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Q: Constantly Running Hard Dive

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 Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMStatus.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Sheila Miller\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YYF2NDDV\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by MSN & Bing
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {bf7380fa-e3b4-4db2-af3e-9d8783a45bfc} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec NCO BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.1.0.29\IPS\IPSBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
O2 - BHO: WebEx Productivity Tools - {90E2BA2E-DD1B-4cde-9134-7A8B86D33CA7} - C:\Program Files\WebEx\Productivity Tools\ptonecli.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: WebEx Productivity Tools - {90E2BA2E-DD1B-4cde-9134-7A8B86D33CA7} - C:\Program Files\WebEx\Productivity Tools\ptonecli.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AirPort Base Station Agent] "C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SmileboxTray] "C:\Users\Sheila Miller\AppData\Roaming\Smilebox\SmileboxTray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10t_ActiveX.exe -update activex
O4 - Startup: _uninst_51997216.lnk = Sheila Miller\AppData\Local\Temp\_uninst_51997216.bat
O4 - Global Startup: WDDMStatus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMStatus.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_7461B1589E8B4FB7.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Se&nd to OneNote - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Se&nd to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O16 - DPF: {02CF1781-EA91-4FA5-A200-646E8241987C} (VaioInfo.CMClass) - http://esupport.sony.com/VaioInfo.CAB
O16 - DPF: {B80CD4E6-5B02-4B6C-99BE-68F1511E9549} (WebSlingPlayer) - http://plugin.slingbox.com/downloads/pc/1.4.0.115/WebSlingPlayer.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://baygroup.webex.com/client/upgradeserver/client/ptool/T27L10NSP21-8882/ieatgpc1.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O23 - Service: Airgo Networks NIC Service (ANISERVICE) - Airgo Networks, Inc. - C:\Windows\System32\aniServ.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Security Suite (N360) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: VUAgent - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 5\VUAgent.exe
O23 - Service: WDDMService - WDC - C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMService.exe
O23 - Service: WD File Management Engine (WDFME) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDFME\WDFME.exe
O23 - Service: WD File Management Shadow Engine (WDSC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDSC.exe
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I just cleaned my computer's virus with Combofix and everything worked fine, but now my hard drive doesn't stop running. It never used to run this much. I've defragged and ran all the antivirus programs out there but the problem hasn't gone away. 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

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


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Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Jreadspc (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52:27 AM
Advisor Version: 8.1b
Windows Logon: James R. Eads

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
64-bit ready
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

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A:Hard drive constantly running

Open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar
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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A:Hard drive Constantly running

Run the tests from the hard drive manufacturer.

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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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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\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.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
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A:Hard drive constantly running?

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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?

A:Hard Drive Running Constantly

There are various Windows maintenance processes that run whenever other aps are not consuming all the resources so a constantly running HD is normal.

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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.

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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.

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I have closed all the programs in sys config. and except for the virus protection a program or something is running non stop in the background causing the computer not to function as it should, any thoughts?
I can't even download this TSG Sysinfo file above.
 

A:windows 7 hard drive constantly running

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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

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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
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Hello all. Seems to be slower when I have all (4) of my USB sockets filled. 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.

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My wife is running Window XP Home Edition on an IBM TP600E, with a very small hard drive (4GB), of which there's about 600MB of space available. I'm not sure it's worth updating to a larger drive for a computer this old, but I guess I'm open to that option.

What I'm really wondering is, that when the laptop is idle or when you first launch a program, the laptop just seems to be "furiously searching" the hard drive, and is consequently very slow to respond initially. 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.
 

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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
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A:Iexplorer constantly running, hard drive getting full

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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 v2.0.2
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?
 

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Is there a way to have programs stored in the RAM, similar to how a hard stores data, so upon startup, all the files required for the program to run (i.e. google chrome) are (moved) in the RAM, so when required the program will start almost instantaneously. I have so much free ram that I dont even need one of my 4 gig sticks, I want to put it to good use.
 

A:Use RAM as hard dive?

Sure, there's several RAM Disk programs, here's one: http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

FYI, Google Chrome launches instantaneously on all my computers off HDD and SSD's.
 

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I have been searching around and trying different methods to move windows to my new hard drive and nothing has worked.

I currently have a 1 TB hard drive and I am moving to a 40GB hard drive.

I have tried backing up as an image on the new hard drive but it will not boot from this. Please help.

A:New hard dive

Using Windows Backup and Restore, create a system image to an EXTERNAL USB drive.

