I have been having lots of problems for the last year of to MUCH hard-drive activity. So I searched and found the answer here. Some responded that it was a primary problem with Laptops running Vista and a 5400 RPM hard-drive. Well mine is also a laptop but running Windows 7, and a 7200 RPM HD.
However, I recently installed a larger drive that is only 5400 RPMs but I have tested it in many different ways and find that 95% of the time it is just as fast as my old 7200 RPM drive. But I had the problem with the faster drive as well! But not quite as bad. I would see the HD light running and running, and hogging the resources. Problem was I could not figure out WHAT WAS causing it?
It all came to a head this week and particularly today. It was so bad I could hardly use my laptop! I have used the Task Manager for YEARS but only for basic stuff, until today. The hard-drive was RUNNING CONSTANTLY so I knew that I HAD TO find out what the problem was. So I played with Task Manager and found the problem. Like I said I had only used Task Manager for very basic stuff so did not know it would show me EVERYTHING running in the background and especially WHAT was using the HD.
So I discovered that - "svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted)" was what was running constantly. So I tried turning it off and saw the HD light go out, and the graph showing the hard-drive use - drop like a rock, from MAX to almost zero.
Like I said I had a 7200 RPM drive before and it had this problem, and it got worse over time? My new hard-drive is 5400 RPMs, that I installed 6 weeks ago. It had NO PROBLEMS for the first month, it is only in the last 2 weeks I started noticing to much hard-drive activity!!
MY QUESTIONs: [This is my first POST, is it OK to ask more than one question at a time?] Someone said I should search for 'SuperFetch' and deactivate it. First: I could not find it? All I found is "TS_SuperFetch.ps1"? Second: what is the best solution, and how would I do it? Can I uninstall it in any way, or delete the file, and what are the results of getting rid of this thing completely? FINAL: if I do not get rid of it will I need to go into Task Manager and stop this service EVERY TIME I reboot? Thanks