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Hard rive always working

  1. #1


    Fred Guest

    Hard rive always working

    Hello,

    I just installed Windows Vista a couple of days earlier and my Hard Drive is
    always working or almost. Even if I leave the computer idle for a long time,
    it's always working with the little grinding noise. The cpu is not working
    though. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
    It's becoming really annoying working with this background noise.

    Thank you

    Frederik

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  3. #2


    Mary Guest

    RE: Hard rive always working

    Give it a week to index everything. This is normal and you can't turn it off.
    It should slow after it indexing everything. Do a chkdsk if you are worried
    about drive failure.

    "Fred" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I just installed Windows Vista a couple of days earlier and my Hard Drive is
    > always working or almost. Even if I leave the computer idle for a long time,
    > it's always working with the little grinding noise. The cpu is not working
    > though. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
    > It's becoming really annoying working with this background noise.
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Frederik


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Steve Thackery Guest

    Re: Hard rive always working

    As well as indexing, Vista runs the defrag once a week. Also Superfetch
    preloads files it thinks you are going to use into RAM. Every so often
    Vista decides to optimise the boot files on your disk to speed up the boot
    time.

    So the sort of thing you've noticed is fairly normal with Vista. As Mary
    says, though, the biggest impact at the moment will be the indexing, which
    will settle down in a few days.

    Steve



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