Using a System Repair Disk, do a system image restore.

CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISK
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disk button

CREATE AND RESTORE A SYSTEM IMAGE
CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP
? START | type Backup your computer | Enter key
? In left-hand pane, select Create a System Image
? select where you want to save the backup | Next
? Select the drives you want to backup | Next
? Start Backup button
? Finish button after completion


RESTORE A SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP
? Boot from the System Repair CD you created.
? Connect the external drive with the backup image
? NEXT button (change language if desired)
? Restore your computer using a system image
that you created earlier radio button
? NEXT button
? Use the latest available system image radio button
? NEXT button
? Format and repartition disks checkbox
? NEXT button
? FINISH button
? YES button

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Hi I have a 80gb hard drive in my compaq presario. I recently formatted due to very laggy poor performance from the computer. I tried all the programs for cleaning it up but still lagged. It was getting close to capacity and even after taking it down to only 70% used still lagged.

I did a complete wipe using Drive Scrubber, 35 wipe method. Reinstalled windows xp and installed all my stuff. I have been using it a couple of months and it has been working fine. I downloaded a bunch of DVD files and pretty well filled it again. Once it got close to being full it once again lagged down. I cleaned off what I could, down to only 40gb used but still slow.

Is it possible the end of the drive is faulty and once I use that part it makes the whole thing go screwy. Are there any hard drive repair software that I could use to verify it. Or should I just buy a new drive. I used defrag and chkdsk, but still didn't help. I have also used.... HJT, CCleaner, Spybot S&D, Adaware, Mallwarebytes malicious software removal, and I am running avast home edition

Thanks
Jason
 

A:Hard Dive issues

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I just changed my mother board from a PII 233 to a P III 800 mhz. I have a WD 4 GB HD (O/S disk) and an IBM 18 GB HD as the slave (data disk). In the old system, I had to install a drive overylay for the Bios to detect the 18 GB drive.

The computer wouldn't load Windows 98 after putting in the new motherboard, and chip, so I took it in to a professional.

Before I did, all of my data on the 18 GB drive was visible in DOS, but when I got it back, I was able to install windows on the C drive, but now the 18 GB drive isn't being recognized in DOS or Windows, even though it is being recognized from the BIOS when the computer boots up.

I tried to run the IBM disk manager to remove the Dynamic drive overlay, and when I did it said that no overlay was detected.

The technition said that he did nothing to the D-drive, but I really don't know what was done.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can get windows or DOS to recognize the 18 GB drive?

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Bob Cummins
[email protected]
 

A:Hard dive isn't recognized

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how do I scan and repair a old win 10 registrymy other win 10 installation has alllll my programs, KODI add-ons n such, I do not want to start over again and would love to keep that win 10, how would I go about scanning that registry for errors and then correct why it went into anever ending repair loop

A:help! win 10 hard drive took a dive

If problem is hardware-related you'll just be back to square one in a very short time.

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Hi Y'all,

I'm looking for help for a problem that's been bugging me for two days. I've noticed that ever since I installed an upgrade of Windows 7 from Vista, I've "lost" 250 gb hard drive out of 1 tb hard drive.

Both Disk Managment and Acronis Disk Suite show the proper amount of 915 GB, but for the life of me I can't figure out where the rest of the drive disappeared to.

Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

CyrusDaniel61

P.S.

Windows Explorer show c:\ with 665 gb hard drive and 426 gb free, with a total of 250 gb missing?

A:Missing 250 gb off hard dive out of a 1000 gb

How about a screen snip of Disk management ?

Do you have more than 1 partition ?

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Hi, I need your help a weird thing is happening with, the small 60/Gb SSHD in my system it is full and there is only the operating system Windows 7 Ultimate, office2007, 3DMax 2010,V RAy ADOBEacrobat9.4.5, avast Antivirus Pro And the hardware drivers (1-printer, The mother board w/onboard audio card & 3- 1.5Gb/SLI nvidia Graphic cards), I have deleted all personal files store and gain 2.5Gb momentarily because when I restart the system the disk was full again then I proceed to uninstall AutoCAD 2010 the only other program I had beside the ones I all ready mention, and the disk reported to freed 1.2Gb but once more it only lasted until tried to save my work it reported a full disk again also each time I run a disk clean up instead of liberating space it happens the opposite the used space increases…. Now the system is just not working it so slow that is impossible, I really appreciate any advice.
 

