Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Excessive harddisk access after 5 minutes since bootup

05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows7 SP1
Excessive harddisk access after 5 minutes since bootup

when booting up Windows7 SP1 exactly after 5 minutes (not idling) the system starts to scan the HDDs for 2 min. It shows up clearly in Ressourcemonitor and XPerf but its not visible in Process Explorer so i cannot determine the exact source. I don't know what it is but its very reliably present after every reboot. Maybe its something new from SP1 i don't know. If i kill the corresponding service host in Ressourcemonitor Aero turns off. Maybe DWM or any dependency is affected or maybe it kills all service hosts.

Anyone else having this as well? I want to know what it is. Any ideas how to analyze it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Since SP1 hasn't gone final, you never know what to expect. If this is a brand new install, it could be due to indexing. Either way, I wouldn't trust using SP1 on a system that's anything more than a test system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #3

7x64 SP1

I don't think it's a new feature in SP1 since I haven't had any issues in the RTM for SP1, especially not something like this. Perhaps your drives were never fully indexed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Feb 2011   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I would tend to agree with either indexing or something like your system protection running a scan in the background. The screen here shows how the resource monitor appears when idle without moving the cursor around for a few minutes.

Attached Thumbnails
Excessive harddisk access after 5 minutes since bootup-idle-hd-activity.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Excessive harddisk access after 5 minutes since bootup

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Spinning Circle, Explorer hangs a few minutes after bootup.
Wondering if anybody has encountered any issues in the past 2 weeks with Windows 7 machines just randomly freezing, 5-10 minutes after bootup, things seem fine and then all of a sudden explorer.exe seems to just die. You get a spinning blue circle, cannot bring up task manager or anything else...
General Discussion
Slow Bootup (30+ minutes) Please help.
Can someone help me fix my problem with my laptop? (Sorry for my bad english, i'm not a native english speaker) Acer Aspire 5732z Windows 7 Home Premium. 2 Gb Ram. Intel 4 Chipset Express Family. This laptop is just given to me by my cousin because i can't afford to buy one but it has...
General Discussion
Failed bootup, cannot access safe mode help
my pc semi froze, wouldn't let me access control manager and browsers forze but other applications were working. So i decided to restart my pc and upon restarting it froze on the bootup screen (windows logo). I tryed accessing safe mode but got stuck on " \windows\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS "....
BSOD Help and Support
How do I change bootup from H20insyde back to Win 7 bootup?
Hi, I went to boot up my laptop PC and I see H20Insyde asking me for a password. I have no idea where this came from. What could have caused this? I have always booted up and the only thing I see is my normal screen from Win7 that ask for my password. How did my my PC convert over to this H20insyde...
General Discussion
Excessive RAM use
Hi I recently upgraded from a Packard Bell Denver 10/ 2GB RAM motherboard to an ASUS P5G41T-M/ 4GB RAM motherboard on my desktop, and kept my processor, a Pentium E2160 dual core, and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. With the Packard Bell motherboard, after switching on the PC all...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App