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kevinng
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my 500-319na disk access is 100% for 10 minutes after power up

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500-319na
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Following power up, the PC is very slow and the disk active time is at 100% for about 10 minutes. This is the same both users. The problem is only present after power up. It has been like this for several months.

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RrichardD
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Dear Kevinng,

 

 Try this - if not done already ...

 

 Using file explorer, open "My PC" (left pane). On right pane will show your hard drive as C:\ (Icon)

 

 Right click and select: properties (sub menu disk tools) - or 'drive/disk tools if it is there (top menu).

 

 Select 'check disk' with 'automatically fix errors', and let it run.

 

 It is possible the program will want to run a start-up run/repair (can take two hours - HDD size/errors relative); which will happen at the next boot-up. If it says to do this - do it.

 

... It sounds like HDD errors. This will fix it. Other possibility is Windows start-up errors (win.ini, etc.). If the first option does not work, I will explain how to fix your registery errors/Windows system boot (not the same as the HP starting bios boot).

 

Cheers,

 

Rick.

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kevinng
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Hi, thanks for your suggestions.

I ran Error checking on C drive, no errors found.

I ran HP Diagnostics System Fast Test - all passed.

I booted PC in Safe Mode, HDD disc active time near 0%.

I booted PC in normal mode, HDD disc active time 100%.

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RrichardD
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Hi Kevinng,

  Great working with someone who knows what they're doing.

 

 Trouble shooting is a process of elimination - thus we start at the top and work down the most common issues.

 

 We have established your main system drive is the equivalent of:

a: Miss World;

or,

b: Mr Universe ...

(select appropriate - dream image)

 

 Next item is the health/condition of the Registry (plus a few step cheats).

 

 There are a number of (hard) ways to do this, however we'll take the easy route.

 

 Surf to a reputable free  software - like: Major Geeks; CNet; Source Forge; Tucows, etc, and do a search for "Glarysoft" or "Glary Utilities".

 

  Very good utility suite that has a free version. I use it weekly (pro version).

 

 Install and run it.

 

 You can start with: 1 click system clean-up (cover lots of things, including the registry); or (even after, first clean-up) go to "Advanced" (stop drooling) and pick #4 = Registry Defrag (behave ... and you can play with all the others - after dinner).

 

 Let me know how that goes. Yes - you can run the Device Manager/Driver check/back-up (#3 in analysis/trouble shooting sequence) ... with the added bonus of discovering it has a built-in 'driver update feature' - but I'll let you find that yourself (do not want to spoil the surprise - laugh).

 

Cheers,

 

Rick.

(ps. #2.5: is to make sure (Win 10 O/S specific) any/all USB drives are disconnected at (before) shutdown, and at start-up.)

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kevinng
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Hi Rick, Thanks for the assistance.
Started Glary Utilities (5.142.0.168 FREE)
Ran 1-Click Maintenance with default settings. Some clean up performed.
Ran Adv Tools, Registry Defrag, defrag performed.

Updated all 6 applications
I'm sorry to say that it is no better.
Nice utility application.

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