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#1 Madforit

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

My hard drive has recenbtly started to have an awful lot of activity for seemingly no reason at all.

I have Done a SuperAntiSpyware Scan which came up clean and I have also scanned with MicroSoft Security Essentials Which also never reported anything.

I only noticed the large increase in activity as the CPU Usage is not abnormally high but my desktop can be very slow to respond and I cannot seem to find any reason why this is happening.

If anyone can help me rectify this problem then I would be more than grateful

I hope to hear from someone soon.

If you need any details about my system then please let me know asap.


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:16 PM

Hi,

Have you installed any programs that run in the background recently that might be using a lot of resources?

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

I dont think that is the problem, it just seemed to start happening out of the blue mate.

I think that Avira ANtiVirus could have started causing it for some reason.
Can anyone tell me what they think of this free AV and maybve suggest a better freee one if there is a better one.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

Ok well lets try something else right click on the task bar and open task manager and go to the processes tab and look through the list and see what process or "image" is taking up the cpu the most. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

nothing is significantly showing as using any resources but the hard drive is stillgoing and it took ages to respond to the right mouse button click which is normally instant.

Is there such a thing as a tool to see what is actually being sent to and from the hard drive,,maybe that will tell me what is causing it.!!

I have just uninstalled AVira as i thought this was causing the proble4m but this was to no avail.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:17 AM

HAS ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS I COULD TRY AS THIS IS DRIVING ME MNUTS NOW

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

Hard drive activity...occurs for any number of legitimate reasons.

If I was truly concerned about such...I would run a chkdsk /r on the drive and then defrag it...or run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:40 AM

I have a suggestion that will help you figure out whats happening, what programs are using a lot of resources and such.

The program I am going to have you download and install is Process Explorer from sysinternals and Microsoft corperation.

Process Explorer will hi-lite anything that uses resources to a high degree in RED or DARK RED and displays graphs for hard drive, processor and memory usage.

The page you will be brought to, will explain how the program works and the GUI also has a help file in the menu.

Here's the link Process Explorer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

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