After a restart, disk usage is high for several minutes

  1.    09 Oct 2016 #1

    After a restart, disk usage is high for several minutes


    When I restart my computer, it boots up relatively fast but when the desktop appears, the disk continues to work hard. When I open the task manager I see avast is working but I also see several Windows tasks that do their work as well until everything cools off.

    Is there a tool that can monitor the processes that are running right after booting and then shows what is working so a normal person can understand?

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  2.    09 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, this may point you in the right direction:
    windows - Log %CPU by Process over time - Super User

    However, interpreting it and taking decisions as to what to do is then another matter.

    I recently looked at a friend's Win 10 PC whose disk use was near 100%- a combination of Windows Defender, Dropbox (no longer needed) and one other program.

    Uninstalling Dropbox, and installing Avast helped to reduce idle CPU use below 1% and disk use to 0. Just an example.
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  3.    09 Oct 2016 #3


    I saw an option "Enable boot logging" but how will it know to collect data when the computer starts (it's a portable application)?
    Also, How can I tell it to delete previous logging? i want it to start working when the computer restarts until I generate the report (when the disk usage calms down).

    Again, Thanks a lot
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  4.    09 Oct 2016 #4

    I have searched using the following string for you:
    procmon command line
    Here are some results.
    You will need to create a .bat file which is launched on startup.
    Article: ProcMon command line switches including the hidden capture switch | ITNinja
    Using Procmon in Command-line Troubleshooting
    ProcMon (Process Monitor) – Command Line parameters.

    Clearly you will need to do some reading...
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  5.    09 Oct 2016 #5

    Sure, thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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