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Windows 7: High disk usage by Firefox

20 Mar 2011   #1
reecesanford

Windows 7
 
 
High disk usage by Firefox

Just had Norton pop up with a message saying High Disk usage caused by Firefox.

Never had this before and im wondering why its doing this.

My laptops a Samsung R780
Intel (R) Core i5 CPU 2.27GHz 4GB RAM and 64 bit Operating system

Thanks


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20 Mar 2011   #2
richc46

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Welcome
Download windirstat and lets see. Best if we make the decision rather than some software.
http://windirstat.info/
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20 Mar 2011   #3
reecesanford

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Richard,

Ive downloaded and run that program but im unsure as what to do next.

thanks
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20 Mar 2011   #4
richc46

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LOl send me a screen shot
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20 Mar 2011   #5
kado897

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Chrome also produces the same message from time to time. I don't think it is anything to worry about.
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20 Mar 2011   #6
reecesanford

Windows 7
 
 

lol thanks


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20 Mar 2011   #7
kado897

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If these messages annoy you you can suppress the by going to Settings-> Administrative Settings and setting Performance Alerts to Log Only.
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20 Mar 2011   #8
reecesanford

Windows 7
 
 

thanks kado.
there is that option although with me being a newbie for things like this it may of highlighted a problem that otherwise i wouldnt of known about.

then again maybe its just nothing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If these messages annoy you you can suppress the by going to Settings-> Administrative Settings and setting Performance Alerts to Log Only.
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20 Mar 2011   #9
kado897

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Thats true. I just look at the log from time to time.

Tasks->Check Security History and in the dropdown select Performance Alert.

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20 Mar 2011   #10
richc46

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There is no big problem with space usage. Program files are taking just a minimum of space. Just enjoy.
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