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Running slowly and overactive Hard Drive

Q: Running slowly and overactive Hard Drive

Mine is a Dell Inspiron 5305 and I am on a small (3machine network) My machine is protected by Panda which auto updates all the time (aarg) My machine sounds like it is breathing hard all the time and the processes goes between 5% to 100% all the time with about 50 items running. It also kicks off the DSL connection on a regular basis and is so slow i almost don't want to use it. While sitting idel you can hear the fan speed up and slow down and the clicking of a hard drive working its little brains out exept I am not asking anything of it.

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Alright. More than a year ago, I installed a second 80GB hard drive into my Dell Dimension 2400, which was at the time running Windows XP, to go with my main hard drive, another 80GB. Now, my initial plan was to move over all of my "media" files that were taking up space (music, movies, and photos) from the main hard drive to the second one, so they wouldn't be cluttering up my primary drive.

However, I found myself incapable of doing this because, for whatever reason, the second hard drive ran slowly. Like, really slow. So slow that, when you browse through it in Windows Explorer, everything lags and moves at like 1/4 the speed it's supposed to. Obviously this meant that, any audio or video files stored on said hard drive wouldn't work very well. I tried it anyways, copying a few music files over (which took a long time), and, of course, they didn't work too well. In both musikCube (my audio player of choice) and Windows Media Player, the files played very slowly, and basically "skipped", even when nothing but Windows Media Player was opening. And when I was actually trying to use the computer (with MSN Messenger, Firefox, etc. open) with the music files playing, it was even worse.

So, I decided to just forget it and keep my 30 or so gigs worth of audio/video on my main drive, but use the spare one to back up important text documents and pictures so, at the very least, they'd be safe. I lived like this, thinking the drive was just junk and really sl... Read more

A:Second Hard Drive Running Slowly On XP.

Hey,

Got a question... what kind of drive do you have for you secondary HDD? Some SATA's have a jumper that you can put on that will make it operate at a second, slower speed. Make sure that the jumper is not on and it should operate faster (if this is a SATA drive and this jumper is on).

Regards,

Brandon

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I recently had my motherboard crash, and had to buy a new one. I installed the motherboard and all my original parts into it, and when I finally got the operating system running, I noticed my computer was running really slowly, including my mouse freezing (while still getting the 'highligting effects' when moving the invisible mouse around), mouse choppiness, and REALLY slow transfer speeds. My suspect was the hard drive, so I downloaded HD Tune and tested the transfer speed, which seems to be stuck at 3.3mbps.

After I determined it was the hard drive, I figured it was stuck in PIO mode, and it is. I then checked the jumper settings and found it was not set to 150mbps transfer speed. So I moved it to that and figured it would help, but still no effect. I tried uninstalling the drives, and allowing the OS to reinstall them without any luck as well. I've also checked the motherboard BIOS, however I'm not really familiar with the options on the BIOS so I'm afraid to switch through them.

Something I would like to mention is I'm using all the same hardware that I had when the hard drive worked perfectly, MINUS the motherboard. The motherboard is the only different piece of hardware now, so it is my prime suspect.

My hard drive setup is a WD 1600 7200rpm 160GB Hard Drive, connected to the motherboard via SATA cord.

Here's the only manual regarding jumpers I could find for my HD
http://www.wdc.com/en/library/eide/2579-001037.pdf

Here's t... Read more

A:Hard Drive running slowly (3.3mbps)

RESOLVED. It turns out I had to install the SATA drivers for my new motherboard. The odd thing about this though, was I read that if you didn't have the right drivers, windows wouldn't detect the drive when trying to install the OS, which I didnt have problems with. Anyways. Off to post my new problem! Lol
 

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Recently I've noticed my hard drive is chattering all the time. Everything runs fine but I can hear it slowly chirping continuously. It never stops. System idle process is 98% so I know that's ok but it keeps on chattering. Is this a possible indication of a problem soon to happen?
Thanks!
 

A:Overactive hard drive

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Since my Gateway DX200X's old hard drive is on the verge of failing, I've purchased a 1TB WD Green internal hard drive and installed Windows XP SP2 on it. While I'm now facing the predictable problem of how to transfer my various old programs and settings to this new OS without having to reinstall everything, I've run into another problem which has to be addressed right now:

My computer is now running at an agonizingly slow speed. I took a look at the graphs in the Processes tab of the Task Manager, and it seems like my CPU's power usage jumps as high as 100% even when I do something as basic as moving a window. Is my computer just not powerful enough to handle a larger hard drive, or is this model of hard drive just really slow?
 

A:Solved: Computer running very slowly after new hard drive installation

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Here are my HijackThis results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:19 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WTClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://... Read more

A:Running slowly; scanner consistently finding cookies; losing space on hard drive

*Bump*

(Bumping is allowed, isn't it?)
 

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Hi, basically my c-drive is running a lot more slowly than my other 3 internal drives. copying a file which takes 1 min to the other drives takes 6 minutes on this one. The weird thing is it only is happening in xp, if i boot off my secondary drive (vista prem 64) the drives responds at the correct speed. can anyone offer any suggestions as to why this may be. the c-drive is a 120gb seagate and has over 50% capacity free.

any ideas?
 

