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HDD/ODD Access Indicator keeps flashing.


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#1 Kairya

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:10 PM

My laptop's HDD/ODD Access indicator constantly flashes for a long time when turned on.
I have no idea what it can be thats accessing my hard drive.
It makes my laptop really laggy for a while and begins to calm down after maybe an hour.
Help?


I have a Windows Vista Home Premium.
Its a Fugitsu Lifebook Series A6025 (Build: 6FEN2W0), 32-bit operating system.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:07 AM

Most likely superfetch loading its cache in the background. Could also be your av if it's set to run regularly scheduled scans in the background - ditto defrag - check the program settings and task scheduler. Regardless, superfetch is going to run for a few minutes - don't worry about it.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:45 AM

Open "Task Manager", Select VIEW>COLUMNS, select I/O writes, I/O reads. Now you can see what program is writing/reading your hard drive from Task Manager.

Chances are it is an antivirus program, or Windows is indexing.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:54 PM

Actually it's more likely that it's superfetch.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:38 AM

Thanks a lot. :]
I was just feeling paranoid about it.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

HI, I have a simular problem,went into task manager to see what may be running but there
was nothing on screen could this be someone hacking into my PC,THANKS




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