All of a sudden Windows 8 is unresponsve upon entering the desktop and on bringing up the Task Manager Disc usage is showing 100% for 5-10mins then returns to normal. Really want to sort this as I need to use the Laptop for work:
HP Pavilion g6-2265sa
Windows 8 (Home) (64 bit)
Intel Core i3-2370M processor
750GB hard drive (ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB)
802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0
The only AV on it is windows defender, I've turned off file indexing and the task manager doesn't reveal much. The few programs using the disk don't seem to be very active yet usage is at a solid 100% for 10mins. Any help appreciated. I'm beginning to really really dislike windows 8.
I have the same problem as well. Defender also takes up a LOT of disk usage. Make sure you do not have a security scan starting at start up. Also, use task manager to stop unnecessary startup programs.
Hope I helped!
"the highest users are "system" and "Service Host:local Service (Network Restricted)(7)" is what you see in TM. That's a restricted view. Download Process Explorer from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb795533, check in properties of that svchost which service is being run by it.