I have a new Gateway DX4831-03c with Windows 7- 64 bit with 8 GB RAM and a 1T SATA hard drive. It seems to work fine, except for the annoyance of constant hard drive access, the drive light blinking on and off in about one second intervals. The resource monitor shows that the "System" service is responsible for this hard drive write access, minimal, about 20KB/sec and <2% CPU, but it is annoying as heck (or Chinese water torture). The problem appears to persist even when search indexing and monitoring services, defragmentation, etc. are disabled. I already turned off all the services that I dared to, now don't know what else to do.
Also went through the whole virus, rootkit and malware detection process, the system is clean. See "Constant disk drive access" thread in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=312980&hl=
Can anyone suggest a fix?