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David McKeal

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My harddrive runs continually, every few seconds for a few seconds. I've been seeing this for a couple of

weeks. I've checked for viruses, run Malwarebytes, fixed registry errors etc but nothing stops the

continual running. The only new things installed recently are an HP 5510 network printer and Windows

Live SkyDrive for syncing files between computers. I've tried running msconfig, task manager, services.msc and Process

Explorer and these show me all the services and startup programs installed or running but not what is

accessing my HD right now. CPU usage is usually less than 5% and system is only somewhat slowed

when screen circle inidcates drive is running. Is there something else I can do to determine what is causing

the constant HD activity? System is Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit with 6 GB ram and I-3 processor. HD is

1Tb NTFS, about 75% free. Any ideas appreciated.
 
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What did you use to fix Registry errors?



To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can then update your Computer Spec Profile with this info.
Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 
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What brand and how old is your HD?

If this is a secondary drive it is normal for them to 'chunter' or make *hard drive noise* continuously even when you are not accessing it.

If this is a primary drive then I would surprised if it was NOT making a noise.

If the computer is turned off and the HD is still making a noise I would be shocked and worried.

I have a 5 year old 500GB drive that makes tons of noise and I used it as a secondary drive (not the one with the OS on) and it sits there making noises the whole while.

I suspect the drives just move to cache data or something. Not 100% sure why it would do it, but I know that they do.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942869 MB, Free - 775277 MB; D: Total - 10902 MB, Free - 1600 MB; M: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 214696 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, IONA
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Hard drive is WD, 1-2 years old. It makes no noise (no clatter, etc). Light on tower blinks constantly and rotating circle (app loading or running) shows on desktop, every three or four seconds. Frequency of blinking drops off dramatically when computer is in sleep mode. No activity when computer is off.

Drive is primary (no secondar installed)

Symptom is new within the last couple of weeks

Computer model is HP P6330f
 

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rotating circle (app loading or running) shows on desktop, every three or four seconds.
And yet, the "CPU usage is usually less than 5%"

Start > in the Search box.
Type
cmd
Then right click on cmd.exe [at the top] - Right click on Run as administrator.
Type
Tasklist

Press Enter - let it load processes.

Then click on C:\ at the top left of the command window.
Edit - select all - edit - copy.
Paste the list in your next reply.
======
Click Start - in the search box.
Type
msconfig
Click on the Start Up Tab.

Write down carefully what is listed and post the list here.
Or post a screenshot
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
 

