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Windows 7: Hard drive Constantly running

20 Jul 2011   #11

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post


CCleaner | Tasks icon | Startup tab | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the .txt file generated by CCleaner.
it's called Tools not Tasks

- on mine anyway..

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20 Jul 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
it's called Tools not Tasks

- on mine anyway..
And you, young man, are 100% correct. I thank you and will promptly change the template.

All of this time, and you are the first to say anything.

I thank you.
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20 Jul 2011   #13

win 7 home premium 64 bit

I just want to add that MSE Antimalware is what is the source of most of my HDD activity, it usually writes once a second to the HDD , I have read that this is in part due to the heuristic scanning technique it uses.

Any truth to this?

I also notice that the prefetch is writing/reading alot too. Normal?
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21 Jul 2011   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

MSE is the LEAST interfering AV on the market.

You are worrying about the wrong things.

If you want to watch such things, then I recommend the Microsoft Resource Monitor. Run RESMON.EXE
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21 Jul 2011   #15

win 7 home premium 64 bit


I'm not bothered by it at all. I know MSE is very good and as far as I can tell it does very little to make a actual impact on the system resources, I also have MSE loaded on my ten year old HP pavilion 7955 Pent 4 1.5G with 1.25gigs of PC133 RAM. That machine has never run better since we bought it new and had various security suites on it like Norton which sucked the life out of it. CA wasn't much better and I caught a trojan while the PC was supposedly protected!

Just to clarify this PC HP Pavilion p6680t with the older Core i5 quad 2.8G and 6 gigs of RAM is lightening fast!

I guess what people are reacting to is the stark difference between how XP operated the HDD and how Win7 does.

As an aside I also think people are concerned that the constant read/write every second will wear out the HDD faster.
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21 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
As an aside I also think people are concerned that the constant read/write every second will wear out the HDD faster.
It's mostly writes and with write buffering, it's nil. I have a SSD and I'm not concerned with it. We'll all be looking at the bottom side of the grass by the time it will make a difference.
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21 Jul 2011   #17
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would definitely check with resmon.exe, like a few others have mentioned. Since it's a fresh install, there is a chance the index service might be going crazy. Type in indexing options into that Start menu and see if it says Indexing complete or something that says Indexing is reduced due to user processes? I can't remember what the last bit will say. If it says that, then indexing service might be the cause.

Also, I should ask, has the hard drive been checked for crap and was fully reformatted before install.
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05 Jan 2012   #18

Windows 7 ultimate x32

Just finally stopped mine from running consistantly. A toolbar updater.exe file was reading and writing to the harddrive consistanlty. It was named vupdater under services. Stop running immediately after turning it off.
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05 Jan 2012   #19
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Here's a free tool for checking what's going on with files/folders.
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