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100% Disk Usage

The task sedlauncher has been causing my disk to run at 100% constantly.. I end the task and my disk returns to normal... This was also the case with superfetch and "windows search"... Can't seem to figure out why different processes randomly consume all of my disks ability... Naturally I don't like it. Any ideas? Could my HDD be almost toast?
I've tried all the ideas mentioned in;
https://whatsabyte.com/windows/fix-100-disk-usage-windows-10/
Specs in case ya need;
Windows 10-64bit, Z97 PC Mate, I5-4690 3.5GHz quad, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX770(2GB).
Lets see what the pros think!

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Just fixed one like that. Published what I changed and

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100% disk usage

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I have created a speccy report: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/psfZ7e87ZHA7xkYsNXoc41s
This is a screen shot of my smart info: https://ibb.co/Jn7N4gB
Are you referring to the read error/seek rate? Unfortunately I am ignorant to what these attributes do...
I already have an SSD installed so I figure my best option is going to be getting my OS on there... However it would be nice to diagnose and fix the problem instead putting my drive on the back burner...
For the record this was not an issue until I upgraded to Windows 10..
Every test I complete tells me my drive is good however performing way below expectations..
Bench test: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/12956683

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I'll be back.

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With a deeper inspection but unplug that USB drive since it can cause unexpected delays.

The 01 value on one of the drives is not zero but not a lot. For a test run I'd go without that drive and the USB drive.

Other things I'd go without.

1. Smart Defrag. Not used for SSDs.
2. This setting:
https://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/
3. Since it's W10, go with Windows Defender until this issue is cleared up.
4. What else can you trim? LCDClock? Do you really need to be running a SQL Server?

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A deeper reading.

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Let's make this machine simpler. From my last reply:
1. Smart Defrag. Not used for SSDs.
2. This setting:
https://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/
3. Since it's W10, go with Windows Defender until this issue is cleared up.
4. What else can you trim? LCDClock? Do you really need to be running a SQL Server?

5. The OS is not on the SSD. This is a very big deal since HDDs tend to go to 100% today when they are the OS drive. Fix this now.

6. IOBit, Driver Booster and ASC. All tend to create problems. Remove these.

7. RAM is not reporting correctly. Let's check the BIOS version where this starts.
https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z97-PC-Mate.html#down-bios at 4B notes better memory compatibility. This board is at version 4.A (4.10) Since RAM is not being reported correctly I'd get this done. SIMILAR problem in your USERBENCHMARK SCORE.

Given the Speccy and the Userbenchmark you can see the troubles. Let's hope this helps.

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Thank you.

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You have been most helpful. I appreciate the quick response, I will put these solutions into action and will report back!

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If and when you change things.

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Update

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Do you know why you are running SQL server?

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Sql server

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Go to the services control panel.
Locate sql server and disable it.
Reboot and run the machine.
If nothing comes up busted look in your add/remove progs.
If sql server is there uninstall it.

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Updated Speccy reading. 12/16/2018

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1. The RAM is turning very low results. The SPD isn't reporting in along with other details that help us figure out what is up.

I'm going to have to write the RAM must be incompatible in some way or is in the wrong slots.


2. I'd re-test this with one stick of RAM in slot 2. Asked before at https://www.avforums.com/threads/msi-z97-which-slot-for-1-stick-of-ram.1966147/

Something's off with the RAM. Try another test tool as well. See http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2488596/bought-1600mhz-ddr3-ram-showing-667mhz.html to see what the memory (RAM) report looks like.

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Hello, I believe I have changed everything that has been suggested.. as per RAM, I did not know RAM could be incompatible... I recently slammed a 8GB card in there... same make and model as the other two, but the 2 were built to work together in a dual channel, I think me slamming an 8GB card in there could be the problem... OS on the SSD is considerably faster and no issues can be detected from my HDD after formating. Thank you again for the help!
The changes made are: removed LCD clock, SQL server, everything iobit, AVG and lots of other junk. Transfered OS to SSD. Removed 8GB RAM card. Updated BIOS.

Speccy: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/XzNjKIVWek2RqnN0nUhJXra
Userbenchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/13151045

I find it very interesting that user benchmark now says the SSD is performing below expectations and the problem HDD is performing above expectations.

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That's much better.

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That looks like a big improvement but the benchmark looks fine to me. Before we were seeing some real head scratching what the heck is going on.

The HDD is only 5400 RPM so it might feel sluggish.

I see the RAM is reporting in now so the only thing which I can't tell from the report is to try XMP and if it works, do the userbenchmark and leave it on the best setting that works.

Post was last edited on December 22, 2018 7:48 PM PST

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