David McKeal

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>tasklist

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process 0 Services 0 24 K
System 4 Services 0 7,936 K
smss.exe 480 Services 0 1,208 K
csrss.exe 508 Services 0 4,556 K
csrss.exe 680 Console 1 7,872 K
wininit.exe 688 Services 0 4,628 K
winlogon.exe 960 Console 1 7,364 K
services.exe 244 Services 0 11,364 K
lsass.exe 676 Services 0 14,192 K
lsm.exe 1028 Services 0 4,360 K
svchost.exe 1116 Services 0 9,724 K
svchost.exe 1256 Services 0 8,888 K
svchost.exe 1344 Services 0 24,712 K
svchost.exe 1384 Services 0 127,628 K
svchost.exe 1408 Services 0 41,416 K
audiodg.exe 1492 Services 0 17,616 K
svchost.exe 1532 Services 0 17,096 K
svchost.exe 1628 Services 0 17,364 K
spoolsv.exe 1792 Services 0 15,648 K
svchost.exe 1836 Services 0 14,976 K
schedul2.exe 1976 Services 0 5,748 K
armsvc.exe 2020 Services 0 3,880 K
taskhost.exe 1480 Console 1 8,976 K
taskeng.exe 1508 Console 1 7,780 K
dwm.exe 2016 Console 1 30,424 K
explorer.exe 1964 Console 1 76,116 K
AppleMobileDeviceService. 2068 Services 0 7,664 K
mDNSResponder.exe 2224 Services 0 5,248 K
BService.exe 2300 Services 0 11,996 K
svchost.exe 2376 Services 0 48,572 K
fsproflt.exe 2416 Services 0 2,948 K
LSSrvc.exe 2540 Services 0 4,268 K
mcsacore.exe 2576 Services 0 6,400 K
mfevtps.exe 2624 Services 0 13,416 K
OtService.exe 2696 Services 0 5,564 K
rundll32.exe 2716 Console 1 2,832 K
rundll32.exe 2724 Console 1 5,768 K
rundll32.exe 2732 Console 1 5,192 K
schedhlp.exe 2928 Console 1 5,328 K
ipoint.exe 3012 Console 1 17,868 K
HydraDM.exe 3052 Console 1 6,680 K
GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe 3060 Console 1 2,504 K
lsmon.exe 3068 Console 1 4,680 K
ScanToPCActivationApp.exe 2168 Console 1 11,508 K
SkyDrive.exe 1444 Console 1 33,172 K
ScanToPCActivationApp.exe 2244 Console 1 13,360 K
SetPoint.exe 2328 Console 1 17,416 K
HydraDM64.exe 2600 Console 1 7,204 K
lnkstash.exe 2648 Console 1 12,060 K
rundll32.exe 3128 Console 1 13,232 K
nexdef.exe 3172 Console 1 20,828 K
RemindMe.exe 3272 Console 1 11,360 K
IAStorIcon.exe 3308 Console 1 22,764 K
wdcbg.exe 3320 Console 1 5,932 K
TrueImageMonitor.exe 3328 Console 1 11,140 K
HPNetworkCommunicator.exe 3372 Console 1 9,956 K
Updater.exe 3512 Console 1 10,664 K
nu.exe 3576 Console 1 24,292 K
SetPoint32.exe 3612 Console 1 5,548 K
hpwuschd2.exe 3620 Console 1 4,792 K
mcagent.exe 3840 Console 1 4,668 K
KHALMNPR.exe 3988 Console 1 12,192 K
HPNetworkCommunicator.exe 3416 Console 1 9,476 K
CLMLSvc.exe 3716 Console 1 5,176 K
svchost.exe 4056 Services 0 10,296 K
WLIDSVC.EXE 3892 Services 0 14,548 K
IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe 2988 Services 0 16,584 K
mcshield.exe 2840 Services 0 68,236 K
WLIDSVCM.EXE 4100 Services 0 3,480 K
mfefire.exe 4248 Services 0 7,336 K
McSvHost.exe 4340 Services 0 17,884 K
SearchIndexer.exe 4912 Services 0 41,328 K
svchost.exe 4872 Services 0 6,012 K
WUDFHost.exe 5488 Services 0 6,260 K
wmpnetwk.exe 5616 Services 0 4,904 K
svchost.exe 5236 Services 0 9,760 K
MOBKbackup.exe 5424 Services 0 20,984 K
MOBKbackup.exe 5208 Console 1 5,496 K
VSSVC.exe 5592 Services 0 9,276 K
iexplore.exe 1352 Console 1 23,236 K
iexplore.exe 6160 Console 1 131,048 K
iexplore.exe 6888 Console 1 135,992 K
TrustedInstaller.exe 6604 Services 0 9,120 K
taskmgr.exe 4552 Console 1 13,604 K
SearchProtocolHost.exe 6728 Services 0 8,052 K
SearchFilterHost.exe 4352 Services 0 6,216 K
cmd.exe 1752 Console 1 3,084 K
conhost.exe 1804 Console 1 7,004 K
taskhost.exe 5400 Services 0 13,524 K
HPNetworkCommunicator.exe 6292 Console 1 9,272 K
tasklist.exe 1252 Console 1 5,712 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 6432 Services 0 6,420 K

