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#1 daniel brown

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

My harddrive is going a hundred miles an hour and I don't know why. I bring up the task manager and nothing is running , but all I can hear is my harddrive . Any ideas ?

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:53 PM

Chkdsk...defrag.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:19 PM

My harddrive is going a hundred miles an hour and I don't know why. I bring up the task manager and nothing is running , but all I can hear is my harddrive . Any ideas ?


Nothing is running uh? :flowers: :thumbsup:

Are you sure it's the hard drive? Do you have a HDD activity LED on your case? Is it on?
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:15 PM

Open Task Manager
Go to the Processes tab
Go to the View menu item and select "Select columns..."
In the next window, put a checkmark next to I/O Reads (don't worry about the other I/O stuff)
Click on OK to accept that change.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the I/O Reads column
Double click on the I/O Reads column header (that'll sort it so the highest I/O Reads are at the top)
Let us know if there's something at the top that's using many more I/O Reads than the processes below it.
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