Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Windows 8.1

Posted on 2013-12-03
7
36 Views
Last Modified: 2015-05-27
I have a Lenovo Edge E430 with an i5 cpu and 4gb of Ram. I upgraded from windows 8 to Wincows 8.1. Since the upgrade my laptop is running extremely slow. I notice that the disk utilization jumps up to 100% frequently. I see that Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted is eating up a lot of the Disk through task manager. I haven't installed anything since the upgrade. I ran spybot and all it found was some cookies that were removed. Any Ideas? Suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:penntechs
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Steven Harris
ID: 39694228
I have seen this noted a few times in the Windows 8 forums, but the solution os always a one-off.

Try some of the following:

Weirdest one first - If you have Skype -
Running Skype for the first time fixed my 100% disk usage problem too.  Why?  I have no idea.  But, that fixed the problem for my laptop after I upgraded to Windows 8.1.

Change or Disable Paging File settings

Last but not least, -

Look in the Disk tab and expand the Disk Activity section to see what files are being accessed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:penntechs
ID: 39696083
Skype didn't resolve it. What Disk tab are you referring to?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Steven Harris
ID: 39696174
I am sorry I should have been more clear.

Task Manager > Open Resource Monitor > expand the Disk section.  This will show you what files are being accessed, with Read and Write rates.
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 

Author Comment

by:penntechs
ID: 39696260
I changed the pagefile to the recommended setting. Here are two snapshots of what I see in Task Manager. No change.[
Capture1-12-4-13.PNG
Capture2.PNG
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Steven Harris
ID: 39696317
Do you have System Restore enabled?  Just for grins, try disabling it and rebooting the machine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:penntechs
ID: 39696352
Two more snapshots. OK I will try the system restore disabled reboot.
Capture3.PNG
Capture4.PNG
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Dimo Dimitrov earned 500 total points
ID: 40371857
Try to stop Superfetch in Windows services.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question