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Program to track CPU/RAM/hard drive usage over time?

Question: Program to track CPU/RAM/hard drive usage over time?

My laptop is running slow and the battery drains too fast, and the hard drive just starts going constantly sometimes; it's half-full (out of 320GB), I've already cleaned up, defragmented, run virus scans with various anti-virus products, and something is just dragging it down. I can't tell if the hard drive is dying or a bunch of programs are sucking up resources (like anti-virus).

I only know how to use Task Manager, and I'm not seeing how to track usage over a day or so.

Is there something I can use? What would be the best and what are some other good ones?

(Note: I've used Process Explorer but I'm not getting much more valuable information out of it)

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Preferred Solution: Program to track CPU/RAM/hard drive usage over time?

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Answer: Program to track CPU/RAM/hard drive usage over time?

Well you could take a look at ProcessLasso

You'd need to configure it not to restrain some processes though.

Here's a couple of screenshots.



The most often restrained processes:



Some features are not available in the free version like this for instance:

https://bitsum.com/docs/pl/Using%20t...i.htm#watchdog

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im thinking about switching ISP but alot of them have monthly usage allowances.

so im looking for a program to just to track how much my PC downloads over a month IF there is such a thing or any other way to do it

Thanks for the replys
 

Answer:Program to Track Internet usage

hmm nobody have any info on this? :|
 

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Hi all,

My vista box is getting a little slow from time. Like everything freezes on the computer, and then I have to wait a little bit and it comes back. Often this happens when firefox has been used for a while. I'm not sure if this is firefox's entire fault, so I was wondering what free program is out there that I can use to monitor what application is accessing the disk. I tried googling but just found a bunch of hard drive monitoring (temperature, fail rate, etc.) programs.

Thanks,

Z
 

Answer:application hard drive usage program

You should be able to use the resource monitor built into Windows to see what programs are writing to disk.

Third party utilities are available as well, such as ProcessMonitor and FileMonitor.
 

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Hi everyone,
I was wondering where all my hard drive space has gone today, and I wondered if a program that could show you what was on the hard drive existed. Kind of like a pie chart of your hard drive - each segment belonging to different categories.
Does something like this exist? It would be great to know where all the space has gone so I can delete some rubbish.

Answer:Program to show you hard drive usage?

Take a look here: SequoiaView

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)
thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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I want to track/record when a computer is turned on, when it is rebooted and when it is shut down, as well.

Does anyone know of a program that will do this?
 

Answer:Program to track how much time a computer is actually on?

You could browse through these free timers in case you find one that will do what you want.

johnni
 

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whenever i try to open the explorer, view and track downloads pops up multiple times asking for "run or save". nothing happens even if i click on either of these. I fi try to download an appplication and run, only the view and download pops up and nothing happens.
 
But i could able to open the explorer in guest mode, and if i need to run any donwloaded application it asks for an admin password and again the screen pops up and i couldnt able to run any application.
 
please help on this

Answer:"view and track downloads" pops up every time when trying to run a program

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
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I have a trial copy of Ulead DVD Picture Show. When I try to add background music of a CD track, the nearest I can get is to save the track using RealOne Player. This is in Windows Media Player Audio file format, and it's sitting on the desktop right now! But the Ulead won't accept it.Can I save the track some other way so it is in another format?

Answer:Save a CD track to hard drive?

If you have a sound card you should be able to choose 'What you hear' from recording sources.Then you can record the track as it plays, in a choice of wave formats, using MS Sound Recorder.

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

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Answer:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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A while ago I read on this forum and downloaded a really good program that plots how much data programs are taking on your C drive - does anyone know what it was called? I think it is really popular and it looks a bit like a de-frag programme

It is a colorful and really helpful app....

thanks...sorry i cant be more descriptive than that!

MY C Drive is creaking under strain of too many programs but I cant give anything up.

Thanks if anyone remembers!!

Answer:Whats name of program scans C drive usage?

WinDirStat??

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Trying to install Samsung PC Studio for my cell phone. I tried a reg install and got errors so i uninstalled and retried but tried it in Vista sp2 but still got the same errors heres whats happing. Towards the end of the install i get 3 small windows that popup saying FsUsbServive64(this is title) In the window it says Service Initiali Failed. Then these vanish and this error comes up. FsDeviceLib64_FsbUsb_LoadDevice ErrorCode:50. help..... Is this happing because of the way i am installing it or am i missing something? Any help on this would be great thanks john

Answer:Trying to install a program and having a hard time....

hmm, this article explains error code 50: Description of the Event ID 50 Error Message
It has to do with failure to write a large file.
ALso, read this thread in another forum. THey seemed to have discussed this issue carefully: Samsung PC Studio won't work
Welcome to seven forums!
Wish you luck~!

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Question: How to track usage

I have XP and I use one side and my son uses the other. Is there any way I can observe how much time he spends on certain sites? He plays a lot of poker online, and I don't mind, I just don't want him spending hours and hours at it.
I ask him, but like a kid he just says something like 'oh, couple hours'.
 

Answer:How to track usage

I have XP and I use one side and my son uses the other.Click to expand...

Not sure exactly what you mean by "side"
I don't think there is a way to distinguish between you or your son using your ISP. There are timers to keep track of online usage. Maybe that would help? If you subtract your online time from the total, the remainder would be your son's. There are some freeware. Log Timer is one. You can search for others.

http://www.thefreecountry.com/logtime/index.shtml

sekirt
 

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I have 4 computers and 2 printers connected to a linksys workgroup switch and a linksys router. All 4 of these computers use a mapped drive to access a program from a server specifically for sharing this program. Another computer from a different state connects to the server remotely to run the program and it is blazing fast. The other four computers lock up when trying to print and perform other basic functions. I have tried connecting to the server remotely from the local computers and it works perfectly. Obviously it is the mapped drive that is bogging down the computer. At most only 3 of the computers run the program. The terminal server is a dual 2.8 ghz xeon, it's perfectly capable. Would it be possible for three users to run the program at the same time from the server while connected via the RDP? Could I create a link to start a remote desktop connection to the terminal server and load the program without the users having to make more than one click?
 

Answer:Slow program usage over mapped network drive

Yes, this should be entirely possible, i run something similar to this set up with my game servers
 

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I am constantly downloading things 24/7 I reboot the computer every day but then immeditly begin downloading again. I have a generic hard drive that came with my computer. My question is, does this usage of my hard drive break it down?I realize that a hard drive will break down over time anyways but am I significally breaking it faster or are hard drives designed to withstand that load?

Answer:Does 24/7 hard drive usage break down hard drive

well you would figure...since it is mechanical...it has moving parts...and like any other thing with moving parts the more it's used the faster it will go out....but thats just my theory

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Hi all

This is quite a urgent request that i need to provide a solution for. At some of our sites we have 1 win xp machine with a adsl line (broadband) with provide internet. everyone on that pc log on using the same username and password as there are apps that they all use. My question is, is there some application that i can install on the machine that can regulate internet browsing where you need to put in username and password to go to the net or anything that i can do to track internet usage on the pc as it is getting out of control.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Track internet usage on XP

All corporate firewall or proxy servers have a system log option.
If you have a system log server you may see all network activities such web browsing, email send/received, denied traffic

You may also want to consider setting up Websense
http://www.websense.com/global/en/
 

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Pretty much an easy task.

