Laptop hard drive issues HELP!


#1

Just turned on mother’s laptop for the first time this year to use…

Hard drive is at 100% and won’t stop… Yet usage is minimal… It’s also been stuck on that process for about 10 mins…

Acer Aspire E-15 E5-571-34TN


#2

Updates by the looks of things. Windows 10?


#3

Disk cleanups can take a while. My advice is just leave it to do it’s thing.

A fair % of things not working out well can come down to impatience by the user.


#4

Well the main issue was the 100% hard drive with nothing really using much % usage in task manager. Windows 10 indeed… But seems Hammy was correct, updates are available… But can’t say I’ve ever seen a hard drive behave like this as all lol


#5

There is a disk cleanup occurring so that is what will be setting the disk to 100%. As the cleanup is looking at dump files, of which there might be 1000s of tiny files, your MB/s throughput will be low but your seeks could be high hence the 100%. If you looked at a more detailed analysis such as the resource monitor it may give a more insightful reading than task manager.


#6

Oh it was at 100% after boot and 10 mins later and 5 mins after clean up.

What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

As these updates aren’t going anywhere, still 2% with zero Network activity.


#7

Just let it run mate. It will take a while. Seen it loads in work and my laptop at home that I don’t use that much


#8

Roger Dodger, will plug in and leave to the side.


#9

If it is an update it will do an image of the previous one so disk at 100% is not surpricing. If you want it to run faster just replace the hdd with and ssd and off she goes.


#10

Ah. Probably why I haven’t seen it. Haven’t been on HDD for donks for OS so never seen it.


#11

Well the Win 10 April major update has finally installed, now there’s more to go hopefully after all these are done all will be okay.