Windows 8.1 Update Issues and Discussion

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  1. SteveCurwen

    SteveCurwen Notebook Enthusiast

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    The cores are fluctuating quite a bit.
    HWinfo cores.jpg

    I just don't understand why the HDD is at 100% a lot of the time.
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Thanks. So the problem appears to be with the HDD utilisation.

    You can start by looking at the Processes tab in Task Manager, specifically the I/O Read and Write Bytes, to see if that will show what is causing the HDD activity. The SysInternals Process Explorer looks a bit deeper into what is happening.

    It may also be worthwhile running the HDD manufacturer's diagnostics to check the drive health in case the activity is caused by read / write errors.

    John
     
  3. SteveCurwen

    SteveCurwen Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just donwloaded SeaTools for my drive and it failed one of the diagnostic tests. I did a quick fix with the software and then tried the same diagnostic test again and it said that it passed. Maybe this will have sorted it. i'm doing a long more thorough test at the moment and the disc utilisation has been at at 100% the whole time. The read speeds are around 100MB's pretty much all the time though so that must be good!
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    I have the NP780Z5E, would it be recommended for me to switch to 8.1? I'd be doing a clean install (coming from windows 8 clean install).

    Thanks!
     
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