C:\Windows\system32>




Startup copied from CCleaner

Yes Startup User RemindMe.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\Remind-Me\RemindMe.exe
Yes Startup User NexDef Plug-in.lnk C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Autobahn\nexdef.exe
Yes Startup User Monitor Ink Alerts - HP Photosmart 5510d series (Network).lnk C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe
Yes Startup User Monitor Ink Alerts - .lnk C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe
Yes Startup User LinkStash.lnk C:\Program Files (x86)\LinkStash\lnkstash.exe
Yes Startup Common Logitech SetPoint.lnk C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
Yes HKLM:Run WDCBG C:\Windows\WDCBG.EXE
Yes HKLM:Run TrueImageMonitor.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SwitchBoard C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SSBkgdUpdate "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
Yes HKLM:Run RoxWatchTray "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\13.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray13.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run QuickTime Task "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Yes HKLM:Run PPort11reminder "C:\Program Files (x86)\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\ScanSoft\PaperPort\11\Config\Ereg\Ereg.ini
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
Yes HKLM:Run mcui_exe "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
Yes HKLM:Run Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer KHALMNPR.EXE
Yes HKLM:Run IntelliPoint "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HP Software Update C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run APSDaemon "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run ApnUpdater "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeCS6ServiceManager "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\CS6ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Acronis Scheduler2 Service "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run SkyDrive "C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe" /background
Yes HKCU:Run NortonUtilities C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe /H
Yes HKCU:Run LinkStashMonitor "C:\Program Files (x86)\LinkStash\lsmon.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run HydraVisionDesktopManager "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run HP Photosmart 5510d series (NET) #2 "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510d series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN22R3B2Z605RW:NW" -scfn "HP Photosmart 5510d series (NET) #2" -AutoStart 1
Yes HKCU:Run HP Photosmart 5510d series (NET) "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510d series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN19G1BDV605RW:NW" -scfn "HP Photosmart 5510d series (NET)" -AutoStart 1
No Startup User OneNote 2010 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE /tsr
No Startup User MLB.TV NexDef Plug-in.lnk C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Autobahn\MLB-NE~1.EXE
No Startup User LinkStash.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\LINKST~1\lnkstash.exe
No Startup User KeyText.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\KeyText\KeyText.exe
No Startup User Handy Address Book.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\HANDYA~1\habook.exe
No Startup Common PictureMover.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\PICTUR~1\Bin\PICTUR~1.EXE -det
No HKLM:Run StartCCC "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
No HKLM:Run SmartMenu C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe /background
No HKLM:Run SBAMTray "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt CounterSpy\SBAMTray.exe"
No HKLM:Run PC-Doctor for Windows localizer C:\Program Files\PC-Doctor for Windows\localizer.exe
No HKLM:Run PaperPort PTD "C:\Program Files (x86)\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe"
No HKLM:Run mylbx C:\Program Files\My Lockbox\mylbx.exe /a
No HKLM:Run McPvTray_exe "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\McPvTray.exe"
No HKLM:Run iTunesHelper "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
No HKLM:Run IndexSearch "C:\Program Files (x86)\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe"
No HKLM:Run hpsysdrv c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\HP odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
No HKLM:Run hpqSRMon C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
No HKLM:Run HP Remote Solution %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Remote Solution\HP_Remote_Solution.exe
No HKLM:Run Desktop Disc Tool "C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio 2011\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe"
No HKLM:Run CPMonitor "C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\CinePlayer\5.0\CPMonitor.exe"
No HKLM:Run AppleSyncNotifier C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
No HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
No HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
No HKCU:Run SugarSync "C:\Program Files (x86)\SugarSync\SugarSyncManager.exe" -startInTray -usedelay=true
No HKCU:Run msnmsgr "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
No HKCU:Run LinkStashMonitor "C:\Program Files (x86)\LinkStash\lsmon.exe"


It suddenly dawned on me that I replaced this HD about a year ago. That was when I installed the WD Blue. Problem then was ocassionally ( maybe every half hour), drive would run for several minutes constantly trying to oppen an app. Allowed enough time, the app would open and perform normally until the drive decided to repeat the long run process again. While drive was doing it's long run thing, the computer was essentially frozen. After the run completed, the computer would return to normal until next episode. I cloned the drie to the new WD Blue and that solved all the problems...until now.