A:Inexplicably full Hard Dive needs Help!!!!

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I have 2 200 GB seagate baracuda SATA drive configured for RAID. They have been working perfectly for over a month but last night I couldnt access anything on them locally or remotely over the network. I tried rebooting, System Restore, and deleting and reinstalling drivers. I even tried to repair windows with the install cd at boot up. So far nothing has worked. I always get an error message that says the device is not connected when I access it. Any help would be appreciated.

AMD 64 3500+
MSI Neo4 Platinum MOBO
2 Seagate Baracuda SATA 200 GB
 

A:SATA Hard Dive Problem

hm... look and see if you have virus's if not just check your cables and see if anythings screwin sumthing up
 

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well my computer is like 6 years old, maby, and i have been experinceing some problems, and i want to back up my hard drive onto dvds and reformate my hard drive.

but im having a problem choosing what is the best to use, so i dont mess up anyhting, by it corrupting the data of my old computer.

anyways... i need to ask what it the best program to use for backing up my hard drive to dvds.

what would be the best?

thanks-
 

A:Back Up Hard Dive Software?

You could use either Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost and create an image of your drive. Then, after reformatting, you could restore the drive to exactly what it was before reformatting.

The trouble with this method is that I cannot see any advantage to reformatting and doing this because you will have exactly the same installation after formating as you did before.

If you want a clean install and only want to backup your data at this time, I would use Cobian Backup (freeware). I have used it for many years and it is a very good program.

After the Cobian backup, you could reformat the drive and then reinstall all your program files.

Then reinstall all your data files from Cobian and at that time you should have a clean re-installation.
 

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Hi, I have a question about partitioning. I have a Seagate 160 gig 7200 rpm hardrive. Currently its partitioned into two drives one is 128 gigs and the other with 21 gigs. I want to regain some of that lost gigs and maybe make it into one drive. I have a software that can repartition hardrives. But i wanted to know if i do partition, will i lose any of my data i have saved on the harddrive.
 

A:Hard Dive Partition Problem

A lot of guys swear by PartitionMagic and it can change partitions without losing Data ,but you should always backup before attempting such a major task.
I do not use this type of software,because it remains in the MBR/Windows services, etc. and in my experience ,can come back to haunt you.
I prefer to use basic partitioning programs .Just an opinion.
If that HDD is going to be your Primary ,are you sure you want to have just 1 Main partition?
It is always better to seperate you O/S from Data and Programs espeacially in a Windows box.Read this post...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic16072.html
Either way Welcome to Techspot ,Good Luck
 

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I have a problem with my Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.11 SATA.

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Seagate is NOT helping me with my problem. I wrote to them through email and the tech or whoever was working on emails their gave me a superiorsmart response of linking me to the troubleshooting FAQ guides after I wrote I already answered and followed the steps of what was written on their website's FAQs. Their guide leads me too microsoft's website about taking out any USB pens during rebooting.

I had no choice but to buy a new hard drive.

my drive is not being recognized by the vista boot disc and it's not being shown in BIOS. The drive is still vibrating. The vista boot disc is asking for the drivers so I have done major research on what I need drivers for. I need drivers for the SATA on my motherboard I think.

I have a Biostar TP55 Ver. 6.x motherboard. I went to the website and searched for something that had drivers for the SATA on this board.
hxxp://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/driver.php?S_ID=443

I downloaded the chipset and installed it.
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Please Help!!!

How can I fix the MBR on an external Hard Disk Drive, with out deleting the data on the disk its self

it is an IDE 160GB Drive connected via USB 2.0
 

A:Fixing the MBR on an external Hard Disk Dive

There is no MBR on an external. It is not the boot drive.

What is your real problem?
 

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So I have an HP Pavilion A6000 that was running vista on it. The original Hard Drive is dead and I have a new Seagate Barracuda 500GB drive that I want to install. The recovery disc that had Vista wont work as it doesnt recognize the new drive as an HP product etc etc.

But I have a retail version of XP and want to load it onto the new HDD. After running the XP setup/instal disc I learned that I need the sata drivers, otherwise setup stops. So my question is where can I find the sata drivers that I need to finish my installation of XP? Thanks.
 

A:Trying to install XP on new hard dive for an HP Pavilion A6000

Try the HP website. That's where they should be.
 

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We have a new external USB 4T hard drive and when we try doing an image with TI 11 we the following as seen in the attachment.

We have a older 4 T that works just fine.
 