A:C-drive running slowly

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I have a Dell Latitude C840 running Windows XP that I have had for several years now. I used to build computers years ago but with technology advancing so fast, I would call myself internediate, especially from the software side of things.

My computer has gotten quite a few problems; from a hard boot, I have to do three soft reboots before it will run decently. I can no longer run any streaming video without skips and pauses and I use Chrome on Facebook where I frequently play games and it has gotten to the point that I can only play for 10 minutes or so before the whole computer gets bogged down, CPU is running at close to 100% etc and it doesn't matter if I use Chrome, IE or Firefox, happens to all three. I also can't run more then 2 items at a time.

I just ran HijackThis and here is my log, if someone could help me, I would appreciate it, I am totally lost. Oh! I have also run Avast and a couple other utilities trying to figure things out but no go

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:55:21 AM, on 2/13/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Ex... Read more

A:Laptop running very slowly, have to reboot 3 times after hard shut off etc...

Ran Spyware Doctor and fixed infections as indicated, reran HijackThis, here is new log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:24:44 PM, on 2/13/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
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Hi, My A drive at random times starts and runs for a few seconds, any ideas what causes this? Thanks,
Mo
 

A:Overactive A Drive

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My computer was infected a week or so ago with a virus that, among other things, changed my C:/ drive's icon to a red X, filled up My Documents and C:/ root folder with "pos####.tmp" files, occasionally pops up a random IE adware window, (latest was from http://scanner2.malware-scan.com), and Avast is continually warning me of "Trojan Horses" that are found, (The latest of the following was: Win32:TratBHO [Trj]), which I continually tell it to delete. I have been unable to find anything to successfully help me remove whatever is on here.

System is Windows Vista.

HJT Log Below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:19:09 PM, on 2/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\WFPUser.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpasieve.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpcore.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Taskba... Read more

A:C drive icon replaced by Red X, Computer Running slowly

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my HDD Which is 8 yr old is slowly dying. Help Please?

P.S My Data Is Backed Up.
 

A:Hard Drive Dying slowly.

PC Specs : Dell Inspation 1420
3.25 GB of Ram
Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Processer 2.00 Ghz
Sata 250 GB HDD ( Dying Slowly )
Antivirus: AVG 2014 ( Expired Licence)
HDD GB free : 93.something GB Free
( Dying Slowly)

Suddenly Sped Up When Start To Die.
 

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Please help, my computer isn't very useful right now. Here's the deal:

1. My computer keeps on freezing up on me, and I don't even have many programs running. When my computer finally starts up, I log onto windows, and it takes seriously two or three minutes for windows to load; two weeks ago it took 20-30 seconds for windows to load. When windows finally loads, and I click on a program (ie. Internet Explorer or Opera Web Browser), it takes another five to seven minutes for one the programs to appear on the screen, then another minute or two for the program to load. When I close a program, it does one of two things; my computer will freeze, and I'll have to restart it; or, it will take a couple of minutes to close the program. And I'm just working with the basics; Internet explorer, opera, open office, and windows media. I'm trying to add music to my newly added iTunes library, but that's almost impossible.

2. My computer won't shut down. This computer is only seven months old, it's too young for such problems. When I go to shut my computer down, I select the shut down icon from the start menu, and expect my computer to shut down. Rather than shutting down, windows pop up telling me that the programs that I had been running are not responding, and I have the option to wait or end the program. I end the program, and the window comes up again, it's almost like my computer isn't properly responding to its commands. Again ... Read more

A:Computer repeatedly freezing; running slowly; shuts down and starts up very slowly

Try posting a hiJack this log here and I'm sure the good people will take a look for you

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
 

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Hello, for a few days now my pc has slowly been reducing my hd space. I clean my temp and cache regularly but that doesn't seem to have the effect it used to.

I also wanted to upgrade to SP2, about 2 weeks back, and downloaded the installer but then realized I didn't have enough space to install it. Since then I have an icon telling me suport for SP1 ends october 10th. Maybe it's part of the problem, maybe not. You are the experts. Please help, thanks in advance.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:09:36, on 2006-06-30
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\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WgaTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HK... Read more

A:Hard drive space slowly disappearing

Welcome to TSF.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Download and install Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
Double-click the Ewido icon on your desktop to run it.
On the top of the main screen click Shield. Click the word active to change it to inactive.
On the top of the main screen click 'Update'. Then click on 'Start update'. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can get the manual update at http://download.ewido.net/ewido-sign...ll-current.exe
When you have finished updating, exit Ewido.

Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CleanUp.exe ) and install it. Don't run it yet.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CWShredder.exe and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and then click OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you don't know how, go to http://... Read more

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please help this happen in the past with 1 or 2 GB and returned  I assume this was because of system protection  butt now I keep losing hard drive space it at least over 10 GB as I deleted files when windows kept giving me low memory messages please help as this time I'm not sure if it's a virus or not 
 

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Hi. My computer has been running much slower than normal. When you open a new window or even try to select a user from the first screen, it really takes its time. Even once the window is open, you can still hear the wheels turning inside the box like it is really struggling to run its basic operating system. When you type something into a web page text box, there is a lag from when I press the key to when the letter shows up.

