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Windows 10 Disk Usage 100% Problem

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    Hi,This problem is slowing and stalling my laptop,not certin if it started when windows 10 updated,in task manager it says im at 100 % disk usage which i am not,no idea what is causing it and there are no indications either :sad: any help would be appreciated,thank you x
     
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    Thanks x ...That i have tried FC but i have to stop at the Device parameter part as it doesnt show it me to opt for it,im so frustrated with it all :frown:
     
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      Ive seen that but i dont have skype,would it still maybe make a differance trying it thou ? :)
       
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        It might work - got to be worth a try. By any chance, do you have McAfee security installed?
         
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          One other thing - if you scroll down the Task Manager list, it should show you what program or device is consuming the resource? Knowing that might give us a pointer.
           
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            I think i have or had,not sure if my daughter got rid of it for me,im sure it was popping up all the time but il go chck,thanks.
             
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              The very first one, install and run Malwarebytes - definitely one to try first, assuming you can download the file. The other thing to try is to restore Windows to a last known working restore point.

              I'm afraid I am going to bed shortly as I am up at 4am for work, else I would offer to remote-in and take a look for you. If you are still struggling with it, I am on annual leave for a few days from Wednesday - I will be able to help more then?
               
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                OK, that one right there is top of my list for this problem. McAfee is like cancer - it gets into everything on your PC, and when it is uninstalled it has a habit of leaving bits behind which rear up and cause this problem. The last time I saw it, it was my mum's laptop, and I ended up reinstalling everything from scratch.

                EDIT - all the more reason to try restoring it to a last known working restore point.
                 
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                  No it doesnt show anything thats why im baffled other wise i would of ended the task x
                   
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                  Get yourself off to bed fella and thank you,i will try them options and see if it fixes it,i will let you know how i get on :) x
                   
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                    Good luck - I should be about from about 5 tomorrow afternoon for a wee while if you get stuck. Worst case, send an email to the GC email - [email protected], and that will ping straight to my phone.
                     
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