A:New external hard dive and true Image 11

Dave
1. download of full guide in case you do not have it
http://www.acronis.com/en-gb/support/documentation/legacy.html

2. I maybe wrong, as I do not use Acronis - I do not like it, but of course that is only my opinion
I do not think TI11 can back up GPT

3. I presume E is the external
if so how does that drive come to be partitioned GPT as the attachment suggests it is
the location is E

4. I do not think the rescue media will boot on a UEFI GPT so if you have to change to legacy boot then it cannot restore a GPT drive

5. I mentioned that I do not like Acronis - one of the reasons is that you just have to work so hard to find the relevant info
As far as I can see 2014 was the first version to fully support GPT and WinPE4 which is needed to boot on a UEFI - for rescue
and I do NOT think the Acronis TI11 will boot a uefi
 

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Hi, please help...

My 3 month old Buffalo external hard drive has developed some serious issues- On running PC Inspector I get the following message

"Error no.27
drv: 129 Lba:0 Blocks:2"

Every time I click "Ignore" the Lba value goes up by one.

I have tried freezing it, but no joy. Any ideas ?

Thanks
 

A:How to Rescue Data from External Hard Dive

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I have no clue what the issue is but every file i delete from my ext HD it stays in the recycular folder but remains in their. i also have system file which will allow me to delete it or place it somewhere else. i dont know what caused this at all but its annoying cause all the files i dont need in the bin just stay their. ive made changed to my recycular bin that all delete files go to their but still it will allow them to be deleted. anything i can do??

thanks
 

A:External hard dive wont Delete files?

Trying to fully understand the problem.

So, if you delete a file from a folder, the file does delete and works it's way to the Recycle Bin. You can see the file in the bin, however you are unable to "Empty The Recycle Bin?"

Also, do you have any third party applications running that are designed to protect the Recycle Bin. If I recall, Norton has/use to have, something like that.
 

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Greetings,

I've searched through the forums and have found similar topics, but none that describe exactly what I've got going on.

Last night, my Western Digital external hard drive disconnected from my HP Pavilion laptop. I wasn't home when it happened, but I believe it fell from the USB cable and onto our (carpeted) floor. Not sure if the computer was on or off when it happened (my wife was using it), but I believe it was restarted at some point without the drive in.

I then tried turning off the laptop and re-plugging the drive, and while the drive still lights up and hums, the computer only sees it as an "unknown device." It doesn't seem to be as active inside as it usually is, but I can still detect some movement when the computer first starts up. The drive has disconnected before while the computer has been on, but normally I've been able to plug it back in just fine.

It doesn't show up in My Computer, nor is there any "Safely Disconnect" icon in the tray. It's not in "disk management" in My Computer either. It doesn't work in any of the other USB ports, nor did it show up while plugged into another laptop. I switched USB cables (no go there either), and also tried hooking up my printer to the laptop--that did work. So, it's something with the drive itself, not the USB port.

I've tried reinstalling it and detecting new hardware, and again, the computer either can't find anything, or ... Read more

A:Solved: External hard drive took a dive, not recognized now

You might try taking the drive enclosure apart and using
a usb adapter to connect it,or hook it up directly in a desktop
if you have one.
Sound like the enclosures controller got messed up and the drive
may be ok.
Here is a possible adapter type to use.
http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-SATA-IDE-Hard-Drive-Adapter-Converter-Cable-/270758900891?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0a7cf49b
 

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

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

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

Scan with your antivirus
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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Hi everyone, this is my first post, thanks for reading.My new HP laptop runs Windows XP 32 bit. I have repeatedly contracted virtumonde and vundo in the past 6 months, and in past episodes I have used the factory-system restore CD to reset my hard drive and system settings, thereby erasing the virus.But earlier this week, I ended up with Vundo again. I have used Avira, Spybot, and Malwarebytes, but as I've learned through experience, they delete instances of vundo, but do not remove the root cause. Malwarebytes pulls up 7 files on each run, each named Trojan.Vundo.H or Trojan.Vundo.BOH or Trojan.VundoThis episode seems to be more complicated than earlier occasions. After performing a full restore, and before reloading software onto my machine, I plugged in my external hard drive - then Vundo infected my system again. It is completely impossible for me to reformat my external hard drive, as I have legally binding and career crucial documents on the external hard drive. I have run those programs on the external hard drive as well, and it does discover Malware files.If it might help, I have a mac computer as well, so if there is any way to run an antivirus program from the mac to clean the external hard drive, I can do that.Any help you can offer would be astoundingly appreciated. Best, BillWith the external unplugged, I just ran HijackThis, pasted below.I also ran Malwarebytes, and have pasted that log below as wellHIJACK THISLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved a... Read more

A:Vundo (Trojan.vundo.h) on XP and external hard dive

Hello.Re-run scan with MalwareBytes Anti-MalwareYour MBAM log shows "No action taken". This usually occurs if you forget to click "Remove Selected" and instead only clicked "Save Logfile. Please read this thread and rescan again only using the (Quick Scan) in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. After performing the new scan, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.Post back with a new DDS logs as well.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Hello.

