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Hard Drive Running Constantly

Q: Hard Drive Running Constantly

A: Hard Drive Running Constantly

Hello GreenKeyHomes and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

My guess is that either Windows Defender or Norton is doing a scan, thus the hard drive activity. If interupted, then it will simply restart when the system is rebooted. I would suggest that you post a question in the XP forum and let them do a little deeper analysis of what process is utilizing the CPU and taking up the bulk of the system resources at the time of the hard drive activity.

Cheers.

OT

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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Please help, the hard drive on my desktop pc is constantly running and it is slowly torturing me into insanity...here's a copy of a log from Hijack This (saw this remedy on another post). Thank you for whatever help

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My computer's hard drive seems to almost continually be in use. Soemtimes it is frenetic, while at other times the activity is slower, but constant. This can't be good for the drive, and it is clearly slowing down my pc. Even web browsing is slowed by this condition.

The activity continues unabated even if I haven't touched the keyborad or the mouse for hours. Rarely is the hard drive quiet.

I have pasted my system information from Belarc below, but will certainly provide whatever else is required.

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Computer Profile Summary
Profile Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52:27 AM

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) HP-Pavilion GM276AA-ABA a6167c
System Serial Number: MXX7270LJB
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ECS Nettle2 1.0
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.12 06/11/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
156.83 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM dr... Read more

A:Hard drive constantly running

Select the Processes tab
Select the View menu item, then select the Select columns menu item
Select I/O Reads and I/O Other, then click OK to accept those changes
Select the "Show processes for all users" button in the lower left of the window
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see all the columns
Double click on the I/O Reads column header (to sort by that column)
Look for values that are excessively high in the I/O Reads or I/O Other.
Let us know the Image name for the processes that are causing this.

