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Need help with disk usage 100% on windows 8.1!

by worrior14 / December 20, 2015 8:46 AM PST

Hello everyone, I am desperately needing help with my disk usage issues as i never had this issue before- it has only occured in the past week. Before i use to be able to run game such as league of legend and tera smoothly, now they are lag so much I cant even play anymore.

Laptop specs are:

AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 2.00 GHZ
4 Gigs RAM and 64bit Operating system

I have searched youtube guides and did what they said- i allocated more memory towards disk and also I disabled superfetch, windows search and BIS. Also, I have scanned my laptop for viruses but there is none. In addition to this, I also downloaded seagate which tests hard drive to see if they failure but there is no failure and it passed all test including the windows test as well. So I do not know what the issue is and need help ASAP! I will upload screenshot of task manager if someone want but pls help me as i want to play game and function normally like before! Thanks in advance!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 8:57 AM PST

Try another make drive. Much in the news and well, I take it you've scanned system recovery and then you wrote the magic word.

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What does that mean?
by worrior14 / December 20, 2015 9:02 AM PST
In reply to: Seagate.

What does another make drive mean?

I performed all the tests seagate said and it said it passed all of them- i clicked on all options took me like 2 hours total.

Also I performed the Windows diagnosis to see if there are any errors but there was none.

Do you think im not scanning my computer for viruses properly? I open in safe mode and used AVG but none was found.

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What does it mean?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 9:33 AM PST
In reply to: What does that mean?

Clone the drive to some other drive that is not a Seagate. I've found Seagates that pass all tests but do what you note.

-> Why do you suspect a virus after system recovery?

Seagates are in the news. Since I've replied about this many times I am reducing the full reply and shortchanging folk now. Here's a graphic.

More at

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by worrior14 / December 21, 2015 2:54 AM PST
In reply to: What does it mean?

How would I go about cloning my hard drive? Do you have team viewer so you can help me with it? (I'm not so good with computers and really really want this issue fixed! )

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Re: clone a hard drive
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 21, 2015 3:02 AM PST
In reply to: ?

Put the new hard drive in an external enclosure (or connect it to a SSD slot on your motherboard and power from the PSU) and copy the old drive to it using some cloning/copying program like Acronis or Clonezilla or Easeus Disk Copy or ... Just google CLONE DISK. and go ahead.

Or find a repair shop to do it for you.


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While I have Team Viewer...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2015 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: ?

I have yet to clone drives using that remotely as drives must be moved around and I have to use clues that I can only hear or see while working on the PC.

Remember that this is a suspect item. Yes, I've cured a few but the other half was folk that installed something like Torrents. You did a factory restore and still saw 100% disk use so I don't suspect malware from Torrents or other.

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