I have a Seagate 2 TB hd that just disappear sometimes...
I can be using folders and programs on the HD and it just disappear.

To "get it" back i need to shut down my computer, not just restart but actually shut it down, enter BIOS, i don't need to do anything in BIOS, just check so my HD is listed and the i can restart and *woops* there it is again, for some time.

it is totally random when the HD will disappear, sometimes it takes just minutes, sometime it takes hours...

I have posted some pictures, the first three is just after the HD has disappeared then a BIOS shot and the last three is after the reboot...

A:Help need with a "disappearing" hard dive

Its most likely cable loose or faulty cable reseat cable both end ideally buy a new cable there not expensive

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:... Read more

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS... Read more

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20° only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microso... Read more

A:Constantly running

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Photo... Read more

A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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Long story of what's happened so far:

So about a week ago I was on firefox and using google search. I scrolled through the page and my firefox window closed. internet explorer opened for a brief second, it then closed itself, then a program called XP security 2011 downloaded itself and started running a virus scan. I just assumed it was a fake (I've had this sort of thing happen on other computers in the form of Spy Sheiff and something else years before). My internet was hijacked and I couldn't open any page in any browser. So I turned the computer off, ran malwarebytes anti-malware in safemode and it found a few things. I deleted everything that came up and I turned the computer back on in normal mode and I ran into a few other problems.

While the internet now worked, whenever I tried to open (mostly) any other program, it would ask what program I wanted to open it with (the list of the default programs). After a while of searching, I came across a registry fix for it, downloaded it and it worked.

Some point after that though I just ran more scans in Malwarebytes, and whenever I boot the computer normally it runs super slow. I pin pointed this to services.exe using the task manager but from what I read it seems that it's a genuine file that has malware attached to it. It's hogging every bit of CPU that isn't being used by everything else. If I run the computer in safe mode it might run at 80-90% which is definitely better then 100, but it&... Read more

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I just bought a new toshiba pc i got it last thursday and when im just sitting at the desktop the fan just kicks into high gear constantly running and making noise and then after a few minutes it stops but it also starts back up making the same annoying noise minutes later is the fan suppose to be working so constantly? And the cpu temperature is constantly at 30 degrees or higher is that normal? even when i turn on the pc after its been off for a few hours its still in between the same temperature range that i mentioned earlier. also for example on this pc if i have firefox open and i have photoshop open or any other programs the screen brightness changes slightly dimmer when i switch from one program to another on its own. Im not sure should i take it back im thinking about doing that i cant take the annoying fan and the automatic switching of the screen brightness upon switching application windows is a little strange.

A:my fan is constantly running and is very noisy what do i do?

A constatly running fan usually means overheating or a defective fan. You said 30C or higher. The higher is the imporant part, as 30 is not too high

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Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a separate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

I have 3 GB of RAM and the Virtual Memory is currently set at 3242 MB

Help!

Thanks.

A:Constantly running out of C: memory

Originally Posted by Merawder62


Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a seperate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

Help!

Thanks.



Hi and welcome to vista forums

WE could use some info on your computer like how much memory you have, but I think you are running low on "virtual memory". Virtual memory or page file is set in the system control panel>advanced settings. Dependant on the amount of RAM you have it should be set for between 1 and 2 times the amount of ram. If you run out of RAM more and more things are stored in the page file untill it too is out of space. thats when y ou get the low memory warning.

If you like I can walk you thru the settings and where to change them, just tell us how much ram you have.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

hope this helps

Ken

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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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Have taken delivery of a new desktop pc and it is ok except for the fact that the fan cranks up to (a noisy) full speed when pc switched on and carries on like this until it is turned off.
I queried this with supplier's help desk but they assured me that this is normal?
Should I just accept that it is (normal)?

