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Windows 7: Outlook 2007 thrashing disc

28 Oct 2012   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok Carl maybe we are getting somewhere. Yep the TRIM is or should be auto. The update site my friend I was meaning I don't trust anything like that these days because they need to scan your system to know what is required (for the most part)

I just got off saying to someone else that driver updates can be got through the cloud but I prefer the Windows way or the manufacturers site/s.

Yeah well point taken I said I didn't know much about RAID but seem to remeber you saying it wasn't working in that feature.

Now what you said about backing stuff up to say an external and redoing the Outlook is looking what I would do personally. Then you can start with a clean slate as it were.
For that I would go the DISKPART route or a wipe with the Partition Wizard on that drive.
This tutorial is part of my Bible for DISKPART on any drive spinner or SSD
SSD Alignment < I just use that first bit - for HDD's I usually leave out the align bit but ti doesn't matter if you do it as is.

The Partition Wizard I have used on many occasions and just written 0's to the entire drive then readied it with the DISKPART I know that sees a bit of overkill but I like to be absolutely sure.

Partition Manager Server, server partition manager and partition magic server for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Server Partition software for Windows Server and None-Server partitions < freeware version - top tool to have around for all sorts of jobs.

Just a bit of other hefty reading for you

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

TRIM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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31 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1

Since some time has passed and I have been following leads and making changes, I present for your expert review the following summary and pray for your help.

I do not want to wipe my drive and reinstall everything. I'd consider reinstalling Outlook 2007 (Of Office 2007) as a last resort (and with really clear instructions). I'd really like to know what the real reason for this activity is.

I suppose the highest priority is to stop it so I can leave Outlook open for more than 5 minutes



Symptom: Crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch...starts ~only~ when Outlook 2007 is opened, and after about 5 and a half minutes of inactivity.

Something isn't right so while I search for a solution, I close Outlook so that I might have some peace and as I hope for an answer.

Here is a list of my system, current settings, procedures and other perhaps relevant information.

Win 7 x64 Home Premium
Intel i7 920 Quad core
80 GB SSD (C:)
1 TB HD (D:) where most programs and data lives
1 TB HD (R:) where Windows and my manual backups live
No drives are partitioned. All are individual physical drives.

MSE & Windows Firewall are the only real-time AV/A-Malware running in real time
Occasional scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware and SuperAntiSpyware
Occasionally use SpybotSearch & Destroy
Office 2007 (Some older archives recently consolidated were VERY old, ’98?)
Lots more

AutoArchive: on. Default settings save to my file Consolidated Archives
Outlook automatic “send/receive” mail disabled
Outlook.pst and archives excluded from MSE real-time scans
Windows Search: disabled
Windows Indexing: off
Outlook 2007 Search Email Indexer: disabled
I had PageFile disabled; re-enabled C: 500MB, R: System Managed (about 6GB)

When the thrashing starts, these are the persistent files seen in Resource Monitor:
(1) OUTLOOK.EXE - D:\Program Files\Outlook\Active Outlook Folders\Outlook.pst
(2) OUTLOOK.EXE - D:\$LogFile (NTFS Volume Log)
(3) System - D:\Program Files\Outlook\Active Outlook Folders\Outlook.pst

Outlook: Created UNICODE data file named Consolidated Archives and moved all old archives into it. Currently about 9 GB in size.
Outlook.pst (including Consolidated Archives) currently 13.6 GB
Ran chkdsk /f on D: and R:
Ran Outlook Repair Tool (SCANPST.EXW)
Disabled all Outlook Archiving. Restarted. Thrashing continued. Re-enabled AutoArchiving.
Running Outlook in Safe Mode: thrashing continues
Frequently run CCleaner which I just reinstalled ~without~ the perhaps too robust “CCleaner Enhancer”
Ran MWBAnti-Malware in safe mode and the display went black; had to do hard restart!?!
Ran MWBAnti-Malware after normal startup: nothing detected
SuperAntiSpyware removed 75 cookies, 5 of which had RED icons resembling biohazard icon
SpyBot Search&Destroy removed: Win32.downloader.bltu
In Safe Mode, checked processes and registry for traces – none found
Ran RogueKiller: clean
Ran TDSS Killer: clean
MGTools (including hijackthis) –no repairs made
I believe I remember seeing user/js in the C: root – removed by me or one of my scans
Ran Partition Wizzard's surface test: no errors.
Toggled System Restore for D: drive with no effect

Just updated to current (although I usually wait a week or more following Woody L’s advice)

I read online: That Windows 7 has many “developer” logs that can be turned off. Four are listed as essential and should NOT be turned off. Although I turned nothing off (Maybe CCleaner Enhanced did) I do not see the four essential entries. at: start/admin tools>performance monitor>expand data collector sets>Startup Event Trace Sessions. These four referenced as necessary are Application, Security, System, Security Essentials. Are they hidden? Missing?

I really am unsure. It’s been a week and a half or two? (I am “time-challenged”). I had installed CCleaner’s Enhancer at some point and checked some things that I’m not sure about; silly me. I disabled the Page File and have since put it back. Otherwise, I don’t recall though I may have done SOMEthing. In fact, I do ultimately suspect ME. I have not tried restoring to an earlier point, nor have I imported any old registries which CCleaner routinely makes.



I have 5 logs...want 'em?

Here are some screen grabs that may be helpful

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