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#1 toffeymen23


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:58 PM

when i turn my pc on it loads up fine and in normall speed but from then on there just seems to be so much activity going on ie the red light on the front of pc just goes nuts and takes hours to sort itsself out. is there anything i can do to sort this out.........also only recently did a fresh install

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:10 PM

Have you defragmented the drive?
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:25 PM

what antivirus and other protection do you have on there , from what did you do your fresh install and have you done all your computer windows updates?

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:41 PM

That light can signify many things: an automatic chkdsk on a drive, an auto defrag on a drive, indexing service, system restore, a scan by malware defenders...these are some of the more obvious things I know.

You need to pin down what's happening on your system, using Event Viewer and Task Manager as starting points for clues.


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

You're going to really like free WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/
Download, install, and fire it up. Right click the small dog that appears near the clock and choose "Display startup info.."

This is a list of everything that is set to run at boot. Nothing here is vital to Windows function. Everything on this list could be turned off and Windows would be fine. It is possible that some of your specialized functions wouldn't work, so don't just do that. Left click an entry that you know you don't need to highlight it, and then press the "Disable' button at the bottom right.

That process will no longer start at boot. But it will still work just fine whenever you want to start it, and it is not removed from the list. Anytime you want, just go back, click it once and now the button will say "Enable."

Likely, some of the entries will seem mysterious. That's what free Process Explorer is for: http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showtopic=8275 Use the links to info sites to figure out what the processes do.

For more about controlling your processes, see my Vox: http://doc1101.vox.com/ I have included web addresses of useful tools and informational sites. The 'links' are not clickable. Copy and paste the URLs to your browser address bar to view the referenced pages. No spyware, no ads, nothing to buy(or donate), just info.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:34 AM

This will show you what is running.

This will show you what the processes are.

Good Luck....

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:13 AM

Well since you said the red light keeps going crazy, is there any nosie, something like a hard drive failing type of sound? Your hard rive might be failing or abotu to fail if it is going crazy after aclean install, however I may be wrong. Hoep this helps!

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