Hard drive thrashing upon shutdown

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  1. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
       #1

    Hard drive thrashing upon shutdown


    Hello,

    I've searched for a solution to my problem but have not found any. I'm having thrashing upon shutdown of my windows 7 box and can't figure out why. I have tried the obvious such as updating the bios, updating the sata bios, updating all drivers, disabling the floppy and testing the hard drive, memory, and proc.

    Here are some specs:

    -Fresh install, updated to current updates
    -Abit IN9-max32x motherboard (latest bios)
    -Pentium 4 HT 2.8 processor
    -wd1500ahfd 150gb sata hard drive (windows tells me this is the most up to date driver)
    -Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS (tried different versions of the nvidia driver)
    -Dual booting XP ( everthing there is fine)

    Now I have noticed no clicking or problems in XP and compared the drivers there w/ the ones listed under the hard drive in 7. Both os's contain Disk.sys and PartMgr.sys. Only 7 has SiRemFil.sys listed. The Disk.sys and PartMgr.sys on 7 list the date 6/21/06 and version 6.1.7600.16385. The Disk.sys and PartMgr.sys on XP list the date 7/1/06 and version 5.1.2535

    I'm at wit's end here and dont know what else to try... Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #2
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  3. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Just tried with a clean boot, same results... :-/
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  4. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #4

    Just trying to localize the problem, try in safe mode.
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Same result.

    I was thinking it could be some setting in bios. I saw someone have a similar "hang" problem that wasn't described as clicking/thrashing and they mentioned disabling a floppy. I did that, but I didn't see any other settings in bios that looked like a possible suspect.
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  6. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #6

    When you say tested the hard drive, was it something like this:


    Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

    or just a diskcheck

    How about a defrag?
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  7. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I tested the drive with Fedora's drive test utility. That should be sufficient since it's using S.M.A.R.T data. It's also a brand new drive (new old stock). Doesn't click on XP, Fedora or Ubuntu...
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  8. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Do you think Defrag would be needed on a fresh drive?

    Also, I just remember a factor that may play into all this. I used EasyBCD to edit/create the boot partition for Windows 7 after I resized the partion and installed XP on the free space.
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  9. Posts : 7
    windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Did a defrag, same results...
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  10. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #10

    Im a bit at a loss. You said that you updated bios, not sure what the cause is.
    Here is an article about what causes thrashing. Maybe indexing or other process is running at shutdown, dont know.
    Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death - PCSTATS.com
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