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Windows 7: hard drive running constantly

17 Nov 2009   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What antivirus are you using? Is it compatible with seven? Run a full system scan with Malwarebytes's Anti-Malware. Then post a screenshot of your msconfig tab and installed programs. Search for snip in the start menu.


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17 Nov 2009   #12
filskyz

windows 7
 
 

Yeah, that's not what is worrying me, what is worrying me I cant figure out why my hard drive seemsto be clicking at full speed. I'm concerned of it burning out.
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17 Nov 2009   #13
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Then post some shots - its either a program (malicious or otherwise) or installed apps, and the antivirus may be causing it.
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17 Nov 2009   #14
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

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Yeah, that's not what is worrying me, what is worrying me I cant figure out why my hard drive seemsto be clicking at full speed. I'm concerned of it burning out.
Modern hard drives are pretty durable. It's likely that it will become obsolete (i.e. when SSD becomes the standard) before it burns out.
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18 Nov 2009   #15
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

It could be indexing. I have CPU Meter in my gadget sidebar and whenever I do fresh 7 installs. I notice that the Cores n hard drives are working extra hard for a while. Try disabling super fetch and indexing temporarily to see if it stops.. Give them a week or so to calm down.

I've noticed after the install has been on for more than a week or 2, I get better HD performance in HD Tune
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18 Nov 2009   #16
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
It could be indexing. I have CPU Meter in my gadget sidebar and whenever I do fresh 7 installs. I notice that the Cores n hard drives are working extra hard for a while. Try disabling super fetch and indexing temporarily to see if it stops.. Give them a week or so to calm down.

I've noticed after the install has been on for more than a week or 2, I get better HD performance in HD Tune
Thank you for confirming what I said. If you do not like it you can turn of indexing, just means using the search option in the start menu will be slower.
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18 Nov 2009   #17
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by filskyz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Have you done a virus scan recently? Have you installed any application that may be running in the background? Have you checked the task manager to see what is running (right click on the task bar and select "Start the Task Manager", then look under the applications and processes tabs)?
Hello,
I have disabled all programs that are running in the background (including Defender and my antivirus). The issue still persists.

Also, I have checked the task manager as you suggested and the largest cpu-sucking process was my firefox browser (at 49,264 k), than was my internet explorer. I did find one process that I had no idea what it was for, it was something labeled csrss.exe, but it only consumes 1,094 k.

Thanks
The thing you want to look at in Task Manager is what is shown under processes tab in the "CPU" column. If you click on CPU at the top of the column, it will sort the list with the highest CPU activity listed at the top so you can easily see what is generating the most CPU activity and is thus most active in your system. Sometimes gadgets can be the cause of a lot of activity. If you click at the top of the Name column, it will sort the list back to alphabetical order.
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10 Feb 2013   #18
kingace

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
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Hi there iam not good in english but will try tell u how i get resolved this problem. I had the same problem and so i stardet looking for anwers i get here on this forum and many others somewhere i read that problem is small RAM so win7 is using HDD like for memory etc. That isnt true i just closed MOZILLA and open OPERA and problem is gone my hdd STOPED running and PC is so faster and now i need not be worry that my HDD get burns and PC too ) Sorry for my english i know this problem is old but i hoe that will help someone ;-)

GL Peter
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10 Feb 2013   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Firefox is a memory hog !!
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10 Feb 2013   #20
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kingace View Post
Hi there iam not good in english but will try tell u how i get resolved this problem. I had the same problem and so i stardet looking for anwers i get here on this forum and many others somewhere i read that problem is small RAM so win7 is using HDD like for memory etc. That isnt true i just closed MOZILLA and open OPERA and problem is gone my hdd STOPED running and PC is so faster and now i need not be worry that my HDD get burns and PC too ) Sorry for my english i know this problem is old but i hoe that will help someone ;-)

GL Peter
Hello Peter and welcome to Seven Forums.

I also used to use Firefox and when I switched to Opera everything was so much better. I wish I could speak Slovak (or Hungarian) as well as you speak English!
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