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Windows 7: Hard drive activity

07 Oct 2009   #1

XP,7 Pro
Hard drive activity

i performed a clean install of windows 7 rc but
my hard drive is busy when i don't use my computer and I
see that the light indicating that the hd is busy is blinking for couple of hours.
also my cpu usage is higher than xp and it makes my laptop's cpu very hot.
windows 7 makes my laptop very noisy.
please help me.

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07 Oct 2009   #2


Was this a clean install or an upgrade?

Please fill out your system specs as well please.
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07 Oct 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2

it's likely indexing or scheduled defrag. normal behavior

if you want to tweak it, type in "index" or "defrag" in the start menu search field.

also indexing can be tweaked under "power options" or even services panel.
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07 Oct 2009   #4

XP,7 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Was this a clean install or an upgrade?

Please fill out your system specs as well please.
clean install
Dell Vostro 1500
ram :2gb 667
Cpu :Intel Core 2duo T7250 2ghz
Graphic: Geforce 8400m gs
HDD: WD 160gb
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07 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 32 bit

If it lasted a couple of hours then chances are it was a defrag. You can cut down on drive access by using Everything Search free program instead of Windows Search. Everything only works with NTFS since it uses the journaling to detect changes. It does not index. The overhead is negligible.
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07 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Just let the computer do its thing for a few hours. After which the initial indexing will tapper off. Several things are occurring after first install, System Restore is creating the first snapshot, Windows Search it populating the initial index (which then uses the journal to update the index), Also defragmentation is probably humming away. Now all these task run in the background while YOU ARE NOT USING THE COMPUTER. When you start using the computer, THEY WILL STOP.

Let the computer do its thing, it will quiet down after the initial period.
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