Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:34 PM
Upon startup and for about an hour to maybe 90 minutes more, I seem to have a program or something running in the background. I can hear the "clicking" sounds even though I am not doing anything. Then, whatever it is has finished doing whatever it does, I heard an a sound very similar to the sound I hear when my computer completes its normal shutdown---after Windows shuts down and the screen goes dark.
I don't think it is a scan because the scan for my McAfee Anti-Virus and my Webroot SpySweeper are both activated by me, manually. I have checked my Start-Up menu and I don't see anything suspicious.
I do get automatic updates from McAfee and Webroot but I am aware of these at the time they are occurring. I am also set for automatic Windows updates---is there someway I could tell if these were source of the problem? The only way I can tell if it was a Windows update is at the time I shutdown I see the Windows Shield by "turn off" my computer.
Further, I do routine scans for virus and spyware every 5 days or so.
Running Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 2, on my Dell Inspiron 2600 laptop. Currently using a wireless network but same problem occurs on my home DSL via Verizon.