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Hard drive activity is CONSTANT!

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#1 Computer Fixin Dog

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:02 AM

Greetings, all!

I'm a computer technician in Ohio. I deal with the daily grind of fixing computers five days a week, but this one is puzzling me.

I've found a couple things that annoyed me so far and turned them off (LLMNR, since IPV6 doesn't exist on my network... yet. For example, anyway.) However... I don't care what I'm doing, I can be sitting without anything open, just on my desktop, and my HDD activity light is spazzing out 24/7.


Now, I deal with malware daily. I'm nowhere near the expert, but this was a fresh installation of Win 7 Pro a couple months or so ago, all data scanned as it was going back. Constant drive activity light flashing. I want to resolve this ASAP.


What I've got:

Board: Biostar MCP6P M2+ Ver. 6.x, AM2+

Processor: AMD Phenom 9550 quad-core 2.20 ghz

RAM: 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR2-800

HDDS: Primary: Hitachi Deskstar  500GB (This is getting cloned to a better drive soon, so long as cloning will work)

           Secondary: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB newly purchased less than two months ago.

           Tertiary:  Maxtor 200GB IDE drive (this will soon be replaced with another WD SATA DRIVE, sooner if this one is my issue)


I've done some looking and found a few small issues, but nothing that points me in the right direction.


As far as security software, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013.

Browsers: IE 9, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari (I'm working on a website build, so I need to have 'em all atm.)


Anything else, just ask.

I would love to see that light not on constantly.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

Perhaps Process Monitor can help narrow down the problem.

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