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Windows 7: New SSD C drive but what is accessing 3 old HDD's in turn every second

15 Aug 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Your D:, G: and E: drives are all marked Active. You can use the Diskpart command to make them inactive. Partition - Mark as Inactive == H: is marked as OS, but that is your old one is that correct? The SSD is your C: drive and that is where Win 7 is, right? Did you go into your Bios and change the boot order so that your DVD is the first to boot and the SSD is the second to boot? Let us know. == I don't know if this will be the answer to your problems, but this is a place to start and see how your PC operates after those three are marked inactive. Your 100 MB System Reserved should be Active.
E, F, G are marked as ACTIVE without any reason. But this is not the source of the problem.

Is system protection enabled on non SSD partitions? Is pagefile defined on non SSD partitions?

task manager->tab performance->source control (button at bottom). Now you can see who is accessing the disk. I translated from Dutch so I hope it's clear

Or just run: perfmon and click "source control"


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15 Aug 2012   #22
pme2

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15 Aug 2012   #23
pme2

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Snip below. Thinking about the bios, I was fiddling about in there exploring not long after install, and was confused over legacy and uefi settings not sure if I've changed stuf, I'll have to go through with the manual and check the default settings for things. I could reset everything to default settings but I have specifi items change to suit my set up, which I would like to indentify and keep.

I need to get to grips with exactly what to keep, I like my settings and of course any docs, apps etc.


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15 Aug 2012   #24
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If you have a EFI BIOS then it requires special steps to install to a GPT disk. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If you don't want to mess with GPT disks or EFI which is harder to install and repair, then make sure you have MBR drives. look at Disk Mgmt, right click panel next to each HD to see if it offers to convert to MBR or GPT to know which you have.

If so then Legacy BIOS has been enabled, and/or EFI Boot disk removed from Boot order in BIOS.

This may be presenting some kind of conflict. Our EFI expert Saltgrass may be able to spot it.
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15 Aug 2012   #25
pme2

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All the drives show, Convert to dymanic disk, and convert to GPT is greyed out. Not sure if I like the look of this...
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15 Aug 2012   #26
pme2

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This getting very frustrating, any ideas why it won't let me reply or quote, only quick reply?
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15 Aug 2012   #27
pme2

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E, F, G are marked as ACTIVE without any reason. But this is not the source of the problem.
Not now, deactivated.
Is system protection enabled on non SSD partitions? Is pagefile defined on non SSD partitions?
Don't know about these...or how to find out.
task manager->tab performance->source control (button at bottom). Now you can see who is accessing the disk.
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15 Aug 2012   #28
pme2

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Whats accessing the disk?


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15 Aug 2012   #29
gregrocker

 

You don't appear to have GPT disks so the issue isn't likely EFI BIOS.

Now that's out of the way unplug all three HD's, power up and check for the behavior.

If it's not present, power down and add each HD one at a time before powering up to check again for the behavior.

This should allow you to confirm or dismiss your assumption this is caused by the HD's, and isolate which one. We can proceed from there.
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15 Aug 2012   #30
lehnerus2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pme2 View Post
The message you have entered is to short. Please lenghten your message to at least 3 characters?
This getting very frustrating, any ideas why it won't let me reply or quote, only quick reply?
Maybe Chrome is causing this problem.
Try another browser (e.g. IE, FF, etc.).

Do you have some form of javascript blocker running?

As for the original question:
I don't know if this relates to your problem, but on my PC "dwm.exe" regularly activates my HDD (it's annoying).
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