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Windows 7: How to stop this Indexing

04 Jan 2018   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
How to stop this Indexing

Win 7 PC with 3 HDD. The tower sits on a shelf above my head without a side-panel cover. I ticked something somewhere when I swapped a HDD earlier this week. Now this rattling indexing noise is driving me up the wall.

Been into control Panel > Indexing > no HDD is ticked to 'index'. But the noise rolls on like torrential rain on a tin roof.

Apart from throwing a thick blanket over the tower what else can I do to stop this noise?

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04 Jan 2018   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Disk activity can be a Anti virus scan but I suspect of Win update.
Open WU and do a manual scan for updates. Report if it scans forever.
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04 Jan 2018   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

At this time it really doesn't matter what your system is doing.
The fact that your hard drive is making all that noise is a problem.
Any hard drive should not be making all that noise, if in fact it is your hard drive making all that noise.
Check and verify the noise is coming from a hard drive and not something like a fan that is making the noise. If you verify the noise is coming from the hard drive, I recommend saving everything you want to keep to a external drive and replacing the noisy hard drive. At that time you will have a choice of SSD's or another hard drive.

Why do you keep the side panel removed from your case?

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04 Jan 2018   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

If the HDD is making that much noise it's a wonder it is still working. The most likely cause of loud noises is a dry fan bearing, so check the CPU cooling fan & look around for other fans such as under the graphics card.
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13 Jan 2018   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

  1. The drive was sick when tested. Now replaced.
  2. The panel is off as I plug in another drive but bypass the tedious correct way. I just lay it outside the tower with the internal cables pulled over to it.
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