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I have a workstation with Windows 8 installed and I'm not sure if there is a correlation or not but every once and awhile when I open Google chrome the active disk time reaches 100% and then makes to computer unusable unless I close chrome.  Has anyone else seen this problem?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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pls try...
1. reset to default settings and see.
2. update to Chrome one, if not updated.
3. Disable add-inns
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Default settings for chrome?
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Menu->settings->advanced settings->reset.
Then press ok and you'll have a fresh Chrome
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Yea, none of that worked.  It still freezes up or even crashes
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1. Try to run the chrome in safe mode. http://googlesystem.blogspot.in/2010/02/google-chrome-safe-mode.html

2. if you don't have any book marks then , pls install the chrome and then delete the chrome  folder from C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\ , reboot the system and then reinstall.
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I'm not sure if its even chrome that is the issue.  Firefox is doing the same
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On what sites?
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Try this,

run the "CHKDSK c: /F /R"

It will ask for reboot as its a system drive.

see if you have any disk issue.
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Also try to change the power plan from 'Balanced' to 'High performance'.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5464-power-plan-settings-change-windows-8-a.html
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If two browsers are doing the same then the problem is not with the browsers.

I'd check and see how much free disk space there is and whether it is increasing or not.

I'd check for malware especially as that could be causing the problem.  Best to do an offline scan (eg with a bootable CD such as the Kapersky Rescue CD).
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by:Seth Simmons
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how much physical memory does the system have?
there could be excessive paging activity if there isn't enough
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try a system restore to a date it works (if this problem is recent)
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So I resolved the issue by just going back to Windows 7 and the issue has not replicated itself
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well - you never told us there was W7 before....so how can we know?
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We really need some mind readers here on E-E...

Maybe someone who works for the NSA?
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i prefer a crystal ball - model year 1230
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all other solutions didnt work
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