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Constant 100% Hard Drive Activity

Q: Constant 100% Hard Drive Activity

I know this has been posted time and time again, but I have not found any solution to my problem. I do not know which drive it is, but one of them (I have 4) will sometimes spike to 100% activity, and the only way to resolve that is by rebooting.
Now I know that doesn't sound so bad, but when you're in the middle of photoshopping something, doing some homework, or gaming, it gets to be a real pain, very quickly.
I can imagine that having a hard drive at 100% activity for hours on end will take a very large toll on its life span.

Here are my system specs:
ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe motherboard
AMD Phenom x4 9950 BE 2.6 GHz
2GB DDR2 1066 MHz RAM
160GB HDD
250GB HDD
300GB HDD
500GB HDD

I read on another thread that indexing or scheduled defrags may be the cause, but I have already disabled index since I installed 7. My defrags are scheduled for 1AM every wednesday (but that has long passed, and I have already had to reboot).
I also read somewhere that it could be a missing AMD processor driver, which indeed I had no luck finding.

Please guys, I don't know why it's doing this, and I'm fed up with rebooting every 2 hours.

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Preferred Solution: Constant 100% Hard Drive Activity

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Constant 100% Hard Drive Activity

try opening up "task manager" on the top choose the process tab, and then click on the "cpu" column, and see what is taking most of your cpu.

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Hello. My computer seems to always have hard drive activity even when doing nothing. I have defragged and also run spybot. I have also ran malwarebytes but found nothing. Could someone possibly take a look at my hijackthis log and see if there is something wrong causing the activity. IE8 and Firefox are very slow to open also. I have windowsXP and 512 mb of ram. Thanks so much

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:48:04 AM, on 3/17/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\anyone\Application Data\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Hi,

I installed Windows 7 RC. When ever I am booted into Win7 one of my hard drives (probably not system drive - sounds like my secondary storage drive) is constantly working. Not very much but still making sounds.

I have completely turned off indexation, there is no automatic defrag going on. I have set a constant size to the paging file and there is no antivirus activity going on. The hard drive is making noise even when the system is idle for a long time and also when I am using it.

The processes tab in the task monitor shows no process that is using CPU.

What can this hard drive activity be?

Thanks!

A:Constant hard drive activity?

Windows Search service perhaps?

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Greetings, all!
I'm a computer technician in Ohio. I deal with the daily grind of fixing computers five days a week, but this one is puzzling me.
I've found a couple things that annoyed me so far and turned them off (LLMNR, since IPV6 doesn't exist on my network... yet. For example, anyway.) However... I don't care what I'm doing, I can be sitting without anything open, just on my desktop, and my HDD activity light is spazzing out 24/7.
 
Now, I deal with malware daily. I'm nowhere near the expert, but this was a fresh installation of Win 7 Pro a couple months or so ago, all data scanned as it was going back. Constant drive activity light flashing. I want to resolve this ASAP.
 
What I've got:
Board: Biostar MCP6P M2+ Ver. 6.x, AM2+
Processor: AMD Phenom 9550 quad-core 2.20 ghz
RAM: 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR2-800
HDDS: Primary: Hitachi Deskstar  500GB (This is getting cloned to a better drive soon, so long as cloning will work)
           Secondary: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB newly purchased less than two months ago.
           Tertiary:  Maxtor 200GB IDE drive (this will soon be replaced with another WD SATA DRIVE, sooner if this one is my issue)
 
I've done some looking and found a few small issues, but nothing that points me in the right direction.
 
As far as security software, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013.
Browsers: IE 9, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari (I'm working on a... Read more

A:Hard drive activity is CONSTANT!

Perhaps Process Monitor can help narrow down the problem.

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I have Bitdefender 2008 trial running and have used Uniblue SpeedupMyPC. Can anyone help me please? My pc stands in the living room and the sound of my hard drive is rather disturbing... Please find here my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:01:41, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\bdagent.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KhalShared\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosA2dp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHid.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHsp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosAVRC.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\tosOBEX.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtProc.exe
C:\Wi... Read more

A:constant hard drive activity driving me mad!!

I don't see any malware in your HJT log. You do have a lot of programs running in the background that could be started manually.
Check your enabled services (type services.msc in the run box, click ok) with the list Blackviper suggests:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

Rescan with HJT, check this item:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

Close all windows except HJT, then click 'fix checked'. Exit HJT and reboot/restart your computer.
 

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I just bought a new computer and installed a graphics card for it(Ati Radeon X1300). I installed Norton Systemworks 2006 Premier. The hard drive has almost constant activity, but no apparent reduced performance. Any ideas?
 

