Solved

How to get to the cause of 100% disk active time

Posted on 2016-07-20
5
23 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-21
I seem to be seeing this issue more and more. I have 2 identical HP PCs. Both are running Windows 10.

They have both started to run very slowly. I have notice that they are running at 100% active time.

How do I pinpoint what is causing this issue. Are there any tools that would help me troubleshoot this?
0
Comment
Question by:roy_batty
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Old User earned 168 total points
ID: 41720968
Hi,

You can use the built in Resource monitor to see what is causing the high disk activity.

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-use-resource-monitor-windows-7
0
 
LVL 94

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 166 total points
ID: 41720990
You should leave the Resource Monitor running for an hour or two. You can minimize it to the taskbar. The main disk processes tend to stay near the top while busy. I use resource monitor.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Gerald Connolly
ID: 41722853
Please post screen shot of Resource monitor Overview and Disk Tabs
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Gerald Connolly
Gerald Connolly earned 166 total points
ID: 41722922
My laptop started to exhibit this behaviour at Startup, with the system being slow and disk 100% active for approx 10 Minutes after startup under Windows 8, it seemed to be down to things like the virus checker etc.

I resolved this by replacing my HDD with a SSD - Problem solved
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no backā€¦
A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
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.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

830 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