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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Something is constantly running on my computer, it is constantly shutting down my antivirus and is starting to make my computer run slow.ComboFix 09-11-05.01 - Owner 11/05/2009 20:37.1.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.223.98 [GMT -6:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}FW: Outpost Firewall Pro *disabled* {8A20CA2A-9E02-4A64-923B-0A38208EB7FD}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\desktop.inic:\windows\system32\ps2.batD:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-10-06 to 2009-11-06 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-11-05 20:21 . 2009-11-05 20:22 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Temp2009-11-05 20:04 . 2009-11-05 20:04 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\McAfee.com2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\McAfee2009-11-05 19:53 .... Read more

A:Something constantly running on my computer

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.The BC Staff

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

A:Egg Timer Constantly Running

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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My computer is now extremly slow. It sounds like there is a program running all of the time. I checked task manager and nothing is listed. I downloaded Hijack This and this is what the log
analized..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:55:14 PM, on 10/22/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe
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A:Computer constantly running

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my notebook PC (DELL Inspiron 700m) hard drive has been running more or less 100% of the time the machine has been powered on. Task Mgr/Processes indicate that "msiexec.exe" is running at 99 and CPU usage is at 98-100%.
At the same time, I have also had several incidents of "about:blank" pages in IE (6.0) opeing themselves automatically. During a 30 minute period last night a total of 8 pages opened (I had 8 IE windows opened automatically).

1) are these two issues related?

2) I have checked that "Windows Installer" in Systems is set to "Manual".

3) I also try to turn off the msiexec.exe in "Processes", but it turns it self on within seconds again.

4) I have run multiple spyware software applications trying to find and delete the cause of the "about:blank" problem, which I think is a browser hijack, but to no use. I've run Webroot's "SpySweeper", SpyCatcher and F-Secure's "BlackLight" and Trend-Micro's online "HouseCall". Each of them found malware, but didn't solve the problem.

5) I am using Microsoft OneCare with Defender as my antivirus and malware protection.

I'm at a loss and unless someone has a solution I don't see any other way but to reformat in order to solve the problem.

Please help, someone.

Tor-Eddie
 

A:msiexec.exe constantly running

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Hello! my old computer's HD is Running constantly. i cant get it to stop work. is it a hardware problem or software? and how can i solve it? thanks for your help

A:My Harddrive is running constantly

There's quite a few things that can have that effect. Let's start simple and work up.

How old is the hard drive?

I would check the overall space of the hard drive, good practice to have at least 20% free. The HD may also be fragmented, you can check the status of both of these from the disk defragment application. If the HD space is lower then 20%, you may want to delete temporary files from Disk cleanup.

Next I would check the RAM and Virtual memory amount, it depends on what system your running, but a good baseline is anywhere from 2gb to 4gb of ram, and 1.5x your current ram amount = virtual memory. You can confirm these from the Task Manager, under the Performance tab.

If those come up clean and fine, you may want to do a quick virus scan. I personally recommend Malwarebytes, you can find the most current version from their website at Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks and the highest is avg with over 20-40k reading score i will remove avg and se if it fixes it but othervise, what should i do?

A:Harddrive constantly running!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace


Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks with over 12-19k reading score.. why is this?


Check the following site for some useful information regarding hard drive faliure;

http://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/

HTH

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Recently started noticing that my laptop is being heavily taxed while at idle (I'm not doing anything). Looking in the task list, I found services.exe, svchost.exe and wscript.exe all floating around 15-20% of CPU capacity. Something, not sure what, is taking advantage of the scripting services in Windows and is constantly running.My DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KurchevA at 14:12:10 on 2011-09-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3036.2043 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
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A:wscript.exe constantly running

Ran Malwarebytes just to see if it noticed anything...found a trojan..

PUM.Hijack.Desktop

Searched the forum here and found nothing on this one. As I suspected, Malwarebytes was unable to remove it and the trojan has restarted after my system restarted. I'll keep searching.