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Hello guys, For about a week now I have searched through endless forums looking for an answer... but to no firm conclusion.Problem:On startup, I have constant hard drive activity. The desktop does load eventually but is so unstable I haven't a clue what to do. It works perfectly in safe mode, so it is obviously nothing to do with core drivers etc.DDS.txt log ______________________________________________________________________DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Euan at 15:10:26.25 on 01/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.1012.624 [GMT 1:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\H... Read more

A:On startup, constant hard drive activity

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi There,

I'm rather worried that my laptop has been "got-at". The Belkin router has an LED which flashes constantly indicating traffic (I presume); it's the one associated with the channel to which the laptop is connected, and it flickers away all the time. I'm getting paranoid wondering to whom it may be chatting.

I've noticed that coincident with this activity is a file (PFIREWALL.LOG) which is constantly being updated, and its contents are of the following form:

2008-01-03 05:38:03 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 24.87.165.142 56168 60313 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:03 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 84.211.9.251 56168 9213 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:05 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 125.27.73.45 56168 8345 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:08 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 121.23.89.192 56168 11381 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:08 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 140.135.254.9 56168 15352 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:08 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 71.123.210.223 56168 26749 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:10 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 99.244.77.88 56168 24869 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:11 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 58.209.158.39 56168 10849 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:11 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 220.191.23.140 56168 25598 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:12 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 222.20.224.107 56168 16001 - - - - - - - - -
2008-01-03 05:38:14 OPEN UDP 192.168.2.2 89.103.133.137 56168 13171 - - - - - - - - -

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A:Constant Router/Hard-Drive Activity

Please download and run HijackThis, available here:
http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis

And copy and past the log produced here. Someone with a golden shield will have to help you out.

Do you run any peer to peer file sharing program ?
 

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Hi folks. My hard drive appears to be working almost constantly. I have cleaned the pc with ccleaner, defragged and Malwarebytes reports no infections. Any help is appreciated!

A:XP SP3 Hard Drive Light indicates almost constant activity

1) Does this happen only shortly after boot or all the while the system is up?
2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
3) Open Task Manager to the Processes Tab and sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top. Which process is using the cpu cycles?

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I have a problem caused by constant hard drive activity, and, after some research and work on my part, along with some reading, here is what I learned.

First, I ran Ad-Aware, then Spybot, then I went to TrendMicro for a free online scan, then Symantec. I run NOD32 from Eset as my scanner. None of these solved the problems mentioned, although some minor cookies were found. I noticed this problem after installing a Blackberry Storm, but I'm not 100% sure this was the root cause. Anyway, I changed phones again, and installed Mobile Sync 6.1 for this, and removed the Blackberry software, but the problem continued. I then did a system restore, and at this point, the problem disappeared, until the first time I connected the new phone, a HTC Touch Pro. At this point, the problem started again. Finally, the problem did not occur in Safe Mode.

I will attempt to describe the problem in some detail, at this point. The constant disk access would cause the computer to lose focus whenever it hit the harddrive. What this meant for me was every time I would try to access a file located in the All Programs folder off the Start button, the list would disappear. If I opened the Control Panel in the Start list, which on my computer is set as an expansion folder, the open list would "blink" on and off constantly, but I could access it. As to typing anything into the Run Program screen, I too would get about two to four letters typed, then the flicker would happen, and the letters I... Read more

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Not the virus one!

If I open up task manager and enable the I/O columns, this Lsass.exe keeps reading and writing onto my hard drive. What's causing this and is it normal? I have Windows xp SP2. I'm always been checking for viruses and spyware, so i'm positive some windows service is writing some logs or doing something! Am I the only one?!
 

A:Lsass.exe constant hard drive activity!

I had a similar problem on a laptop at work. The user was having the internet sessions hang; seemingly going no where. Then the machine would get really slow for everything.

Take a closer look through the Task Manager Processes to see if you can find a Webassist. If you see it running after you've connected to the internet this may be what is happening.

The real problem for the machine referrenced above was Webassist which would start chewing up CPU time any time IE (internet) was started. You can end Webassist and Lsass will continue to chew away at the CPU time. Webassist is some spyware. You can run SpyBot (its freeware) and it may correct the problem. I finally just rebooted the machine, immediately went to webassist and renamed it something else. Poof, problem gone. There doesn't seem to be any issues without Webassist enabled and this user/machine doesn't need it for any programming, etc.
 

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For quite some time now my computer has been running very slow and the HDD seem to constantly be busy for days on end.  Someone else on Bleeping Computer has had a quick look at it and has suggested I make a new post in here.
 
