I have been having this problem with my pc. If I try to install anything, like DirectX or something that just needs to use an installer, my HDD will just randomly start to fill its full 3 TB and then slowly deplete back down to the normal size of what I had downloaded, sometimes doing it in a loop until the install finishes.
I have did everything with chkdisk, seatools disk check and more, all say that there is no problem with the drive itself. I have changed out the SATA cable and the problem still happens to me.
I can't find anything else about this problem, is it because of my bios settings or something along those lines, or is it actually a bad drive and checking the disk itself won't show anything.
I'm running on a clean install of Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate, Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz Ram: 8 GB GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB
If anyone can help me with this problem please, as this is just getting annoying for me. I can still use my pc and do other things, but installing anything is just a pain at this point.
Normal during install:
Full hard drive
Resource Monitor Again
CPU Kernel Time (In Red) Goes nuts
Resource Monitor (Write)
Every time this happens, the kernel CPU % starts to exactly match the normal CPU usage, and the problem won't end until the kernel CPU usage decides to go down.