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Hard drive keeps running even without program running.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mslugx, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. mslugx

    mslugx Thread Starter

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    I installed Vista on my newly built computer, and it's been a month, my hard drive still runs everytime i turn on my computer until i turn it off non stop even thought there is no programming running. Can anybody tell me why it is doing such thing? i am afraid that i might have a broken hard drive. can anybody give me some advise on it? Thank you very much.
     
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  3. alwrmc

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    It's probably indexing and/or defragging. Both can be turned off if you desire.
     
  4. mslugx

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    i think i turned off the indexing, but can u tell me how to turn off the defragment please? thank you very much.
     
  5. kama64

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    Click the Start button

    Type Defrag in the search field, then Disk Defragmenter will show up click on that, the continue if you have UAC enabled

    Then uncheck the option to run on schedule
     
  6. DaveA

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    It could also be your AV program doing a background scan or some other Protection program scanning the drive.
     
  7. kama64

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    Ya, and System Restore
     
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