Just want to deploy this on a domain.

Something that will track usage, idle activity.

I want to be able to view reports of total usage- and hopefully be able to break it down by day, week, etc.
Prefer something lightweight, free, something they can't shut off too easily.
 

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Recently our isp put a cap on our internet usage. Our Isp has a usage tracking page but it only updates every 42 hours and after 2 days it says we have already used 17gb. Really wanna track the usage and see what is exactly using so much internet. I have already tried using NetWorx but im pretty sure its only tracking the usage on my PC and not my router. Anything i can use to track all usage going in and out of my router?

Answer:How to track internet usage?

Check to see if your router or modem has usage software or a usage tracking function in their driver software.

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//edit disregard... I'm dumb... looked at my fileserver logs and my buddy has been logging in between 1am and 6am to download / upload stuff.
 

Answer:Can someone help me track down this bandwidth usage?

What is your LAN Media server?
 

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Hi does anyone know off some software i can download that will track how much usage i use so i can tell how much i use, so i know if i use 3g or 5g

Answer:track internet usage

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I am getting ready to sign up with a company that only gives me 250GB per month. Is there a program that I can use on my desk top that will let me see how many GB I am using a month? Can not afford to go over the limit.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142412 MB, Free - 64368 MB; D: Total - 10213 MB, Free - 2787 MB;
Motherboard: ELITEGROUP, 945GCT-M3
Antivirus: Norton Security with Backup, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Wondering how to keep track of usage

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Is there a program that will keep track of my memory usage?

Answer:Keeping Track Of Memory Usage

Try CoolMon. I have not used it myself but I understand it will keep track of memory usage.

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Hi guys, Trying to figure out where a memory leak is and lack of information is a problem. I understand that the memory usage is comprised of the processes shown in task manager and also there is the cached allocation to speed things up but something is using memory that cannot be accounted for between those two. The main task manager memory usage counter will slowly go up (takes several days to chomp it's way through 16GB of RAM) but running quick n dirty maths on all the processes leaves (after several days) a massive shortfall. The performance of the system gets quite bad once this leak reaches the point where the windows cache is all gone and there is nothing but what the applications had already taken plus this boogey monster allocation. Is there a program which could potentially shed more light on exactly where the ram is being held? Obviously it's possible to allocate memory in such a way that does not show in task manager and I guess I want to show those allocations in broad daylight. thnks! -cc
 

Answer:Track ALL memory usage in Win7?

RAMMap is probably your best bet.
 

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Hi everyone,
I had just recently installed an ADSL2+ in my house and I am sharing with another 5 people in the house. But in within 3 weeks, about 25Gig had already been used and personally, I am not happy at all.

My question is, is it possible to track the usage of other computers or IP who are using the wireless network? Issit possible to limit their usage or slow it down or anything? Basically, I would like to have evidence to proove that someone in my house has used up so much.

I hope there is a solution. Thank you for your help.

Dee
 

Answer:is it possible to track internet usage of each computer?

Not without having a higher priced router or gateway.
 

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My Cox internet data usage has been out of control lately, despite no one's streaming habits changing, and I'd like to compare my own logs to Cox's data meter. Unfortunately, I'm using an older Belkin router that doesn't offer data tracking in the admin page, and we have far too many devices here to track individually.

Is there another way to monitor total data usage through my router?
 

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Hi guys so I don't know if this is the right place to post this. I was talking to a very sheltered friend and they said their brother put a compiler on her iPhone (didn't think that was possible to start with) that tracks everything; keyboard clicks, apps opened, pictures taken. Everything on the phone is recorded to a list so they can track it.
Is this actually possible or is her brother lying to her?
If it is possible how does it work? She said it's extremely difficult to put on the phone. Is there a way to see if it's actually running or even on the phone?
 

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Hello all,

Specs:
Asus P5N-E SLI
Intel Q6600 2.4ghz
Micron 4GB RAM
2x 320GB SATA Hitachi
1x 200GB IDE Seagate Baracuda 7200
nVidia 9600gt
Ultra 600Wat PSU
Ever since i bought my new motherboard (Asus P5N-E SLI) and SATA hard drives, my IDE hard drive was messing up. I can not load up Windows on it. When i install Winxp x64 on one of my 320gb hard drives, it loads but not fast. Before WinXP loads (progress bar and logo) the screen stays balck for about 20secs or so before it reaches the load screen. And right before it reaches the load screen, there is a gray load bar on the bottom of the screen. Then comes the GUI progress bar. It takes about another 40secs for it to fully load into windows. When I unplug the IDE hard drive, the gray load bar does not appear and the load time is very quick, 15 seconds or so. Also, when I try to transfer data from SATA hard drive to IDe, 3gigs would take around 25mins or so. Is there a way I can fix this issue?
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Answer:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.

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Question: hard drive usage

Hi several days ago I checked my hard drive capacity showing 54.6 GB Free of 80 GB capacity
Next day when I checked again it was showing 11.7GB Having not installed or downloading anything?!!
My computer is a Dell OptiPlex GX620 Running Windows7.
Would appreciate any comments------Could it be a faulty indication or a hard disc virus?
 
Regards
 
bigals07
 
 

Answer:hard drive usage

Two things you can easily do:a. Use a tool like WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.htmlto see what files are taking up space, how much, and where.b. Run the chkdsk /r cmmand, which will check the file system and accurately summarize your partition free space.Louis

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Hi!
When I use my computer suddenly my computer freezes for couple minutes. I noticed that my hdd light is constantly stays on (like as power light stays on) and my recourse monitor disk usage is 10mb/sec its not usually like this. I formatted my laptop installed my drivers and my basic software like foxit reader, avira antivirus, MS office etc. But this occurred again same day right after I formated my laptop. That driving me crazy. Can you suggest anything why this happening?

Answer:Hard drive over usage

To make sure your HDD is OK, run a chkdsk /r in an elevated command prompt.

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My laptop (Lenovo Y510p) is always at 100% disk usage for the first 15-20 minutes of starting up, and for intermittent periods afterwards. During this period, everything essentially freezes including the Start Menu, Task Manager, and all other apps running. After about 5 minutes, the hard drive "catches up" and everything starts working again.

The strange part is that when looking at Task Manager / Resource Monitor, the total read/write of the hard drive does not appear to be very high - ie it will be at 100% disk usage but the highest program is reading/writing maybe 0.1MB/s.

This is causing the laptop to become borderline unusable. I have to leave the laptop running in order for it to be usable, as shutting it down / putting it to sleep will cause the hard drive to go back to 100%, and everything comes to a standstill. Please help!

I've attached some pictures which should illustrate what's going on hopefully.

Specs: Lenovo Y510p, 2 years old, running Windows 10 Home 64-bit (upgraded from Windows 8.1).

