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Windows 7: hdd constantly spinning


14 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 pro x64
 
 
hdd constantly spinning

So, I installed windows7 pro x86 3 weeks ago and everything worked fantastic. I decided to try out x64 last night to use all 4g of ram and possibly add more. Now my boot ups take longer and my hdd seems to be constantly spinning, light is solid or rapidly blinking and everything seems to be slower. I put in a 4g flash for ready boost still slow. Chrome and IE8 freeze constantly. I watch netflix a lot and with 32bit quality was perfect, last night with 64bit and hdd spinning quality suffered for about 35 mins then magically it sounded like my system shutdown (the hdd finally stopped) and quality immediately improved along with web browser performance. I can't figure out what my hdd would be doing for this long. Can't help but think I may have ruined a good thing by trying x64, should I go back to x86. Thanks for all the info on this forum and any help you can give.
Joe

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14 Nov 2009   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmason11 View Post
So, I installed windows7 pro x86 3 weeks ago and everything worked fantastic. I decided to try out x64 last night to use all 4g of ram and possibly add more. Now my boot ups take longer and my hdd seems to be constantly spinning, light is solid or rapidly blinking and everything seems to be slower. I put in a 4g flash for ready boost still slow. Chrome and IE8 freeze constantly. I watch netflix a lot and with 32bit quality was perfect, last night with 64bit and hdd spinning quality suffered for about 35 mins then magically it sounded like my system shutdown (the hdd finally stopped) and quality immediately improved along with web browser performance. I can't figure out what my hdd would be doing for this long. Can't help but think I may have ruined a good thing by trying x64, should I go back to x86. Thanks for all the info on this forum and any help you can give.
Joe
Sounds likeyou turned on HDD indexing; do you recall doing that? It's off by default. Stick with x64. Simply switching to x64 had nothing to do with waht you experienced; something else going on there.
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14 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I don't remember doing that, but it says 14,127 items indexed. I just unchecked everything and I still have a blinking light
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14 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OpSysWiz View Post
Sounds likeyou turned on HDD indexing; do you recall doing that? It's off by default. Stick with x64. Simply switching to x64 had nothing to do with waht you experienced; something else going on there.
I don't think that was it
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14 Nov 2009   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmason11 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OpSysWiz View Post
Sounds likeyou turned on HDD indexing; do you recall doing that? It's off by default. Stick with x64. Simply switching to x64 had nothing to do with waht you experienced; something else going on there.
I don't think that was it
Well, if it is, the indexing will soon end. Do you think you've picked up a virus or something -- check in Task Manager. Download and run Spybot and AdAware.
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14 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Strange thing happened again after about 25 mins (while running adaware) it sounded like something powered down and now everything is fine.
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14 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

adaware found and removed 14 cookies
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14 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

what ever is happening I can't stop I think I might do another clean install
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