Windows 10: Hard Drive Usage 100%

  1.    01 Dec 2016 #1

    Hard Drive Usage 100%

    I had recently built a custom PC with the following specs:

    CPU - i7 6700k @ 4.5GHz
    GPU - Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream 8gb @ 2100MHz
    Motherboard - Asrock Z170 Extreme4
    Ram - 16gb Viper Elite DDR4 3000mhz (8x2)
    SSD - HyperX Savage 120gb
    HDD - Seagate Baracuda 1tb
    PSU - Corsair CX 500w

    The PC is amazing, it performed beautifully in everything I threw at it, the only weak point was Windows 10.. I started to get random OS hangs without cause when playing games or doing general browsing, I thought I had an issue with my GPU or something but it turns out after some investigating that it was a Windows problem as when the hangs would happen I quickly would open task manager and see that my drive usage was at 50% having two drives this meant one of them was under 100% usage and so I wanted to find out what was doing it, I looked into performance monitor and other programs to try monitor usage but nothing other than the typical system process was using it.

    I did the normal fixes, disable Superfech and Windows Search etc. Neither helped, I clean installed 3 times, no luck. I even safe booted (As told by Microsoft to do so) and the problem still persisted so that proved it wasn't an application causing the problem it was a Windows 10 problem. I tried upgrading to the latest anniversary edition of Windows 10 and the problem literally got 10 times worse, from what were 2-5 second PC hangs at random throughout the day turned into 10-15 second hangs every 10 minutes.

    They would happen randomly like when opening a new tab in chrome, or when browsing the windows explorer etc. Even while in-game.

    Microsoft couldn't help me so I decided to try do some problem solving with no prevailing, I ended up giving up and I'm now running Windows 8.1 with NO PROBLEMS, I don't understand how can they **** up one OS so badly.
    It has to be a problem with Cortana or indexing because other than that I have no idea, thanks for reading my experiences anyway, solution I have come out with : 8.1 fixes all.
    Last edited by NocFA; 01 Dec 2016 at 10:21. Reason: Fixing up errors.
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