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Question: Hard drive usage

I installed Windows XP Pro when I had Windows XP Home. And now I found that I've almost totally used up my hard drive. I assume that when I installed the updated version of Windows I didn't format the drive correctly. Here's my question: how can I remove the old operating system with losing everything and having to start all over.
 

Answer:Hard drive usage

You will need a program like partition magic, i will try to find you a free one. ed
Do not delete the active partition.


try this,

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Partition_Logic_d4780.html
 

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Question: Hard drive usage

I had xp to the point where when I was not using the computer my hard drive access light would never flash, 7 does make use of the drive when I am not. Does anyone know what it is doing?

Answer:Hard drive usage

Indexing and defragging when the system is not under load. Also prefeteching applications and caching them into RAM so they launch quicker the next time you need them.

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I had recently built a custom PC with the following specs:

CPU - i7 6700k @ 4.5GHz
GPU - Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream 8gb @ 2100MHz
Motherboard - Asrock Z170 Extreme4
Ram - 16gb Viper Elite DDR4 3000mhz (8x2)
SSD - HyperX Savage 120gb
HDD - Seagate Baracuda 1tb
PSU - Corsair CX 500w

The PC is amazing, it performed beautifully in everything I threw at it, the only weak point was Windows 10.. I started to get random OS hangs without cause when playing games or doing general browsing, I thought I had an issue with my GPU or something but it turns out after some investigating that it was a Windows problem as when the hangs would happen I quickly would open task manager and see that my drive usage was at 50% having two drives this meant one of them was under 100% usage and so I wanted to find out what was doing it, I looked into performance monitor and other programs to try monitor usage but nothing other than the typical system process was using it.

I did the normal fixes, disable Superfech and Windows Search etc. Neither helped, I clean installed 3 times, no luck. I even safe booted (As told by Microsoft to do so) and the problem still persisted so that proved it wasn't an application causing the problem it was a Windows 10 problem. I tried upgrading to the latest anniversary edition of Windows 10 and the problem literally got 10 times worse, from what were 2-5 second PC hangs at random throughout the day turned into 10-15 second hangs every 10 minutes.

They would happen rand... Read more

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Hi all,
Anyone know of an app to track minutes, texts, and data usage on Windows 10 Mobile?
I used to use one a few years ago, but I can't find anything in the Store anymore. Only ones I can find track data usage only.
I've been considering going to a metered plan. Currently on Cricket with a Lumia 640 running build 14393. Cricket doesn't provide minute and text usage info, probably because they're "unlimited."
Thanks.

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So my wife calls me in to the computer the other day and has me look at something on her screen. Dancing suggestively across the screen was a semi-nude woman. Now, although I'm always good for a bit of skin on a beautiful woman I had to wonder where this came from because I didn't install it and since my wife was a bit shocked to see it as well I figured she didn't install it. We have 5 kids but only two of them currently use the computer for anything, including the internet. I ask them where this app came from (it was called StripSaver) and of course they both denied installing it.

I am running Windows XP Pro on the pc in my sig. I need to know what's the best way to track internet usage? Is there something in Windows XP Pro that I can use to figure out who is going where and what they might be doing? Or is there some other software out there that I can get to track this sort of thing?

I'm not worried at the moment about blocking them from any sites just tracking their usage. I want to find out if their installing this stuff on purpose or if it's being installed without them really knowing it because of something else they're doing.

Thanks
 

Answer:Need software to track kids internet usage

personally have no experience but here is one, has a free trial too https://www.contentwatch.com/products/contentprotect.php
 

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I have a Dell AMD 3800 2gh 2g RAM 240g HD and something is filling my hard drive to capacity and I cannot find out what. I recently installed Carbonite and it appears to be running fine. We noticed that some recorded TV shows suddenly disappeared and when looking found the hard drive within 3g of being full. I started backing up and deleting video and picture files and I will notice that space being freed up on HD but then it fills back up again without us saving anything. This morning after deleting files I had 9.4g free but right now it only shows 5.97 free. I did empty recycle bin. I tried to run CHKDSK but could not as it said I needed higher security. I am the Admin on Vista Home Premium so should be able. Can someone help me through the steps to check what is happening. Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Hard drive usage full

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This is a new one for me, migrating data from an XP system to a new Windows 7 Home Premium system.  On small drive previous system I always dump the entire contents into a folder for customers in case down the road they remember some strange location where they had some data stored.
 
Windows 7 shows 11.9 GB free of 38.2 GB (approx 26 GB used) connected with an IDE to USB cable, but when I dragged the entire drive to a folder it was only showing about 4 GB worth of files.  Discovered the user had made files private trying to implement a "secure XP system". I took ownership at the drive level for all subfolders and objects and still am only seeing 16 GB of files . . . somewhere are 10 GB of missing data.
 
The XP system is not bootable so I can't do a comparison on the actual running system either.
 
User is a bare bones knowledge user and I don't see any evidence of a TrueCrypt installation. 
 
Comments? Questions? Any thoughts appreciated.

Answer:Hard drive usage discrepancy

Another oddity, if I CTRL A and right click at the root of the XP drive I see 50,148 files and 5,320 folders, but if I drag everything that is selected to a folder on the Windows 7 drive the dialog box reads copying 3,889 items (1.64 GB) . . . 

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Hi All,

I have a customer with W10 that is next to unusable.

Is there something out there in the Windows 10 world right now that would cause 100% hard drive usage, slowing a computer down to a crawl?


I found three anti viruses duking it out and fix that.  But CPU goes to 100% (system) and drags the computer to a crawl. Pulling the power plug resets it for a while.


I have not found any root kits or the like.

I am wondering if this is one of M$'s endless full rebuild updates?

Any words of wisdom?

-T

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Hey guys!
Please don't bash me for posting this (as I can see others have posted about it also). I just want to make sure I can get as many ideas as possible, before I do a clean install/new hdd.
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I am helping a family friend fix their desktop. It is only about 3 years old and has a AMD quad core processor, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD(500GB used) - They also have a smaller 2nd HDD - Though I am not sure what the contents are for. They told me the computer has been running very slow since October.
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So I did my usual computer cleanup steps:
1. Malware removal (Spybot, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Hitman Pro, Emisoft Emergency kit) - All in safe mode - nothing serious found.
2. Ran CCleaner (Cleaner,Registry,Startup) / Deleted temp files
3. Checked for unwanted programs - found none
4. Google Chrome is their browser - no plugins/extensions to remove
5. They have AVG Internet Security, scans only at 9pm everyday
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At this point, I still felt the computer to be very sluggish - After looking at task manager, I noticed that the disk was always at, or close to, %100 usage. **No 1 process was hogging it all**
**Decided to let Defraggler to Defrag the PC - And that is where I am at now** (Gives me time to research/jot down things to try - will be doing further work remotely on the PC(Teamviewer))
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**Things to still try**
1. Disable Windows "Superfetch" --services
2. Disable "Windows Search" --services ... Read more

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I am looking for a way to get real time data on what is accessing my hard drive. I know about the indexing problems out there with windows but it hate that the only real way to tell if your hard drive is being accessed is to look at the light on the front of case (I think).

