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  • FreddieM
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BUG foobar2000 disk usage 100%
Hi,
I've been using foobar for a long time. This is a great program. Unfortunately...

Problem: Sometimes, random disk usage 100% - 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours after starting the application (I do not know exactly). System working very slow (e.g. saving word documents) - helps only restart foobar.
Screen: http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/643/schowek01uw.jpg
After restart foobar is fine (http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9444/schowek01mo.jpg), but problem appears from time to time.
System: Windows 8 x64
Sound card: SB Audigy SE, official drivers
Foobar version: 1.1.16
Playback Formats: mainly flac and wav, mp3
Plugins: http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2935/schowek01fw.jpg
Active DSP: http://imageshack.us/a/img84/9766/schowek02qv.jpg
Observations: The problem began to appear only on Windows 8. Foobar worked great on Windows 7.

Please help - thanks.
  • Last Edit: 08 November, 2012, 03:57:15 PM by FreddieM

  • K336
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Reply #1
Not sure if related but I've had this problem when running a portable install of foobar on an eSATA HDD. However a portable install on an external USB HDD did not have the same issues.

  • FreddieM
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Reply #2
Not sure if related but I've had this problem when running a portable install of foobar on an eSATA HDD. However a portable install on an external USB HDD did not have the same issues.

No, I made a Standard installation on internal hard disk SATA III.

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This can be important!
It seems to me that this happens after a few long tracks (20 minutes), but I'm not sure.
  • Last Edit: 09 November, 2012, 03:56:01 AM by FreddieM

  • Case
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Reply #3
Are you really suggesting that foobar2000 has a bug causing your computer to act slowly with 200 KB/s disk read speed? The problem lies somewhere in your system, perhaps try replacing weird SATA drivers with Microsoft's standard AHCI drivers.

  • FreddieM
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Reply #4
Are you really suggesting that foobar2000 has a bug causing your computer to act slowly with 200 KB/s disk read speed? The problem lies somewhere in your system, perhaps try replacing weird SATA drivers with Microsoft's standard AHCI drivers.

Foobar2000 has a bug! Reasons:
1. System is clean - installed it a week ago and Antivirus scanned.
2. All the drivers are installed correctly (compatible with Windows 8).
3. Other applications that use the hard drive works fine (e.g. utorrent, aimp).
4. Foobar is clean - fresh installation.
5. The hard drive works fine - scanned the hd tune, no bad sectors.
6. Actions copy / paste on the hard drive work fine.
7. The last most important reason - I tested today at a friend's foobar and it is this error (also has Windows 8 x64).

No other application does not cause this error, so the conclusion is simple: FOOBAR HAS THIS BUG.

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"Are you really suggesting that foobar2000 has a bug causing your computer to act slowly with 200 KB/s disk read speed?"
Foobar before restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img834/5107/schowek01uwo.jpg
Foobar after restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img440/826/schowek01qvgdfgd.jpg
  • Last Edit: 09 November, 2012, 01:04:58 PM by FreddieM

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Reply #5
if i were you, i'll start be remove all the extra plugins, and just test foobar2000 alone. If you still have you problem, you'll be able to say it's a foobar2000 problem, otherwize, it could be a plugin! add plugins one by one by testing between each new add, you sould find in time which plugin sucks (if it's not foobar2000 core of course)

HTH

  • FreddieM
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Reply #6
if i were you, i'll start be remove all the extra plugins, and just test foobar2000 alone. If you still have you problem, you'll be able to say it's a foobar2000 problem, otherwize, it could be a plugin! add plugins one by one by testing between each new add, you sould find in time which plugin sucks (if it's not foobar2000 core of course)

HTH


I know... The computer I have over 10 years... Of course, I tested a clean foobar (with default plugins, no dsp) - in my computer and friend computer (the tests lasted 5 hours). The same bug on Windows 8 x64.
If you are interested, we listened to this
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/931/schowek01cn.jpg

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@Case - look at this:
Foobar before restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img834/5107/schowek01uwo.jpg
Foobar after restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img440/826/schowek01qvgdfgd.jpg
copying files: http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/977/schowek01ys.jpg - normal

I like foobar, I don't want another application ;(
  • Last Edit: 09 November, 2012, 01:51:20 PM by FreddieM

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Reply #7
You might want to try Process Explorer: it should give you more through information than Task Manager.

HTH.