Many thanks
 
Here are the logs:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 06-11-2016
Ran by Markwell Kennels (administrator) on MARKWELL-KENNEL (12-11-2016 14:12:11)
Running from E:\Cleanup2016
Loaded Profiles: Markwell Kennels (Available Profiles: Markwell Kennels & MB & Administrator & Guest)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Constant Hard Drive Activity, computer very slow

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For quite some time now my computer has been running very slow and the HDD seem to constantly be busy for days on end.  Someone else on Bleeping Computer has had a quick look at it and has suggested I make a new post in here.
 
Many thanks
 
Here are the logs:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 06-11-2016
Ran by Markwell Kennels (administrator) on MARKWELL-KENNEL (12-11-2016 14:12:11)
Running from E:\Cleanup2016
Loaded Profiles: Markwell Kennels (Available Profiles: Markwell Kennels & MB & Administrator & Guest)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
(brother Industries Ltd) C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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My computer has become very slow to the point where it is very frustrating to use.  Its been happening over the course of probably 6 months now but I have just been putting up with it.  There is almost constant HDD activity.  I'm still running XP but would like to see if I can fix this up one more time before I upgrade.
 
Thanks
Mike
 

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My computer has become very slow to the point where it is very frustrating to use.  Its been happening over the course of probably 6 months now but I have just been putting up with it.  There is almost constant HDD activity.  Over the past couple of days I have uninstalled AVG Free virus scanner and installed Avast as I thought it was something to do with AVG as when I disabled it things were slightly better.  However it is back to its usual slow self.  I've also run a defrag on C drive which didn't really seem to improve anything.
When I look in Task Manager the file lsass.exe is always at the top with the most I/O reads and always increasing - not sure if thats useful info or not ?
 
I'm at a loss as to what to do next so really need some help please.
 
Cheers
Mike 

A:Constant Hard Drive Activity, computer very slow

First do a scan using MBAM Free and allow it to remove all that it finds. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
In the settings, allow scanning for PUPS and Rootkits.
 
Run a scan using Windows Repair (All In One) Download and allow it run Check Disk as seen in Step 3.
Check all the options for repair.

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Hello to all,
I have a problem w/ HD being active almost all the time... system has become very slow, especially browsing. Ran spyware removal tools & I was infected with something. (don't remember, but was removed, so claimed) I believe is was in my daughters music files I backed up to a secondary partition on my drive. I had scanned these files before back-up but appeared to be ok.
Before I format & install I want to try & clean the system.
Thanks in advance for all that help.

System configuration: Win XP Pro SP 2, Pentium 4 1.3 GHz w/512 MB RAM
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:01:35 AM, on 5/2/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\bdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:hard drive w/ constant activity - system slow

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Hello,
I have a HP G60-443CL Notebook, 64 Bit Vista, lately is been slowed down considerably and the fan is running constantly and the hard drive light is almost constant. When I open an application such as browser, after a bit the hard drive begins to run constantly and slows the computer down to a crawl. The fan is always running loud. I do not notice anything under Task manger that appears to be hogging memory, but I may not know quite how to look more extensively. It has become very annoying and quite a hindrance to my work environment. If I try to run more than one application, everything on the computer just slows down tremendously. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 

A:Slow Computer, Hard drive light constant, fan activity

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For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking)

After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board.

Got it back, works fine. Used it for a few months, light still blinking.

I've always viewed it as bothersome, but nothing serious.

But now I can HEAR the hard drive making little noises. And I'm worried it's going to fail.

Disk check shows everything is OK. Ran Malwarebytes, Spypot S&D, and Avast! Virus Scan, no issues. I've defragged, tried disabling indexing and the DVD drive. Still blinking.

I've looked at Resource Monitor to see what is using the hard drive, and the list updates so often I can't even see what's doing what. It appears to be mostly activity from Firefox and system processes.

I'm all out of ideas. I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD with a fresh Windows 8 install, but I don't want to do that and have the light STILL blink.

Could it be a still faulty motherboard? Does anyone have any ideas?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Barndtron


For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking)

After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board.

Got it back, works fine. Used it for a few months, light still blinking.

I've always viewed it as bothersome, but nothing serious.

But now I can HEAR the hard drive making little noises. And I'm worried it's going to fail.

Disk check shows everything is OK. Ran Malwarebytes, Spypot S&D, and Avast! Virus Scan, no issues. I've defragged, tried disabling indexing and the DVD drive. Still blinking.

I've looked at Resource Monitor to see what is using the hard drive, and the list updates so often I can't even see what's doing what. It appears to be mostly activity from Firefox and system processes.

