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My PC keeps "thinking"


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#1 Purple-Monkey

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

For the last 3 days my computer has been "thinking" nonstop.
The hard drive is constantly making the scratchy noise as if it's doing some intensive processing.

I've defragged, and done disk cleanup, used SeaTools and done CHKDSK but it doesn't help. I have no malware or viruses either.

This has happened 2 years ago but I forget what the solution was. I either did something specific or it went away on its own.

The noise is really, really annoying.

 

It's only quiet when it's off or sleeping. 

Any advice?



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#2 Allan

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:58 AM

Open task manager, sort on the CPU column with highest usage at the top (double-click on the cpu title) and see what process is using the cpu and causing the disc activity.

 

The fact that the hd is making "scratching" noises is troublesome, but that's another issue.



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 02:49 AM

If Windows pushes out a major update, then downloading 4+ GB of OS updates make for a 'write-intensive' process....; I'd just let it continue, and see if it eventually subsides.

 

(Some google-fu may be able to associate some specific update processes running as identified in task manager, which might ease your worries, or, if you simply go to 'windows updates' in the search bar, it would show if that was currently downloading something....)


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

If Windows pushes out a major update, then downloading 4+ GB of OS updates make for a 'write-intensive' process....; I'd just let it continue, and see if it eventually subsides.

 

(Some google-fu may be able to associate some specific update processes running as identified in task manager, which might ease your worries, or, if you simply go to 'windows updates' in the search bar, it would show if that was currently downloading something....)

 

That would be a brief one time event, not an ongoing process. If it's intermittent it could be anything from a scheduled av scan to defrag to - well, almost anything. Let's see what task manager shows.






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