I have Windows XP and an AMD processor (I don't know which one).

Thanks
Eric
 

A:Computer running slowly-windows open slowly

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My computer runs slowly and my hard drive is almost full, however I cannot find any more files to delete. Do I have a virus? Is there malware? Can you help me?
Thank you.

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I have had this problem before and every time it happened I simply reinstalled windows XP Pro. This time I set up a log through performance monitor that would give me a percentage of free space available and the time at which the percentage was available. I noticed a pattern, every five minutes the hard drive would lose around 300mb. As the free space percentages grew smaller and smaller so did the discrepancy of free space from five minutes prior. I then noticed that it was between a 15 second gap that some thing happened, I then used process monitor to try and see what was happening in that 15 second time frame, alas no real definitive cause could be ascertained. I tried to look for write, create, processes and even network activity that only happened with in the time frame, but nothing really jumped out. Maybe I overlooked something while going through the promon logs?

Has anyone had anything like this happen before, how did you rectify?

Ps Strangely after I restarted the lost space was recovered and is now as I write shrinking smaller. Although not all the space was recovered, there is still a discrepancy between how much should be used (by highlighting ALL files, even hidden on the C drive), only ten GB should be used but saying almost all twenty GB is used up.
 

A:Hard drive fills up slowly at five minute intervals?

There is an application which comes installed on some machines (I can't remember which manufacturer) that periodically takes dumps of the system, the idea being to be able to restore in the event of disaster. Perhaps it's on yours?

I'd have a look with Process Explorer (from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) to see what's running. Also, using that, if you watch it over a five minute span you'd likely see one of the processes leapng into action and doing domething with cpu and disk activity.
 

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Hi,

Got two Vostro 1500's. The hard drive for one of them was running very slow & noisy with consistently high disk usage. I ran a long drive test with Seagate tools and the result was fine. I tried to swap the drives between the two laptops and same problem occurs with the faulty laptop even with the new drive. The old drive in the other laptop is running smoothly. I tried a third different HD in the faulty laptop and that also is not running nicely.

So I know that the drives are fine but what could be causing the faulty laptop to not run hard drives properly?

Thanks
 

A:Notebook runs any Hard Drive noisily and slowly

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Hey,

Recently, I received a message from the windows firewall about a wuaudit.exe and I blocked it. Now, I can barely go to websites or download anything, much less post in this forum. I have used spyware search and destroy which did not remedy the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-squaresoft
 

A:Solved: Internet running slowly, VERY slowly

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I have a couple of different SATA III hard drives, 3.5 inch form factor. i have them in an Icy Box USB 3 case. i believe they run very slowly, far slower than if connected to the normal SATA cables to the MB. I don't know if I am expecting too much, are there any tests I can do to see if there is a real issue please? OS is Win 7 64 bit pro, and the USB drivers are up to date.

caveat: I damaged a USB3 header for the front USB3 ports lead, on the MB and snapped a pin. So rather than buy a new MB I added a USB3 PCIe card and ran the front two ports to the card. I would *MUCH* rather use the front ports, and I have to admit I have not tried the Icy Box hard drive on a rear USB3 port yet. But I would like to determine if I have been a tight wad and should have just replaced the MB.... Thanks for reading, and for any replies!

Further, my MB does not have an eSATA port, would adding a card supporting eSATA give a speed benefit above a correctly functioning USB3 port?

A:External SATA III USB hard drive runs slowly, how to test speed?

Data transfers to USB drives do seem to be slower than transfers to internal drives and I also have slowness with the front USB 2.0 ports. I use this product in my computer:
4-port USB 2.0 High Speed Front-Bay Hub - Black | C2G
Power comes from the PC's power supply and the data cable plugs into a port on the rear.
Haven't gotten a similar product for USB 3.0 ports yet but this page shows several:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=usb+3.0+in...ub&ia=products
With Notebooks now including eSATA ports on some models I'm starting to think about that for my one Desktop that could use such a drive.

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

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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

A:Hard drive keeps running even without program running.

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



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

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
C:\Program Files\My... Read more

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



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

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

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSea... Read more

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

hello ,

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

also follow these steps

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

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

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

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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

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

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

performing a (sfc) system file checker

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

start

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

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

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Ser... Read more

A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

Recently, my internet explorer 7 and firefox has been running quite slowly. After googling a bit, I found out that this problem could be caused by the iexplore.exe virus.

Many iexplore.exe was running in the processes tab of the Windows task manager when my internet browsers were not in use. This may have caused the slowness.

I have a logfile of TrendMicro's Hijackthis v2.0.2:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:52 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Is it possible to have pre-installed vista on your internal drive then buy a new external drive, install XP on it and then boot that drive to use XP?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:07 PM, on 9/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exeC:\W... Read more

A:Hijack This Log - Pc Running Slowly Like Something Is Running In Background

Can someone help review this log?