Alessandro

  • FreddieM
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Reply #8
Preliminary conclusions: foobar choking on a few (10-15) long wav files (over 20 minutes). You have to listen to about 2 - 3 hours.
Process Explorer shows the same as the system - increased disk activity by foobar.
Continuing tests... Peter will help finally?

  • FreddieM
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Reply #9
Correction
For FLAC files also it happens

  • eahm
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Reply #10
All good here (Windows 8 Pro 64-bit), even with 120mins FLAC files.



You also said you tried with a fresh installation and you had the same problem, did the "fresh installation" included your components and DSPs? Can you try to run the same test without the mslive component?
  • Last Edit: 10 November, 2012, 05:16:17 PM by eahm

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Reply #11
How much RAM does the computer have? How much memory does foobar2000 use when the problem occurs? More specifically, is the computer swapping when the problem occurs?
http://foosion.foobar2000.org/ - my components for foobar2000

  • FreddieM
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Reply #12
@foosion
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How much RAM does the computer have?

4GB

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How much memory does foobar2000 use when the problem occurs?

The answer is above...
Foobar before restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img834/5107/schowek01uwo.jpg
Foobar after restart: http://imageshack.us/a/img440/826/schowek01qvgdfgd.jpg


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More specifically, is the computer swapping when the problem occurs?

I don't understand. The computer always uses the swap if enabled.

@eahm
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You also said you tried with a fresh installation and you had the same problem, did the "fresh installation" included your components and DSPs? Can you try to run the same test without the mslive component?

ehh... the answer is above: "Of course, I tested a clean foobar (with default plugins, no dsp)"


Correction
This happens only with long wav files - after 2-4 hours. I listen to music a long time - foobar is enabled all day. But I have to continue testing.
As I wrote above. The problem has only foobar. Other applications work fine e.g. AIMP. The whole system works fine and reliably.
  • Last Edit: 12 November, 2012, 09:05:16 AM by FreddieM

  • FreddieM
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Reply #13
Last updated to version 1.1.17 and no error from 2 days! I don't know what did Peter, but thanks.
In the event of a problem - I will be writing in this post.

  • rewired
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Reply #14
Well guys, I am having the same 100% disk usage with Foobar2000 V1.3.8. Windows 10 64bit 16gb ram.
This has happened several times lately and I did not know what was going on.  Today was playing FLAC files and had Foobar loaded for two or three hours or so after music finished. Noticed computer slowed down and checked task manager.  Noticed high C: disk usage with Foobar using excessive disk.  Closed Foobar and C: went back to normal.

  • rewired
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Reply #15
Sorry, did not see this was an old thread.  Still, the problem persists.

  • Case
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Reply #16
You could generate Process Monitor log as described in Appendix C here. It might also be helpful to know what components you have installed.
I have only ever had 100% disk usage with foobar2000 when decoding highly fragmented files from a slowish drive as fast as possible. Something like ReplayGain scanning entire library at once can trigger.

  • rewired
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Reply #17
You could generate Process Monitor log as described in Appendix C here. It might also be helpful to know what components you have installed.
I have only ever had 100% disk usage with foobar2000 when decoding highly fragmented files from a slowish drive as fast as possible. Something like ReplayGain scanning entire library at once can trigger.

Well it seems I have resolved my problem by removing the peak meter module I had and replaced it with VU meters.  It is an odd thing that the problem was on my productivity PC, but the same Foobar config on my audio room PC was working just fine.  Anyway I don't really care to dig any deeper as I like my new skin much better.

  • rewired
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Reply #18
Well, I thought I has fixed the disk usage issue but I had not!  However I have found the solution today.

I opened resource monitor and looked at disk usage and noticed that foobar was constantly reading 6 or more files simultaneously on the C: drive.  I then opened foobar preferences and found that under Media Library in the Music folders sectioin, I had a number of paths set that had no music in them.  Apparently foobar was continuously reading those directories looking for files.  There were also a number of .rar and .zip files in those location and apparently foobar was reading through those looking for music.  At any rate I removed those erroneous paths. This has resolved my problem and I thought I would post here for others that may run across this situation in the future.

  • eahm
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Reply #19
Yeah, the archive reader is the only component I never bothered installing but also it's always better to restrict the extensions of the files to look for when scanning, for example I do: "*.FLAC;*.MP3;*.M4A".
  • Last Edit: 19 October, 2015, 04:48:59 PM by eahm

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Reply #20
Restricting file types will not stop it from using archive reader components to read supported archive types for music files.