|08 May 2013||#1|
Hard Drive seems always busy, busy, busy
I posted this also on Tomshardware.com as I'm trying to find a definite solution to my HDD issue. Hoping to find some potential solutions here as well.
I've been noticing lately that my hard drive seem to always be busy processing. It doesn't matter what I do...it's as if something is working in the background. Now the only change was last month when my video card died and I replaced it with a new one (Radeon HD7750) but I don't see how it would related...or does it?
In any case, my computer isn't new. It's a Dell Dimension 9200. The current hard drive is the original: A 500gb Samsung HD501LG. I ran a whole bunch of different programs to check the disc such as HDTune and Active Smart and so on. All say drive is ok so I'm confused. The only message I received was from the Performance Monitor saying, "The average disk queue length is 2. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks".
I had done a clean install about 4 months ago and not even half of what is currently on my HDD is back on as back then I realized I had too many games installed and didn't play them. Hence there is even less data on . Indexing is off, defrag is off. One thing I can point out is that some of the PC games I will play will make my HDD go berzerk (they didn't before) and some will literally freeze up and crash...some other will freeze for a good 10-15 seconds and then unfreeze.
This is for any application...even internet browsing through IE, FF and Chrome.
Any thoughts on the possible problem?
Dell Dimension 9200
E6600 DuoCore 2.4ghz
Windows 7 (32bits)
4gb ddr2 ram
Gigabyte Radeon 7750 - 1GB GDDR5 (Factory Overlocked 880mhz)
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