Anyone of a monitoring tool for this purpose?

Thanks
 

Answer:Hard Drive usage utility?

Hi

Could try Process Monitor monitors read write access on a HD and what location. Use Show File System Activity from top menu and un-highlight the other options, its the four icons top menu towards the right.
 

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According to Windows 7, my SSD that is 128GB has 100GB used. WinDirStat says that only 52.8GB are being used. How can I figure out what is using the additional space??

Attached are screen shots of what Windows says and what WinDirStat says.
 

Answer:SSD Hard drive disk usage

Interesting, never saw an EFI partition like in your pic.

Maybe that accounts for the discrepancy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFI_System_partition
 

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ive got a 40gb hard drive and i am running low of hard drive space. i then deleted a gb of space. after an hour my hard drive has gone back down to 400mb. i dont know why that happens as i dont download.does anyone know why this is?thanks in advance

Answer:Fast Usage Hard Drive

Are you saying that you freed up 1 Gb of space by deleting unwanted files but now you only have 400Mb of space ?

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I have a system with a P4 processor, 1 gig of RAM, XP Pro SP 3 that seems to run OK except the hard drive is constantly hammering away. I have good AV and SpyWare programs installed. I will be doing nothing on the computer and the HD is busy doing something.
Is there anyway I can tell what the HD is doing or why it is in use so much????
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Julian
 

Answer:Hard Drive usage question

How big is the drive?
When was last time you defragged?
 

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First time I have been stumped to find me hard drive, to see how much space is usedPut me right someone.

Answer:XP looking for hard drive space usage

click onmy computer,select your hard drive,right click on it and select properties

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I have a 120GB hard drive; when purchased it was already partitioned, 60/50/10. The 50 partition is called "D" drive, which is completely empty, according to explorer, but when viewed through properties, it only displays 40GB as available and 10 is in use. Does anyone have an explanation, why?Cheers!

Answer:Phantom usage of my hard drive.

Make sure that your windows explorer is set to display hidden and system files and look again. If this does not help then drop down to DOS and type "DIR D:/S" without the quotation marks and see if anything shows up.As a last resort (and you are very sure that there are no files your computer needs on drive D) you could always format it and see if that solves your problem.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra TE2100 1.8 GHZ P4 laptop with 768 MB RAM. I purchased an external enclosure for a Maxtor 60 Gig IDE hard drive. After starting Windows XP everything is running normal. As soon as I turn on the hard drive my CPU usage skyrockets to 100% and everything runs incredibly slow if at all and the computer won't shut down. When I turn off the drive things return to normal after about 15 minutes. Sometimes Windows comes up and says the drive is installed and everything runs except for the fact that there is no drive letter, but I believe I found a workaround for this in these forums. If I could just solve this CPU problem I believe everything will be ok. Could these problems be related? I have spent hours trying to figure this one out.
Thanks For Your Help,
A.Leep
 

Answer:USB Hard Drive = CPU 100% usage - Explorer

You should try to fond out what is using 100% CPU. It could be your antivirus program or Windows itself or the USB storage drivers. Could be a damaged filesystem on the drive too. Or maybe the drive is bad..
 

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I am request info on a better way to back up external hard drives. we would like an automatic back up that would back up new files on a daily basis.

Currently are running Windows 7 home edition,500 gb on a 64 bit laptop. we have approximately 3.5 t< A 1.5t,a 1t,a 500gb,a 320gb, and a 250gb external drives in addition to the 500gb drive on the laptop> of external storage< hard drives, no server as of yet>. We currently save mainly Pictures and art for digital scrappingbooking.

It seems that no matter how many external HD we get they fill up rather quickly.< 3 to 6 months>.

Is there a way to set up software to automatically update new files daily?
I am considering a 2 t external for a back up to the current drives we have.
All of the family pics have been saved to these drives, so a loss we not be good.
We tried mosy but the uploads seem to always get stopped by our Internet provider, because of size.

I appreciate in advance any advice that can be offered
 

Answer:external hard drive usage

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-your-files
make sure you schedule
 

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i recently installed a new hd (120G seagate sata) on to my system. the first thing i did was to transfer some 22gigs of media files to it. of course, it took almost two hours. i noticed that this transfer used at least 50% of my processor (P4 3ghz) throughout. i wonder if there is any way to do such a transfer and circumvent the cpu. any input is appreciated. cheers.
 

Answer:hard drive to hd transfer w/ less cpu usage

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My PC crashed recently taking a lot of files with it, including a nifty little program that showed at a glance what percentage of hard drive space each of my progs were taking up.Now my PC's running again I want to re-install the prog but can't remember its name,can anybody jog my memory duh..

Answer:Hard drive usage percentages

Treesize? click hereFew more similar free ones: click here, click here, click here. G

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Today Opera Software released the Opera Mini browser version 6.5 for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Opera Mobile 11.5 for S60.
The latest version of Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 both contain a innovative features which will keep track of your data usage.
A data counter located under the help menu in both products let you track your web surfing usage.
Two different counters, one for total usage and one for temporary usage, let you stay in charge of your data usage if you need to watch the data cap or costs. To download the latest version of Opera Mini 6.5 browser point your mobile browser to m.opera.com.
Read more feature at official blog: Opera Mini.

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I just got a DMCA notice from my vpn provider. Is it just me or are there no decent vpn providers who REALLY actually keep you anonymous? How can they claim not to record personal information if they're sending me a targetted DMCA notice?

 

Answer:Ethical dilemma: VPN providers who claim not to track your usage???

Stop engaging in illegal activity and you won't have to worry about it.
 

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I need an application for Windows that can track the total amount of internet usage of my computer. I don't need to know what websites are visited, etc.; just the amount of data downloaded.
 

Answer:Solved: Know a Windows app to track amount of internet usage?

Hi,
When I needed to keep track I used Netmeter (freeware) that I read about here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-download-upload-meter.htm

Also reviews other similar progs & provides links.

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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Hi,

We have a hp laserjet 3600 colour printer.

How do we track usage of this printer?

