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Fresh install, hdd light won't stop flashing

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#1 Turtlesoup


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

 I just did a fresh windows install last night and I downloaded one game, some antivirus/malware and such this morning, and since going into sleep mode this afternoon, the hdd light has been flashing very fast. I googled every process that is running, and all seems legit. This seems to be a common problem, but none had solutions that I could apply with my small amount of know-how. Any help much appreciated.






programs Ive downloaded since install are:



Norton Internet Security



Spybot search&destroy

GeForce experience

Edited by Turtlesoup, 28 January 2015 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:31 PM

You may have set your defenses a little too assertively, i.e., constant scanning each and every file being called up into action, real time protections clashing one with another.  Perhaps communicate what your settings of your aforementioned defenses with the BC techs [I'm not one of them] in here, and follow their advice step by step.

Edited by RolandJS, 29 January 2015 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:48 PM

good idea, thank you

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 01:55 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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