Sep 10, 2019
System, Chrome, and a bunch of Windows Services all use a lot of disk.
Also, sometimes the processes' combined disk usage don't match up with the total disk usage in task manager.
[ex. all processes combined uses 30% disk but it still shows 100% disk being used]
Very rarely it goes down (usually happens after about 10 minutes of loading up the computer) and it also freezes/stutters a lot after I put it to Sleep and open it again (it being laggier after Sleeping never happened before)

If you need any computer specs to help with this problem, feel free to ask.

[I will provide video footage soon]

Edit 1 (9/10): the disk usage has been going from 5-60 back and forth for a while now, this -- as said before -- only happens right after turning on the computer. However, the computer takes quite a while to even load the icons on the taskbar, so I don't know what's going on lol

Edit 2 (17 minutes later): every time i load up a new page the disk usage spikes up (Google Chrome)
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Jul 2, 2019
It always helps to provide a Speccy Snapshot:
Using Piriform’s Speccy to Collect Your Computer’s Hardware & Software Specifications & Report Them to an Assistant

1. Go to the Piriform Speccy Download Page and download the program.

2. Run the installer you’ve just downloaded or unzip the ZIP file if you prefer to use the portable version.

a. If you choose to run the installer - Note: The Speccy free installer may now come with Avast and the Google Chrome browser bundled with it (or something else, what’s bundled has changed over time). Make sure that you UNCHECK the options to install any bundled software when you see the checkboxes during the Speccy install sequence. When you reach the end, uncheck the View Release Notes checkbox, then activate the Run Speccy button.

b. If you go with the portable version just fire up Speccy from the unzipped folder location.

Regardless of which method you choose, you will be presented the Speccy Main Window:

3. From the File Menu, activate the “Publish Snapshot” item [or press ALT+F,B]:

4. You will now be presented with the Publish Snapshot Dialog:

You will, of course, activate the Yes button.

5. Finally, you will be presented with the Snapshot URL Dialog:

on which you will activate the Copy to Clipboard button so that you will have the snapshot web address to paste into your message.

Note: If you want to save your system specs to a text file, at step 3 choose the Save as Text File option at step 3. This can be handy if you need to e-mail your specs.