windows 8N high HDD usage (100% in the task manager)

i have a toshiba sattelite l855-s5375 
6gb ram
intel core i7 
when i start using windows 8 it freezes and goes slow 
any help ?

Hi Haythem,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and for providing us an opportunity to assist you.


Method 1: Place the computer on clean boot and check if the acts the same way.


Putting your system in clean boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. If yes, you may have to contact the program manufacturer for any updates or uninstall and re-install the program.


Clean boot:


Note: After clean boot troubleshooting step, follow the “Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state” in the provided link to return your computer to Normal startup mode.



Method 2: Run System maintenance troubleshooter.

 Follow these steps:

a) Press Windows key + W on the keyboard

b) Type Troubleshooter then click on Settings under the Search field

c) In Settings click on Find and Fix Problems

d) Click on System and security

e) Click System maintenance follow the prompts from there.



Also see Windows hangs or freezes.




Please post back if you are still experiencing the issue. I will be glad to provide you with the additional options available that you can utilize to get the issue resolved.

Abdul Raqeeb Kola
Former Microsoft Senior Support Engineer/ Sr. Blogger

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Last updated August 19, 2019 Views 1,300 Applies to: