Why does my Dad's laptop have such a high disk usage %? (Toshiba L840)

JayTee3

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Satellite L840 [Windows 10]

Specific model and specs link here: http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/satellite/l840/psk8ga-02700g/specifications


It's got a 1TB (5400 rpm) SATA (not sure what gb/s? How could I check?) but whenever you use it it'll be hell slow and in task manager it'll be at 100% with chrome taking up the most at like 1mb/s, even 100% not using chrome, using edge instead or so

Its not a matter of disk space, he has 500gb free.

What could be the problem?
 

JayTee3

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I doubled his RAM (4gb to 8gb DDR3) and removed his antivirus (comodo) and all the addons it had (secure shopping, internet security etc) since some anti virus was taking up a lot.

Removed some other stuff like onedrive from starting up and yeah.

Seems to be working a lot faster and better (0% disk usage yay!), your answer was sort of the solution and the other answer wasn't any help so I'll pick you for the solution I spose

(replaced the antivirus with just windows defender + downloaded malware bytes and did a scan and removed a potential malware too that malwarebytes picked up)

Thanks!
 
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