Thanks
 

Answer:Track Printer usage (hp laserjet 3600 colour)

this page:
Configure
HP Color LaserJet 3600 Printer series
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...d=501044&prodTypeId=18972&supportTaskId=23072
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then scroll toward the bottom,
these should be the documentation for:
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HP Color LaserJet 3000, 3600, and 3800 Series Printers - Software Tray Settings 14 Apr 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Monitoring Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Restricting Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Tracking and Controlling Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using Billing Programs to Monitor Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using HP Web Jetadmin to Monitor Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using HP Web Jetadmin to Restrict Color Use by Pre-configuring a Print Driver 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the Color Usage Job Log to Monitor Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the Embedded Web Server to Monitor Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the HP Embedded Web Server to Restrict Color Use by Software Program 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the HP Embedded Web Server to Restrict Color Use By User 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the Monochrome Print Driver to Restrict Color Use 6 Feb 2006
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HP Color Access Control - Using the Printer Control Panel to Restrict Color Use 6 Feb 2006
 

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Hello, I recently cloned the sata-II drive of my Thinkpad T400 and replaced it with a new Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 2.5'' 750GB SATA-II, 5400rpm, 8MB Cache, 12ms, running Win7 with all the newest updates, drivers and bios updates. (4gb of ram) After a lot of installing issues (Windows services incl. Windows Update didn't run anymore (solution see below for people with the same problem*)) the new Hitachi drive performs at average rates of 64MB/s but with an access time of 23ms instead of around 12ms. So I tested the drive on my old desktop pc and got rates of at least 17ms witch seems more acceptable to me. I tried bios settings: AHCI and Compatible (on Compatible it runs even worse...)Uninstalled all driversSet up a clean new Win7Bios is at the latest versiondoesn't run in PIOshut down any anti-viruses etc.... but nothing helps. The drive seems fine so it must be something with the thinkpad.. Somebody any idea? Thanks in advance! Marc____*1. Install the KB982018 hotfix on another working machine with the same architecture (in my case x64). This provides the updated esent.dll.2 On the computer with the fix installed, check the version number ofWindows\Sytem32\esent.dll and Windows\SysWOW64\esent.dll. It was 6.1.7600.16592 in my case.3. On the computer with no fix installed, check the version number ofWindows\Sytem32\esent.dll and Windows\SysWOW64\esent.dll. It was 6.1.7600.16385 in my case.4. On the broken computer takeover the ownership of Windows\Syte... Read more

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Hello all :)
Our son recently bought me a new computer, a Dell XPS 8920.  Though I've read about and watched some YouTube vieos, and not being a computer guru, I'm having a difficult time understanding how to set up the OS (C) & D Drive.  I realize you cannot download a ton of programs onto the OS (C) and have to revert to the D Drive.  Especially if one uses a lot of photoshop programs like I do.  I believe I understand you can set up a Folder on the C Drive that will direct to a specific program on the D Drive but, I'll be darned if I can figure out the process?
Anyway, is there a book, something online, I can download so as to understand how this Drive system differs from the standard C Drive when it comes to downloading multiple programs?  What I have found is short on details and seems to presume one knows a lot about computers...which I do not.  I wish the new PC had come with a users manual of some kind.  So, any help will be greatly appreciated so I can finally start using this XPS properly.

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Answer:Cpu usage 100% with external firewire hard drive

Hi, I've got a problem with an external firewire hard drive (a Lacie d2 drive). When I try to access the drive in explorer (just browsing through the files and directories) the cpu usage rockets to 100%. Shortly after that explorer freezes, and cpu usage goes back to normal when explorer is shut down. Needless to say that the external drive is pretty much useless for the time being. I reinstalled the OS and the necessary drivers but the problem persists.The computer is a recent one with Win XP as OS. The motherboard only has USB 1.1 support so I bought a firewire-USB2.0 combo card. I just can't get the Lacie drive to work on that computer. The same external hard drive does work normally on another computer (also Win XP as OS, but with a firewire expansion card).If anyone could identify what the problem is, it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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The last couple of days my pc's hard drive has been turning/running without any stop as long as the machine is on. I have not insatlled any new software or hardware in a long time.

I've run the following scans:
1) TrendMicro's HouseCall (online) which didn't come up with anything.
2) SpyBot: nothing
3) Ewido anti-malware: nothing
4) Microsoft's malware program: nothing
5) Microsoft's virus scan (using OneCare Live Beta)
6) Ad-Aware: found 1 Tracking cookie (a data miner, IECache Entry)
7) Windows Defender is running all the time
8) I've deleted all cookies, emptied temp files and IE temp files
9) I've performed disk clean-up using Windows disk clean
10) Did disk defrag last Wednesday
11) Performed Norton on-line virus scan: nothing
12) Performed Norton on-line security scan: nothing

Any idea what else I can try?

I have Windows Desktop Search installed, but even when I stop it from running, my hard disk continues to run so I don't think this is the issue.

Tor-Eddie
 

Answer:Hard drive always running - high CPU usage

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thanks....

Here's what I am working on.

Dell: P-233 Latitude Laptop

Here's what I have done:

I got this computer used. I formatted the hard drive first, then I went into FDISK.
I noticed that when I hit Diplay info it shows this:

Partition: C:
Status: A
Type: Pri DOS
Mbytes: 2047
Usage: 66%

What Im concerned about is why does it show 66% usage? Does this mean it is only using 66% of the Hard drive? And if so how do I set it to get 100%?
When I set the percentage to l00 I notice it will still say only 66%...

Thanks......

Also: What WIN operating system in your opinion would work best with this computer being only a P233? I see it says it was built for WIN95/NT....

thanks again
 

Answer:Dell P-233 Laptop - Hard Drive Usage says only 66% - Need Help!

Sounds like you used an old version of FDISK or you did not enable large disk support when it asked in FDISK. Windows 95 at first only support a 2 Gig partition. Later versions support bigger partitions. What Windows are you using? If 95 you will have to just create an extended partition and format it. If Windows 98 you must use the windows 98 Fdisk to delete and create a new partition and don't forget to enable large disk support.
 

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Hello all,

I couldn't determine whether this is being caused by the OS or the Hardware, but here goes. I recently decided my HD was due a reformatting. I transferred files my clean (virus-scanned) files onto an external HD and back again after reinstalling Windows XP (SP2).
Reinstalled the most crucial drivers first, and whilst reinstalling various applications, I saw a small notification pop-up in the bottom right informing me that my C drive is running low on storage, then again soon after informing me it's critically low.

Bringing up the properties of my C drive displays the following:

Bringing up the properties of the contents of the C drive (including hidden and protected operating system files/folders) displays the following:
I also opened up disk defragmenter to see if that had anything to say which might help, and though it reports the same inaccurate usage for C, in the top pane, the graphical chart seen at the bottom would indicate that around 50% of C Drive space is unused:
I've never encountered anything like this before and really have no idea how to further analyse the problem; any suggestions apprechiated, thanks.
 

Answer:Incorrect Hard Drive Usage Being Reported.

What files?

Was it just data files or all of the files on the old supposedly clean drive like Windows, program, and data files?
 

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Hiya All.Does anyone know why my "C" partition should show a much higher usage than expected.Right click on Properties on C shows a size of 4.3gb, but when you property each individual folder within the drive you only get 2.0g.System Restore is turned off as soon as I re-install the op sys.Are there hidden files on the drive being created some where...?I have show all files in the tools option switched on.Am I missing the plot somehow or the other.Many Thanks for any Help.

Answer:C Hard drive showing high usage.

click here

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I had been asked to run some scans and post the logs. When I finally completed the scans and went to post the logs, the Internet connection on the laptop started acting wierd. One moment it was there, the next it was gone. When the connection failed, I would get a pop-up asking if I wanted to connect to a dial-up connection with Verizon, or I would get a message that I was off-line. I unchecked "Work Off-line" and tried again and would get on but would soon get disconnected again.

