Solved

Brand new gaming laptop is very slow...HDD 100%

Hey all, i recently purchashed this laptop :

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-fx53-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-red-intel-core-i5-7300hq-1tb-hdd-12gb-ram-windows-10-fx53vd-bs51-cb/10573737.aspx?

Asus fx53v :
i5-7300 HQ
HDD 1 TB 5200 rpm
12 gb ram ddr4
Nvidia gtx 1050

I booted it up and installed windows 10 that came with it out the box. it took 2 hrs to do the updates.
And i find it very slow to load windows, boot, open apps or do any task at all... the HDD is constantly at 100%

Thought the HDD was at fault and returned it this morning to get another one and same thing happend.

Do i really have to spend another 150$ for a SSD to run windows 10 at an acceptable performance with those specs ?? it makes me mad.
Reply to Marcg_88
13 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about brand gaming laptop slow hdd 100
  1. A HDD running at 100% all the time is not normal and installing a SSD will not fix the problem.

    Right click the task bar, then click on Task Manager. Click the Processes tab to see what programs are accessing the HDD. It could be some bloatware that is installed on the laptop. Posting a screenshot of Task Manager results would be helpful.
    Reply to jaguarskx
  2. jaguarskx said:
    A HDD running at 100% all the time is not normal and installing a SSD will not fix the problem.

    Right click the task bar, then click on Task Manager. Click the Processes tab to see what programs are accessing the HDD. It could be some bloatware that is installed on the laptop. Posting a screenshot of Task Manager results would be helpful.
    Reply to Marcg_88
  3. Marcg_88 said:
    Hey all, i recently purchashed this laptop :

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-fx53-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-red-intel-core-i5-7300hq-1tb-hdd-12gb-ram-windows-10-fx53vd-bs51-cb/10573737.aspx?

    Asus fx53v :
    i5-7300 HQ
    HDD 1 TB 5200 rpm
    12 gb ram ddr4
    Nvidia gtx 1050

    I booted it up and installed windows 10 that came with it out the box. it took 2 hrs to do the updates.
    And i find it very slow to load windows, boot, open apps or do any task at all... the HDD is constantly at 100%

    Thought the HDD was at fault and returned it this morning to get another one and same thing happend.

    Do i really have to spend another 150$ for a SSD to run windows 10 at an acceptable performance with those specs ?? it makes me mad.


    Windows is still updating in the background. If task manager reports soemthing like svhost to use a lot of disk usage then thats whats going on.
    Reply to jaslion
  4. It has 84 window processes running and 64 Back ground processes and 4 Apps that are daemon tools, microsoft management console, task manager and windows explorer....

    Not sure how to post pictures because I need to give a URL to the photos
    Reply to Marcg_88
  5. Also....all of the processes are running literally at 0 mb/s or 0.1 mb/s for the rare ones.

    The laptop i bought yesterday i had it running all night thinking it could be updates but 10 hours later (this morning) it was still very slow and hdd running at 100%..So i replaced it thinking it was defective.
    Reply to Marcg_88
  6. jaslion said:
    Marcg_88 said:
    Hey all, i recently purchashed this laptop :

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-fx53-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-red-intel-core-i5-7300hq-1tb-hdd-12gb-ram-windows-10-fx53vd-bs51-cb/10573737.aspx?

    Asus fx53v :
    i5-7300 HQ
    HDD 1 TB 5200 rpm
    12 gb ram ddr4
    Nvidia gtx 1050

    I booted it up and installed windows 10 that came with it out the box. it took 2 hrs to do the updates.
    And i find it very slow to load windows, boot, open apps or do any task at all... the HDD is constantly at 100%

    Thought the HDD was at fault and returned it this morning to get another one and same thing happend.

    Do i really have to spend another 150$ for a SSD to run windows 10 at an acceptable performance with those specs ?? it makes me mad.


    Windows is still updating in the background. If task manager reports soemthing like svhost to use a lot of disk usage then thats whats going on.



    do you know what can stop this or minimize it so it wont be 100%? install os on different drive? 4more extra hdd in raid? cause idk if u can stop wins10 updates.. my net is slow so my pc is at 100% for like 5hrs.
    Reply to PcNerd1337
  7. Marcg_88 said:
    It has 84 window processes running and 64 Back ground processes and 4 Apps that are daemon tools, microsoft management console, task manager and windows explorer....

    Not sure how to post pictures because I need to give a URL to the photos


    Instead of typing your response in the text field, click the black "Post An Answer" button to get to the screen that offers some tools. It is on the right just above the text field.

    You should see an icon that looks like a box with a green center. It is next to the bold italicized letter A. Click on the box icon an a little window will appear where you can past the URL of the image from whatever image host you are using.
    Reply to jaguarskx
  8. This is almost certainly all the preinstalled bloatware running all over each other.

    ByteFence AntiMalware vs ACMON vs Daemon Tools Lite vs this vs that vs all that other crap.
    This often happens.

    Either uninstall a bunch of that, or do a full wipe and reinstall a bare OS.
    Reply to USAFRet
  9. Best answer
    Yeah, it is likely bloatware trying to consume all your laptop's resources.

    Click on the Windows button, then click the little gear icon that says "Settings" when you hover your mouse over it. From there click the Apps icon that will list all the applications installed on the laptop. Take screenshots and posts the links; I want to see exactly what is installed. I am heading out for several hours though so I will not respond back until very late tonight or sometime tomorrow.
    Reply to jaguarskx
  10. I have deleted many bloatware and the laptop seems to be running fine now...i will still post pictures later because gf is playing the sims 4 on it currently ahahah
    Reply to Marcg_88
  11. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from Marcg_88 : "Brand new "gaming laptop", windows 10 really slow with HDD 100%"

    Marcg_88 said:
    Hey all, i recently purchashed this laptop :

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-fx53-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-red-intel-core-i5-7300hq-1tb-hdd-12gb-ram-windows-10-fx53vd-bs51-cb/10573737.aspx?

    Asus fx53v :
    i5-7300 HQ
    HDD 1 TB 5200 rpm
    12 gb ram ddr4
    Nvidia gtx 1050

    I booted it up and installed windows 10 that came with it out the box. it took 2 hrs to do the updates.
    And i find it very slow to load windows, boot, open apps or do any task at all...

    Thought the HDD was at fault and returned it this morning to get another one and same thing happend.

    Do i really have to spend another 150$ for a SSD to run windows 10 at an acceptable performance with those specs ?? it makes me mad.


    Anonymous said:
    Yes just bite the bullet and put an SSD in the machine. You've bought a computer with Ferrari specs and your driving it down a dirt road with that hard drive in it. A 5400rpm HDD is not useful for anything but mass media storage.
    Reply to rgd1101
Ask a new question Answer

Read More

Laptops Gaming Hard Drives Intel i5 Asus