Windows 10: Windows 10.1, disk 100%, hanging and very slow boot.
Windows 10.1, disk 100%, hanging and very slow boot.
I have attached a screenshot jpg of the task manager screen.
Disk is running at 99 or 100% most of the time, sometimes memory usage is also maxed out, and this is when I am not performing any tasks with no programs or browsers open.
I have run sfc /scannow, dism /cleanup-image /restorehealth, to no avail. I have not recently installed any new programs.
I had AVG, so uninstalled it and installed Avast- on the advice of an expert on Geeks to go.
I have reinstalled the OS, it's actually worse after the re-installation, as in the system is even slower.
Some assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Hi, can you click / sort the Disk Usage part so we can determine which process causes the high disk consumption?
Sorry, click the disk usage? do you mean scroll down? Apologies, I don't want to post the wrong thing.
If you click on the box where the word Disk is displayed Task Manager view will change to so the active app, process, or services currently hammering the disk, same for CPU and/or Memory.
Ok thanks, have attached images.
Hi, any ideas please
You said that you uninstalled AVG, and installed Avast, but on your Task Manager screenshot's i see the "Red Umbrella icon" (Antivirus host framework service) from AVIRA antivirus. So, do you have 2 antivirus working at the sometime on your computer? Running two antivirus programs at the same time is, in fact, a very bad idea. I suggest you, to uninstall Avast using Avast Removal tool, after that use Avira Removal tool
Avira AntiVir Removal Tool - Download
Then try to use only Windows Defender and Windows Firewall included on Windows 10, and see if the problem continues.
Avast Removal Tool - Avast Remover
I would try the substitution method to see if the problem stays or goes. If possible, substitute a different power supply known to be good. Electrolytic capacitors found in power supplies as well as motherboards can be very problematic. Give them a visual inspection and look for any with split tops or venting. Then I would swap out the hard drive using an image or clone. I would also run Malwarebytes.
Below - bulging caps.
Apologies for the confusion, I have Avira running only. I also removed Avast after AVG.
Thanks, the system is a laptop just over 12 months old, so i don't believe it requires a new HDD.
Mint Waxed said:
As it's a laptop it doesn't have the blown caps you pictured.
malwarebytes, super anti spyware and AV scan have been done prior to posting.
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