I'm all out of ideas. I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD with a fresh Windows 8 install, but I don't want to do that and have the light STILL blink.

Could it be a still faulty motherboard? Does anyone have any ideas?


I have four computers, none with an SSD, and everyone of them has almost constant HD activity; there are some pauses. I don't really know why the HD's are so busy, but I don't really care either.

HTH

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Note: Originally posted in the General section - reposted here by suggestion

Every time I restart Windows 7 and after logging in, the hard drive light comes on indicating continuing constant disk activity. The hard drive light is on solidly (no blinking). This condition persists for 10 - 15 minutes during which time all applications are extremely slow to respond.

I have tried pausing the search indexer and have also tried pausing my anti-virus software (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013). Neither of these appear to have any effect.

Once the constant hard drive activity has completed, the system operates normally, however I would much prefer to begin using the system soon after startup without having to wait for whatever is causing the hard drive activity to complete..

I have looked at Windows Task Manager and find no applications running other than THX True Studio PC by Creative Systems. Under task Manager processes, "System Idle Process" is shown with 95% - 98% CPU usage.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions about how to track down what is happening and potentiall fix!






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If nothing there can seem to help then you could post in the Performance&Maintenance thread

Also use this tool and post your results SF Diag Tool


Diagnostic file clw2613.zip attached
Thx,
C.

A:Windows 7 Constant Hard Drive Activity - Computer Slow to Respond

Task Manager > Performance tab > Resource Monitor > Disk tab

You should be able to press the READ and WRITE columns to see which process / app is using the disk the most at the time of slowdown

Also running a disk check would be advised, right click HDD icon > properties > tools > error checking > check now > agree to schedule a disk check at next boot

Also things like this disk check software can show any faults with the drive
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

Check Event Log too to see if there is a problem with windows

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( fresh install of new (2007)winxp pro, unadulterated ) no other software.

The sound is tick tock tick tock, similiar to an old style mechanical clock, the sound is not loud, but perceptable, and about once every 1.3 seconds, in time with the led flashes.

The constant interval hard drive activity prevents the hard drive from auto power down when computer is unattended for long periods of time. In essence rendering that power saving feature useless.

Of course it would be nice to know, just what is causing the reads, and how to stop this.
 

A:Constant hard drive activity at 1.3 second intervals. Led flashes in time to the tick

Generally, this is normal and is the strobe of the CD-ROM for contents by the autoplay functionality. Some flash and some don't. But that is not supposed to prevent any power events from taking place.

Do you see any thing in the Task Manager that also pulses like that? Does it make any difference if the drive has a CD in it?

Download and run ProcMon to see what disk reads and writes are taking place and by what.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
 

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Every time I restart Windows 7 and after logging in, the hard drive light comes on indicating continuing constant disk activity. The hard drive light is on solidly (no blinking). This condition persists for 10 - 15 minutes during which time all applications are extremely slow to respond.

I have tried pausing the search indexer and have also tried pausing my anti-virus software (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013). Neither of these appear to have any effect.

Once the constant hard drive activity has completed, the system operates normally, however I would much prefer to begin using the system soon after startup without having to wait for whatever is causing the hard drive activity to complete..

I have looked at Windows Task Manager and find no applications running other than THX True Studio PC by Creative Systems. Under task Manager processes, "System Idle Process" is shown with 95% - 98% CPU usage.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions about how to track down what is happening and potentiall fix!

Thx,
C.

A:Window 7 Constant Hard Drive Activity - Computer Slow to Respond

Hello clw2613,

I would start by looking at this tutorial

W7 Optimize

If nothing there can seem to help then you could post in the Performance&Maintenance thread

Also use this tool and post your results SF Diag Tool

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There is something wrong with my DVD-drive after it comes out of sleep mode. I have the default power option of "balanced" which puts the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. However, when it wakes up, the DVD makes a sound like a disk spinning up (note: the drive is empty), and it keeps making the noise. Also the green light comes on. The only thing that I have found to stop the noise and activity on the drive is a reboot. I found this old post, Gotta say Im disapointed in the "Internet TV" - The Green Button, and it sounds similar, only my drive door isn't opening, just the noise (spin up?). However, I updated to my latest firmware, and that didn't fix it. I'm out of ideas. Do you have any?

The drive is a SONY Optiarc AD-7240S. Also, I thought this was just a bug in the RC 7100, but I've since updated to the official release, and it hasn't been fixed. Strange, especially that it seems like no one else is really experiencing the same thing when I've searched for fixes for the issue. Thanks!

