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#1 yowie

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:16 AM

Hi, I have recently noticed that my HDD light continually flickers non-stop. I am using the Vista Ultimate OS 32 Bit. I have the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, 2 GB ram, the nVidia GeForce XFX 8800 GTS XXX 320 Mb PCIE card. What would be causing this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:26 AM

Check your Task Manager by right clicking on an empty portion of the Task Bar and selecting Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab, then click on the View menu item, then on Select Columns. In the next dialog, place a check mark next to IO Reads, then click OK. Drag the side of the Task Manager window so you can view the new column - the one that has the largest value there will probably be the culprit. Let us know what it is and we'll see if we can recommend a fix.
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:45 PM

Well I had the same probelm with Vista Basic...

My laptop is Intel Centrino Duo with 512 mb RAM (i think im not sure ) and i did the same thing...

Found the probelm thing that was eating it up, it was csrss.exe with a whopping 24,503 (I/O Read) so what is this program?

HELP!!! :huh:

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 03:55 AM

csrss.exe
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Effects: Handles the entire user-mode subsystem.
Status: 'csrss.exe' is critical.
Path: c:\windows\system32\csrss.exe

Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem or csrss.exe is a critical part of the Windows operating system. CSRSS.exe is the user-mode part of the Windows Kernel (win32.sys is the kernel-mode subsystem), CSRSS handles console windows, threads, and the virtual MS-DOS subsystem. This process cannot be ended
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 05:55 AM

This is likely to be a misbehaving program (either legitmate or malware). Try stopping suspect processes in the Processes tab of Task Manager - but it may take a while for the program to release the process (For example, when Halo 2 did it for me, I had to reboot to get it to stop).
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:15 AM

Ok, here are my highest I/O Reads;

csrss.exe 59,946
explorer.exe 93,545
firefox.exe 6,576

Thanks for the help. What would be the next step?

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:08 AM

Currently my csrss.exe is reading 5,446,063
My SyncBackSE.exe is reading 2,006,842
VirtualPC.exe at 1,150,989
explorer.exe at 895,729
firefox.exe at 798,130
avgcc.exe at 581, 528
and thunderbird.exe at 427,156

My system is running fine, but I attribute that to having my pagefile on a separate hard disk from the OS and that I've got 4gB of RAM.

YMMV :huh:
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