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Windows 7: hard disk pulsing when outlook is open

07 Dec 2011   #1
digiman100

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
hard disk pulsing when outlook is open

As the title says, the hard drive pulses whenever Outlook is open. not sure how long it will last doing that, any ideas?


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07 Dec 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums digiman!

Can you please elaborate by what you mean by pulses? Is it making a ticking noise, or??? How old is this PC? (Please fill in your system specs)
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07 Dec 2011   #3
digiman100

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The disk in use light keeps pulsing on and I can hear the disk starting and stoppping about 4 times a second. new machine. windows 7 64 bit. Will fill in specs asap
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07 Dec 2011   #4
Darryl Licht

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Hmmm a new PC and it's "thrashing" on Outlook???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrashi...mputer_science)

Did you import a large outlook .pst file from an older PC into this new pc by any chance? Or did you change outlook versions from old to new PC? Need more background...
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07 Dec 2011   #5
digiman100

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did indeed, same outlook version on both machines. tks
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07 Dec 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is this effecting performance or causing a problem?
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07 Dec 2011   #7
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Try running scanpst to fix issues with Outlook!

It is usually here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office xx (12 or 14 if you have 07 or 10 version). Or just search your HDD for scanpst.exe!
Please let me know if that fixes for you!
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