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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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Have run Spybot, CCleaner, Malwarebytes AntiMalware and defragged - no problems found. As of the last week or so the cpu load is almost always 50%, sometimes it flicks up or down 1 or 2%. Only other problem I seem to be having is that Windows media player network sharing has not been working with my xbox 360. It tries to access the connection and keeps timing out. TVersity runs fine over the same connection.HIJackTHis and root logs follow:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:00:44 PM, on 10/12/2009Platform: 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\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:explorer.exe running at 50% constantly

Is there any other info I can give to help?Hello Last 10 Posts [ In reverse order ]jarofpants,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 with an Intel i7-2630 QM, 6 GB RAM and AMD Radeon 6770M GPU (along with Intel Graphics Card). In the past few days, anytime I open a program, such as Mozilla, Chrome, Spotify, the computer's fans kick on. This has never happened in the past. Usually I have to run a video through the browser or play a game for the fans to turn on. The fan turns on when on AC power and when on battery. When this happens, the CPU usage is around 5-7% with 40-50% RAM usage (no change from the past). I am not sure why all of the sudden the laptop's fans are turning on. I have looked at the processes and do not see anything out of the norm and the average temp of the CPU's is about 51-54 C. I have not installed any new software in the past several months. Any input or ideas about why this may be happening would be greatly appreciated. I use Process Explorer and Core Temp to monitor my computer as well as Norton 360 as antivirus software. Thanks.

A:Computer's Fan Running Constantly

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here Now try to get one when the situation changes - Thank You

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running 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 MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off. 

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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help
 

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

A:installed SSD fan running constantly

Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

A:My Fan is running constantly on high

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

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

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
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.

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A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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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?

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Older Fujitsu Lifebook N series notebook with Vista. Recently fans (2) both seem to operate at top speed as soon as the computer boots up, even from a cold start. Tried installing speedfan but it triggered a BSOD when scanning the hardware every time I tried to use it. Then tried Core Temp, that wouldn't install either. No BSOD, said something was blocking it, but I disabled Adaware and AVG. Laptop appears to operate normally except for the fan noise. Attached the hijackthis files. TIA.

ps...should have mentioned I took it apart, cleaned the fans (not that dirty), and re-pasted the CPU and heat sink.
 

A:Laptop fan(s) running constantly

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:24:18 AM, on 1/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\windows\system32\EkfNoX.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\w?nlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link AirPlus\AirPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\EkfNoX.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Adam Las\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

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A:Hijackthis log--computer constantly running

Please get and update then run

AdAware SE http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

Boot and post a new log
 

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Running windows 7 pro on a hp pavillion a1228uk. Old machine. Done virus scans, removed and cleaned fans and inside of pc. No programmes are running but it's just there constantly. Only started today but is annoying me.

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Hi all....if someone good at evaluating my HIJACK THIS log, I would greatly appreciate it. I have something constantly running in the background of the puter.....I did a adaware..spybot...virus scan with McAfee...after everything has been brought up to date....and I still have something running and it causes LAGGGG.....this is another step in my cleaning process.....thank you much!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:12:53 PM, on 1/30/06
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVSYNMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CALLWAVE\IAM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVCONSOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\WEBSCANX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN GAMING ZONE\ZPROXY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN GAMING ZONE\ZONE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES\CONTENT.IE5\9GG3TTSP\HIJACKTHIS[1].EXE

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Hello,I received my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga yesterday and the fan is constantly on and the bottom of the laptop is warm.  Being a brand new laptop I am surprised at the amount of noise and can't understand why it is constantly going?   So far I am very concerned and wondering if I should return it?  Anyone else have any similiar issues and if so, any way to fix it? Thank-you in advance, Christa 

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga Fan Constantly Running

make sure Turbo is not enabled on cpu since when thats enabled it will make cpu work around 100% - 120% so then fan is constantly on even at idle so yeah if you disable turbo it should make fan more silent.

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Hi there!
I just reverted back to Windows 7 after Windows 10 was sneakily loaded onto my system as a "recommended update" (not cool, BTW, Microsoft). I have an older system, and I know after scanning my Dell on the Drivers site, it was not recommended to keep Windows 10.
Well, now my power fan constantly runs. I've disabled/uninstalled/removed EVERYTHING I can find that's not essential to the system. My CPU usage is a low 4% or LESS at all times, yet the fan runs like mad. It's running right now ... and I'm only using Firefox. <sigh>
Any and all advice would be helpful. Note: I'm not a HUGELY computer-literate person. I know how to disconnect the wires, open the back, blow out all the dust. That's about it. Removing components is not an option. I'm just wondering if there's any "hidden" *** that might have been tinkered with due to the (imo, ILLEGAL) installation of Windows 10 and the subsequent downgrading to Windows 7 (which was great!).
Also, I run/ran some pretty CPU-heavy programs (WoW, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls), and the fan NEVER ran the way it does now. I feel like that's saying something.
Many thanks!MissSea :)