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Can some of you folks take a look at this HJT log to see if I have a problem. On my office computer, which runs 24/7, when I come into the office in the morning I have to reboot the machine because the hard drive is working and essentially will not allow any applications to work. This has happened each morning fro the last month. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:44 AM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3244 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ACT7\Binn\sqlservr.exe C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ofps.exe C:\WIN... Read more A:Hard drive constantly running? 11 more replies Answer Match 78.54% I've scrubbed for spyware, viruses and defragged. Now running Win XP SP2, 1 GB RAM, P4 3GHz CPU with Kerio Personal Firewall, NOD 32 and Sunbelt SpySweeper. FWIW, the drive runs constantly, even at the DOS screen before loading Win XP Safe Mode (keeps running in Safe Mode); also runs at normal WinXP logon screen before entering password. Odd thing, it seems to run apps comfortably fast. The CPU load seems quite low. I just can't figure out why the drive runs all the time. I've looked at the data from Sysinternals Filemon - virtually all the activity is the E: drive (SATA drive described above). Any thoughts? 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Any help would be cool.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:14:55 PM, on 3/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more A:Hard Drive Constantly Running Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help. 4 more replies Answer Match 78.54% Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it. I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome. Thanks. A:hard drive running constantly It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time. 9 more replies Answer Match 77.7% Hello all. 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Thanks in advance.JonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:41, on 12/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\StkASv2K.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\... Read more A:slow CPU / Hard Drive constantly running Hi JonnyBGoode, My name is Syler and i will be helping you to get your computer cleaned up. Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as i can. 8 more replies Answer Match 77.7% Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 4700, its about 4/5 years old. Running Windows XP home edition with Mcafee Total Protection. Been fine till now! Back in July I reformated my hard drive (after backing it up in June), I had gotten a nasty virus and all my research said reformating was the best thing. So all was ok until about the end of August. I have run the virus scan, I ran spybot, I have even gone to msconfig and disabled all start up items and it is still doing the constant running. Though I just looked at the start up items and CTFMON is checked again, I didn't enable it. I even tried a system restore and it fails for every date I have selected so far, can't remember when exactly it started doing this sometime shortly before Aug 25th So while googling I found this site and the following old thread :http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/631281-solved-hard-drive-always-running.html A moderator named CyberTech suggested downloading something called HJTInstall.exe Would that be the thing to do and could someone walk me through the results? Thanks!!! A:Solved: Hard drive constantly running 16 more replies Answer Match 77.7% My hard drive is always going full bore, and is driving me nuts. After taking a look at a couple other threads I saw that posting an HJT log can help diagnose the problem. Here is the log. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 8:14:29 PM, on 20/08/2009 Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe C:\Program Files\Bell\Sympatico Security Advisor\SSA.exe c:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.... 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Granted, there's not a lot of hard disk space available, and I have de-fragmented the hard drive recently, but is there anything I need to be doing (or can do), to make the laptop more immediately responsive on demand - and reduce that constant hard drive "searching". I'll concede that the hard drive "searching" and the laptop initial responsiveness may be unrelated, but my spider sense is tingling - and tells me that they are. A:Constantly Running Hard Drive - Searching, But For What? I'd think first step should be pulling up the Task Manager and attempting to see what uses most CPU. If that doesn't help, in Task Manager go to View > Select Columns > check the checkboxes with names I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes and click OK. You'll get four more columns. Sort each column by highest value and see which process uses the HDD most. 2 more replies Answer Match 76.86% Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 16270 Mb Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 228936 MB, Free - 114930 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 708538 MB; G: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 209518 MB; Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z87X-UD3H-CF Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled Hijack this log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5 Scan saved at 12:30:18 AM, on 11/1/2014 Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505) MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17344) FIREFOX: 32.0.3 (x86 en-US) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\APSDaemon.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Media Server\DivXMediaServer.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCtrlCntr.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\Di... Read more A:Iexplorer constantly running, hard drive getting full bump 1 more replies Answer Match 76.02% Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009 Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more A:Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage Anyone? 1 more replies Answer Match 63.84% Hi, I desparately need help. My Sony Vaio HD is constantly running, regardless of any programs being used. Internet access is slow and even opening any documents or programs is very sluggish. I've run Norton and gotten back no viruses. 50 GB of the 80GB hard drive are free. A HiJack This report is below. I hate to have to go out and buy another PC so any suggestions/help on how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated! Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 32 bit Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 1014 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 88224 MB, Free - 51813 MB; Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4 Scan saved at 5:23:26 PM, on 9/2/2011 Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505) MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe C:\Users\Sheila Miller\AppData\Roaming\Smilebox\SmileboxTray.exe C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe C:\Program File... Read more More replies Answer Match 63.84% Please help me figure out what this is. Sometimes the hard drive just starts running and stays running for a couple of hours. This makes my laptop unuseable. I figured it was a program running but the taskmanager shows no applications running or processes that are causing this. One time when this happened I got a message all of a sudden that said Operating System Not Found. Shut down with power button and restarted. On restart the windows fixer came up which I used but no problems were found. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I can provide more info that may help solve. Ran hijackthis the last time it happened... took awhile but here is the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:18:20 AM, on 9/19/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x... Read more A:Hard disc running constantly Hi,I apologise for the delay, the forum is very busy.If you still require assistance please acknowledge this post, thank you. 2 more replies Answer Match 63.84% This started after a colleague plugged in her thumb drive yesterday, and it hasn't stopped since. I have shut down, restarted, ran spybot...unfortunately, my antivirus hasn't been working, and I'm having issues getting our tech people to reinstall it. Here is the HJT log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 8:46:37 AM, on 5/28/2009 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16809) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchk.exe C:\Program Files\HP\Dfawep\bin\hpbdfawep.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\PccNTMon.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/ R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.ya... Read more More replies Answer Match 61.74% Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background. Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents. Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running again, apparently searching for needed background file? How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time? I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME. If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet. Problem began when I tried to change desktop background. Appreciate any information!! Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic! Thanks [Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM] A:A drive constantly running? 16 more replies Answer Match 61.32% Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4 Scan saved at 9:06:14 PM, on 5/14/2012 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17109) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\... Read more A:Drive constantly running winxp I've run antivirus and rootkit and defraggler. i can't spot any unusual processes running when drive lags. 33 more replies Answer Match 60.48% Hi Guys, I hope I'm not repeating an issue here but I've been searching off and on for months now so if it has I must really be asking the wrong questions... I've got a HP Compaq 8710p laptop that has been my daily-use work and personal computer for the past couple of years, over this time I've upgraded the HDD a couple of times and used the onboard HP_RECOVERY image to reinstall the OS each time. The issue I have is that for some reason the hard disk runs more or less constantly (and noisily). I'm convinced this directly contributed to the early demise of my last hard disk so I want to get this sorted out. I've been poking around trying to sort this out with procmon, autoruns and hijackthis however as I'm not having any joy I've reverted all my changes except for switching off the various Intel AMT startup services - please let me know if you want me to turn these back on. I've attached a Hijackthis log and here are the details from TSG Sysinfo; Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1 OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 3055 Mb Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M, 512 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 466520 MB, Free - 387669 MB; D: Total - 10396 MB, Free - 585 MB; Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30C3, KBC Version 73.2E, Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-D... Read