The computer stops in the middle of programs and then starts again like it doesn't have enough memory to run, but it is suppos

Lumia925

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Post a picture of your resource monitor/disk. You can launch it thru task manager. Launch it, let it run for a while (say 10 minutes), then take a screenshot and post. It should look like this:


Open Device manager, expand Disk drives, right click on the hard disk and click on properties, go to the Policies tab, and CHECK both the boxes. (You can leave the second box for buffer flushing unchecked, but make sure the first box for write caching is checked).


In the Device manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, take a screenshot and post here



Open HD Sentinel, navigate to the "Information tab", and check the active transfer mode. Better yet, scroll down to ATA information and post us a screenshot, it should look like this:
 

Spectre694

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What are your specs?
Also the title of a thread should be short and sweet or else it gets cut off and the the body of your questions should be in the post.
 

doorgunner

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I am watching Task Manager and when the disk hits 100%, the computer freezes for a little while and then it starts again, and then it hits 100% again and keeps doing this with any program that I am running.

 

Spectre694

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Your disk is thrashing. Need specs to help figure out why.
 

doorgunner

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doorgunner

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The computer is a Aspire E 15 Touch, E5-511P-C9BM, SNID # 42308296634, Intel Celeron quad core processor Ns930 (up to 2.16 GHz), Intel HD grapshics, 8 GB DDR3 L Memory, 500 GB HDD. Just got this computer on May 7, took all day Sunday for 225 update, and Sunday evening upgraded it to windows 10. It was thrashing before I did all that on Sunday, I was hopping that would take care of the problem.. If you need more than this just let me know...
 

Spectre694

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Alright so it likely isn't a lack of RAM then. Let's see if there is any other likely issues. What does your CPU usage look like when it happens and how much of your RAM is being used according to task manager
 

doorgunner

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doorgunner

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cpu is below 5% most of the time and memory is always below 20%, I am doing defrag and optimize right now to see if that helps, so far it hasn't and it is on pass 8.
 

Lumia925

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I once had a laptop (HP/core i3) doing exactly this. Arbitrary 100% disk usage and the whole system would momentarily stall. The hard drive (Toshiba) had 49 reallocated sectors. Replacing HDD instantly resolved the problem (didn't even have to re-install Windows, just "cloned" the failing drive to the new drive, using an external HDD.)

I'm not suggesting you have this problem, but it might be worth checking the SMART results of your HDD. If it has re-allocated sectors, that might be causing all your problems.
 

Spectre694

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Ya my guess then is either that the disk is just too slow or it is failing. You may want to check the SMART data you can use crystaldisk info for that. the other thing is you can turn off super/prefetch. Doesn't actually solve the problem but may mask it.
 

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