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Harddrive Is Running Non Stop

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#1 ArcLite


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:01 AM

I know I have a problem it maybe more than one. It all started about a week ago.
-taking longer to boot than normal. Long pause on splash screen (15- 20 sec) before showing windows loading.
-Lights on the case say the harddrive is running non stop. Only windows is running.
-IEXPLORER.EXE process is running when IE is not open. I can kill the process but it comes back.

Have run adAware6 and cureit both found problems and fixed them. Nothing is found now.

Please help.

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#2 Dr_Manhattan


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:08 AM

I recommend scanning the hard drive with a diagnostics utility and see if the hard drive is failing. Go to the manufacturer's website of your hard drive and download the diagnostics utility. Put the program onto a CD and boot the computer to the diagnostics CD.

Afterwards, follow the on-screen instructions and let the program scan the hard drive for any errors. If the diagnostics utility gives you an error, the hard drive is failing and this would be a good time to backup all of your files ASAP.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

Iexplorer.exe is not a valid system file/function...iexplore.exe is the valid Windows file, as is explorer.exe.


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