more A:Solved: HP laptop drive running constantly Not sure of the cause, solved by removing all startup items included by HP. 1 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hi there. I'm running Windows 7 on a Samsung laptop. I have AVG Internet Security 2013 which is updated automatically. I don't have access to an install disc or boot CD. This laptop has been running very slowly for some months and seems to be geting worse. I have carried out some of the actions suggested by your Sticky in the Computer Running Slow section, but not all as I don't understand some of them. Anything you can do to help much appreciated. The attche file is attached and here is the dds output: DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18098 Run by Rob at 16:53:28 on 2015-11-29 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4010.1856 [GMT 0:00] . AV: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9} AV: AVG update module *Disabled/Updated* {4D41356F-32AD-7C42-C820-63775EE4F413} SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46} SP: AVG update module *Disabled/Updated* {F620D48B-1497-73CC-F290-58052563BEAE} SP: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664} FW: AVG update module *Disabled* {757AB44A-78C2-7D1A-E37F-CA42A037B368} FW: AVG Internet Security 2013 *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2} . ============== Running Processes =============== . C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch C:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS C:\... Read more More replies Answer Match 58.8% Hello everyone, I recently purchased a computer and having a slight problem. Even when my computer is idling and not doing anything, the hard drive light seems to constantly pulsate. The specs of my computer are located in my signature. This happens in both Vista and XP and I am running a RAID 0 configuration, please help :( A:Constantly Pulsating Hard Drive Hi Homer ! The computer being idle doesn't mean there are no programs running on your drives. Could be system restore writing restore informations, the indexing service indexing your files, the antivirus scanning in the background or whatever other scheduled task. Now if the hdd led is always pulsating on the same rythm and does never stop then it may be some short on the led power cable or the led cable that's hooked in the wrong way. Turn the power off, unplug the power cord, open your computer case and search for some pins like these ones and the cable labelled HDD led that's going to the front panel leds. Try to plug it the other way. Refer to your motherboard manual if you're unsure. Always touch a metal part of the case to discharge yourself before you touch the motherboard. 19 more replies Answer Match 58.8% I have two Cyberpower PCs running Windows XP Home. The newest one's hard drive is constantly active (the yellow "active" light on the drive blinks every 1 - 2 seconds). I have installed and ran Spybot Search-and-Destroy to eliminate tracking threats. Still the hard drive pulses away. The older Cyberpower acts normally. The hard drive shows activity when I would expect it. Is there a utility that can tell me what application is generating all this hard drive activity? Thanks. A:Hard Drive constantly active This is hardly something that can be called "constantly active" and it is quite normal with Windows XP. It can be any of the murky background tasks that run constantly. Most likely it is the indexing service building up its database. It should stop after all the updates have been made. You shouldn't worry, this sort of activity doen't wear down your HD - it actually works only maybe about 0.1% of the time. 10 more replies Answer Match 58.8% [:main.txt hijackthis.log 4.81KB 47 downloads main.txt 28.12KB 32 downloadsHi. This is my first post. can't pin this problem down. Hard drive light is flashing constanly. I have run every scanner I can think off. even Housecall.com. I need some help to fix this. Iran Hijackthis and DSS. Here are my results I thank you in advance for all your help scan with AVG 8, Spybot 1.6 and Adware 2008. Indexing is disabled. I don't know whats aceesing the hard dive. I got a new processer amd a clean insatll a week ago. Thanks again Keith A:Hard Drive Being Acessed Constantly Hello, keith C. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Please run Deckard's System Scanner again, this time using these instructions:(In the event you lost your copy, you can download a new one from here: Deckard's System Scanner)Click on Start, click on RunCopy and paste the following in the open window and then click OK: "%userprofile%\desktop\dss.exe" /configThis will open up DSS configurationClick on Check All.Click Scan. DSS will now run again.Please post back both logs that open in notepad. Main.txt and Extra.txtAlso please post your logs in the reply rather than attaching them Billy3 11 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hello, I've been working in the "Am I infected" area and getting that under control now. I am having some slow computer issues which I think is due to a constantly accessed hard drive. I have done CTL- ALT-DELETE to see what processes are running and the most resources seem to be sucked up by System Idle Process. How do I figure it out further? Also been trying to follow the startup guide and advice but having some trouble exactly understanding how to use the Autoruns. Just worry about the login or do I have to check every .dll file and so forth? I have Zonealarm, AVG free, SUPERantivirus, Malwarebytes loaded. Any advice is appreciated. A:Hard drive constantly being accessed System Idle Process is exactly where you want the CPU usage to be, especially when you are not using the computer for other things. That is what shows how much of CPU is FREE, or not being used. Mine is usually sitting at around 95. What kind of processor do you have, how much ram do you have installed and what programs does Autoruns show you have set to run on startup? 7 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hello was wondering if someone could shed some light on why my harddrive is chattering non stop. here is my hjt log file system is Dell Inspirion 530 E4500, 2.20, 2M, CORE DUO 2gig DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE HARD DRIVE 500G Thank you Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 3:09:46 PM, on 5/16/2008 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe C:\Program Files\Spotmau WinCare 2008\sub\FSDRIVER\FolderProtect.exe C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.... Read more A:Hard drive constantly chattering HJT log anyone? 1 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hi all, Recently upgraded my memory from 1GB ddr2 (533MHz 2x512mb) TO 4GB 6400 Crucial Ballistic and initally had problems could only use 3GB wouldnt boot with the 4GB read some forums and had to reduce 800mhz to 667mhz. Now it recognised the 4GB but still was crashing so having spoken to crucial they advised upping the memory voltage. so it was at 1.8v (AUTO) increased to 2.085v. Seemed to working fine trouble is ever since my messing in BIOS the hard drive light is on constanly and making in use noises. Should i be concerned? Have turned off search indexing, disabled bit torrent, done a memory test was good done scandisk no problems found. I think the voltage may have changed something?? everything else is on auto.vcore, nb core, vcore offset. Anyone know whats wrong? Also i downloaded the lastest motherboard drivers from nvidia 15.08 and when its installed my Hitachi hard drive comes up in safely remove hardware! So i changed it back to the previous version 15.00 I have Asus P5N-E Sli nforce 650i mobo, Core 2 Duo E6400 Vista home premium 32 Bit Would appreciate any help thanks! A:Hard drive light on constantly Look at the board on the ASUS website. It tells you which memory is acceptable, and which is not. Those ASUS people are verrry particular. 3 more replies Answer Match 58.8% This is a perplexing problem because it only occurs when I'm NOT working at my desktop. When I leave the computer for maybe 1 minute, my hard drive begins to make noise, as if it is being accessed. It will do this non-stop until I get back on and start surfing, typing, whatever, at which point everything seems to go back to normal. As soon as I'm off again, though, it fires up again and starts reading, reading, reading... At the same time, I seem to get a lot of activity out of the indicator lights on my cable modem, even though there shouldn't be anything going on there either when I'm not there. Any insight would be appreciated... A:hard drive spins constantly... Try using control alt delete to bring up task manager, end task on everything except systray and explorer. Does it still do it. If not, start turning everything back on one at a time and see what program is doing it. You could also do it from msconfig, go to start/run/type msconfig and press enter, go to start up page, unchecking items here will cause them not to load on the next startup 2 more replies Answer Match 58.8% When idle, the hard drive seems to be accessed regularly. It looks like a lot of activity from ati2evxx.exe, lsass.exe, wirelesscm.exe. I originally had the xp antivirus 2011 problem, but just couldn't seem to get rid of the malware, so I reinstalled the system, incuding a few files that I had transferred to a backup drive. Did I get reinfected? Here are my log files. Any help would be appreciated. I ran Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, but did not pick up anything. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4 Scan saved at 2:37:36 PM, on 5/17/2011 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe C:\Program Files\Netscape Internet Service\ncupdatesvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCo... Read more A:Hard drive constantly accessed 11 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hi there, For some reason my Hard Drive is always working, even when it is supposed to be sleeping. I don't know if it's writing something or always reading something. Help would be appreciated A:Hard drive constantly working 16 more replies Answer Match 58.8% I had this issue where hard drive was on 10 and it was so bad that i wasnt able to do anyhting on the comp. so i did a fresh install and all seemed to be well again for a few weeks and now its started again! It isnt just one hard drive either it will be one then the other but never both at the same time. before the reinstall the process would always show 'system' but since reinstall and it happens its been comodo. you might think it innocent enough maybe it is carrying out needed tasks. thar is until i decided to uninstall comodo today and it still happened. the process seems to be whatever it can find/ wharever is running. I went into safe mode tho and it doesnt happen. i ran ccleaner and search and destroy and they didnt find anything. what should i try next? i have a couple of windows upadates to install but for some reason i cant access the server it just stays stuck at 0% A:Constantly on 100% hard drive even after reinstall Quote: Originally Posted by Remes I had this issue where hard drive was on 10 and it was so bad that i wasnt able to do anyhting on the comp. What does that mean? ("...was on 10...") -- what was on "10"? Where did you see this/how do you know this? If you think there