When I was able to get online, I couldn't get to bleepingcomputer.com by typing in the URL, but I could get there through Google (but only once and then I was disconnected). When I got to Google I was able to click a link for bleepingcomputer and it acted like it was going to go to the link but then a pop-up would ask if I wanted to connect with dial-up. The next time I went to click on the same link in Google I got a circle with a slash through it when I moused over the link, and clicking on the link wouldn't produce any result, but I was able to click on another link in Google that I hadn't tried before (but only once).

I started wondering if I was getting a connection and I remembered, from a previous help session for a different problem on a different computer, that I was asked to create an ipconfig log and post it. I opened a command prompt and typed ipconfig /all. The result showed a long list that looked very different from the ipconfig log I had mentioned earlier. T... Read more

Answer:Lost track of a post. Posting again. High Memory Usage

You had an answer here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic399644.html/page__p__2263877__fromsearch__1#entry2263877

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I wanted to ask two questions...

1. I have an hard drive from an old computer who hasn't been working for about a year and a half (reason unknown my best guess is either it was fried or it was a touch of god...) , will it damage my current system if I connect that hard drive in order to extract some data? just for a few minutes, I swear...

2. If it's not dangerous than how is it done? do I need drivers or something? it's a WD 10GB if it matters and my current system is pretty new about a year and a half...
 

Answer:Hard time connecting hard drive?

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I just put together a new PC. I used the Foxconn 925xe7aa motherboard. When I boot up the BIOS recognizes my hard drive which is a 300 GB Seagate but does not recognize my DVD burner which is a LITE-ON SHM-165H6S. I know the DVD burner works because I switched the DVD burner to the IDE 1 slot on the M/B and it loaded the Windows installation. Also I can see in the boot-up sequence that it has the DVD burner listed as Drive 0 but in the BIOS it has the hard drive listed as Drive 0. I have tried many things and none seem to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:BIOS does not recognize hard drive and dvd drive at the same time

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I have recently purchased and installed a new hard drive. It is a WD Caviar 16MB cache SATA 2 7200rmp 250 GB. (running as SATA 1 because mother board only supports SATA 1). I have noticed that it is horribly slow when the drive is being written to, also the processor usage spikes to 80-100% during the writing. I have concluded it's just during the writing because the computer boots fast and seems just fine when reading from the drive.

I have Windows XP installed, and running the latest updates. The driver for the the HD is a Windows SCSI driver. I have looked on the WD website for their driver, but have not had any success finding it. The only software that came in the retail box is the WD Data Lifeguard application, but it doesn't have an option for installing drivers.

I've read some posts about DMA and PIO settings, but I'm not sure if that only applies to IDE drives.

Thank you in advance for the help.
 

Answer:Processor usage very high when writing to hard drive

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I have the same problem. Disk C: properties show 108 GB are used but Treesize for example shows only about 84 GB are used.

Attached are two files that may help and the 3rd is coming soon.

Thanks for any help,

Yair

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Hard Drive Space Usage

And here is the 3rd file.

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It seems no matter what i am trying to do, computer always uses hard drive. I have Internet Explorer 8.0 open with 4-5 tabs and everytime i switch tabs it takes at least 30 seconds to switch and all this time hard drive is loading. Or for example i opened tab with YouTube video fully loaded and paused it. After a while i return to it to resume playing and then this loading starts. And this does not happen with Internet Explorer only. It seems computer does not use memory or maybe 1Gb is not enough? What is strange is that when application is loaded, it responds well for some time but later as time passes it starts to load slow and computer seems to use hard drive a lot.Please take a look at my Task Manager below:What do you find strange here? Is it too many handles? Maybe Page File is too high?Here is a screenshot of processes running sorted from processes taking most memory to least:Laptop Specs:Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.83Ghz1Gb Ram80Gb Hard DriveGeForce Go7400

Answer:Slow Performance And Frequent Hard Drive Usage

Sort the processes tab in task manager on the cpu column and see if some process is spiking. If not, try a clean boot and work backwards (Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (disable everything from loading) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming process, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.)

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Hi there,

I am having a problem with explorer.exe. When I click on certain folders in My Documents, the CPU Usage rockets and it takes ages for the next page to materialise. This is most frequently happening when navigating around my External HD, which for reference is a 320GB Seagate FreeAgent Desktop USB. I have defragmented the C: an D: drives of my computer, despite the fact that the analysis reveals that I don't need to. I have run Spybot S&D, which says that I have nothing malicious to worry about on my computer. Finally, even though I have disconnected my external HD, the slowness has spread to my main hard drives.

I would very much like to know what is going on, and hope that someone might be able to help me. I have attached my HijackThis log file.

Kind regards,
Nyapsta.
 

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So I have performed a complete wipe of the laptop, formatted it, did a clean install of Vista Business. Installed all the drivers, added all the hotfixes, Windows Updates, etc. I then stopped all non-essential startup items, so that only these startup: Services:AD Monitor [fingeprint related service]AuthenTec Fingerprint Service [fingeprint related service]Data Transfer Service [fingeprint related service]ThinkPad PM ServicesInstallDriver Table ManagerOn Screen Display Applications:TPHOTKEYTpShocks Why is it, my hard drive accessing light constantly blinks. I've left my computer on for a few hours, come back, and it still blinks once a second. Why is the hard drive being accessed so much? Is it a specific driver? I could only assume that's got to be some wear on the ball bearings, I never had this problem with my T60.





_______________________________________________________T400 6474-11U, Vista Business 32-bit, Core2 Duo P8400, 4GB DDR3, 160GB HD

Answer:[T400] Constant Hard Drive Light Usage

Hi number65, I could only assume that's got to be some wear on the ball bearings:-) Most hard drives have now switched to fluid bearings for the disk spindle. I don't know what sort of bearing the actuator head pivot has, I assume simple sleeve bearing? In any case, the hard drive activity is unlikely to prematurely wear out your drive. Unless you're noticing user interface slowness or battery drain or bothersome noise caused by the hard drive activity, you can safely ignore it. On the other hand, if you want to track down what's causing the hard drive accesses, some of the tools from Sysinternals may help. In particular:AutorunsProcess ExplorerProcess Monitor   





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wmcnentre on my system only burns 1 track. Then you have to erase cd. I tried in wmp. I can not use "burn" function. ANy advice. 1-i have dvd re writer. 2. other cds in opt. drive play normally. i have tried using wav. and mp3. I have tried using other programmes to change file to . cda (without success)
 

Answer:wmp (7) only burns 1 track of cd at time !

http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#xpcdburn

takes some reading but prob overrun
 

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VLC has been my media player of choice for a long while now, mostly because it's versatile and nowhere near as moody as Windows Media Player (which has re-arranged, re-named, etc. my tracks many times without permission). It's been working just fine, with no issues that I've noticed aside from lagging with gigantic .avi files. (But that's mostly my system's fault, I'd imagine.)Anyway, today I noticed that it's started behaving strangely. It wasn't doing this yesterday, and I know because I was playing one of the exact music files affected and it was not affected then. Now, it's adding random amounts of time to seemingly-random tracks, some as many as a year or two old and some much newer. Mostly, it adds 1 - 4 extra seconds. On some, however (mostly the newer ones), it's suddenly adding as much as ten extra minutes.The ones with major additions are on my flash drive, but the rest are a combination and in different locations. Some were ripped directly from CDs while some were transferred from an older system and some were downloaded as individual tracks. All are .mp3 format. I've found no noticeable pattern, other than the ones with the most noticeable time addition being newer and on my flash drive. It seems that many aren't affected, regardless of location or age, while several are - again regardless of location and age. The additions of more than four seconds only seem to appear on my flash drive's files, though not all tr... Read more