A:DVD drive noise, constant activity after sleep mode

Install this bios ---> M3A78-EM BIOS 2002
Install chipset drivers ---> AMD Chipset Driver V1.3.0.49 for Windows Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit & Windows 7/7 64bit--(WHQL).

http://usa.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=KjpYqzmAd9vsTM2D

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If this is the wrong board to post this in, my apologies.
 
So, about two or three months ago my laptop's motherboard died. It was an old asus machine, and was years out of warranty, so I decided to simply recycle it and buy another desktop... I've always liked them better anyways. I bought a Dell Inspiron from Office Depot, seemed like a pretty nice deal on the machine that I got. In any case, it ran smooth, and the built in graphics on its i5 processor allowed me to play quite a few of my games until I could invest in a dedicated GPU. A month ago, I bought a new Thermaltake power supply to facilitate eventually getting said GPU, and a week or two later, grabbed an Nvidia GTX 750ti for a nice price, threw it in, and drooled over how nicely it played my games. Two monitors, Skyrim at max settings on one screen, Netflix streaming House on the other.
 
For a couple weeks everything was groovy. I was able to play my games typically at least at 60 FPS smooth, I was able to multitask, I was even able to record plenty of my games at 60 FPS with fraps, NO PROBLEM, I was thrilled with how quickly windows 8.1 started up every time... The suddenly, about a week ago, that all changed.
 
For some reason, my ram usage in task manager is almost always above 75%, even with nothing but skype and the task manager running. (No call going on skype, that is, just the program open.) My hard-drive usage is fine at times, but most of the time I'm doing ANYTHING at all, including open... Read more

A:Constant high memory and constant hard-drive reading

Go to the Performance tab in Task Manager and click on Resource Monitor.
See what image names are taking up the most in each column (you can click on the column header in order to sort that column).
 
Also, please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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I have several external HDD docks that I use for backup and PC repair (Thermaltake and Rosewill). The docks work fine, but I am having problems lately with any HDD I place in the docks. The behavior I will describe occurs with ANY HDD in ANY dock; thus, I suspect something related to Windows (8.1 Pro - properly updated and clean of malware).

The Issue: Whenever I place a HDD (usually a 2 or 4 TB Western DIgital) in the dock, the activity lights ramp up to full speed. Checking Task Manager reveals that the HDD in question is processing read activity at 80% - 100% rate. This will go on for at least 30 minutes, EACH time I place the HDD in the dock. Checking the properties of the drives, I have NOT enabled indexing of any of these drives. In addition, I long ago disabled Windows Search and Superfetch services. In Task Manager (Performance tab), it is clear the drives are beng read but not written to, but no where can I identify what process is responsible for this. This is my concern, Dude - what is causing this constant (near 100%) read activity? All my drives are regulary scanned for malware (all are clean) and CrystalDiskInfo reports all drives as "GOOD".

If anyone can suggest a solution, I will be very grateful. Thanking you in advance. Svenno

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Hello,

I recently discovered that one of my drives has been at 100% activity with no data being read or written. This particular drive is used for virtual instruments and samples for music. I've never had issues before, but I found it odd that loading projects took an insane amount of time to load, which lead me to check the disk usage of this particular drive.

Current response time spikes into the tens of thousands. Again, nothing is being written or read. If I open the drive, I can see all my files, but the drive never seems to stop "searching". I've attatched a picture below:

Any suggestions?

A:Hard-drive at 100% with no activity

That is really weird IMHO! You can try the following suggestions:

Right click your drive from explorer and untick the box shown below. Note that this invokes an unindexing process that will take some time to complete:

You can also go to Control Panel> Indexing Options> and turn off the Indexing Service if the above does not help:

Hope this helps to resolve your issue. Good luck and let us know.

my2cents

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I have a new HP G61 laptop with Windows 7. Regularly when I switch on, the egg-timer icon appears on screen and it is not possible to access any programme. This can last for anything up to 15 minutes. During this time, the hard drive light is on continuously. Once the light goes off, the laptop functions normally. I have deliberatley kept the software on the laptop to a minimum. Mostly MS Office, Skype, Internet Explorer and Norton Anti-virus.

I suspect that there is some software running in the background. Is there any way that I can find out what is running? Thanks

A:Hard Drive Activity

Hi, worth keeping an eye on this, 15 mins is excessive, however this behavior is due to prefetch (superfetch) where your most recent used programs are arranged so they open faster, if you like your computer is learning how you use it and responding. This activity should settle down shortly. I would advise that you also look to get rid of Norton another well known resource hog, and the cause of Blue screen problems, use Microsoft security essentials, it is free from MS.