is a problem with the HDD, run SeaTools for DOS, LONG test - https://www.sysnative.com/forums/har...agnostics.html Regards. . . jcgriff2 ` 2 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Hi all, I have a week-and-a-half old desktop. I like the system, but I'm having what I hope is a minor problem that can be fixed. I want to preface this post with a forewarning that I'm not very knoweldgeable about computers, and this will likely be reflected in the language that I use. I have run the Belarc Advisor, and I'll first give you my basic system specs before I delve into the specifics of the problem: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600) Processor: 3.20 Ghz Intel Core i7 960 HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1 TB - 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s RAM: 6 GB Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1 GB If you need more information about my system, I'll be glad to provide it. Also, I'm using a HDTV as my display using an HDMI cord. I've been having a problem with my hard drive since Wednesday, 05/11. Early Wednesday, I downloaded a few Youtube videos in .flv format using the Savetube website. Then, I installed FLV Player. All seemed well when I left the computer for a few hours. However, when I came back to the comp early in the evening, I could hear the hard drive making the usual sound it does when it's being accessed, only it makes that noise nonstop. The HDD access indicator light also flashes on and off constantly. I believe this is only the case when I'm running Windows. It does not occur when the system is booting up. I let the problem persist for a day before I started to address it. The first thing ... Read more More replies Answer Match 58.8% I have a Gateway 800 desktop with a p3 processor and a 30gb quantum fireball hard drive. the machine was inactive (powered down, out of service) for several months until I began using it a couple of days ago. The problem is that the hard drive is constantly running. I can hear it. Sometimes the "activity" light on the front of the system is lit, sometimes not. What is the hard drive doing? The system is running fine, by the way. Thanks! A:Hard drive constantly spinning Hi there crestonave: Do you have antivirus running? Could be that it is checking the HDD. Also - have you run a scandisk/defrag on the drive lately? Might be a good time to do so. 1 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Here's my hijack this log. I can't pin down what's constantly accessing the hard drive (I did defrag it):Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:13 PM, on 12/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\srvany.exeC:\pvsw\bin\w3dbsmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more A:Hard drive constantly accessing Figured out the problem. Windows Media Player has some sort of setting to share files with an XBOX 360, which is also on the network. What a pain. Turned off that sharing feature in WMP, and all is well. 2 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Why is the hard drive light constantly on? I have no other programs open, only google chrome. It keeps flashing quickly. A:Hard drive light constantly lit. when it does not flash is the time to worry the light signifies something is working,probably in the background not just the hard drive i.e mail checking update checking virus scanner running ect. 2 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Oh my god! I am seriously about to go into panic mode. My computer is acting extremely weird! The hard drive is constantly spinning. I can see the little orange light is on almost constantly and isn't going off. Bootup was EXTREMELY slow! It took like 10-15 minutes for Windows XP Pro to bootup in normal mode and 5-10 minutes for it to bootup in Safe Mode. I was afraid it wasn't going to bootup at all but I let it take its time and it finally booted up. I fear my hard drive has some sort of extreme problem. We just recently had a thunder storm earlier this morning and I am hoping that my hard drive didn't get damaged from a surge. However, I figured that if it did, the computer wouldn't bootup at all. Everything is loading normally and stuff but it is just taking extremely long for most applications like Disk Defragmenter and such to load. It seems like it's only the Windows applications that are having problems so I wonder if Windows hasn't somehow become corrupted. The computer was fine this morning before the storm though. I have a cheap surge protector on it but I don't think it would protect it very well from a big surge. I am planning on buying a more expensive one before too long but I need to get my computer fixed first. First of all, I think I am just going to run some diagnostics and most likely format the hard drive because I fear the Windows has become corrupted somehow. I'll do a full format and then come back on as long as ... Read more A:My Hard Drive is CONSTANTLY Spinning!!!! 7 more replies Answer Match 58.8% Recently my vista laptop's HD just keeps reading constantly. I've disabled indexing, superfetch, windows defender, the autodefrag, and it is still doing it. I've loaded up the resource monitor and tried to determine what is running and it looks like when disk activity is high, AVGW (AVG anti-virus) is running, but I'm clueless as it doesn't always seem to read. I only really use this computer for work related issues. In any event, here is my HJT Log. Any help is appreciated. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 3:11:08 PM, on 2/15/2008 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe C:\Users\MobileDragon\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KhalShared\KHALMNPR.EXE C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explore... Read more More replies Answer Match 58.8% Hi, I have an 80 gig Maxtor hard drive, that I've had for about two years. About two months ago, I noticed that if I left it alone for about 10 minutes, it would start processing, for no aparent reason. I would watch my memory, and cpu usage, and check for any programs that might be using up memory, but there was nothing running. I eventualy came to the conclusion that my hard drive was just caching itself, or something. (I don't know much about hardware) I thought it was odd, since I've had it for a little under two years, and it had was never doing that before. But meh, I could live with it. But now, a few weeks later, it doesn't even wait until I havn't been touching the computer. It's just constantly processing something, and making my computer really slow. Like opening up a folder can take up to 30 seconds. (I've got a P4, 2.4ghz, with 768 megs of ram. So it really shouldn't take 30 seconds.) And like I said before, my cpu, and memory usage are both extremly low, while this is all ocuring. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? Thanks in advance. =) P.s. I'm using Windows XP Pro, SP1. A:Hard drive constantly working 7 more replies Answer Match 58.38% Greetings, A week or so ago I have noticed that my hard drive is constantly busy for some reason even when the system is idle. I can hear that it is constantly busy and the hard drive light is constantly indicating activity. I started noticing it a few days ago. I have run both Malwarebyes (trial version) and Superantispyware (paid-for-version) and they don't find anything. After researching the net, I disovered a post that said to enable I/O reads and I/O other to determine what is running. I noticed Sascore64.exe had a very high I/O read value. Turns out that this file is part of Superantispyware and was listed as good on many websites. I also noticed csrss.exe also had a very high value. After researching this one I found it to be good as well. I also checked the location of this file to determine if it was in the proper place and it was. I did not disable this one. I decided to stop the sascore64 process and see if the hard drive activity would slow or stop. After stopping it, the hard drive activity remained constant. Question is, since I have never noticed this much activity with the hard drive even in the idle state, is there a possible virus at work? I have scanned with both programs listed above and they don't find anything. One week ago or so, there was a windows update that ran. Is it possible this had something to do with this, as it is the only thing that has really changed in the last week. My Specs: HP Pavilion DX7 Windows 7 &... Read more A:Hard drive constantly busy for some reason. - Right-click on taskbar and select Task Manager. - In Task Manager, select Performance Tab. - Click on Resource Monitor button. - Select Disk tab. - Under Process with Disk activity you can see which programs are accessing your hard disk. Which programs do you see? If possible attach a snapshot in your post. 4 more replies Answer Match 58.38% Hi, I think my computer might be infected with a rootkit that fills my SSD with useless data. I just deleted over 15G of data and it's already full. Here is the DDS log: DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.11.2 Run by User at 21:41:05 on 2013-09-13 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.8146.5824 [GMT -4:00] . SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46} . ============== Running Processes =============== . C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\system32\taskho... Read more A:Rootkit filling up my hard drive constantly After a dozen scans with as many different softwares, it turns out it was Steam that was messing with my hard-drive... Problem solved! 3 more replies Answer Match 58.38% I have it plugged in, or on batteries. All my power settings are set so nothing goes into standby after some time, but the monitor. But I notice for the last week since I reformatted the H.D. that something seems to always be going into standby or powering off, about 1 or 2 mins without use of the laptop. Then when I use it again, it powers back on. The sound when powering off/down is a light click and when going back on its like a whirling sound. What is it? I called toshiba, and they just said reformat - but they always say that. I hope i dont have to do another reformat again, im sure its just a setting. A:Something is turning on and off constantly in my laptop- hard drive? 9 more replies Answer Match 58.38% This is puzzling. For 2 days I've noticed that the 'light' on 1 of my external drives is constantly blinking. This is going on 24hrs a day. The drive shows in This PC and is accessible. Scanned the drive for errors and it shows as fine. Drive is a Western Digital 'My Book'. It's not hot, I have a small fan that blows over the drive (without the fan it gets warm to the touch). Have scanned both with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, system is clean. Could it be that the drive is beginning to fail? A:External hard drive being constantly accessed If you installed the WD software, check it to see if it is doing some incremental backup of some sort. I have the same drive and have noticed that too. 15 more replies Answer Match 58.38% My available space on the C: drive repeatedly keeps draining away. Here is my hijack this log: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 10:00:52, on 19/04/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
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A:Hard drive memory constantly draining???

