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constant hdd activity following a reload


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#1 TaylorD70

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

hello, I have a lenovo v570 running windows 7 h.p 64bit.. 6gb ram I5-2450m cpu. I did a reload using the recovery disk. once the pc finishes the reload my hdd light is constant causing the machine to run @ a snails pace.. taking several minutes to open anything. I thought maybe it was the biometrics so I reloaded using a oem disk. same thing with the constant hdd.. open task manager it says 0-1 on the cpu but 28% on physical memory.. thanks for ant help I am @ a loss



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

Well...did you run a hard drive diagnostic?

 

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

yes I ran test on the hdd,ram cpu & video



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

What test did you run...and what were the results?

 

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

I ran pc-diag a self booting dos program.. all test passed with no problems



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

If you want to find out what's using the drive, one way is to start Resource Monitor (Start, type resmon into the search box and click the first entry). The Disk tab will show which services or programs are using the disk, and what files they are accessing.

 

I suspect on a freshly restored system, it will be downloading a large number of system updates at the least.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:12 PM

okay so I went into the resourse monitor.. that was all greek to me.. I had already turned off the auto updates to hopefully rule it out.. nothing running in start-up or in services that was not microsoft.. I did just go into the advanced systems settings & changed the visual settings to adjust for best performance.. NO constant hdd activity!!! system seams to be running like a champ.. fingers crossed!! I have never seen the default setting cause this problem..



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

:thumbup2: , if it happens again, just post in this topic.

 

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