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Our Gateway PC is slowing to a crawl. We see 100% disk usage, but nothing in particular is accessing the disk. After researching that certain Windows 8.1 Services can cause the issue, I disabled Windows Update, Windows Search and Superfetch which has helped to keep the PC from entirely freezing as was the previous behavior.
I ran Seagate tools and the Smart test passed but a few other things failed. The drive is 1tb and usually comes with a fairly long warranty. Is the drive covered if it's the issue? I am not 100% certain the drive is the issue but I should also add that on some reboots I receive an error that the boot drive can't be found, after a power down or two, it finds the drive.
Gateway SX2865-UR26 Purchased: 11/2013
Appreciate your advice.