I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed on my computer and it has worked fine for the last 3 months or so. However, for the last 3 or 4 days though the system won't stop accessing the hard drive. It is so bad that every minute or two the computer will freeze for half a second or so (especially noticeable if I am playing music or watching a DVD). This happens whether I am running a bunch of programs or nothing at all. CPU and memory usage appears to be normal. If I open the Resource Monitor the System appears to be reading on average 6 - 8 mln b/sec and writing about 5 - 7 mln b/sec for a total of about 12 - 15 mln b/sec. Most of the files with the heaviest usage are in C:\System Volume Information. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? The only things that have changed on the computer recently are a Java update and a Windows update where the following was installed:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB978601)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979309)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB981332)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - April 2010 (KB890830)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB980232)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB981432)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979683)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 (KB980469)
That could be completely unrelated. I can't really pinpoint when the problem started, I just know it was somewhere around the time those updates were installed. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you for the help.EDIT: Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected, more appropriate forum ~ Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 19 April 2010 - 08:03 PM.