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100 % disk usage

By ViperCDX
Jun 30, 2013
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  1. Hi,today I was installing crysis 2 and decided to do something in the mean time,whenever I clicked a folder or opened a video it hanged and my pc was drastically slow ,and I saw my disk usage was 100%
    any solutions?
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    You will need a larger drive, unless you can free up storage by moving some of the contents.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Run->cmd and enter CLEANMGR
    it will run for a minute or two and then present a list of choices.
    [x] download
    [x] temps
    [x] Per user archived Error Reports

    click OK

    Run it again and then click Clean up system files
     
  4. ViperCDX

    ViperCDX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    @clifford- oh I forgot to mention ,my hdd is 500 gb and total free space is 120 gb!

    @jobeard- I have 4 partitions , approx 1 gb was cleaned from c drive(os drive) and 0 bytes from the rest 3 drives!
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    Check the drive data cables by reseating them. Cables can sometimes start glitches, if the connector contacts loose their seat. If that doesn't help, I'd run a drive maintenance utility to check for error.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    The free space on C:/ is the only free space that matters. You need room for the page file. (HDD virtual RAM).
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I get this issue when playing Planetside 2 (whenever I try to navigate something other than the game, it is awfully slow). I think it is because my HDD is slow (despite being 7200RPM).
     
  8. ViperCDX

    ViperCDX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    @cliffordcooley- how to run a drive maintenance utility?
    @captaincranky- 40 gb free of 68 gb in C drive!
    @JC713- I am noticing this slowdown only recently,before that I could easily play a game while I was installing another game!!
     
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    How did you see 100% disk usage? If you're on Windows 7, open up Recourse Monitor and pin-point which process is chewing your HDD.
     
  10. ViperCDX

    ViperCDX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    @St1ckM4n- I am on win 8, I saw it on task manager
    the setup was using approx 10MBps ,system 10MBps and win explorer 8 MBps
     
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    On Windows 8 there is also a resource monitor if I am not mistaken.
     
  12. ViperCDX

    ViperCDX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    how to view that?
     
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

  14. ViperCDX

    ViperCDX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

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