Why does Windows Task Manager show a 100% disk activity?

Shaurya G October 11, 2013
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I can’t understand why my Windows 8 laptop keeps showing a 100% disk usageĀ when the transfer rate is just around 1MB/s.

Here’s a screenshot of the resource monitor showing total disk transfer.

The specs of my laptop are:

  • Paging file size:3154 MB
  • Operating System: Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
  • Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
  • System Manufacturer: LENOVO
  • System Model: IdeaPad Z580
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4096MB RAM
  • Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
  • Page File: 1693MB used, 2967MB available
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