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My HDD is constantly read writing for more than a week now. I checked for malware and viruses and found none. Also on the processes the one using 98% of the CPU was system idle?????? Any help as to why this is happening??????

Start Menu->Search programs and files->Type in Resource Monitor->Press Enter->Click the Disk tab

Which program is at the top if you sort by Total (B/sec)?

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Today I experienced one of my fave raves about Win 10, the sudden decision on rebooting, just when I'd like to get something done, to start a lengthy update.

I don't know what was going on prior to the update, but when I THINK it finished, the hard drive began to show 100% read/write in Task Manager. It has continued for two hours, now dipping to 95% from time to time. I believe it is slowing my computer, or at least it would have in XP.

First of all, is there a way to get along with these updates a bit better?

Second, what gives with the hard drive? I hadn't seen this previously.

Thanks.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:03:10 PM, on 7/17/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSRService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMPro8\GBMAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 4800 Series\lxdemon.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 4800 Series\lxdeamon.exeC:\Program Files�... Read more

A:Hard Drive Light Flashing Constantly

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I recently upgraded my microsoft office from XP professional (2002) to home and student 2010. I had troubles installing the software and had microsoft tech help take over my computer and install the software. Since then the computer has become VERY unstable. The Hard Drive light keeps running and has become very slow. I don't know what to do, or if I have a virus...please advise.

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Probably a really simple question with a really simple answer, but ???? I can usually sort out the problems on my own, but I am not sure about this one.

I have a Compaq Presario with a 2.93 gHz Celeron processor, 1 GB RAM, running Windows XP Home Service Pack 3. I have an Intel Ultra ATA controller and Intel Bus adapters. I use AVG Free Anti virus, Spybot S&D, and Comodo Firewall. I use Firefox and Chrome browsers. I have used Start up Inspector for Windows and the only programs that auto load on start up (other than Windows files) are my firewall, anti-spyware and 1 anti-malware (Spybot S&D), Java Updater, Google Updater, hpsysdrv, Site Advisor, ctfmon.exe and NvCplDaemon.

The front light that indicates that the HD is reading/writing is constantly flickering, which has only been occuring that week or two. During that this time the system also seems to be performing slower than previously. When the performance has gotten really bad I have opened Windows Task Manager (which takes longer than normal) and it shows only the program I am running, but also shows 90-100% processor usage. This usually occurs when online, but even after a page a page has fully loaded processor usage stays at 90-100%

I run a anti-virus scan daily, have also manually ran one in safe mode. I have ran scans with Spybot S&D, Malwarebites and Superantispyware in both regular and safe modes with nothing out of the ordinary. I also ran a test with KL detector with no abnormal results.... Read more

What is the exact model number of your Compaq Presario?

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My hard drive is making "read/write" noises almost continuously. It's as though the drive is reading and writing a lot of data, but the hard drive light shows almost no activity. Task Manager also shows almost no I/O activity.

It has affected my PC's performance. Writing a 500 MB file used to take a few seconds, but now takes almost half a minute.

I am certain that it is the hard drive. It is currently sitting on the table, running. I can hold it and feel the head seek vibrations.

If I boot with a Linux CD instead of Windows 7, it still makes the same "read/write" noise.

If I boot with a restore CD, and the restore program is idle and waiting for user input, it still makes the noise.

If I boot to the BIOS setup, there's no noise! Everything is quiet.

S.M.A.R.T. reports no failures.

The hard drive is a Western Digital 750 GB SATA drive, WD7500AADS. It is about six months old and 85% full. The problem developed a month or two ago.

A:Internal hard drive constantly seeking

open the case up and accurately pin point the source of the noise, it may be a fan and not your HDD

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ok, in my C drive, I constantly lose hard drive space. Within a matter of minutes it drops a few megabytes. And it's very annoying since that's kind of the main drive, so i've had trouble watching videos and such because of lack of space on hard drive. At one point it even said 0 bytes. My brother did a disk cleanup and freed about 600+ mb and now it's down to 583 and i think it's still declining. Any help on how to fix this will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:I'm constantly losing hard drive space

Hi

Everytime the disk is used by an application, even Windows startup, many files are written onto the HDD - taking up space. How much space do you have in total?

1GB really is the bear minimum you should keep free to avoid problems. Since the System Restore won't even run with less than 500MB (IIRC) free.

You can also try running this and see if it helps: http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...imisation.html

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western digital 160GB hard drive inside an external usb2.0 enclosure from bytecc.com is constantly being accessed. i can't "legally" unplug it from my box with the "safely unplug hardware" icon from taskbar. gives error: "The Device 'Generic Volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still accessing it" and the access light on the enclosure comfirms that it is being accessed but i dont know why or by what. my AVG anti-virus perhaps? there doesn't appear to be any loss of data when i just unplug without the "safely unplug hardware" icon but id like to figure out how to stop this unknown application from constantly accessing my hard drive because i have another external drive from buslink (80gb usb1.1) that unplugs and plugs fine.

my reason for suspecting AVG anti-virus is that when i plug i in, almost immediately, an AVGsomethingoranother.dat file and a hidden folder with AVg in its name appear on the drive. the .dat file is onle a couple kbytes.

XP SP1

thanks in advance for any help provided.

A:constantly accessing external hard drive

Are any programs installed directly to it rather than just using it for storage? If so any one of them if running can cause a problem. Another test you can do is do an msconfig and pick to bootup with certain things enabled or disabled. this will givey ou a list of the running things and what may be accessing the drive.

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I have an HP a1560n computer. Sure it about 8 years old but I have been running Windows 7 on it for a number of years.

Recently my hard drive died and I replaced it with a larger Western Digital drive. Since then, I the computer will BSOD even if sitting idle. Most often it is an error 0x00000124 but occasionally I get an error 0x0000000A or 0x0000000A. Here is what I have done to date:
Reseated all the parts I could
Cleaned out the dust inside (it was not bad)
Replaced the system fan as I got occasional errors on that but now they are gone
Unplugged all unnecessary devices such as DVD drives
Ran MEMTEST and Intel processor test programs with no errors.
I want to keep this running as my church could use it. I will run the SF_Diagnostic_Tool and upload the files. Hopefully someone can identify the exact problem.