Answer:VLC Getting Track Time Wrong

I've recently realised that I have a few .avi files which are massive so I used WMM to reduce the file size. I had one .avi which was 2 gb. I added this and 2 other .avi files (about 500mb each) to WMM and "published" a movie that was only 124mb, with no noticeable reduction in quality. In the process I thought I'd lost lots of videdo, then I realised that the timing was all wrong. In windows explorer if I choose "Length" as one of the headings it displays an incorrect length for the .avi files, it seems to claim they are about twice as long as they actually are. It's the same if I right-click & choose Properties, details, video.
 
However I've just realised that this is ONLY for videos made with my Fuji FinePix JX530 camera. My family have some other digital cameras, but their videos all display the correct size. Perhaps I'll check the fuji website to see if they can explain...

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I'm working on an Acer Power FV that has been shutting off "randomly". Ive stress tested the CPU, and GPU, and tested the RAM in Windows. I tested those components at the same time, multiple times, and it only powered off once. I also scanned the RAM with a bootable utility without any problem. But the system has powered off every time I have scanned for viruses with various softwares. It also powered off immediately when I "logged in" using the recovery console on the CD and another time when I was scanning for bad sectors with the CD. I scanned the drive in a different computer with Symantec and was reported as clean. I'm hoping its the power supply. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

Note: I will be away from the Acer until monday.
 

Answer:Solved: System powers off in relation to hard drive usage

A test for the power supply would be to swap in a known good power supply. If the problem is still present then it is likely not the power supply. Though I do suspect the power supply as Acer is not known for using high quality power supplies in thier systems.
 

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

Anyone?
 

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Hey there, so I've just been looking at my old desktop PC and i was looking into the system restore settings and seen that 12% of disc space is reserved for restore points. i've changed this 10% now as the PC barely gets any use anyway, will that be ok? (Equates to about 10GB)
 
I also noticed that my 2nd hard drive was enabled for system restore... However, this drive only has media on it, no programs, no operating system nothing, just music files.  Now my question is, can i use this drive for system restore points even though the OS is not installed on it? The Reason I ask is because i have a lot more free space on this drive...  If not, should I just go ahead and disable monitoring on that drive?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:System restore disk space usage and using on a 2nd hard drive?

First of all yes, 10% is fine. Second, system restore keeps it's files in a hidden folder named "System Volume Information", and there is one of those folders on each drive on which System Restore is enabled. Last, the system restore points for any given drive MUST be stored on that drive.
 
Personally, I'd suggest disabling system restore completely and using disc imaging software instead.

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Hello. I've got a very strange problem on my hands here. I recently upgraded my case and to go with my new case I got a SATA Sony DRU-190S DVD-writer to replace my IDE writer. After completing the transfer to my new case I noticed that my hard drive light was flickering every second. It was pretty noticable as the Antec 900 HD light is very bright.Upon investigating further I noticed that lsass.exe and csrss.exe were constantly producing many I/O reads and writes to the hard drive. After googling lsass.exe and csrss.exe I discovered that these two processes have caused other Windows users to experience the same problem, but every cause seems different e.g. A virus, CPU utilization issue, corrupt profile etc. and I couldn't find one that matched mine.I managed to find a thread that mentioned a Microsoft service called Terminal Service, which I disabled, and that seemed to tame lsass.exe. The problem is csrss.exe remains and is reading the hard drive many times an hour causing the hard drive to flicker every second.I found a thread that told me to use Disk Monitor and Process Monitor together to try and capture what exactly is accessing the hard drive. Unfortunately I couldn't get Process Monitor to work it just came up with an error 'unable to allocate memory with a block size 4000', I tried googling that error but found nothing that could fix Process Monitor. I tried using filemon and process explorer, but its not really giving me the information that... Read more

Answer:lsass.exe and csrss.exe causing constant hard drive usage

Quote from: Man_With_Beard on July 12, 2008, 05:08:33 AMHello. I've got a very strange problem on my hands here. I recently upgraded my case and to go with my new case I got a SATA Sony DRU-190S DVD-writer to replace my IDE writer. After completing the transfer to my new case I noticed that my hard drive light was flickering every second. It was pretty noticable as the Antec 900 HD light is very bright.Did you have this problem in your 'old case?'I'm a literal reader! Does this mean that the only hardware change was the external case and the Sony DVD, i.e., you put the old motherboard, video, harddrive, etc, into the new case? What about power supply?Is this computer on a network?Does the computer exhibit any 'problems' - slowness, etc.Have you tried to create a new user profile per the MS article that you referenced? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555021)Have you verified that the only copies of the two files are in C:\Windows\System32?The more info that we have the better chance of finding a solution.

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My computer normally sat idle with 2% of the CPU being used. For some time now, the computer sounds like the hard drive is racing, and the CPU is being used 50% of the time.

I'm attaching a screen shot.

I think I understand that if the system idle program were at a high value, that would mean exactly that, the system was idle for most of the time.

The System is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 36k)
The System Ide Process is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 28K)
At the bottom of the Windows Task Manager it states the CPU Usage is 50%, with 55 processes running.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Racing - CPU at 50 percent usage when no applications are running

Also cannot get my computer to shut down it just hangs, so I have to unplug it to get it to shut down. (I"ve left it on all night to see if it would shut down, and it won't)
 

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HP Laptop, Vista, IE. 80 Gig Hard drive was 37 gig full just a few months ago. Now it's 71 gig full. I didn't put anything into it. In fact, I uninstalled several programs.

Answer:[SOLVED] Hard Drive usage goes from 37g to 71g with no added programs installed

Have a look at what is taking up the space using this tool - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize...download.shtml

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Does anyone know how to get it to play continously? This problem has only arisen recently.

Answer:Spotify playing one track at a time

On the bottom right of the screen of the spotify task bar their is a circle with a arrow on it click on that.

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How does the administrator in XP track Inernet and/or other computer usage time?

thanks, kids
 

Answer:Track Internet Usge Time

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Hey all.

I recently built a new PC and have been having BSOD issues. Because I have a new motherboard, memory, cpu, video card, etc how can I determine what is causing the issue? When windows crashes it says it made a crash dump file but where can I find those?

I want to remedy the issue but I do not have extra hardware to test items one by one.

Thanks for any help and direction.
 

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD all the time - how to track?

Try for memory first (run memtest), make sure cpu is at correct speeds / temps, if not those look after power supply. What are your specs?
 

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Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?

Answer:Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?

When you save to OneDrive it actually saves to your OneDrive Folder on your disk and then this is synchronised. So the answer is yes - it does it automatically.

