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Hard drive - unusually high activity

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chredge, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. chredge

    chredge Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    Recently my computer hard drive has started making more noise and the drive light has been appearing more often. It happens randomly and is quite annoying. It's as if it's up to something but I not sure what...

    I have AVG, Peer Guardian and the Spybot resident and I realize these programs do cause activity but the drive has been REALLY active lately.

    Are there any programs/apps (other than task manager) that allow you to see exactly what the computer is doing while it's churning away?

    Cheers,

    G_O.
     
  2. chredge

    chredge Thread Starter

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    No? can no one help here?
     
  3. the mitchness

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    Task manager will always tell you what is running. It's kind of hard to make a program that ignores the task manager. When you do a full scan with your anti-anything, does it come up with anything? Have you started playing a high load full screen game? Have you tried to defragment your HD? Have you ran checkdisk? When you open task manager, does it say your processor is also running at a high percentage, (has worked a few times before when my hd was running funny.)?

    I'm starting to think your anti programs are trying to scan the same file/folder at roughly the same time. Try setting them to scan different areas at different times.

    I hope I helped at least a little. If not, it was worth a try. Go ahead and respond whether or not it worked. Thanks
     
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