A:BSOD constantly after replacing hard drive

Hello Mosow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. Someone should be by afterwards to further help.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS with a 450 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM. My operating system is Windows 7 64 bit. My antivirus program is Norton Security Suite, and I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I've run both but have not been able to find anything. However, recently I have rapidly been losing hard drive space when connected to the internet down to the point it's getting critical, although I have not been downloading anything.

For example, until recently I had close to 90-100 GB still free. I got a low memory warning the other day and was surprised to find that my free space was down to about 100 megabytes, so I quickly removed 10 GB's of programs, etc. It then showed that I had a little over 10 or 11 GB's free. Today when I turned on my computer I checked and found that I had about 8 GB's. I've been connected to the Internet for about two or three hours and now and down to 212 megabytes again.

I've also had Norton Security Suite inform me from time to time of high browser use. The box that comes up indicates something downloaded and/or actions not related to anything I'm doing, although Norton says "no suspicious actions have been performed". One recently had to do with elementsorganizersyncagent. Again, no matter how much I delete from my hard drive, it keeps filling up. I suspect malware, a virus, or rootkit, but have been unable to detect it with my security programs.

I would appreciate any help I can get from this forum.

A:Constantly losing hard drive space

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Hello, just like the topic states. Pretty new notebook with Vista 64 bit OS. Takes forever to load and the hard drive reads incessantly during this time. After it loads, will quiet for a time, then start reading again.

DDS and Root Repeal do not work with my OS.

Thank you for any and all help.

A:VERY Slow Startup and Hard Drive Constantly Reading

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I recently reinstalled windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop  ( Intel Core I3,  4 gb ram).  Now the hard drive light is on nearly constant with a rare flash here and there and it is sluggish. It takes about 45 secs to 1 minute to launch a web browser for example and startup and shutdown are also very slow. .  I have installed all of the windows updates so it is now current.  There is bare minimum of programs installed.  I have defragmented the hard drive and checked it for any problems but it came back clean.  I also ran memtest and the memory shows no errors.   Any help with this would be appreciated.

A:Hard drive light on constantly and sluggish performance

Have you tried running the Manufacture of the Hard Drive diagnostic software? I know you said you checked it but you didnt say how.

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I just built this computer and it is about 2 weeks old. About 3 days ago, the hard drive began to constantly through out the day, search/write on it's disc. I can hear it. It happens in intervals. It happens when I am playing games, etc. The mouse cursor has also begun to jump around to different locations on the screen. This happens on the desk top, in applications, and in games. While playing games (playing New Vegas at the moment) the game has begun to stutter and freeze and the mouse/cursor hangs up.

I down loaded AVG Free and installed it as soon as I gained access to the internet. I also have Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D installed. I have ran them and they have found nothing. What could be my problem?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 911750 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A87TD/USB3, Rev 1.xx, 108760440003157
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:19:59 PM, on 8/4/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 notebook computer running Windows XP. Approximately a month ago it started doing tasks VERY slowly, even though Task Manager showed very little memory being used and the CPU usage almost nil. Eventually I noticed my hard drive light was regularly lighting up even when I was not actively using any programs, and that when the light was on, even the keyboard was very slow to operate. This condition continues and every program is affected.

HELP! I am tempted to throw my computer through my 12th floor window.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5470 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 269687 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NX907, , .JCPQK_ _.CN4864381J1150.
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hi,

I upgraded my HP Pavilion a1540n Desktop to Windows 7 a week ago. Ever since, my hard drive light constantly blinks. After looking at the disk activity in the Windows Resource Monitor and doing some research I am leaning towards the page file as the problem. I am not sure if that is in fact the problem as there seems to be quite a few processes creating high disk activity, including Firefox profile cache, \$Logfile, and MpWppTracing.bin. I only have 1GB of RAM. Would I be better served to add RAM before doing anything else like using Cacheman?

A:Why does my Hard Drive Activity Light Constantly Blink

Do you actually have constant hard drive activity, or is the light just blinking?

~Lordbob

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I purchased a 1.5tb Seagate external hard drive Christmas last year since then it has clicked loudly when writing or reading large files (it makes no noise when idle). The problem has been widely documented online as seen in videos such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgJe9R0QpmI. Although I have yet to see a solution that would fix the problem.

There is one video that I have found seeming to offer a fix but it requires quite serious dismantling of the drive. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1pEVjReNA)

Does ANYBODY know a fix from the clicking? I don't mind using the fix seen above if anyone can explain how inserting a piece of paper into the bottom of the drive will stop the clicking.

PS: Seagate refuse to acknowledge there is a problem with their drives and instead offers a replacement drive and from the research I have seen it is a pointless transition as they all have the same problem.

A:Seagate 1.5TB External hard drive constantly clicking

People have apparently fixed it by using better USB cables, a powered USB hub, updating the drive's firmware, or the method above.

My guess is that the enclosure has poorly soldered connections or there's a short occurring. Poor soldering on the connector/board could explain why changing the USB cable, powered USB hub, or changing the positioning of the connectors/board seems to work for some people.

Normally this clicking would be attributed to a failing drive, but this appears to be a case of poor design/quality with the enclosure.

You could also just shove the drive into another USB enclosure and trash the Seagate garbage.

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I got a new laptop with Vista, and this is the 4th problem I've had with Vista in the first week I've had it. but anyways:

Quite often, I will boot up the computer and for the first 5 or 10 minutes after windows loads, the hard drive LED is constantly on and flashing, and there are no applications open that would explain why. This is disturbing to me because it seems like it would greatly reduce the life of my hard drive, and this computer has to last me for at least 4 years, until I'm done with college. Any help is greatly appreciated, because I don't even know where to start to fix this.

A:[SOLVED] New Vista computer, Hard drive constantly accessed

This is normal for Vista I'm afraid and is due to the Superfetch facility. It is possible to turn this off, but it will slow down loading of programs. The best thing to do is go and make yourself a cup of tea whilst it's loading.

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ok, i am running windows xp, and recently, i have been experienceing massive slowdowns on my computer when it starts up, but not every time it starts up.

Everything appears to load up fine but then all of a sudden the hard drive starts going mental for something like half an hour or so at least, for no apparent reason. When i bring up task manager (after waiting about 2 mins for it to load) i can shut down all the non-essential tasks except for 2 of them, i click on end process but they do not disappear.

These tasks are called SCRFS.exe and wkalsc.exe (or something similar... cant remember the exact name for the second one.)

No matter how many times i tell task manager to end these tasks, they do not disappear. This is getting very frustrating as it is a bit of a lottery as to whether my computer will start up correctly or not.

