HDD usage is always 100 percent

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Arjun Chandran

Silver III
Staff member
Dec 30, 2016
My first PC is powered by a sandybridge i3-2100. I use it for casual internet browsing and web development but recently I'm experiencing so much lag and not responding messages. I can't troubleshoot the issue as i dont have any spare parts to swap on. Here is the PC specs:
  • Intel i3-2100
  • Intel DH61SA
  • Zion 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Odesey 450W PSU
  • Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD
Whenever i check the task manager it shows that hard drive usage is 80-100 even if i have no applications running. When i scrolled down i noticed that a system service was using this but i was normal before. So tried reinstalling Windows, switched to Windows 8.1 anf even tried linux still its same.

What i think is that the PSU might not able to provide enough power as it is a less popular brand and a cheap one.

What do you think about this? What can i do to use this for web browsing again?