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Windows 7: intense HD activity when not in use?

03 May 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
What's using your hard drive?

If you don't mind installing software you could try:

What's my computer doing? - Strange hard disk access? Unexplainable processor activity?

If you run the program and choose to also display system processes you can see what's accessing your hard drive and when. Additionally you can view information about the process:


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03 May 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sysinternals Process Monitor, too.
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04 May 2014   #13

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post

Device manager says it's ATA. Does that mean I do not have the better HD(SSD)?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi
Is there a way to find out what kind of HD is installed?
Looks like a Seagate HDD, not an SSD.

Laptop HDD Support | Seagate
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04 May 2014   #14


Thanks, Derek, you're's Seagate HDD as I found out several weeks ago from a Pririform Speccy which was suggested to me by a SF member(I forgot who and why). I have totally forgotten. Matter of fact, I was glad to realize at that time that an external HD(500GB) I had bought earlier for back-up storage happened to be same brand - Seagate, which I did not know at purchase.
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16 Jun 2014   #15


And lately, at least three times, PC does not turn off because of (running)background program(which I suppose is responsible for HD rapid blinking light). I either wait or order to turn off.

How do I ID these background programs? During HD intense activity, task manager shows no program running.
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