Also, i have noticed that every 2 mins or so there is a new instance of the SCRFS.exe showing up on task manager as a running process... i think this may be the problem but i'm not 100%. I have seen it on this list as many as 5 times in one go so far...

Any ideas whats causing this? any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

A:[Resolved] Hard drive being accessed constantly for no apparent reason,

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Hi thereLooking for some assitance. I have a problem with my computer - the hard drive is constantly spinning and taking up to about 50% of my system resources. I think i have posted my log - please advise if I have made a noob out of it!Thanks very much.ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 20:47:03, on 12/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exeC:\Program Files\DVICO\TViXNetShare\TViXNetShare.exeC:\... Read more

A:PC hard drive light constantly on mouse clicks slow.

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Hello.  I posted about a month ago when my 13-month-old Dell Inspiron N4110 was stuck in a startup repair loop.  It needed a new hard drive, which I installed myself, and everything worked great for a couple weeks. Then the constant freezing started. I thought it was Firefox, since that was what I was using most often, but it turned out that *everything* would eventually start hanging--Word, Task Manager, iTunes; it even froze on shutdown a couple times. I tried disabling and reinstalling all the plugins in Firefox, I ran virus scans and diagnostics and troubleshooters and chkdsk, and no issues were ever found--until, I think, I downloaded Microsoft .NET framework when a Dell diagnostic tool asked me to.  And finally the constant freezing stopped.

But then it started again a couple days ago. The computer starts up fine, but within a few minutes it will start hanging regularly--like every 30 seconds, the cursor either won't move or clicking on something gives me a "(Not Responding)" message at the top of the window.  This lasts anywhere from 5 seconds to a few minutes.  When I open Task Manager, the CPU usage fluctuates wildly (when Task Manager itself isn't frozen)--it's usually at around 30-60%, but will rise all the way to 99% and then down to 0%.  This is when I just have one or two programs running--Firefox and Word--and I don't have many startup programs, nor a lot of programs or files on the computer in general. Once again, all the W... Read more

A:Replaced hard drive, now Dell laptop constantly hangs

Can you boot into safe mode? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
Try running the computer for a while in safe mode and see if the problem continues. If it doesn't, it may be a problem with one or more of your drivers. When you installed the new hard drive, did you use the Dell install CD or just a generic Windows 7 CD? Dells use very specific drivers and it's best to install the OS using one of their install disks.
You may want to try a clean boot and performing some diagnostics. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
It's hard to say at this point what it could be -- this kind of behavior usually indicates an issue with driver and/or system files not loading properly and hogging all the processor bandwidth.

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This issue is with a Windows Vista machine.  I have run MalwareBytes and gotten rid of numerous "infected" objects (I think some were just adware).  But MB reports that there are 93 objects, deep within the appdata folder and it identifies them as whitesmoke.

When MB tries to remove these files, the hard drive spins continuously and never seems to delete anything.  If I restart the machine and navigate to that folder and try to delete it, the same thing happens.

The issue with the machine is that, if booted normally, the hard drive stays busy, super-busy all the time.  So I know it's a zombie or something very similar is going on.  If I reboot into safe mode, the spinning doesn't happen.  But I still can't delete that folder with the whitesmoke files.

I ran rogue-killer and had the same results as this person:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/508711/ran-rogue-killer/?p=3165077

Thanks in advance for any help with this.  If I can't resolve it here, I'm going to give up re-install Windows.

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A:Hard drive spins constantly, whitesmoke files unremoveable?

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Windows XP - My computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the computer is slow or occasionally gets hung up. Not sure if it's related, but recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express for mail I had not sent to people I do not know/have in my address book. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but lately I get about 5 delivery failures a day.

MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan.

I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

A:Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:

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Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

A:hard drive runs constantly and outlook won't send...related?

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
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Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

Secondly, your hard drive dont have a fan but I understand you are hearing the fans spinning constantly. Can you see the hard dr... Read more

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I have a Gateway convertible tablet (CX200X) with Windows XP. It's about three years old, and a few weeks ago it began freezing up. When it started doing this, it would only freeze or "hang" for a second or two, and not very often. Then it started to be every few minutes, and now it will basically be okay for a minute or two, then freeze completely for up to five minutes (or longer, I guess. Usually by that point, I'd just shut it down in frustration.) It doesn't freeze when I'm doing anything specific, and there is no harddrive activity when it happens.

Things I have tried so far:
Safe mode. Seemed to work once, but the next time I tried it, it hung up worse than before.

I haven't tried doing a complete system reformat, since the problem started just a month or two after a recent non-destructive Windows restore. I did try to boot up with a Knoppix disk, to be sure that the problem wasn't Windows related. Again, I thought that maybe it worked at first, but it started freezing up too.

I initially thought that the hard drive was failing, and tried sticking the drive in the freezer for a bit to see if I could get it to work long enough to make some last backups. This actually did seem to work, and there were no problems for about two weeks, then a return to the very constant freezing that I had had before.

Up until this evening, I was completely convinced that the hard drive was probably failing. But just now, I tried putting in an ol... Read more

A:Laptop freezing constantly, not software, maybe not hard drive related?

marchaprilmay said:

Ideas:
For quite a while now, the the AC adapter jack has been a bit loose. I know it's attached to the motherboard, so it's kind of a lost cause to try to fix that. I try to keep it from wiggling around too much, but pretty often, it will disconnect and reconnect back and forth for a while before settling in. I doubt this is very good for the hardware in general, but do you think that it could have damaged something that is causing this problem?
Click to expand...

This issue on its own, if not immediately fixed, will destroy the motherboard. It could be related directly to the whole issue in fact, If motherboard damage has already occured.

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I’ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I’ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons…it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to “Settle Down” and stop being so slow…up to that point the hard drive is going crazy1! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down. After about an hour of my desktop being active, the hard drive will have stopped and it will only be a little bit s;pwer than usual than usual to load programmes.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe

Welcome to TSG....

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be p... Read more

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I?ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I?ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons?it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to ?Settle Down? and stop being so slow?up to that point the hard drive is going crazy! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

A:Computer suddenly slow/hard drive constantly busy & other problems

Well the first thing I want you to check is this:
Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager

In the window that loads click the + next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Select Primary IDE Channel > Properties > Advanced Settings and tell us what the settings there are.

These setting controls the speed that your harddrive transfers data at.

It is also possible that your harddrive is failing which would cause slow read/write times. If you could post the maker of your harddrive we can direct you to their specific diagnostic tool to see if your harddrive is in fact failing.

