05-10-2014 12:01 PM
05-10-2014 01:34 PM - edited 05-10-2014 04:08 PM
Click Performance. At the bottom click Open Resource monitor. Select Disk. You should see under Processes with Disk Activity the program performing disk activity. This should tell you what's causing the 100% disk activity.
05-10-2014 01:38 PM
05-11-2014 06:05 AM
05-11-2014 06:12 AM
System sucking up disk usage can be traced to some things that I know: volume shadow copy service, indexing service, drive compression (compressed this drive to save disk space option is checked), scheduled backups and some more that I don't know. Well, for the most part Windows 8 and 8.1's indexing is the culprit since it tries to index as much of files in the system and as broad of the file types in the system. On my Windows 7, I limited indexing to my documents and start menu. Maybe you can do the same for 8/8.1. You can also limit the shadow copy size to 5 GB instead of the default 10% of the drive volume that WIndows assigns to it.
05-11-2014 07:05 AM - edited 05-11-2014 07:09 AM
this is windows 8.1
Can you post a picture of the resource monitor? The picture I have posted also is in win 8.1.1 and I'm using win 8.1.1. It's been a long time I abandoned Win 7.
05-14-2014 12:00 AM - last edited on 05-14-2014 01:41 AM by andyP
05-14-2014 12:19 AM - last edited on 05-14-2014 01:42 AM by andyP