Hard drive constantly working

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bsvehla

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Hi there,

For some reason my Hard Drive is always working, even when it is supposed to be sleeping. I don't know if it's writing something or always reading something. Help would be appreciated
 

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Hi and welcome.....

Have you scanned for viruses lately? Is your virus program up to date?

What operating system are you running?
 

bsvehla

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There are no viruses I have Norton Anitvirus 2002. I have win 98 for an OS
 

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I can't download it because I don't have agp_1.90_eng.zip any idea where I can get it
 

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What? That appears to be some kind of update for the Omnibook....do you have a laptop?

Start button, run, then type msconfig and hit ok.......go to the startup tab....is that listed there?
 

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I found a place to get the agp_1.90_eng.zip, but once it was downloaded it said it needs agp_1.90_eng.zip to read the zip file. How bad is that
 

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Hmmm, this is weird....

start button, run, type msinfo32 and press ok....go to software, startups, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.....


Also, what kind of computer are we working with?
 

bsvehla

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The computer is AMD K6 224 MB SDRAM

Here are the results

Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE" -b -l
NVIEW Registry (Per-User Run) rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook
ctfmon.exe Registry (Per-User Run) ctfmon.exe
ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
CreateCD50 Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe" -r
AdaptecDirectCD Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
NvCplDaemon Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
nwiz Registry (Machine Run) nwiz.exe /install
TkBellExe Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot
NAV Agent Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
wcmdmgr Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
QuickTime Task Registry (Machine Run) "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
WT GameChannel Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\GameChannel.exe
WinServices Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WinServices.exe
LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
MOSearch Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
MDM7 Registry (Machine Service) "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE"
WinServices Registry (Machine Service) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WinServices.exe
 

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AMD K6 is not the make/model of the computer....that would identify the processor..........

Start button, run, then type msconfig and hit ok.....go to startups, and uncheck these:

Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE" -b -l


Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot

QuickTime Task Registry (Machine Run) "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime


WT GameChannel Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\GameChannel.exe


I think there are others that can be unchecked as well, but let's start with these demons ;)

Then restart the computer.

I also think Wild Tangent is a nasty.....a quick search of threads:

http://forums.techguy.org/search.ph...d=260900&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending
 

bsvehla

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Thanks,

I got rid of those things, and it doesn't constantly work anymore. Thank-you for all your help.
 

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MOSEARCH.EXE

I don't think this one needs to be running either..........

Apparently, this feature is implemented via Mosearch.exe and Mosdmn.exe, neither of which shows up in the task manager. As with findfast, don't just delete these files. Instead, follow the (very confusing) instructions provided in OFFXP: Hard Disk Runs Continuously After You Install Office XP (Q282106) to disable it. Unfortunately, this feature must be disabled for each installed Office XP application.

Cut and paste from here:

http://www.cpcug.org/user/clemenzi/technical/Parasites.htm

You might have a look at this thread and download spybot and get rid of a bit more stuff.....

http://forums.techguy.org/t106170/s3321a18be132bb250967c5b521f61257.html
 
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