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Hi peeps and thanks in advance for any help you can give me! My laptop is doing my head in thanks to its new-found ability to chew up free disk space on my C:/ drive. Not sure if this problem has been on-going for a few weeks or something, but it's come to a head now!! A few bits of info that might be handy: Vista Home Premium 32bit, laptop is about three years old, 160GB HDD partitioned into a C: and a D: (both with approx 70GB total space according to Properties).
The story goes like this:

1) Got low disk space warning pop up (something like 300MB left!) - thought that this was entirely plausible since my wife keeps taking videos of our little baby on her camera and saving them on the lappy!
2) Decided to move some User folders from the C: to the D: and in the process moved about 5GB which then freed up several gig of space on the C: drive. Then I noticed that this was consistently dropping and the HDD light was flickering all the time, even when the laptop was not in use.
3) Updated and ran all the following programs: AVG 2011 Free, CCleaner, CWShredder, Malwarbytes - and nothing untoward reported.
4) Booted into safe mode and ran the programs again and still nothing reported.
5) Accessed VSS records via a command prompt and this was set to UNBOUNDED maximum capacity and showing as 16GB in use on disk, so revised this down to 12GB (a cautious approach, I admit!) and freed up a bit more space but this again is slowly being reduced.
6) Ran WinDirStat and this is showing ... Read more

A:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference

This link may help and give information.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...pace-in-vista/

Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

Space is probably being taken by restore points, Did you check for that possiblity?

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help

ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL

A:hard drive keep running ... no jobs running

hello ,

does the drive keep running if you have the internet disconneted from the pc ?

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while th... Read more

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I installed Vista on my newly built computer, and it's been a month, my hard drive still runs everytime i turn on my computer until i turn it off non stop even thought there is no programming running. Can anybody tell me why it is doing such thing? i am afraid that i might have a broken hard drive. can anybody give me some advise on it? Thank you very much.

A:Hard drive keeps running even without program running.

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help

ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL

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Is it possible to have pre-installed vista on your internal drive then buy a new external drive, install XP on it and then boot that drive to use XP?

A:Running Xp on an external hard drive with Vista installed on internal drive.

Yes this is possible as long as your BIOS supports booting from USB.

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?
TI

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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Hi, I have an infection that none of my AVS, malware or adware programs can find. This problem causes my computer to overheat in about 15 mins. It seems that my hard drive is constantly running. Enclosed are my Hijackthis logs. Any help would be appreaciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:55:20 PM, on 10/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Billionton\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx Home\PXAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\IEEE 802.11b WLAN Utility(USB)\EnDisEU3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
C:\Program Files\BinarySense\HDDlife\HDDlife.exe
I:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotsheet.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ... Read more

A:Hard drive running hard

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

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When I am just sitting in front of the computer with nothing on the hard drive is alway making noises. I'm not sure if I'm infected, but I would just like to know why my hard drive always seem to be making noises. Heres my Hijack This log:Thanks!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:11:13 PM, on 2/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Mitchell Home Medical\MHM VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

A:Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running

Well, now it doesn't seem to be running that much but still can you just please check to make sure my Hijack This log is clean thanks. :D

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My hard drive seems to run almost constantly and the system is seems slow. Windows XP home edition. Can you help please?

A:hard drive running too much

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my hard drive keeps on running when I am not using my computer. Do I a virus?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:34:00 PM, on 3/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\MMDiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.e... Read more

A:hard drive running

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Hi There,

I read an old post where someone had the same problem I have, that the hard drive is always running. In that post the person was told to download HJTInstall.exe, run it and post here the resulting logfile. So, copied below is that logfile from my computer.

Can you help?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:36:22, on 03/07/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

A:hard drive always running

I recommend you remove the following and then run HijackThis again to see if any come back. Then run Malwarebytes Antimalware and remove all suggested items:

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)

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Hello everyone,

Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. My hard drive seems to run forever on startup and even on the simplest tasks, slowing everything right down. I've tried defragmenting the HD, run regular virus checks (Mcafee) as well as spycatcher.

Here is the HJT Log. Very grateful if someone can offer me some advice on how to solve it.

Thanks very much

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:45:25, on 16/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\rrpcsb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM\Security\uvmserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmsmbus.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exe

A:Hard Drive Always Running

Howdy,

Try the PC in Safemode and see if it acts the same...this is a laptop correct, how much memory does it have?
How to Start in Safemode

2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
Do you mean Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon??

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Hi,
My hard drive seems to be constantly running and it is driving me to drink. I have tried to close as many programs in the background as I feel safe doing, but to no avail. I looked at earlier posts on this site and have found similar questions with successful conclusions. I have downloaded Hijack this and am including the LONG log. If anyone can help me out with this I would be most appreciative and would save so much on needless beer runs to drown my frustration.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:07:46 PM, on 10/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe

A:Hard drive always running

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The hard drive on my laptop has begun running constantly. Sometimes it cranks up and sometimes it runs slower, but it is always spinning. Any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:08:14 PM, on 8/25/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop

A:Hard drive always running

Bump. If anyone could help I would appreciate it so much

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A:Hard drive always running

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Help, could someone look at the included log for me. On many occasions the hard drive just continually runs. Thank You.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:47:50 PM, on 3/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\4.3.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Twain_32\Samsung\CLX3170\Scan2pc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

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my hard drive always seems to busy I have downloaded Highjack this and posted my log
thanks sandiekid

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:02:02 PM, on 11/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

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Even if I'm not doing anything, my hard drive is read/writing something all the time. There are two distinct behaviors: 1. When Norton is doing a "background check" the drive is running like crazy. The computer is jammed and almost unusable. Browsers take minutes to load. Other programs are unusable. 2. When there is NO background check, the drive read/writes about once a second. It is never idle and never times out to spin down. I would like the drives to stop spinning, but it can't because it's always doing something. I've run every scan and tune up - Norton's and checkdsk. It's just not working. I'm worried that I've got a botnet or a virus.My system:AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual 4800+ (watercooled)2GB RAMWindows XP Professional (fresh install - No pirated software)Seagate 750GB system drive ST375064WD WD25 SATA-2 driveX1900XTX ATI Graphics card (watercooled)If anyone could look at my hijack this logfile, I'd appreciate it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:51:17 AM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Hard Drive is always running

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Hi, hope your able to tell me what is causing my hard drive to run so much.

My network connection orange light also appear to be rapidly flashing more or less constantly.

I am almost ready to restore the system, but would like to know what is causing the above 2 problems so that I can make sure I don't let it happen again.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:50:03 AM, on 7/23/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vp64&d=0209&m=p-7805u&c=BB
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_U... Read more

A:Hard Drive seems to be running way to often.

I know your busy, just giving it a bump and to let you know I'm still interested in a solution, thanks again for your time.

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