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

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

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

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

A:Hard drive running hard

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

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Hard Drive is always running

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 another staff member 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.Foll... Read more

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

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

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

A:Hard drive always running

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vp64&d=0209&m=p-7805u&c=BB
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_U... Read more

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

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

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

A:Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running

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

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I think this is where I should post this, I hope. 90% of the time if I have a problem, I google it and just read what tech or geek forums suggest and 100% of the time I fix my problem. This time, I think I need specifics. I am running a fairly new computer (1 1/2 yr) with a decent amount of disk space (80 gig drive and 40 gig added). However, I have had problems ever since I started backing up my DVDs. First it started that my computer basically turns into a senior citizen when I try to do more than one thing at a time. I never thought to check my RAM since this was a new computer. But yesterday I did. My RAM stick says it is 256mb, but when I right click on my computer it says I have 195mb RAM...not sure what this is about, but regardless I bought a 512 and installed it. For the first few hours it appeared to be running okay, not great, but okay. Then it started doing what it always does and making that sound like it is trying to load something. I frequently go to msconfig and disable all startup programs and I checked, they are all still disabled. I restarted my computer. HD still making the loading sound. I kept all programs closed overnight while I slept and when I woke up it wasn't making that sound, but as soon as I started Outlook Express and went online there it goes again. Also, occassionally---like 40% of the time---when I click on a search result in Google, or a link on another page somewhere, I go to some oddball page....never the same page and the page NEVER... Read more

A:Hard drive always running

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

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

A:hard drive running

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Hello,
I recently have been monitering the temperature of my Hard drive in my Dell 4700 with SpeedFan, and it seems to be running really hot. It is usually up to around 70-71 degrees Celsius when I have my PC on for a while.

I have a Maxtor 80GB hard drive. I also just cleaned out the dust from the inside of my PC, so I don't think that could be causing the problem. It has been running this hot for quite a while now. I believe all the fans are in working condition also.

What is the normal operating temp of a hard drive? Is there anything I can do to cool it down?
 

A:Is my hard drive running too hot?

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Hi There,

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = 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\I... Read more

A:hard drive always running

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

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R1 - 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://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

A:Hard drive always running

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

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

A:hard drive running too much

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Hello everyone,

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

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

Thanks very much

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

A:Hard Drive Always Running

Howdy,

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

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

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

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

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

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I have some friends who have XP on their PC. They have asked me to help them, because their system is running very slow. They have 4 daughters who use this computer, and are always on AOL. I tried to run Disk Clean but it freezes. I can't do a defrag, it also freezes. So they have 4 different names on different user accounts. I have never had any experience with this before. I get errors dll and rundl. They have never done any maintenance on this PC. I feel with all the problems they're having the only thing to do is reformat the hard drive. I tried to get them to ask a prof. about this, but they think I know it all. How wrong they are. But I said I'd try.

I need step by step instructions on doing this, since I'm not comfortable doing this big step without it.

When they bought this PC it had XP installed, so it was not an upgrade. Do I need more than just the XP CD to reinstall the OS?

Please help. Thanks.
Dorothy
 

A:How to reformat a hard drive running xp OS.

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Hello all,

I currently have a 2 year old computer (top of the line when I bought it back in the days) with Windows Vista. Just recently have I been noticing this problem...the hard drive light is constantly on and I can hear the hard drive always running. I'm not sure what is causing it as I cannot tell much from the task manager. After booting up, the hard drive starts running right away. I wonder if it has to do with the Windows Updates I've just installed or the websites my daughter keeps visiting (facebook/youtube).

Any help/advice is greatly appreciated...I just want the hard drive to run...when it's supposed to, not when the computer is idle.

Thanks,
CompNewbie
 

A:Hard Drive never stops running

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:31 PM, on 9/1/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\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_US&c=63&bd=PRESARIO&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\... Read more

A:my hard drive is running always this is a copy of hjt

Welcome to the TSG forums.

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

Why is your thread already marked solved? Noone has even replied to it or assisted you yet.

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

How much RAM is in that computer?

What's the hard drive capacity and how much free space does it have?

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Let's see what's installed in that computer. I can already tell that some programs need to be uninstalled, updated, or replaced.

Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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I have a Sony laptop VGN-S170P that's a couple years old. I recently upgraded the HD to a Samsung HM120JC (5400 rpm). First couple of weeks was no problem. Then I noticed that the fan is always running on high gear and now I hear a few clicks (sounds like a slow shutter on a camera) and a beep here and there. I installed HDD Health to check things out and it shows the temp as 55-57 degrees. How can I cool this thing down before it dies?

Yes, I'm backing it up almost daily now.
 

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hey guys im in dire need of help, my hard drive seems like its doing stuff when my computer even when its idle, can someone give me a step by step guide as im getting sooo annoyed

thank you for ure time
 

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Hi all,

Using the program Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 I mirrored my entire 400gb drive to a new 1TB I purchased for xmas. I opened the drive once everything was copied over, and I can verify it's 100% ready to go.

The thing is, I need to change the drive letters of the partitions on the new 1TB hard disk to match the old ones, so I can remove my old disk and boot up from the new one.

Using Paragon I can change the drive letter only after first removing the letter. The problem is, since my system is in use I need to reboot to apply the changes.If I remove the letter from my Windows partition I won't be able to boot to reassign the new partition to the drive letter. How do I remove the drive letter from my old partition and apply it to the one on the new drive in one set of steps so it will do BOTH upon reboot?

Thanks, Cody-7.

