1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Not sure what else to try so opening this up.

    For months my PC has gone sluggish. I can't tell if it's hardware or what. When I open task manager, it will commonly say 100% Disk during these slow times.

    The catch.... when organizing by "what is using the most" thigns are using 0.8MB/s commonly, sometimes up to 2MB/s

    This is a SATA connection. Such a tiny bandwidth shouldn't be "100%"

    So what's the cause? Mobo failure? HDD failure? other?
    12-11-2016 06:55 PM
  2. decider's Avatar
    Well you name one possibility, that being the hard drive. You could run diagnostics on the hard drive.
    holdum333 and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-11-2016 07:26 PM
  3. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Welcome to Windows Central. Your Disk should not show 100%. It might possibly spike but not stay at 100% You could try defraging your PC.
    Here's 10 things to try by HTG. 10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow PC Running Windows 7, 8, or 10
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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-11-2016 07:26 PM
  4. shmsnh's Avatar
    I faced a similar problem a couple of days before my motherboard died. So I would be wary and backup everything important, and then get it checked.
    holdum333 likes this.
    12-11-2016 11:00 PM
  5. holdum333's Avatar
    I faced a similar problem a couple of days before my motherboard died. So I would be wary and backup everything important, and then get it checked.
    Yuk ! Let's hope that doesn't happen. That's really a bummer. I would back up my entire OS on a external drive. It's rare that a MB dies , but it's possibly. Do you know how to create a back up image of your OS? Time to learn! You will be fearless with a back up image!
    PS Do you have away to check the MB?? I would be very interested!
    Thanks for helping!
    Last edited by holdum333; 12-11-2016 at 11:19 PM. Reason: I forgot!
    12-11-2016 11:14 PM
  6. shmsnh's Avatar
    PS Do you have away to check the MB?? I would be very interested!
    Unfortunately, no. This was more of a painful experience. The service centre charged me half the price of my laptop for a new motherboard
    12-12-2016 12:58 AM
  7. holdum333's Avatar
    Unfortunately, no. This was more of a painful experience. The service centre charged me half the price of my laptop for a new motherboard
    Hi friend! I'm not recommending this program, but I have used it without causing an problems to my PC. Check it out! Download Hot CPU Tester Pro - MajorGeeks
    This is what Major Geeks says about this program, so take it for what it's worth. Your comments would be welcomed.
    Hot CPU Tester Pro is a system health and stability tester. It tests CPU, chipset and virtually all parts of motherboard for errors/bugs, defective parts and components. It is a burn-in test with uniquely designed state of the art DefectTrack engine. DefectTech is a technology developed by 7Byte to diagnose systems regarding its stability and in general, computer's health. Hot CPU Tester is currently being used in many labs and governmental organizations around the world, as a reliable stability testing utility.
    shmsnh likes this.
    12-12-2016 01:03 AM
  8. shmsnh's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll check it out.
    12-12-2016 01:49 AM

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