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Windows 7: Help, W7 is killing my hard drive!

02 Jul 2011   #11
No expert

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Hi, I have now disabled the DVD Drive (never use it anyway) in Device Manager and the activity has stopped almost completely. So it turns out it was the operating system constantly polling the drive. Thanks


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03 Jul 2011   #12
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by No expert View Post
Hi, I have now disabled the DVD Drive (never use it anyway) in Device Manager and the activity has stopped almost completely. So it turns out it was the operating system constantly polling the drive. Thanks
DVD drive?? I thought your hard disk was constantly used and that worried you??
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03 Jul 2011   #13
No expert

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Yes, it was the hard disk drive that as constantly on as the operating system was trying to constantly poll and check if there was anything inserted in the DVD drive. Disk Drive or CD-ROM Access Light Blinks Every Few Seconds
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03 Jul 2011   #14
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by No expert View Post
Yes, it was the hard disk drive that as constantly on as the operating system was trying to constantly poll and check if there was anything inserted in the DVD drive. Disk Drive or CD-ROM Access Light Blinks Every Few Seconds
Ah... thx, I get it. Good of you to post back, thx.
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03 Jul 2011   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you think the problem is solved, then please go back to your first post, and hit the 'mark thread as solved' button.

thanks
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