A:Just mirrored my hard drive, now I need to get it running...

you should be able to remove the old drive and place the new drive in its spot without assigning letters.

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

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

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


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Computer Profile Summary
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

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

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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I just bought a 160 GB hard drive for my Dell INspiron 700m, I really need the space for all of my music and multimedia.

THe problem is I did not know DELL did not give me any type of restore disks, Nor did they leave a program on my dell to create such disks.

I know I can get like 1000 different drivers off their website, but I really have no clue how to get this hard drive up and running.

I do have an external hard drive, that has 160 GB capacity.

I really need someone who can explain to me in detail how to fix this. Obvoiusly I am not very computer savvy when it comes to loading drivers and stuff onto a new hard drive. I always had the CD's for it. I really don't understand how im suppose to get windows XP onto that new hard drive, unless there is someway I can just copy my current hard drive onto the new one. Please help, I hope i didn't waste 120 bucks on a hard drive I cannot use.

thanks. My Email is [email protected], if anyone would like to contact me that knows what I should do.

Sleeprgt
 

A:New Hard Drive Installed, how do i get it running?

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I have two hard drives. Win 7 on the main and XP Pro on the secondary.


When I built this pc, I installed the xp drive, intact, as a backup. Since it was running with different hardware, it does not want to boot in this setup.



Is there a way to run my Office XP Pro in Win 7? I can't get the software to play nice when installing it on the 7 drive and am not familiar with installing software in compatability mode (or if that would even work).

Or...better yet...is there a way to get the xp drive to boot?
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Thanks!

A:Running programs from 2nd hard drive.

Hi lena9221, have a lokk at this excellent tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP this may help you

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Hi All, Thanks in Advance....

I have a IBM 600 Laptop that I just purchased running XP Pro,
the hard drive is split between a C and D , 2Gig on C and 3 Gig on D, my question is how do I just have it all just on C. It is becoming a real pain having both.

Thanks !
 

A:IBM 600 running XP/ with a split hard drive C:/D:

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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
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ofps.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Hard drive constantly running?

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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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I had a few pop ups recently and ran avg and it didn't come up with anything, the pop ups have stopped but now the hard drive is running constantly. I'm just wondering if I have anything on my system that is a problem. Thanks.
Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:36:48 PM, on 03/03/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.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,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=1009&m=nv44&r=2v361009f316l0333zq96a4793u351
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,Star... Read more

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Recently I'm finding that no matter what task I'm trying to perform, the hard drive seems to run continuously, making the computer so slow it is almost unusable. I tried running HijackThis but am unable to read the log to match it up with a previously asked question. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:hard drive running continuously

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/901637-hard-drive-wont-stop-running.html

eddie
 

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I just replaced one of two hard drives that were using RAID1 and need to know how to get it up and running. I have a Broadcom RAID controller using its RAID Console software. The new drive is initialized but any help in order to get it fully using RAID1 would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Getting new hard drive up and running on RAID1

You should have an option in the raid bios to rebuild the array. I am not familiar with that raid card; I use/install either highpoint or promise.

Read your manual and it should explain how you rebuild the array.
 

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Dear trusted BC Mods,

As I type this, my hard drive sounds like a John Deere. Hopefully, I'll finish the message before it decides to fall asleep for a period of time ranging from 20 to 90 seconds. I have already downloaded Process Explorer to investigate if it is a file that is running improperly and thus causing my machine to "fall asleep", and noted that csrss.exe is particularly active and it is also a critical Windows file. That being said, I haven't done anything further as eliminating said file would probably be a regrettable decision. Could this be a factor anyhow, or might it be another issue causing this problem? Also, might it even be hardware incompatibility as the video card is very outdated.

**computer did indeed fall asleep 3 times in the process of writing this message.**

My specs are as follows:

Vista Home Premium 32-bit
AMD 2.1 Dualcore Processor
GeForce 6150SE
2GB RAM
320GB HD

Thanks for your help!

-The Seventh Son

A:Hard Drive stops running

Update your antivirus and scan for viruses. If you've no spyware protection, download, install, update and scan with (not at the same time) Adaware and Spybot S&D.

If that yields no fruit, run your Check Disk set to correct surface errors and defrag.

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I'm running a Dell 4600 with Windows XP. Until recently, the PC was relatively quick but now it's virtually crawling. The hard drive seems to be working almost nonstop. I'm unsure what's happened but I'd give anything to know how to speed it back up again. I've tried running a registry repair as well as defrag but that doesn't seem to make any difference at all. Any help will be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:hard drive won't stop running

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Hi all I have an ASUS Zenbook which I just upgraded by swapping out the hard drive for an SSD. I reinstalled Windows 7 Home (64 bit) and other programs I use, all from scratch. As expected the laptop is faster than before. However, the fan is running much more than before, which surprises me, as I expected the opposite, especially after cleaning out a large quantiity of dust that had build up inside the machine. Any suggestions/tips how to debug this issue? thanks

A:Fan running much more AFTER upgrading hard drive to SSD!

