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February 22, 2014 8:56:08 AM

I am having an issue with a brand new computer where the disk usage occasionally spikes for no apparent reason causing some games crash.

Here are some of the activity monitors, with all anti-malware (including windows defender) turned off. Just let the computer sit on the desktop and the spke would appear every so often, maybe in 10 minute intervals.





The computer specs are


windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200
windows dir: C:\Windows
Hardware: A960D+, BIOSTAR Group
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor AMD586, level: 21
6 logical processors, active mask: 63
RAM: 17178071040 total (16gb)
VM: 2147352576, free: 1929973760
-Nvidia gefore gt640

I have already tried:
Turning off windows defender, windows updates, other antivirus/malware
running memory check and chkdsk ( came out good)
reinstalling the os
allocating more virtual memory
changing superfetch (back on now)
Updated allgraphics drivers etc

So far it has slowed down my computer to a halt for 30 seconds, or made everything except my mouse freeze completely, requiring a hard reset, but only when I am running certain games. I am fairly sure these spikes get worse when the computer is actually running something.

Thanks everyone, let me know if there is more information I can provide!



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February 22, 2014 8:58:45 AM

You might have a malware or something else that is causing the spikes.

Follow this.

Download Process Monitor.

It's the only program that will tell you what's causing those spikes.

And then delete the file that's hogging up the system resources.

Hopefully your problem will be solved.
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April 13, 2014 6:17:56 AM

Hi,

I have been searching for a solution for over a month now and have finally solved the issue:

Go to charms bar and press search, then type view local services.
Once here, stop and disable BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service). Also, set windows update checks to manual.
Chrome also seemed to be a factor so uninstall that too.

I hope this helps you out ;) 
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June 9, 2014 7:01:00 AM

numair94 said:
Hi,

I have been searching for a solution for over a month now and have finally solved the issue:

Go to charms bar and press search, then type view local services.
Once here, stop and disable BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service). Also, set windows update checks to manual.
Chrome also seemed to be a factor so uninstall that too.

I hope this helps you out ;) 


It does!...Thanks a lot, my this laptop is so low end and with 100% Disk usage its practically worthless.
However many other people have told me to also Disable Windows Search and Disable Superfetch service by the same method he^ told.
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