic
    Long generic failed

    Chkdsk

    A text version of the log in case you want it...

    Code:
    Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot.  
    
    Checking file system on C:
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
                                                                                           
      358912 file records processed.                                                         File verification completed.
                                                                                           
      8864 large file records processed.                                                                                                                           
      0 bad file records processed.                                      
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
                                                                                           
      452496 index entries processed.                                                        Index verification completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
                                                                                           
      46793 data files processed.                                            CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
                                                                                           
      38651600 USN bytes processed.                                                            Usn Journal verification completed.
    
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.
    
     975721471 KB total disk space.
      35384916 KB in 170340 files.
        142732 KB in 46794 indexes.
        495611 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
     939698204 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
     243930367 total allocation units on disk.
     234924551 allocation units available on disk.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    HDTune
    Errors
    Health
    Benchmark failed

    Let me know if there's anything I can do to get the failed tests to go.
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  9. axe0's Avatar
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       #19

    Let me know if there's anything I can do to get the failed tests to go.
    Replacement of the hard drive, it is failing. Backup your data a.s.a.p. if you haven't yet.

    A format will not help unfortunately.
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  10. simrick's Avatar
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       #20

    axe0 said:
    Replacement of the hard drive, it is failing. Backup your data a.s.a.p. if you haven't yet.

    A format will not help unfortunately.
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