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    Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Can anyone tell me how to determine what I have running that makes my hard drive run like mad

    I hit ctrl alt del and clicked the processes tab, theres a ton of crap in there but I can't figure out what the culprit is

    Tried shutting the pc down and rebooting, same thing

    Thanks in advance for your help
    Brian

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Can be a number of things,
    Virus checker.
    Spyware checker.
    Indexing
    Bad Sector.
    Failing Harddrive.
    Page file being used (which I doubt in your case)

    Press the windows key and R
    type in cmd
    in the console type in tasklist >c:task.txt
    click on start
    click on your user name at the top of the menu
    Open task.txt with wordpad/notepad
    Copy and paste the contents into a post so we can see what is going on.

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Here you go,

    Brian


    Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
    ========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
    System Idle Process 0 Services 0 24 K
    System 4 Services 0 11,456 K
    smss.exe 444 Services 0 1,080 K
    csrss.exe 516 Services 0 6,244 K
    wininit.exe 572 Services 0 5,196 K
    csrss.exe 600 Console 1 10,464 K
    services.exe 628 Services 0 8,240 K
    lsass.exe 640 Services 0 2,124 K
    lsm.exe 648 Services 0 7,232 K
    svchost.exe 800 Services 0 8,060 K
    svchost.exe 864 Services 0 9,820 K
    svchost.exe 908 Services 0 29,556 K
    winlogon.exe 956 Console 1 7,364 K
    Ati2evxx.exe 992 Services 0 5,388 K
    svchost.exe 192 Services 0 16,852 K
    svchost.exe 296 Services 0 156,684 K
    svchost.exe 316 Services 0 40,100 K
    audiodg.exe 496 Services 0 18,020 K
    SLsvc.exe 620 Services 0 12,776 K
    svchost.exe 308 Services 0 18,780 K
    svchost.exe 1100 Services 0 22,412 K
    spoolsv.exe 1300 Services 0 13,108 K
    svchost.exe 1364 Services 0 23,588 K
    Ati2evxx.exe 1704 Console 1 8,800 K
    dwm.exe 1804 Console 1 59,996 K
    taskeng.exe 1812 Console 1 14,004 K
    explorer.exe 1896 Console 1 46,444 K
    taskeng.exe 1376 Services 0 7,632 K
    RAVCpl64.exe 1092 Console 1 9,844 K
    LWEMon.exe 2176 Console 1 9,944 K
    AnyDVDtray.exe 2184 Console 1 11,808 K
    iTunesHelper.exe 2208 Console 1 11,904 K
    MOM.exe 2232 Console 1 7,252 K
    avgcc.exe 2240 Console 1 564 K
    CCC.exe 2384 Console 1 9,152 K
    CLMSServer.exe 2460 Services 0 9,312 K
    MemCheck.exe 2476 Services 0 8,732 K
    AppleMobileDeviceService. 2556 Services 0 4,532 K
    avgamsvr.exe 2576 Services 0 744 K
    avgupsvc.exe 2608 Services 0 1,956 K
    avgrssvc.exe 2636 Services 0 5,136 K
    avgrssvc.exe 2648 Services 0 49,312 K
    mDNSResponder.exe 2672 Services 0 4,876 K
    eDSService.exe 2756 Services 0 5,108 K
    LSSrvc.exe 2828 Services 0 4,664 K
    svchost.exe 2856 Services 0 7,124 K
    RichVideo.exe 2896 Services 0 5,228 K
    RoxWatch10.exe 2992 Services 0 11,596 K
    svchost.exe 2148 Services 0 9,352 K
    svchost.exe 1744 Services 0 3,092 K
    SearchIndexer.exe 1516 Services 0 19,452 K
    eRecoveryService.exe 2000 Services 0 21,388 K
    WmiPrvSE.exe 2380 Services 0 10,632 K
    WUDFHost.exe 2136 Services 0 7,780 K
    iPodService.exe 3256 Services 0 6,872 K
    mobsync.exe 3332 Console 1 9,996 K
    WinMail.exe 3644 Console 1 90,524 K
    wmpnscfg.exe 4020 Console 1 6,932 K
    wmpnetwk.exe 4076 Services 0 16,432 K
    cmd.exe 4836 Console 1 6,948 K
    conime.exe 4824 Console 1 4,396 K
    tasklist.exe 3816 Console 1 6,320 K

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Crap, that didn't work too well did it

    I'll try and get a better paste so its legible

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    I can't seem to paste it without bunching up making it difficult to read

    Best I can do sorry

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    try disabling "Superfetch" under services.........

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    There does not seem to be anything using a large amount of resourses.
    You have avg running, which does scan when the computer is idle.
    How old is your computer, indexing can make the harddrive seem to be running alot.
    Have you had any updates lately?
    Does the HD activity quieten down after you have done something on the drive?
    Try renameing a file to see if the activity slows.
    Have you had any errors on the harddrive log file (in error logs).
    Have you got s.m.a.r.t turned on?
    Have a look at your prefetch directory.
    Try removing 4gb of Ram. Your computer will load alot into memory at startup because you have 8gig of ram.

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Mine does it too for about 5 min after a reboot, it freaked me out at first too but you'll get use to it.

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    Quote Originally Posted by 03hdfatboy View Post
    Mine does it too for about 5 min after a reboot, it freaked me out at first too but you'll get use to it.
    Have you looked at your prefetch directoroy?

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    Re: Hard drive running like crazy for no reason

    I was reading thru the forums for this very issue. L just added I/O reads and Writes to the Task Manager process list, and it appears that the LSASS process is the culprit for me. Comes and goes. If the machine has been up for a long time, it's like a slow drum beat. Very annoying. CSRSS sometimes plays a back beat with it.

    15Krpm 300Gb disks raid 10 makes it noisy.

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