Windows 8.1 – 100% Drive Activity (Wonky SATA Cable)

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I’ve been having issues with 100% drive activity on Windows 8.1 and had a chance to look at it today.

I ran chkdsk /r on my SSD but this didn’t help. I opened Performance Monitor to have a look at things and had a few tabs in my browser open with troubleshooting tips. When I noticed that my sata DVD drive was not being detected by the OS I opted to open up the case.

I unplugged all of my sata cables and plugged them back in (and checked the power connections for good measure).

After that everything has been working fine – sometimes it is the simple things that make all the difference!


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