Monitor for overheating to know if that is truly the issue: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Compare the reinstall you did to the perfect one compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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Hi Guys

New here so be gentle with me

Dell inspiron 1300 windows xp 2gb memory

computor working OK then overnight h/d running non stop hard to get any program to work, system restore turned off, cannot log "on" to anything ran Avast "no viruses found" turned off and then ran in "safe mode" (running in safe mode now) had to phone Avast as could not log onto web site then they emailed me send HJT log, they advised me to remove one line which I did, still NOT OK so I am contacting you.

Many thanks for your assistance.......................Stephen
HJT LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:54:28, on 19/06/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\France Telecom\Shared Modules\FTRTSVC\0\FTRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:Hard Drive running all the time

forgot to add windows takes between 3 and 4 minutes to load whereas before less than 30 seconds

thanks.............Stephen
 

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MY hard drive is running non stop in the background. Where should I look?

Also -ran Hijack - ran OK but the log file in notepad is blank when I save it - so I can copy and paset the results to the thread.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4054 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1803 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290205 MB, Free - 180378 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D176M, A06, .F5R57K1.CN486439761692.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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I have a Dell Vostro 200 computer in which Windows XP just crashed. After the "Dell" screen, the computer just goes "blank", and just sits there on a black screen. My friends and I tried restoring and repairing Windows XP, but afer each boot sequence it just goes back to the same old blank screen.

I installed a new harddrive ("F" drive) on the computer and loaded Windows XP on it-- it boots up just fine. However, there are a lot of programs on that "C" drive that I would like to run, and they don't want to work. I can access the "C" drive just fine, but if I try to run the program windows gives me a nasty message. Is there a way to use the new hard drive "F" to just run windows and news program and run the old programs of the "C" drive? I tried using a program called "Application Mover" as it was advertised to do what I needed, but my problem was not solved.

I know there must be a way..please tell me there is one.

Thank you in advance, computer geniuses,

respectfully,

Wilhelm
 

A:running programs off old hard drive

You would need to re-install them unless they are stand-alone or portable apps.
I haven't used application mover but I think it would at least need access to the old registry on your old drive as well as the program files.
 

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Hi

I'm working on a friends PC and as soon as I turn it on, the hard drive continuously spins. I removed some programs that were toolbars and index helpers. I ran Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Spybot S&D. All 3 found lots of infected files but I know they did not get the real hard items, because now I have pop-ups that want to download screen savers, that won't close.

Here is my dds.txt and the attachment.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 13:47:28.44 on Fri 08/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

TB: {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - No File
EB: Media Band: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - %SystemRoot%\System32\browseui.dll
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
IE: {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - %SystemRoot%\web\related.htm
DPF: {0000000A-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4/4/d446e8a9-3a86-4b59-bb19-f5bd11b40367/wmavax.CAB
DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/up... Read more

A:Hard Drive continously running

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 another staff member 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.Foll... Read more

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Hi,
I found a laptop at my house that needs a new hard drive. I can't find a compatible hard drive, so I wanted to buy an external hard drive, but I want to load XP on to the computer. How can I put XP on this hard drive and use it?
 

A:Running XP off of an external hard drive?

A Windows Xp does not entertain booting from an external hard disk.

There are only two types of 2.5" mechanical hard disks for the laptops; IDE and Sata. The older type IDE disks are still available in the market. You can use hard disk of any size for a laptop.
 

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Greetings all. Ive been having an issue with my PC and im hoping for some help.

This is a computer i built, and its been marvelous. It has a Core2Quad 2.4ghz, 4gb 667mhz ram and a 500gb Hdd.

My problem has been that the hard drive wont stop read/writing. Even after its been left alone over night, and for hours on end, ill look at it and it'll still be active. Its also extremely sluggish, even after a clean install of W7, which i know is because of the hard drive.

Im wondering if i can get a second, third or fouth opinion... but im thinking that the HDD might be bad and its time for a new one. Ive tried reinstalling windows, and its still slow to load, and take for-freaking-ever to boot.

Thank you for any assistance.

A:Hard drive Constantly running

Run the tests from the hard drive manufacturer.

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I noticed my hard drive keeps running for a very long time after I turn on Vista Ultimate. Is Vista indexing my drive? What can I do to turn it off? It is driving me crazy.

Thank you in advance for all your help!!!!

A:[SOLVED] Hard drive keeps running...

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

To turn it off you need to go into the Control Panel. Click Start then select Control Panel on the right hand list. Then click AdministrativeTools> Computer Management then select Services and Applications>Services from the list on the left hand side. Find Superfetch in the list of services and right click and select properties. In startup type select disabled and press OK.
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My hard drive all of a sudden sounds like it never stops running - even if I leave the computer for quite a while. I'll come back and it's still running. What's going on???
 

A:Hard drive never stops running

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Hi guys,

New to the site but see that you guys do some great work helping out your fellow man.

Thank you in advance for any help you can throw my way.

My MAIN problems is that my hard drive seems to churn away quite often and it seems that nothing is 'really' running at those times.

Cheers!


Here is a log I got from running HJT v 2.0.2

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:34:09 PM, on 8/6/2009
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\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\EPU\EPU.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPop3.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Curse\CurseClient.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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A:Hard drive always running, please advise...

bump?
 

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Hoping someone could help with identifying why my HD is always running????

