Disk 100% usage, Sager Laptop. Looked up many solutions would like some guidance.

BladeCast

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NP8255-S Sager Latop. (2013)

Short Answer: High disk usage when opening apps (almost anything), spiking to 50 - 100%. System then becomes extremely slow doing any process. Minutes, sometimes. Restarting does not help.

Long answer and what I've tried: It's probably getting old, but figured i'd ask. I've always had some minor issues with this and I RMA'd it once and got a new one. It's really starting to annoying me because I've tried everything.

Disabling Windows Search & Superfetch
Disable or change the paging file
Changing Power settings to maximum performance
Disabled Windows Defender
Reformatted countless times (so probably not a virus, malware thing)
Went to cooler temps (is a laptop.. thought i'd try)
I do have a killer wireless card, so I did those steps and also tried manually connecting via Ethernet cable. Same issue.
Did chkdsk /f /r
+a few other things I can't think of.

Been dealing with this for months so any information I haven't tried would be helpful. I kinda assume it's a hardware issue but would love to hear it's not.

Thanks a lot in advance!



 

BadActor

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Check the SMART status of the disk. Laptop HDD's are more prone to damage and yours may have issues. You can use CrystalDiskInfo (Standard version) to check disk health. Also, make sure to leave the pagefil on the "System Managed" setting. Except in a small few cases, changing this hurts performance.

http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html
 

SkyNetRising

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Your drive is damaged. There are a lot of relocated sectors - 402 (hex 192).
And there are 55 (hex 37) pending sectors, that probably also will convert to relocated.

Your drive still has some spare sectors left, so relocation is still possible, but you're gonna run out of them soon.
So - advise is to replace the hdd and preferably to ssd.
 

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