Windows 10: My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely...

Discus and support My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello! So, I have an issue where my task manager shows the active time for my 'D:' disk at 100%, and it does not appear to be a visual bug. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by LelsersLasers, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely...


    Hello! So, I have an issue where my task manager shows the active time for my 'D:' disk at 100%, and it does not appear to be a visual bug. The response time bounces from anywhere between 0 and 500ish ms but the disk itself is unresponsive. I am not sure what the issue could be. My first idea was that it was hung up on something and a reboot would help, however upon rebooting the issue was still there and while it was turning back on it said:I have nothing running at start up, and no background tasks. The disk mostly contains games from Epic Launcher, Steam, and games with their own launchers

    :)
     
    LelsersLasers, Aug 3, 2021
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  2. TexTwil Win User

    SSD Disk Active time 100%

    Yes, I run the test when the disk was completely idle and 0% usage.

    AHCI is enabled. I also run the same test on my 2nd SSD and this one much faster:


    My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely... [​IMG]


    I will clone my current system on that 2nd SSD and see if that help. I'm pretty sure that this was the problem.

    I'll post back the results.

    cheers
     
    TexTwil, Aug 3, 2021
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  3. Disk Active time 100% Disk transfer rate 0

    This is a problem I've seen reported countless times, on Microsoft support sites and elsewhere. Task Manager shows "Disk Active time 100% Disk transfer rate 0", and everything that's running on the computer freezes, although sometimes you can switch windows,
    or even perform some operations within a window, but other times
    everything freezes, including the mouse pointer. It usually lasts for 30 or 60 seconds, but sometimes it goes on for several minutes. Then it stops and everything goes back to normal, including Disk active time and Disk transfer rate.

    It happens regardless of the apps I'm running or the activities I'm doing. I've even seen it happen with no user apps running at all - no browser, no file manager, nothing but background stuff. It happens every single day, regardless of whether there has
    been a Windows update installed.

    Microsoft gave me a fix for this problem a week ago, but it didn't work. Here are the steps I followed:

    at admin command line prompt:

    • Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    • reboot
    • find driver file for Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
      • C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\iaStorA.sys
    • Details tab from Properties window for controller
      • Device instance path:
        • PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C83&SUBSYS_06B01028&REV_03\3&11583659&0&FA
    • find registry key for disk controller
      • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C83&SUBSYS_06B01028&REV_03\3&11583659&0&FA\Device Parameters\Interrupt Management\MessageSignaledInterruptProperties
      • change MSISupported from 1 to 0
    • reboot
    The instructions I was given include this for Step 4: If you see “StorAHCI.sys” in the list, you are running the inbox driver. But my driver is iaStorA.sys, so maybe this
    fix doesn't even apply to me.

    After doing all of the above, twice, I still have the problem. I've seen this now over a period of about three years, on two completely different laptops, one a Toshiba running Windows 8.1 and currently on a Dell running Windows 10. I also have a Thinkpad
    for work that runs W7, and I've never seen it happen on that machine. It got so bad on the Toshiba that I ended up discarding it, after spending countless hours trying to fix it.

    I've also tried all the fixes I've found on the web, e.g. disable superfetch, disable BITS, add write permissions to Skype and the browser. Nothing I've found so far has helped. I also reverted Windows back to build 1703. That didn't help either.
     
    NicholasCouch, Aug 3, 2021
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  4. TexTwil Win User

    My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely...

    SSD Disk Active time 100%

    So the disk check went through without errors. When I am in a complete idle, the disk activity does drop to 0%.

    I've just run disk speed test and it looks like my SSD is kind of slow. Isn't a SSD supposed to be faster that that? Mine is indeed kind of old ...


    My computer has to 2 disks. One of them has "100% active time" and is completely... [​IMG]
     
    TexTwil, Aug 3, 2021
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