See this tutorial for the setting up OneDrive - OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1.

If a file is "online only" it is not on your disk until you try to open it. If it is "available offline" then a copy is also kept on your disk. Assuming you have space I find it more convenient to have everything "available offline" and so on my disk.

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I'm looking for a program to keep track of how much bandwidth each computer uses on my LAN network. My ISP is starting to charge me for extra internet bandwidth so it would be nice to have some kind of tracking system so I don't go over my limit since I have 3 computers at home it's very hard not go over the limit and get charged insane prices by my ISP. Any help would be appreciate thank you.
 

Answer:Program to keep track of bandwith

I'm not sure of a specific standalone program that can monitor all 3 computer's bandwidth usage...there are several programs that will monitor one network adapters traffic though.
 

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A program that I want to use (MyDVDCatalog) pops a dialog saying that comdlg32.dll or one of it's dependencies is missing, but the file does exist, and I have also run regsvr32 to ensure that it is registered. Therefore, I assume that what ever is missing is a dependency of the dll. How would one determine what the missing file is?

Answer:How To Track Program Dependencies?

Comdlg32.dll - Comdlg32.dll Not Found Error - Missing Comdlg32.dll - Fix Comdlg32.dll

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Hi all.

I was just wondering if anyone knows of any (good) apps for tracking changes made to a web page, so I don't have to check manually. Basically what I want to do is A: watch my website's folders, so I know when my project teammates are posting changes (and what files are being added/changed), and B: track specific other pages that don't have RSS (like galleries, etc, that are updated regularly, and require a manual check if you want to see what's new).

I'm certain there are apps that do this, but I'm tired of the usual wading through 20 to find the one that's actually worthwhile, so I thought I'd see if anyone here knows of any good ones.

Thanks.
 

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I know there is the track changes feature within word but that means the people have to use word to track the changes, I also am highly doubtful it keeps these changes tracked in these specific file types (though I admit I have not tried)

What I want is to have a program to monitor a share and everytime a file is saved on the share it tells me 1) the user who made the modification and 2) the original information as well as the new information input.
 

Answer:Track changes program for txt and ini files?

bump... anyone?
 

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I have 150 random tracks that i need to create a list of... i dont want to have to type them up manually... they all have ID3 tags...

can any program do this? export track names to lists
 

Answer:is there a track lister program?

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I have two questions. I bought a dell 7567 gaming for 3 days ago but the laptop become very slow when I run programs like uTorrent and during the installing of a game. When I look the disk on task manager it shows 100 procent or a high number like 99 (its not always such high disk procent just when I run a program t ex uTorrent and any program like this even internet explorer). And my question:
My hard disk is sshd 1Tbyte. My laptop become slow because my hard disk is sshd and not ssd? It will be help if I combine my sshd with a ssd hard drive?( I mean buy a ssd and use bouth ssd and sshd)
My system spec:
Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.8GHz), 8GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SSHD Hybrid Hard Drive w/8gb , 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2, NVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti w/ 4GB GDDR5
Thank you for your time

Answer:Can I decrease disk usage with buying a ssd hard drive and combine with my sshd?

Hi parham62,
Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system is not performing as expected.  Downloading programs from torrent sites can be very dangerous, and can introduce viruses into your machine.  These viruses can exhibit issues like you are experiencing.  Here is some information from another Forum user who was able to resolve their issue: en.community.dell.com/.../20008887

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Hi today i restarted my computer after playing some games and using the computer i also yesterday played
a simple game just minecraft and my cpu reached 95 celcius is this dangerous? also the ghz for a reason went weird to 1,80 to 2,90 and today its using too much cpu for anything i open google chrome goes 80%+ cpu usage and this never happened before maybe i should do a system restore or something? what can be that issue i also tried to click on something on windows 10 on the start menu and took around 6-8 seconds or chrome 10-15 seconds after taking 1 second before what happened? please help im gonna also service the computer in 15 days just saying thank you all

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Hi today i restarted my computer after playing some games and using the computer i also yesterday played
a simple game just minecraft and my cpu reached 95 celcius is this dangerous? also the ghz for a reason went weird to 1,80 to 2,90 and today its using too much cpu for anything i open google chrome goes 80%+ cpu usage and this never happened before maybe i should do a system restore or something? what can be that issue i also tried to click on something on windows 10 on the start menu and took around 6-8 seconds or chrome 10-15 seconds after taking 1 second before what happened? please help im gonna also service the computer in 15 days just saying thank you all

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Hello all,

I'm new here and hope someone can help with my problem.

My Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptops 160 GB hard drive recently failed!

What I did to fix it was by putting a 500 GB hard drive in from a spare external hard drive and put in the recovery disks and hey presto it was working!! During the recovery process it said it would delete all data on the drive which was about 220 GB. That was fine as I had other copies of the data. After the install I expected to have a laptop with a 500 GB hard drive but the 2 partitions that were created are, C drive with 192 GB and D drive with 97 GB. I'm missing 211 GB of storage!! Should I have deleted all the data from the drive first? Does anyone know if there is a way to get windows to see the remaining drive space?

Thanks for your help

AMB

Answer:Hard time with drive

Welcome
Try to go to disc managment, and name the missing partition if you can, then reboot.
Does the missing space, show in Disc Managment?

Disk Management Vista - How To Access Disk Management in Windows Vista

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For a number of month my computer has been playing up , with repetitve disk boot errors and small glitches and freezes. Aswell as this i hear a strange clicking noise from inside my pc shell every now and then , this usuually results to the pc crashing. I thin kit is my hard drive that is at fault , so would i be worth getting a new one , or could it be other components that are wrong. ALso , recently while playing on a game the texturtes went very strange , which is the first time tis ever happened. i have a 7800 GT and my hard drive is a MAxtor 6y160m0 , and is not quite a year old. Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:TIme to get a new hard drive?

small glitches and freezes could be just about anything - but repetitive noot errors are most likely to be ahrd drive or RAM errors.You can download a RAM test program for example click here You can also download programs to test the hard drive, for Maxtor it's PowerMax at click hereBe VERY careful about running some facilities, which will erase all the information on the drive.Tjere are also other things which could cause your problems - such as the motherboard, or processor, or PSU, or simply bad connections where items are plugged in - but less likely.Unfortunately the only way to troubleshoot where the real problem lies is a long process of trial and error. You might strike lucky on the first thing you try - you might not.

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 mainly because I was told it was good for gaming, but when playing any game which requires you to use the track pad at the same time as the keys, the track pad doesn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Track pad and keyboard won't work at the same time?

Jerrier, this is just a guess, but look in the software settings for the trackpad. There may be an icon in your system tray near the clock. Also, see if there's any 3rd party software installed for disabling or modifying the way the trackpad works.

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Its always the same problem. When ever my computer is turned off for a long period or time, the clock is "always" 3 hours behind. What the **** is wrong with my OS? This problem started about a month ago, and it kept on doing it after I re-installed XP.

Answer:Windows is constantly loseing track of time

give it a second. the internet will fix it

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