I am running windows 7 64x amd architecture, 4GB ram, 1TB hard drive at i think 7100 RPM.
this problem has bothered me before, the hard drive would never stop reading/writing data. i pinpointed it to the system process and from there did some research (services run under the system process apparently,) and tried the solutions i found. most of them referred to the indexing or the superfetch stuff but i know that doesn't apply to me because i have them disabled.
from watching the resource monitor i have found that the I/O of the drive often lies in the 20-40 MB/s range (WTF this is a HUGE number for both idling and working I/O!!½!).
before i could restart my computer to fix the issue but now when i try that it just becomes worse. i have restarted my pc 4 times today and the disk i/o is only increasing or at best stays the same...
even when I'm working on the computer like I'm doing now it's still super slow, but once a program is running and don't require a lot of IO e.g. Chrome i can actually do some decent stuff on it.
please help me i can't do anything on my pc when its behaving like this.
Edit: apparently its some kind of temporary file that's being temporarily written to all the time and another suggestions said that i had run out of RAM and the system was using the disk as some backup memory or something, that's not true though. i have a whole 1GB free in my ram (that's at least what task manager tells me)
any ideas? i have no clue whatsoever this can be...