This is the HJT log.....
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:24 PM, on 13/09/2009
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\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HomeCinema\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HomeCinema\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\CNAP2LAK.EXE
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\CNAP2RPK.EXE
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Hi, thanks in advance for the help.
SYSTEM: I’m using a 3yr old Gateway DX4200[Desktop], 64bit, AMD Phenom X4 9100e, ATI HD3200 graphics card,Windows Vista [came w/ 7 Upgrade-never installed]

PROBLEM: My primary problem is the hard drive sounds like itnever stops running [I thought about replacing it]. This has been a progressive problem [gettingworse- upon startup sounds normal, starts running heavily w/ programs, closeall programs and it still runs]. Aswell, I now have problems on a reboot [freezes mid way] and often have to gointo F8 mode then tell to start normally [for now still boots that way]. PS: I have frequently run CCleaner and wiped registry – I see from otherTGS posts this is not a good idea, perhaps it is part of my problem.
Also, Iget an ATI graphics error message on startup, but this has been going on forquite awhile and graphics seem generally ok. Lastly, a Canon printer continually loosesconnection w/ USB port – I used to be able to switch ports and it would immediately reconnect, no longer, it requires a reboot. I run AVG free as antivirus and periodicallyscan with Malwarebytes - current scanssay no problems found. Prior posts onforums suggest what I have may be a virus versus a failing HD. I’m all backed up, initially thought about acomplete system reinstall but I did not make boot disks from my original systemand would have to do so now [would they be corrupted?]. If it is virus related and you can help mesolve, it would be greatly appreciated.
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A:Hard Drive won't stop running

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I've gone through all spyware recommended here, but still something is running in the background that wasn't before a few days ago. I notice that things move slower than before and several times the computer had frozen. No blue screen, but the keyboard completely stops responding. I do a hard reboot and everything seems is OK except the program or process or whatever is still running. I hear the drive crunching away.Any help would be much appreciated!Thanks,ChrisLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:41:19 AM, on 3/7/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefW... Read more

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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My hard drive seems to be running way to often. How do I figure out what's running?
 

A:Solved: hard drive always running

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Aplogies - Newbie question!!
I have a 5 year old Sony Vaio with an Intel i3, 2.2ghz,3.0gb RAM (2.27 useable)
Recently it has been lagging terribly to the point of being not being able to use it. I have searched and tried to disable supefetch, windows search and background intelligence service but no improvement. The Task manager shows the hard drive as being 100 percent in use.
I have run a windows update and an AVG virus scan with no improvement.
I have however found that in 'private browsing' it works absolutely fine as it was when new.
I'm guessing that there is something running in the background when the computer is being used in non 'private'??
But, as a PC novice, I have no idea how to remedy this issue. Any thoughts??
Many thanks.

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hi, is running 2 windows on 1 hard drive going to slow my performance when i play on 1 windows? or is it better if i have 2 hard drives and have 1 windows on each? i jsut want the best performance.

thank you

A:Running 2 windows on 1 hard drive or.

or are they going to be at the same performance?

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

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I have tried to disable all services and startup functions, but my hard disk continues to turn all the time. It does not stop. CPU runs at 1-3%, spiking to 50%.I have performed the following:1) TrendMicro's HouseCall (online) which didn't come up with anything.2) SpyBot: nothing3) Ewido anti-malware: nothing4) Microsoft's malware program: nothing5) Microsoft's virus scan (using OneCare Live Beta)6) Ad-Aware: found 1 Tracking cookie (a data miner, IECache Entry)7) Windows Defender is running all the time8) I've deleted all cookies, emptied temp files and IE temp files9) I've performed disk clean-up using Windows disk clean10) Did disk defrag last Wednesday11) I tried booting to Safe mode, but hard drive was still turning.The following hjt log is done with only the MS virus and firewall running.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 09:59:50, on 3/25/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Hard Drive Running All The Time

Being helped at http://pcpitstop.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=113758 This thread is closed.

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I have installed a new hard drive on my tower to gain some room and improve proformance.
Drive D which was the old master is still running as one of 5 other storage devices on this tower.
It still contains a complete version of Windows XP on it and will boot the computer if I allow the boot Sequance to use that drive as 1st Boot Device. Other wise system is set to boot off of the New N Drive.
I have removed a ton of old programs Off the old D drive to increase the usable memory of D drive and help with it's the speed . I would like to leave Photo Shop and Quick books on this drive. Is there a way to place the short cut for these programs on the desktop of the N drive and then establish a pathway to the D drive so that when they are clicked you are running the program on the D drive from the deck top of the N drive?
 

A:Running Progams off old hard drive

Hi notworthit, and welcome to TSG.

Many programs, when first installed, make changes to the Windows registry and may also add needed operating files and drivers to the Windows system folders. I am not specifically familiar with the two programs you mention, but there is a good chance they may not run correctly if they run at all. You could test any of the programs you left on the old drive by using Windows Explorer to navigate to the program's executable file and double clicking on it.
 

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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

A:Hard Drive Constantly Running

Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help.

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So recently my hard drive has been making some odd sounds, but only when something is loading. Other than that it runs rather smoothly. However, not as smoothly as before.

any ideas? Hopefully my hard drive isn't failing.
 