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Dear Forum Members,
Through the absolute cheapness of Microsoft, my uni only provided me w/ an update copy of W7 that I had to install over a full version of Vista. I have 1.5gb of ram and have turned all the options down for performance (e.g. looks like Windows XP.lol) and have a 7200rpm WD HD.
Here is the thing. I did a test install on my old drive (5400rpm) that was running XP Pro. W7 ran smoothly and the fan hardly ever kicked on as I do minimal tasks and have a stepped processor. When I did a clean install on the 7200rpm drive, everything was also fine. However, as I couldn't register my upgrade copy I had to install over Vista. This is where the problems started.
The computer is noticeably slower than when I did the clean install. Also problematic is that the fan seems to constantly run even when the computer is performing no task, not even word processing or internet surfing. I do not care about the noise (in XP it just used to kick on real loud every now and again), I just want to make sure that my hd/cpu isn't getting fried. It seems to indicate a problem.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
D.M.L.

A:Fan Constantly Keeps Running on IBM Z60m laptop

Link is about a year old, but maybe still relvevant.

Measuring CPU Temperature using a Windows Program - Cooler-and-Heatsinks - Overclocking

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Hi all,

Recently my computer has slowed down dramatically and when I go to the task manager it shows my CPU running at 100% much of the time (even with no apps open). There are a ton of processes that I don't understand and I think something is wrong. I have already run AdAware, Spyware Blaster, Norton antivirus, and Spybot. I've run a Hijack This log but I need help interpreting it. Can anyone help? Thanks...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:40:25 PM, on 6/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Co... Read more

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Hi,

I have this problem, and its little weird for me... laptop was on repair while in warranty, and they sad they replaced fan, and that it is fixed but notting...

so, when i turn laptop on, fan is not working, and work slow on normal using, but, when i open any game, fan is gettin high speed and slows down quickly, all the time while i play, and when i quit game fan goes on, and it isn't stoping until i turn off laptop, even on normal restart it stays active... please help

MODEL: C855-141
PART NO. : PSKCAE-00L00DY4

A:Satellite C855-141 - fan is running constantly

Hi

From my knowledge the fan activity depends on notebook usage and everything is controlled by fan table which is stored in the BIOS.
The fan table contains information how the cooling module has to run in different situations.

While gaming, the CPU and GPU produce more warmness and this need to be cooled down. Therefore the cooling fan has to rotate faster.
But I?m wondering why the fan does not run slower after the game has been closed.

However, I would recommend you to disconnect the AC adaptor and to remove the battery and to press and hold the power button (30 sec would be good enough)
Then power up the unit, access the BIOS and set it to default, save the change and reboot the notebook.

Furthermore I would recommend you to check the windows power plan settings.
In advanced settings it?s possible to change the cooling mode as well as the max CPU performance.

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So basically I was browsing around one day and suddenly I started hearing adverts. I couldn't find which page they were coming from so I exited google chrome and it still persisted. I opened task manager and found iexplorer running and tried ending it. The advert stopped making a noise but iexplorer restarted seconds after. The ads don't always play and other symptoms are I can hear the link clicking noise that internet explorer makes occasionally. One other symptom is it seems to mute all WAVE sounds every 5 or so minutes.

Things I've tried are: Upating to IE8 (has stopped the ads). System restore (temporarily stopped it). Malaware anti bytes scan found nothing. Spybot only found cookies. K7AntiVirus found something and deleted it but nothing changed (I'm assuming what it found was something else). I've done two scans with K7 and Malaware anti bytes and found nothing since but the problem persists.

I'm running on Windows XP

A:IEexplorer running in the background constantly

any help?

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I saw other threads on this issue, but their solutions do not work in my case. I have iexplorer.exe start up automatically and constantly running in the background, while consuming a lot of capacity. I have uninstalled the real internet explorer, but in vein. There is a folder created with iexplorer.exe. I can not delete the file and when I rename it, a similar file is created during the next boot.

Spybot and Ad-Aware do not find anything.

This is the Hijack This logfile. I hope somebody can help. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:50:26, on 14/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\EPSON\eEBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSTA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DitExp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MESSAG~1\StartMessager.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.e... Read more

A:Iexplorer constantly running in background

After trying everything within my competence, I solved this by reverting to an image of the boot disk I made well before the problem started.

iexplorer (or whatever it is) does not run in the background anymore and the annoying pop up ads disappeared.

It works, but I would still be interested to know how to solve this if I would not have had a back up of the boot disk.

Thanks

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