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Windows 7: Hard disk always active and computer is very slow

16 Apr 2010   #21
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
Its in the properties for the ATA Channels.
Under Device Manager, Right-click on the SATA controllers it doesn't show anything about what you mentioned.


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17 Apr 2010   #22
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Right click aqnd select Properties. Click on the Advanced Settings tab. It should look something like this:

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17 Apr 2010   #23
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Right click aqnd select Properties. Click on the Advanced Settings tab. It should look something like this:

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Ok I think I got it now...

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Image 2:

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17 Apr 2010   #24
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

It shouldn't be a PIO issue in this case then.

is that the very latest version of NOD32 you are using? I've heard bad things about the newer versions, with 2.7 being the last decent one.

also a search turned up
NOD32 caused slow-down, AVAST hasn't
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17 Apr 2010   #25
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
It shouldn't be a PIO issue in this case then.

is that the very latest version of NOD32 you are using? I've heard bad things about the newer versions, with 2.7 being the last decent one.

also a search turned up
NOD32 caused slow-down, AVAST hasn't
I use version 4.0.467.0

Do you suggest I should drop it?
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17 Apr 2010   #26
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

until it can be determined as to what is causing the slowness, its a suspect, and issues like this will require removing any application which uses a disk filter driver.
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18 Apr 2010   #27
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
until it can be determined as to what is causing the slowness, its a suspect, and issues like this will require removing any application which uses a disk filter driver.
Ok. I disabled NOD32 real time protection and also disabled with ccleaner it's registry value when it automatically loads. I've installed microsoft anti-virus. The HDD is still working extra time.

image 1 is few seconds after boot without NOD32:



Image 2 is about 1 minute after image 1:



What I don't understand is why some photoshop elements are being read by the system on boot. I have nothing of photoshop on boot.
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18 Apr 2010   #28
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

disabling the realtime protection does not remove the Nod32 NPNP Filter.
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19 Apr 2010   #29
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
disabling the realtime protection does not remove the Nod32 NPNP Filter.
Ok I uninstalled it completely
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19 Apr 2010   #30
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, get sysinternals Process Monitor and drop a shortcut to it into the startup folder.

you'll wanna watch the processes that Read and Write until the activity slows normalises.
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