Windows 10: Why is Chrome hammering my hard drive ?

  1.    06 May 2016 #1

    Why is Chrome hammering my hard drive ?


    I notice that if I leave Chrome alone for ten minutes or so and don't do anything else, it hammers my hard drive. What the heck is it doing?
    I have an app called "what is my computer doing", I saw the hdd light flickering and thought, "hold on I only have chrome open." And sure enough, only Chrome was accessing the hdd. I closed Chrome and the light stopped.

    Is Chrome doing something I don't know about? I don't like excessive hdd access esp when its Google ...

    any comments?
    (I have indexing and all that stuff turned off btw)
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       07 May 2016 #2

    Check Chrome's tasks manager for high usage, it might be related to some app or extension.

    http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ho...n-task-manager
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  3.    07 May 2016 #3

    Bansaw said: View Post
    I notice that if I leave Chrome alone for ten minutes or so and don't do anything else, it hammers my hard drive. What the heck is it doing?
    I have an app called "what is my computer doing", I saw the hdd light flickering and thought, "hold on I only have chrome open." And sure enough, only Chrome was accessing the hdd. I closed Chrome and the light stopped.

    Is Chrome doing something I don't know about? I don't like excessive hdd access esp when its Google ...

    any comments?
    (I have indexing and all that stuff turned off btw)
    Same here ever since Version 50.0.2661.94 m
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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