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Windows 7: ASUS UEFI Tracking Disk Usage - How to Stop

20 Jul 2017   #1
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 
ASUS UEFI Tracking Disk Usage - How to Stop

ASUS H97-Plus
I've been having some computer issues and just happened to go into the EZFlash menu on the UEFI (formerly bios). I noticed a list of directories on my hard disk appeared along with dates.
Was suprised to see current dates and directories I had accessed today.
About 25 - 30 were listed.

Questions:
What's this used for, and can it be disabled?


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20 Jul 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

EZFlash menu is a option on UEFI BIOS or is an application under Windows to change BIOS settings?
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20 Jul 2017   #3
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

That I'm aware of.

Question is: WHY is it tracking disk activity and is there anyway to stop it?
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21 Jul 2017   #4
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

EZFlash is the UEFI (formerly bios) Flashing Utility with the BIOS..
its used to update your motherboards BIOS/UEFI...


Here is what I found on the EZFlash 2/3 your motherboard should have..
https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1008279/ <-- [Video] MB EZFlash 2
https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1012815/ <--ASUS EZ Flash 3 introduction


disabling? no nothing to worry about...
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21 Jul 2017   #5
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

Melchior:

Thanks for your response.
I have EZFlash2 but have stayed away from it for the following reasons.

1) (per ASUS video) Note 2 : Do NOT update the BIOS by yourself if it's not necessary. Update failure could lead your device not to boot/start up.
2) I have NEVER been able to get a response from ASUS.
For example:
Left 3 emails to date with support -- no response.
Called phone # (waited forever), outside of their expertise, transferred.
Waited again, call dropped, so gave up.
3) Our local store where I bought this ASUS MODO has stopped carrying their MOBOs and maybe (unknown),
other ASUS logoed products. Assume they were having same problems as me getting hold of ASUS.

So While I would greatly like to upgrade BIOS, if things go South, where do I go?

3) Sent another email -- complaint address which appeared forwarded to support -- to ASUS yesterday, will see if I get a response.
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