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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       30 Oct 2016 #1

    Hard drive frequently at full disk use capacity


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    This is a common issue I am experiencing. Why is my hard drive's disk use so high? Is there anything I can do that doesn't adversely affect Windows or my computer?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Oct 2016 #2

    Looking at the Task Manager, it appears that you have Windows back service is running.
    You can also check in settings:
    Settings > Update and Security > Advanced > "Choose How Updates are delivered" and make sure that "Update from from compters on the internet is not selected.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,117
    W10Prox64
       30 Oct 2016 #3

    Have you run CHKDSK on your OS drive lately? Also, remove any HP bloatware you don't need, and update any you need to keep. Check on their website for driver updates, especially chipset, storage and BIOS updates.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       04 Nov 2016 #4

    simrick said: View Post
    Have you run CHKDSK on your OS drive lately? Also, remove any HP bloatware you don't need, and update any you need to keep. Check on their website for driver updates, especially chipset, storage and BIOS updates.
    CHKDSK briefly brings up a command window that says "access denied" something. I cannot read the rest because it automatically closes within a fraction of a second.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,117
    W10Prox64
       04 Nov 2016 #5

    tollbooth said: View Post
    CHKDSK briefly brings up a command window that says "access denied" something. I cannot read the rest because it automatically closes within a fraction of a second.
    Can you capture it with a video, then freeze the frame to read it?

    Have you tried the other things I mentioned?

    Put your system into a clean boot state and troubleshoot from that point.
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    simrick said: View Post
    Can you capture it with a video, then freeze the frame to read it?

    Have you tried the other things I mentioned?

    Put your system into a clean boot state and troubleshoot from that point.
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
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    Help!! I tried doing this but now my computer will not connect to the internet, as administrator privileges are disabled, and Windows Security Service is disabled. Worse, the option for system restore is disabled! When I try, I get the following error in a popup:

    "There was an unexpected error in the property page:

    The Volume Shadow Copy service used by System Restore is not working. For more information view the event log. (0x81000202)

    Please close the property page and try again."

    What do I do??
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    tollbooth said: View Post
    Help!! I tried doing this but now my computer will not connect to the internet, as administrator privileges are disabled, and Windows Security Service is disabled. Worse, the option for system restore is disabled! When I try, I get the following error in a popup:

    "There was an unexpected error in the property page:

    The Volume Shadow Copy service used by System Restore is not working. For more information view the event log. (0x81000202)

    Please close the property page and try again."

    What do I do??
    Alright, I went to system configuration -> normal startup, restarted, and that restored my internet and admin capabilities. But now I'm back to square one with that hard drive going incessantly (in fact that was a problem with the issue immediately above, too).
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    simrick said: View Post
    Have you run CHKDSK on your OS drive lately? Also, remove any HP bloatware you don't need, and update any you need to keep. Check on their website for driver updates, especially chipset, storage and BIOS updates.
    OK I got CHKDSK to run by opening an admininstrator command prompt. 0 bad file records, and 0 unindexed files scanned. "Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required."

    Now what is this "HP bloatware" you were referring to?
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,117
    W10Prox64
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    tollbooth said: View Post
    OK I got CHKDSK to run by opening an admininstrator command prompt. 0 bad file records, and 0 unindexed files scanned. "Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems. No further action is required."

    Now what is this "HP bloatware" you were referring to?
    Okay, good that the CHKDSK came out with no issues.

    HP (and other OEMs) put a lot of junk programs on systems that you don't need. You'd have to look through your installed programs and decide what you don't need.

    You could try this
    The PC Decrapifier
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #10

    Grab Macrium Reflect free and make an image of each drive to an external drive before you go any further.

    Grab a copy of adwcleaner ToolsLib - Downloads - AdwCleaner . It was bought by Malwarebytes. Run it and clean anything it finds. I've used this program many times to clean up PUPS, malware etc.

    Sounds like you drive is just full? Right click on the drives properties and run a disk cleanup. Uninstall any programs that you don't need. etc.
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