These are not at all the "same problem". To the first poster:
Vista does lots of things on startup. Sometimes it indexes the drive data.
Sometimes it defrags the system drives and that can take hours, and
sometimes it scans for malware. It's all good, and don't worry about it. You
want these things to happen. If it bugs you, put a piece of black tape over
the drive light. (That's humor) Really, though don't worry about it. Be glad
it is happening. You used to have to go and get gobs of additional software
to do these tasks, and now you can just forget them. They take care of
To the second poster:
The activities above do keep the disk busy, and sometimes for hours, but
they don't make much impact on the processor. You may do well to post all by
yourself with a more detailed description of your problem and with fewer
CAPS in the message. If it is a real problem it isn't very likely to get
better with time.
Good luck to you both!
"Neal" <Neal@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have the same problem with my PC and have been trying to research the
> cause. If Vista is causing the EXTREME hard disk activity then a solution
> needed. On my computer it freezes both local and internet processing and
> surely wear out my hard disk in minimum time. This is a serious situation
> which has certainly taken away my enjoyment of this particular PC. AND IT
> DOESN"T SEEM TO GET BETTER WITH TIME!!!!!!!!!!
> "DiNozzo" wrote:
>> Each time I turn on or reboot the computer, the hard drive keeps
>> for several minutes after Vista is loaded. What is happening to cause
>> hard disk activity and is it possible to reduce or turn off whatever is
>> causing it?
>> Thank you!