You can use the "task manager tool" to see what activity there is (set it to "always on top"). Programs that start with the computer can be controlled through "Msconfig" startup tab. You can safely disable ALL startup programs (uncheck the boxes) and windows will still boot, however it is best to have your AV running.. so have a play and if the situation does not improve post back there is more that can be done.

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Ok I recently Installed everything fresh and a posibility of a virus or spyware is minimal, I have Kaspersky installed and a few applications I need, such as clone dvd, any dvd, Nero, Office 2007, all drivers and a few more small programs.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit and I'm concerned my Hard drive is always on activity, I can hear it spinning and the led is blinking all the time.

What could be the causes of this? if it's a software program reding/writing on HDD, how can I spot it? Thanks!
 

A:Always Activity on Hard Drive, Why?

Likely Vista Defrag
It's running as a task in the background

By the way, you can turn off many not required startups with this tool: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Kaspersky is also high on resource so there's nothing you can do about that except replace it (I use free Avira Antivirus)
 

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Hello and thanks in advance for answering.

I am curious about something. My hard drive is being really active for about 30 minutes or so before going into power-save mode. Is this normal? I mean it's completely active the whole time. It's a bit worrying. Should there be 30 minutes of activity before it powers-down for the power save?

Thanks!

Computer:
-Windows Vista Home Basic, Service Pack 1, 32-bit
-RAM: Patriot 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
-Hard Drive: Seagate 750GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
-Ultra LSP750 750w Power Supply
-AMD Phenom X4 9550 4MB 95W Socket AM2+ CPU
-XFX nForce 750a SLI Socket AM2+ Motherboard
-XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
 

A:Hard Drive Activity?

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i performed a clean install of windows 7 rc but
my hard drive is busy when i don't use my computer and I
see that the light indicating that the hd is busy is blinking for couple of hours.
also my cpu usage is higher than xp and it makes my laptop's cpu very hot.
windows 7 makes my laptop very noisy.
please help me.

A:Hard drive activity

Was this a clean install or an upgrade?

Please fill out your system specs as well please.

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The hard drive light on my laptop is showing continuous activity and is not going out,even if the computer is left idle.

How can I find out what is happening?

A:Hard drive activity

The drive where the OS is installed will never really go to sleep unless you kill all processes which would cause windows to crash. Open task manager and take note of all background processes and windows processes which will read/write to your drive as needed.

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Hello,

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Asus Notebook, recently I've been having a lot of hard drive activity, shown to me by a light on my laptop, which has caused my laptop to run extremely slow and not even open some applications, I'm also not able to uninstall some programs from the control panel. I must force it to start up in safe mode with networking to get it to work. The last application I had downloaded was an update that came up in the bottom right of the screen that seemed to be official although I had also been running a version of lime-wire and frost-wire previously. I've defragged several times, deleted all possible, unneeded programs, and have ran: TrendMicro Housecall, MalewareBytes, Avast antivirus, and Norton Virus scans and all of them have come back with nothing but small tracking cookies. I've deleted all user accounts and created a new one so formatting will not be a problem if necessary but my laptop was preloaded with windows 7 so I do not have a boot disk.

Thank you for your time and help,
G&R

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Hello,

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Asus Notebook, recently I've been having a lot of hard drive activity, shown to me by a light on my laptop, which has caused my laptop to run extremely slow and not even open some applications, I'm also not able to uninstall some programs from the control panel. I must force it to start up in safe mode with networking to get it to work. The last application I had downloaded was an update that came up in the bottom right of the screen that seemed to be official although I had also been running a version of lime-wire and frost-wire previously. I've defragged several times it says I have 88% of unused hard drive space, deleted all unneeded programs, and have ran: TrendMicro Housecall, MalewareBytes, Avast antivirus, and Norton Virus scans and all of them have come back with nothing but small tracking cookies. I've deleted all user accounts and created a new one so formatting will not be a problem if necessary but my laptop was preloaded with windows 7 so I do not have a boot disk.

Thank you for your time and help,
G&R

A:A lot of hard drive activity, please help

Hello, what was this for.. "The last application I had downloaded was an update"Let's just try an Online scan.Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.This scan requires Internet Explorer,Opera or Firefox to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.Click the green button.Read the End User License Agreement and check the box: Check .Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Check Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)Click the Start button.ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.When the scan completes, push Push , and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt. Push the button, then Finish.Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.If you did not save the ESETScan log, click > Run..., then type or copy and... Read more

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Hi,

I have a problem with my Laptop Hard Drive. It's a WDC WD5000LPVT-75G33T0

My Hard Drive is acting normal if I do almost nothing, like surfing on the web, but if I watch a video on
YouTube or whatever, my HDD activity is too high to play the video for a short while.

