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100% Disk Usage - apps doesn't seem to be using it

  emmcr 15:39 24 May 2019
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Hello,

I apologise in advance if there is a simple explanation for this - unfortunately I'm not very computer savvy, so please bare with me

My laptop has been having periods with really slow response times, whenever i click to open an app or try ctrl-alt-del it takes forever to load. the problem seems to be that the disk usage is 100% but when I look at the list underneath, the highest taxing app only seems to be using 2%.. is there something I can do to stop this from happening?

Thanks in advance :-)

System Information

Time of this report: 5/24/2019, 15:34:46 Machine name: Machine Id: Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 17763) (17763.rs5_release.180914-1434) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. System Model: GL553VD BIOS: GL553VD.306 (type: UEFI) Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8078MB RAM Page File: 4544MB used, 6457MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 12 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent) System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: UnKnown Miracast: Available, with HDCP Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.17763.0001 64bit Unicode

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:57 24 May 2019
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have a look in processes and see if windows is indexing the drive.

  emmcr 11:24 26 May 2019

Thank you - I have turned off indexing for now as I don't use the search function and have very little on my laptop - no problems so far! Thank you for your help

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