• July 21, 2019

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GEEK TO ME: High disk usage after boot

Question: About two minutes after I boot up my laptop (or wake it up), the disk usage goes to 95-100 percent (as seen in the Task Manager Process tab) and stays there for 10-15 minutes. During this time, the computer is useless. I’ve been fighting this for over a year. Now I just come in from work, boot it up, and walk away. Later that night it will be fine. I’ve done a lot of research and tried several things listed, but nothing seems to work. I’m just about ready to use the sledgehammer repair method. Any help appreciated.

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