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#1 Euanz

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

Hello,

Recently I have been suffering on startup from constant hard drive activity. I don't know what may be causing this.

I can provide details etc as when I am running in safe mode, the problem is not active.

Please post any ideas you may have or any information you require.

Thanks.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:45 PM

Could indicate a hard drive problem...installation of updates...some software scan running...it's hard to tell without having some idea of what's installed on your system.

You could take a look in Task Manager and see what's running...but I don't think a disk scan by chkdsk is reflected in Task Manager.

Try Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot, chkdsk /r will execute before booting into Windows.

See if the activity continues.

Louis

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:16 AM

Could indicate a hard drive problem...installation of updates...some software scan running...it's hard to tell without having some idea of what's installed on your system.

You could take a look in Task Manager and see what's running...but I don't think a disk scan by chkdsk is reflected in Task Manager.

Try Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot, chkdsk /r will execute before booting into Windows.

See if the activity continues.

Louis


ok will do, I will execute it now

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:25 PM

chkdsk took hours to complete but it fixed many bad sectors etc.

Thanks for your post.

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