Laptop randomly freezes and disk usage goes 100%

aayushrastogi1997

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My Laptop randomly freezes while browsing net, using VLC etc.
When it freezes, the video stops at the frame, and i can't launch anything like task manager or explorer, but the cursor moves.
If i open task manager before hand and then check it when the system freezes, then i find that my hard drive usage is at 100%.
But i have performed windows disk error and even hard drive sentinel, both of them reported my hard drive is fine, even SMART test too didn't show any error.
Laptop: HP AU007tx
Specs:
i5 6200u
8 GB DDR4 RAM
940MX
1 TB HDD
Windows 10

I have tried following methods:
1. Changing power plan settings
2. Disabling dedicated graphics
None worked
 

kookie3010

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is this laptop still new?do u have any program thats enable during startup.often what i encounter is the highdisk usage is usually because of background windows process that is using the disk.i found this an issue with laptop/pc with regular 5400rpm/7200rpm drive especially on windows 10.it will go away once all the important updates are installed.
 

aayushrastogi1997

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All the latest updates are installed. Windows is up to date as well as all the drivers.

 

kookie3010

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then check in task manager what is using ur disk.
 

aayushrastogi1997

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Well no process appears in Task Manager that consumes disk more than 5%. It just shows disk usage 100%.
 

kookie3010

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there must be a process that is using ur disk.it cant just go to a 100% without anything actually using it.once u feel the lag go into task manager and scroll down and see which actually uses the highest MB on your disk.and check your swap file.
 

aayushrastogi1997

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Well, i have checked it multiple times. Whatever's eating my hard drive doesn't probably show up in Task Manager for some strange reason. Since, nothing shows up in Task Manager, I thought it might be a hardware fault, but all the Hard drive tests come clean.
 

kookie3010

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can u attach a screen shot of your task manager?
 
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