Almost every time I take a short break or rewind the video to replay that funny or interesting part, my HDD activity is high again and don't let me to play the video again for a short while.

This problem occurs on all my Windows OS's, and it exists for I think 1 month-2 weeks. Here a screenshot of my Disk Management Window (I'm Dutch, so sorry if you can't read it):
I don't know what to do now anymore, because I've done this already before:

Disk defragment, sfc /scannow (as Administrator), Disk cleaner, decrease the pagefile.

Can somebody help me please?

A:Hard Drive High Activity

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it exists for I think 1 month-2 weeks.


Chances are it's due to the switch from flash to html5. Try turning off hardware acceleration in the browser for the time being, or tweak any other html5 settings. Or try a different browser.

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Last night I used Acronis to clone off a brand new 1Tb drive. All went well and I fired it up this morning. The only thing I noticed is that my CPU activity is at about 20%. Is this normal? I looked at the resources monitor for CPU and it says its doing deferred procedure calls for the 20%. Last time this happened it went away after several hours.

A:CPU activity at 20% after cloning a new hard drive

My guess would be it is just Windows doing some housekeeping on the new drive and it is temporary.

If it is still doing the same thing a week from now, then I'd look at it more closely.

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My hard drive has started working all the time and slowing everything up, I downloaded hijack this and ran it, here are the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:46:59, on 24/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb11.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\MtdAcqu.exe
D:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
D:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\rapimgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files\MSI\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
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A:Solved: Hard drive activity

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Running WINDOWS 10 with 2 Aug. Anniversary update.  ASPIRE TC-605 BIOS P11-A2 My problem is that my hard drive runs excessively, not all the time but a random times.  Watching the Task Manager (Performance) for DISK, Active Time goes to 100%, Average Response Time, Read Speed and White Speed all go to zero.  The time lapse can be over 4 minutes but is generally shorter at one or two minutes.  During this period you can not do anything.  At times,  Active Time goes to 100% for shorter extend period of time but other parameters are still indicating readings greater than zero and the system continues to function.  I have been unable to identify which process is or may be causing the problem.  

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I have a Toshiba laptop whose boot time has gotten horribly slow (4 - 5 minutes). Used to be a couple minutes. I'll probably end up reinstalling XP Home but the whole time it boot, the hard drive LED is flashing. Is there any program out there that can tell me what the hard drive is trying to do? In task manager, the processes tab shows mostly an idle system for a goof portion of the boot but the HD just churns away. I'd appreciate any feedback before I start over. Thanks

TomK
 

A:Hard Drive - Excessive Activity

tyr microsoft bootvis to discover the reason for the hang ups read the instructions as easy to use but bit difficult to explain
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=664
 

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Acer desktop Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit 4 GB RAM

Last April I bought a new Acer desktop but it doesn't have any activity lights on this model. I would like one for the hard drive at least. I could remember using a program a long time ago (I think it was with Windows ME or early XP) that would put a little light down by the clock that would blink with hard drive activity but can't remember the program's name. I'm not really looking for monitors as far as health is concerned, just want an activity monitor light. I hope this makes since to somebody. Any suggestions?

A:Looking for hard drive activity monitor.

Found this: HDD Led – Monitor Hard Drive Activity In Real Time From System Tray

Edit: Still works on Windows 8 X64

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Are there any applications that tell me all the activity occurring with the hard drive. Like, for instance, the read/write speeds occurring while I unzip a rar file.
 

A:Hard drive activity moniter

Hiya

You may want to check these on this page:

http://download.com.com/3120-20-0.html?qt=Hard+drive+activity+monitor++++&tg=dl-2001&search=+Go!+

The second one down looks very promising:

http://download.com.com/3000-2094-7411953.html?tag=lst-0-2

Regards

eddie
 

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hello, can anyone help me please???? I have 6 hard drives on my system. 4 of which are connected through IDE cables to a promise ATA card plugged into a PCI slot. The other drives as well as 2 DVD/RW drives are connected through the IDE connections on the mobo. I have split wire 39 on the IDE cables for separate activity LED's. the ones connected through the mobo, work perfectly, but the ones on the ATA card will not be detected in the bios, or windows unless pin 39 is connected together. All the drives are configured correctly with the Master/Slave jumpers in the correct place, and none are set to CS. Please help me resolve this issue with the separation of channels on the ATA card. I can build circuits if need be. Thanks in advance for any 411 anyone may provide.
 

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Does anyone have source code (C, C++, C++ Builder
preferably, but will take anything you have...)
for a Windows utility that monitors hard drive
read/write activity (similiar to a HD LED)?