A:Hard drive running a little to loud

Tools like CrystalDiskInfo will provide a quick check of your drive.
Alternatively, HWInfo is also useful; actually offers more information,
but is a little harder to read / navigate to get to the drive information.

Otherwise, I would run a full drive diagnostic,
using the the software provided by the mfg of the drive..
 

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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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Hey,

I have a Seagate sata drive, with a Gigabyte K8NXP9 motherboard. One thing unsure about is whether or not my drive is running in sata mode or IDE mode.

I had the drive running on the sil sata controllers (ie, plugged into the red sockets) with no problems, but I read somewhere on the internet that the nforce sata controller (yellow sockets) ran at 300Hz as opposed to 150Hz. Figuring it would make sense to run the drive at the full capacity of the board, i switched the sockets over..

Straight off, my bios couldn't see the drive at all. The only way I could get it recognised was by disabling the 'RAID' option in the bios. Now the hard drive lists in the bios, but it has 'IDE' written next to it (although it is listed seperately from the actual IDE drives I have)

Since I don't have a great understanding of the bios, I'm not sure if this means that my drive is running in IDE mode or actually running as a sata drive. If it is running in IDE, then it would more likely be a step back instead of forward by switching the sockets about..

Can anyone shed light on this?
 

A:running hard drive in sata mode? or IDE?

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I have recently installed Windows 10 on a new SSD drive (C) I have two other drives which are not SSD one of which just contains saved data, photos, documents, downloads etc. (E) The other is blank which did contain Windows 7 (D) What I want to know is it possible to download programs in Windows 10 but instal and run them from that separate drive (D)?

A:Running programs from separate hard drive

When you install a program, look for custom install options. Usually one of the custom install options will be the path where you want the program to install to. Change the drive letter there.

You can also read this entire thread:
How To Change Program Files Location In Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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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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hi, ive got a WD800BB 80gb 7200rpm ata133 drive, but its running at ata100 only. im using an 80conductor cable. how do i make it go to ATA133? and what do i gain by doing so...
 

A:Solved: hard drive not running at ATA133

I thought WD drives ran at ata100, you won't notice the difference anyway
 

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I am using my notebook's hard drive in USB case as an external hard drive. I installed Prince of Persia the Two Thrones on it using my notebook.
I don't have the administrative rights for the system I am trying to run the game on(i.e. computer in my university lab), so I won't be able to write anything to the main C: drive of the lab computer which contains windows.

My question is: Is there any way whatsoever around this to run the game?
I'll really appreciate any help.
 

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I installed office 2010 home and Student 45 days ago with much diffaculty. Had to have microsoft tech help install. He said their was currupt files on the laptop. Once it was install the Laptop was unstable and crashed almost immeriatly. I ran a backup and restated the laptop back to the "origional Condition" Since then the Laptop CPU and Hard drive don't Stop...The laptop was never this slow before...I don't know what is running in the backround causing the problem...PLEASE HELP the laptop has become useless at its current speed.
SYSTEM INFO:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1915 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 829 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 63188 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

A:PC at a crawl - Hard Drive never stops running

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I have an Acer Aspire 5745 that is about 2 or 3 years old. I have been noticing that the hard drive light is either always blinking or always on, also the fan has been running constantly. Because the light is always on, the computer is running extremely slow. Simple and easy tasks such as opening a browser or even turning the volume up or down takes several seconds to 5 minutes.
I have tried uninstalling the antivirus AVG 2013 but it keeps coming up with a java error.
Please help!!
I'm not sure what other information to give. Please let me know what more information you need to help me.
Thanks!

Extra notes:
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium
 

A:Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

It might mean that the computer needs a good cleaning.laptops dont get as dusty and dirty as desktops but it doesnt hurt to look and see.you might have to take it somewhere and have it checked out.
 

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Greetings, everyone. I've been running into a strange problems since I built this new system up about a year ago. Time constraints and necessity have kept me from seriously troubleshooting this problem, but as I've gotten involved in some larger projects recently, it's become a serious hindrance.

My main system drive has acted just plain weird. It's really slow. Windows takes forever to boot: and my same overall workstation at the office pops up in a matter of seconds, and it's even on a domain. All of my drives act weird. In order of importance (to the system) here they are with their benchmarks.

I'm looking for some guidance on how to better generate benchmarks, or overall how to test the situation. I thought SATA drives were supposed to be a lot faster -- but I've found that when the drive is polling, the entire system can come to a standstill. Firefox can hang for 30 seconds just waiting for Windows to load the app.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Apps constantly running are: Windows Defender, Zone Alarm, Boinc (at idle), Ghost, Google Desktop

Thanks!

Benchmarks via CPUID PC Wizard 2008.

WD2000JB C:
Sequential Writing : 33.79 MB/s (Cpu usage : 0%)
Sequential Read : 41.56 MB/s (Cpu usage : 33%)
Buffered Writing : 53 MB/s (Cpu usage : 67%)
Buffered Reading : 115.76 MB/s (Cpu usage : 67%)
Random Reading : 53 MB/s (Cpu usage : 67%)

WD2000JB N:
Sequential Writing : 49.42 MB/s (Cpu usage : 0%)
Sequential Read : 66.87 MB/s
Buffered Writi... Read more

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