Don't know if this has anything to do with it but, one of the first things I tried after this problem arose is to test out if it affects games at all. I started up a steam game and it needed an update. The update doesn't seem to be working right:
Hello, I've been having problems with disk utilization. It often hits 99% or %100 without me doing anything. If I wait long enough it bottoms out to 0% to 3%. Once in a while it's at 15% to 30%. I have disabled superfetch and still get the problem. Usually what I do is after I turn on my PC and get to my desktop I open up the task manager to see if I have the problem. More often then not, the problem is there I I feel i need to wait it out to do anything on my computer.
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I do not know what caused it but I do know when it started. I had just got back from vacation and started working on a new adobe illustrator project. When I started Illustrator I got a message saying something like, "Graphics Driver not up to date. there will be performance issues". I checked and both my graphics driver and Illustrator were up to date so I chose to ignore it. Illustrator was working fine, but when I tried to export my PNG it was extremely slow and got to the point where it was freezing up my computer. I ended up having to cancel it by bringing up task manager, waiting for it to actually come up, and ending the process. All of this was slowed down. This is when I noticed this happening in my task manager.
Also, I was running windows 8.1 when this started happening and I have upgraded to windows 10 since then and I am still getting this issue. as I am typing this my disk utilization is normal but I feel like it will be set off by something at any moment.
I have run windows defender and the threat scan that comes with the free version of malwarebytes and have found nothing.
Here are my specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
16.0 GB Ram
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
GeForce GTX 970 GPU
2 TB Hard Drive
if there is anything I'm missing please tell me.