Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,522
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Jan 2016 #11

    It could be worth seeing what happens if you disable Avast. Avast has been reported previously as associated with an entirely different issue (which is no justification in itself to suspect it here) and a search for "avast disk use "Windows 10"" does show up quite a few reports.

    That falls within what I suggested- a process of elimination.

    Question remains, what changed a week ago?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2016 #12

    I uninstalled Avast and switched to Windows Defender for the time being. Unfortunately that did not cure the weird HDD activity. You can clearly see the spikes every couple of seconds in this screen shot:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4661518disk1.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	26.0 KB 
ID:	60883

    That pattern continues indefinitely until the PC is shut down.

    These are the apps I've installed since the first of the year:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9015637apps1.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	26.0 KB 
ID:	60885

    I don't see anything there that would cause constant disk activity, but I do think narrowing down possible causes is a good idea. I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thanks for your help so far.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,522
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       27 Jan 2016 #13

    Hi, I remain concerned about your hard drive as previously commented... I'm not aware of mine making noises.

    If you have a spare drive you could clone yours onto, or put a copy of the partition(s) containing your OS and programs onto you could determine if you have a drive issue. You can do that using disk imaging software (remember I recommended a backup - disk imaging should be used routinely anyway, so here's an opportunity, if you've never done it, to try out the process of replacing a drive this way.. But it does take some time.

    I've not seen you try this yet..
    "So, if we assume for now that your HDD isn't about to die, perhaps what's left is a process of elimination.
    Try a clean boot.. if the symptoms disappear, then enable progressively until they recur.

    If no change with a clean boot, try safe mode."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Take care of my new hard disk
Hi Ten forums Team. Merry Christmast and Happy New year. Maybe you remember me. I send you a disk report and it aparently in perfect state i perform your test and the bios test. But that disk previously hits on the ground and that "health" was...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Hard Disk (C:/) Takes Up Too Much Space
Hey Guys, So I have a 200 GB Hard Drive on my computer. A couple of days ago I got a notification mentioning there was not ten GB of space left. I was surprised, but I assumed I just had more on it than I thought. However, since then I have...
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Odd hard drive behavior
Two days ago I defraged my primary hard drive before I went to bed. When I woke up the next day my laptop was on a black screen so I held the power button until it shut down. When I tried to boot it up I got a message saying no hard drive was found....
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Odd hard drive behavior
I have one month old 1tb hybrid hard drive and yesterday I was experiencing issues with it. It started to run slower than usual. Games wouldn't load as quickly and when I first booted into windows the desktop icons appeared as blank pieces of...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Virtual hard disk can't be mounted ...
Hello everybody, recently I've installed Windows 8,1 Pro version on my laptop and today I'm trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise. I've have it on CD but when I'm trying to run it there's a message that says : "Virtual hard disk...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums