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Hard drive ALWAYS spinning!


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#1 Lauren_Marie

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

On my Dell Inspiron 1525, my hard drive is always spinning whether or not the laptop is open. I just reformatted this computer so I do not suspect I have any spyware or virus on it that would be causing this.

In addition the mouse pointer always has that circle thing running showing that it is busy doing something. I have checked my TASK manager and there is nothing that should be causing this.

I am no longer indexing on the C: Drive because I read that would fix it, but it has yet not. Also, my mouse is always shown as "working in background" when nothing is.

What can I do to fix this issue?

Edited by Lauren_Marie, 20 July 2010 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

Task manager< Processes. Click on the "VIEW" tab, Click "Select Columns", Check the boxes for I/O Reads and I/O Writes. Click "OK".

Task manager will now display programs that are accessing the hard drive and you can see what is causing your problem.

Edited by dpunisher, 20 July 2010 - 04:31 PM.

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#3 Lauren_Marie

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:35 PM

CSRSS.exe is running numbers in the 7-12 thousand on I/O reads. msmpeng.exe is at 31k around, This is the highest one.

Is this bad? What can I do to lower this number?

Thanks for your help.

Edited by Lauren_Marie, 20 July 2010 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:53 PM

Best I can do on short notice:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...ef-306ab23da5d7

If it was mine I would run Malwarebytes or your choice of antivirus just to make sure that CSRSS.exe isn't a trojan.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

Well, I reformatted yesterday, but I will be looking into that. Thanks!




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