Can Windows 10 100% disk utilization be due to bad sectors? can this be solved by hard formatting hard disk?

I am in big trouble since last few weeks… I am getting 100% disk utilization on my Windows, while I can see no process is significantly using the disk. The issue is faced by many as you can see there are many many threads on this: on superuser.com on answers.microsoft.com This is how it looks like: 100% disk usage No process is significantly using the disk Also I created a thread on answers.microsoft.com to ask…

"Can Windows 10 100% disk utilization be due to bad sectors? can this be solved by hard formatting hard disk?"

Windows 10 Remote Desktop sound redirection not working

I am currently having issues with sound redirection while using remote desktop from Windows 10 Pro, Creators update. I am able to connect in using RDP, however the hosts sound is not transmitted to the RDP session. Things I have tried: Rebooting Checking host volume control Verifying that RDP client has ‘Play on this computer’ Using different RDP clients to connect (Android/Windows) Disabling Firewall/AV Checking sound services are started Checked group polices for RDP sound…

"Windows 10 Remote Desktop sound redirection not working"

OpenWrt slow internet

I have a router from my ISP which is connected with an TP-Link WR1043ND with OpenWrt installed. I pay for a 100MBit connection and if I try a speedtest, I get 80-95 Mbit, but only if I connect my ISP router directly with my PC. If I connect my PC with the OpenWrt Router, I only get 8-9 MBit. I already tried the following: Switch cables to check if the cable is the problem OpenWrt…

"OpenWrt slow internet"

How do I prevent displaying popup labels on the Windows 10 taskbar?

I have several programs pinned to the taskbar in Windows 10. If a program is not running, mousing over the icon of a program will display a small popup label showing the name of the program, like this: That label can be really annoying at times. For example, if I have a game running and it is maximized, but not in full screen mode, I will sometimes accidentally mouse over a program on the taskbar…

"How do I prevent displaying popup labels on the Windows 10 taskbar?"

Should I have dual monitors on the same graphics card or separate?

Okay, I’ve got Win 10, two monitors and two gpus: Nvidia 1070 and 960 (and disabled on-board Intel something or other). I was running the 960 and was gifted the 1070, so I just tossed it in and put my main monitor on the 1070 (leaving my secondary on the 960). They are not physically linked but use the same driver. I’m wondering if the 960 is really “doing” anything of use aside from using…

"Should I have dual monitors on the same graphics card or separate?"

How do I find out what’s running a console program intermittently on my PC?

I’m running Windows 10. Over the last day or two, I have started seeing a console window flash up on my computer for a very brief period. This is happening maybe once every hour or so, but at no predictable time. It’s extremely disruptive, as it switches me out of fullscreen games with no warning. As far as I know, I’ve installed nothing new that might be causing it. My virus scanner is showing nothing…

"How do I find out what’s running a console program intermittently on my PC?"

Why does my new AMD GPU support only up to OpenCL 1.2?

OpenCL 2.0 was released November 2013. Yet the laptop I bought in January 2017 has an AMD GPU that only supports up to OpenCL 1.2, despite the GPU being released in May 2015. The laptop has these two GPUs: AMD Radeon R5 M330 Intel HD Graphics 5500 The latter has OpenCL 2.0 support, but that’s little consolation when I bought the laptop to develop OpenCL apps with the more powerful, discrete AMD GPU. Was I…

"Why does my new AMD GPU support only up to OpenCL 1.2?"