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Windows 7: Strange Disk Activity

26 May 2009   #1
OEM

OS3.5
 
 
Strange Disk Activity

Hello,

Was wondering if some one knows what all this disk activity is usually at the end of the day when the system is idle. It's not disk defrag, defender, or any other type of scan. It sounds like when a disk defrag is running only quieter. It's constant and can run for over an hour, yet usually its not enough activity to light the hd activity light. According to the performance monitor it's almost always writing with next to no reading, which sounds strange because if its not reading from anywhere, whats it writing? Also note this is when the pc is not connected to the network. I run ccleaner a few times a day and always at the end of the day, yet many entries in the performance monitor show files relating to internet use.
Any idea's whats going on here?

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26 May 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, mine does that every now and then, and eventually stops and sits in idle.. I'm wasn't sure what it was at first, but i found out its my diskeeper doing its automatic defragmentation..

If you have this program that may be the case..

Enzo.
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26 May 2009   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

It might be just doing Indexing.
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26 May 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

True that, never thought of that, good thinking Jfar, but then again, ive disabled my indexing..

Enzo.
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26 May 2009   #5
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

I thought about indexing too, but what could it be indexing relating to internet cache. All of that should be deleted. When I look at per. mon. things like history, temp internet, and cookies are always at the top. Thats with having it display items with the most activity at the top.

Just took a look at the index ui, and it has indexed a lot more in the last couple of days. When I last checked it was around 450 items, now its at over 6,200.

I'll turn it off and see what happens.
Thanks for the help.
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26 May 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

That should free up some memory while its at it, mind if i ask but, which way do you plan on turning off the indexer?

Enzo.
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26 May 2009   #7
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
That should free up some memory while its at it, mind if i ask but, which way do you plan on turning off the indexer?

Enzo.
Looking for that as we speak in services.
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26 May 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Dont forget its called Windows Search in Windows 7.
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26 May 2009   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Bum-Bow, you should be doing it the proper way..

Control panel, programs, programs and features, and turn windows features on or off, and turn it off from there, gets rid of it completely.

Enzo.
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26 May 2009   #10
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Dont forget its called Windows Search in Windows 7.
Thats all I see in services as well. It desciption is:
Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.
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