Sorry that I did not remember earlier that I had replaced drive about a year ago.

The problem now is not eactly the same, but i am beginning to feel like it is getting worse. It could be that it started like this before and I just did not notice unitl it became a serious issue.

Regarding the CPU usage, I ran Task Manager again and watched usage for 15 seconds. Twice for an instant, usage was at 24 and 13%, but overwhelmingly most of the usage was less than 7 and usually in the 2-3 range.

I hope you can use the Startup data from CCleaner. It was a lot easier than typing it from msconfig. Let me know if it is a problem.

Thanks for the help. Dave
 

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The first thing that jumps out is that you have both Norton and McAfee installed.

C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe /H
It is Norton Utilities not their Anti-virus program but remove it all the same.
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Start > Search box - type
msconfig
Under the Start Up Tab.
Untick all entries Except

C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey

Apply > Ok > Reboot your Pc.

The System Configuration Utility box appear on retstart - saying changes have been made.
Tick the box on the lower left and then OK.

Any entry can be re-enabled using msconfig - if it needs to be
http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html
------
Download Mini Tool Box

Download to your desktop.
Double Click on the Mini Toolbox icon - or right click 'Run as Administrator'
Put a Tick in List Installed Programs
Leave the Tick in Only Problems - under List Devices

Click Go and let it scan your Pc.
It will then open in Notepad - copy and paste the log file here.
 

David McKeal

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Deleting Startup item ticks seems to have stopped circle rotation (disk activity) on desktop but no noticeable difference in HD light blinking on tower. When I listen , I can tell that HD is running almost continuously...but not quite.

Printout from Mini Toolbox follows:

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 25-11-2012
Ran by Dave (administrator) on 20-12-2012 at 08:38:08
Running from "C:\Users\Dave\Desktop"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

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David McKeal

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Just as a followup:

I watched screen for several minutes after unticking startups and posting MiniToolbox info and do not see any of the rotating circle (Is there a better name?) activity on screen, but hard drive seems to running just as much.

Thanks again for the help.

Dave
 

blues_harp28

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I watched screen for several minutes after unticking startups and posting MiniToolbox info and do not see any of the rotating circle (Is there a better name?)
Rotating circle will do. ;)

Uninstall - Eusing Free Registry Cleaner.
Registry cleaner cause more problems than they solve.

Java(TM) 6 Update 26 (Version: 6.0.260) - out of date.
Download latest version of Java to your desktop - uninstall older version.
Install the new.
http://www.java.com/en/download/chrome.jsp?locale=en

When any Pc is turned on - the hard drive will be making some sort of noise.
More noise when we are downloading - accessing online videos, playing online games etc etc.
How much noise is it making?
"HD light blinking on tower"
Even when not using the Pc and it is switched on - the Pc will be doing its own thing updating Anti-virus programs etc and the HD light will be blinking as it is doing so.
 

David McKeal

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Will follow your lead and uninstall Eusing and update Java.

Two questions:
Do you feel that way about all registry cleaners? Ccleaner?? Norton?? Any others??

What do I do about all the Startup items we disabled? It does seem like one of them may have been problematic. I still have not seen any instances of the rotating circle when the computer should be idle. I know the hard drive runs for anti virus etc. Maybe it is back to normal and I just didn't pay attention to hard drive light until rotating circle made it more obvious. Isn't there a way to start items one at a time using Safe Mode?

Thanks again.
 

blues_harp28

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Why not use Registry Cleaners.
http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=643

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html
Registry Cleaners - TSG Library of Knowledge
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Registry_Cleaners
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Most of the start up items were program files and need not run when the Pc starts up.
If you want you can try the delay startup tab in WinPatrol - that way you choose what runs immediately and what runs [loads] after a minute or two.
It is a good program to have as it watches any changes to the registry etc.
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
 
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