OR, code to simply check if the hard drive is busy?

OR, some other trick to accomplish this?

OR, do you know where I can download a utility that
does this?

Thanks, Mac
 

A:Monitor Hard Drive Activity

I can not provide you with a whole source for hard disk monitor, but you
can take a look at DISK_PERFORMANCE Structure in MSDN. Writing such a
tool can be quite tricky. Why don't you use HDD Light? It has very nice
icon for the hard disk activities, with separate indication for read and
write operations, which gives additional information.
 

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Mod Edit: Moved to appropriate forum ~~boopmeHello,My hard drive activity go from near 0% to 100% with no reason at random moments. I search google for this issue and many people seems to have the same problem and none of them seems to find a solution.I known you forum because HiJackThis is currently making an update and temporarily closed the support section. The owner said you could help me with the verification so I'm giving you the log the HiJackThis made and if one of you can analyse it and tell me if there's something wrong in it.Also, if anyone ever find a solution for this problem. PLEASE TELL ME. This is totally driving me nuts.Thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5Scan saved at 12:04:20, on 2015-01-22Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17416)  Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\ProgramData\DatacardService\DCSHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Web TuneUp\vprot.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage ... Read more

A:My hard drive randomly go to 100% activity

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===HijackThis is not ready for you 64 bit operating system. Please run these tools and post the logs for my review.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is a... Read more

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Here's a couple XP problems my buddy has on an Intel ASUS PE4MoBo, 2.4 Ghz Pentium

1. Hard drive keeps active. Constantly caching maybe? He has a new 80 gb maxtor and Norton System works is loaded. It really slows the system down while this hard drive is constantly reading.

2. ATI radeon 9500, fails a couple self tests with Direct X. Yet I can't find direct x anywhere, did a search and came up with an empty Dirx directory, reloaded Dirx 9.0 but I can't find the set up icon for testing.

A:hard drive activity never stops

1. Press ctrl-alt-delete and bring up the Windows task manager. Select the process tab. Look in the cpu column. This shows how much cpu resources each process is using. While the hard drive is constantly being accessed check which processes are using the most cpu. This may help to narrow down what exactly is causing the hard drive to be constantly accessed.

2. The directx utility is most easily accessed by going to start-->run then typing dxdiag.

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Hello

I can't find a hard drive monitor that displays all files, speed, read, write, etc like Resource Monitor does.

But Resource Monitor cannot save a log of the displayed data, it is a very option-less program indeed, usual of microsoft, I need to save the file so I have time to see it, but there is too much for me to screenshot it everything fast enough.

Otherwise I will make a C# app since I think the diagnostic module should also have the perfmon stuff as I
did previously for memory stuff.

In this case it is not important how accurate the speeds/total bytes are because I just want to pinpoint the location and ID of certain files to see what another program is loading.

The Disk activity in Resource Monitor is also not perfect, some stuff shows up after the moving was made, other stuff keeps going when it's already done, sometimes, and also, how speeds and written/read bytes are displayed is total bullcrap since I can't make anything out of it, and it's basically totall inaccurate anyways, i'm moving gigabytes and it shows 2XX.XXX bytes, thanfully i don't care about this now but I surely may be welcome in another case. The refresh rate is slow, typical of microsoft, the stuff that is not being used by the system doesn't get greyed out, it's okay they keep it on list for a minute but it should be greyed out immediately when it's not being written/read or accessed, so you can see clearly which ones are active.

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A:I need to save hard drive activity log.

I am familiar with event audit and tracing, but that goes through gpedit, on the other hand I remember Perfmon having data collection stuff and I haven't really looked deep into it except some memory stuff. This is what I'll explore in the meantime.

UPD: Now scrolling through Event Trace Providers ... hmm

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5602 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 569 GB (516 GB Free); D: 25 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 184B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

If I replace my HDD with a SSD does the activity light still blink when accessing data?
 

A:Hard drive activity light using a SSD?

All 3 of mine do ... Even the one in my External Enclosure
 

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For the last month or so, about once a week, my hard drive gets very active for quite a long time (maybe an hour or two). I had wondered if there was a scan going on in the background, perhaps Microsoft or McAfee, but could find no evidence of what was causing it. I've never configured anything to perform automated tasks.

I've run full McAfee virus scans, and also AdAware and SpyBot and nothing comes up.

When the hard drive activity started again on Sunday, just as I was shutting down, I got a message about the DDE Server and that I needed to click to end the application. So that's what I assume is causing the unexplained activity I've been experiencing.

Do I have spyware or some other malicious entity on my computer?

Thank you for any assistance.

KP
 

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