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Windows 7: Constant hard drive activity?

22 Apr 2012   #61
BigRed80

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi all,

I just received a brand new company laptop, a Dell E6220 with Win 7 Enterprise x64, and I am experiencing the same constant hard drive access that has been described here. Every second or two, there is some kind of access.

I installed Process Monitor from Sysinternals and noticed, that two files keep getting accessed over and over again:
1. disk.inf_loc (blue)
2. disk.PNF (red)

What I find very strange is that svchost tries to "create" those files again and again.

Is anybody else experiencing the same thing? Any ideas on how to turn this off? Its driving me nuts

Thanks and cheers

BigRed

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22 Apr 2012   #62
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigRed80 View Post
Hi all,

I just received a brand new company laptop, a Dell E6220 with Win 7 Enterprise x64, and I am experiencing the same constant hard drive access that has been described here. Every second or two, there is some kind of access.

I installed Process Monitor from Sysinternals and noticed, that two files keep getting accessed over and over again:
1. disk.inf_loc (blue)
2. disk.PNF (red)

What I find very strange is that svchost tries to "create" those files again and again.

Is anybody else experiencing the same thing? Any ideas on how to turn this off? Its driving me nuts

Thanks and cheers

BigRed

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1280/96256672.jpg
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22 Apr 2012   #63
BigRed80

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I just ran Decrapifier on my notebook, but it didnt find anything strange. A couple of MS office and Dell items, nothing crazy.
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22 Apr 2012   #64
BigRed80

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Oh, and one more thing... when I stopped svchost with PID 720 using the task manager, an error message saying something about "plug'n'play service stopped unexpectedly" came up... the system continued to run after that for about a minute or so and then forced a reboot.
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23 Apr 2012   #65
OppfinnarJocke

Win 7
 
 

I once had a similar problem with a brand new Dell laptop. It turned out that it was some error with the EULA that caused the computer to acquire file handles, approx 2 per second. Apparently it tried to write some files, but didn't succeed. I posted about this somewhere then, but cannot find it now.

But open Task Manager and check if the number of handles constantly grows. That could indicate that you have this (or similar) problem.
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25 Apr 2012   #66
BigRed80

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks for the info, that pretty much sounds like what I am experiencing.
When you had this problem back then, did you post about it on here? Or was ist somewhere else? Were you able to fix it?
Thanks
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25 Apr 2012   #67
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, regarding the handles issue...how was it fixed?
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26 Apr 2012   #68
OppfinnarJocke

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigRed80 View Post
Thanks for the info, that pretty much sounds like what I am experiencing.
When you had this problem back then, did you post about it on here? Or was ist somewhere else? Were you able to fix it?
Thanks
I posted about it somewhere, probably on the Dell forum but I cannot find that now. It was an XP-machine, a Dell Vostro 1510. What I did was I entirely replaced XP on the machine, since I couldn't find any way of removing the faulty EULA.

So, if you are seeing this on a machine with the original Dell install, maybe re-installing the OS will fix it. But then... I've never managed to install W7 from a non-Dell DVD on my Precision M4400. There is something on the install DVD that came with the machine that is required for W7 to run well. I have not been able to figure out exactly what, though.
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