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Started by bjk360 , Nov 17 2013 09:11 AM Please log in to reply 6 replies to this topic #1 bjk360 bjk360 Members 27 posts OFFLINE Local time:05:28 PM Posted asked 4 years ago viewed 11213 times active 1 year ago Blog Stack Overflow Podcast #98 - Scott Hanselman Is Better Than Us at Everything Benefits for Developers from San Francisco Iron Arm, Dec 17, 2016 #18 Tiribulus Joined: Wednesday Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0 Disable the super-fetch (prefetch) service. it is not downloading updates, running defrag or disc check. Source

I am not experiencing any problems. But gonna watch out for hotfixes if present! Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... For some reason, this POS does something cyclically, about once a second. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/514485/hard-drive-constantly-busy-for-some-reason/

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I want to check out that SysInternals Suite more, but so far, I haven't. Similar Threads Even after upgrade to windows 10 computer often stuck in restart loop buythiscomputer, Aug 6, 2015, in forum: Windows 10 Support Replies: 4 Views: 2,337 Trouble Nov 9, 2015 I've got a SSD so this disk activity is certainly not loud by any means. ephemeral sonder Malware Study Hall Senior 5,633 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Police State of Australia Local time:08:28 AM Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:12 PM This will serve as a reminder

At a minimum, I'd run LatencyMon to see if there's any particularly problematic driver or software utility that's obviously causing the system to sit around doing nothing waiting on a response. Vince Massi, Apr 8, 2016 #11 Snooze77777 Joined: Mar 28, 2016 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0 ndashutosh parekh said: Good thought Snooze777... Oct 10, 2016 Loading... Windows 7 Constant Disk Activity Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy


These aren't the annoying loud clicking grinding sounds that ancient hard drives make by the way, just the usual busy sound. Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 7 Specs: Dell Dimension 9200 E6600 DuoCore 2.4ghz Windows 7 (32bits) 500gb HDD 4gb ddr2 ram Gigabyte Radeon 7750 - 1GB GDDR5 (Factory Overlocked 880mhz) My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Browse other questions tagged windows-7 hard-drive performance troubleshooting performance-monitor or ask your own question. https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/hard-drive-often-running-constantly.2839/ Reset Password I remember my details Create Account Register Insert/edit link CloseEnter the destination URL URL Link Text Open link in a new tabOr link to existing content Search No search

Fix is simple: Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools double-click on Services scroll down the list to find Seagate Dashboard Service right-click on it and hit "Stop". Windows 10 Constant Hard Drive Activity Image Credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier on Flickr JOIN THE DISCUSSION (3 REPLIES) November 26, 2014 Doc Even if none of these are active (Automatic Updates is set to "off" - and there's You can also rearrange the columns by dragging their titles. Skype seems to be suspicious, as when I have it installed, the disk activity is at a constant 100%.

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It's not a cost issue. my review here If you suspect something is amiss, run a scan with an antivirus program. Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 10 I started noticing it a few days ago. Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 8 Find Us

I always used other tools, but it seems that task manager can do more than I thought. this contact form Turn the laptop off, and shoot a short blast into the exit vent. My friend suggested that maybe the hard drive was going bad, but I only bought it less than a year ago, and if that is the case then I'd have to This is a very important step in testing a hard drive. Why Is My Hard Drive Constantly Running

One SysInternals program that is fascinating to watch as it shows you real time HDD activity as well is perfmon.exe - be sure to right-click on it and run as administrator. Another scenario could be that you do not have enough RAM in your system, therefore the OS is having to refer to the Swap File on the hard disk. Does anyone have any thoughts on this issue? http://tcdownload.org/hard-drive/new-hard-drive.html because its within a safe range..

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135 If it still does it then I'd be installing more RAM or inspecting the drive itself Trouble, Oct 30, 2015 #5 keith l terrill Joined: Nov 28, 2015 Messages: Why Does My Hard Drive Keep Running Windows 10 Now the only change was last month when my video card died and I replaced it with a new one (Radeon HD7750) but I don't see how it would related...or does And, it may even pause the task when you start using your computer again, so if you sit down at the computer to check what's going on you may see no trace

Things have actually calmed down two days in a row with less disk activity.

Thank you THUA, Dec 13, 2015 #7 Snooze77777 Joined: Mar 28, 2016 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0 My experience has been that when a hard drive runs too much for But to just determine which process is thrashing the disk right now, Task Manager is good enough. But here's a couple of screenshots of the background processes. How To Fix 100% Disk Usage In Windows 10 Score 0 Can't find your answer ?

Thanks, you really helped me jcgriff! Gonna try the SysInternals asap! windows-7 hard-drive performance troubleshooting performance-monitor share|improve this question asked Mar 30 '12 at 15:52 Mike B 86992643 add a comment| 3 Answers 3 active oldest votes up vote 3 down vote Check This Out Keep you all posted.

When I look at the task manager, it shows my disk activity at a constant 100%, even when there is only about .5 MB/s of activity going on. Edit: Could a portion of the RAM be damaged? But since it's now been a few weeks, that does not explain it. Back to top #4 bjk360 bjk360 Topic Starter Members 27 posts OFFLINE Local time:05:28 PM Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:16 PM Greeting, I tried to post a screen

My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... Some program seems to be doing a lot of business in the background! Do you think Vista has anything to do with that?

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