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Windows 7: Constant HD Activity

26 Oct 2010   #1
corseford

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 
Constant HD Activity

I upgraded from Vista to W7 Home Premium about 3 months ago and in the last few weeks my PC is showing constant HD activity (not flickering, on permanently). This causes all programs to regularly show "not responding" for up to a minute before coming back. Everything is very very slow. My PC is a Dell precision 490 with dual processors so should be fast. Two 500Gb HD's, one for OS only. Both have plenty of space available.

I have checked defragmentation on the C: drive and this is 0% (runs every week).

I have turned off all I know but even with no applications running the disk light just keeps on going....help!!

Any suggestions?

C


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26 Oct 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Right click on the task bar.
Click on the task manager.
open the performance tab.
Click Performance managerresource monitor.
Click the Disk Tab.
See what the root of all evil is.... Chances are here its not money
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26 Oct 2010   #3
corseford

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, I did all that but when I open the performance tab I get CPU usage & Memory but no "disk tab"....am I in the wrong place?

I get "resource monitor" button at the bottom

C
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26 Oct 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Ooops sorry I fixed my post. But that's the right one you need :P
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26 Oct 2010   #5
corseford

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Opened resource monitor and found the disk section. Looks like "memopal crawler" is causing the issue (online backup program)...won't let me stop the service there so I will try to stop it in start up and go from there

Thanks
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26 Oct 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

No problem. Let us know how it goes.
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