Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Post by Rich » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 22:55:44


My hard drive has just been busy doing something but I can't find the sorce
of the activity. I remember this when XP was first out and solved it then
with help from groups so I'm hoping to find the same help here.

Thanks, Rich
 
 
 

Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Post by Richard Ur » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 23:05:00

It is likely just indexing your drives. Without doing so, search will not
perform as designed.

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Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Post by danbrow » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 23:11:58


Try booting into safe mode and see if it still happens. if not add
applications until it happens. If you are experienced with the task
manager you can see which processes are active and narrow it down from
there but for me to try and explain the task manager is above my head
because I'm still learning about it.


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Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Post by Mario Rosa » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 23:56:51

If you just installed Vista it'll do that. Let it thrash for 1/2 a day or
maybe even a day and see if it'll stop. Mine thrashed for a few of hours.
Meanwhile just bare with it.
 
 
 

Hard drive just thrashing away and can't find out why?

Post by Roberto Ba » Wed, 06 Sep 2006 07:08:12

It's either the Windows Search, or defrag. I disable both right away, and
have zero thrashing.