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The next time you come back and see your computer's hard drive light flashing (and possibly hear a mechanical hard drive grinding away), you can look at your Process Monitor window and check Sign up now! glnla, Aug 11, 2016 #13 Iron Arm Joined: Sep 13, 2016 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0 If you chose to use the new Photo application, that's probably what it is. It might also be useful to run the HD manufacturer's non-destructive disk diagnostics routine. news

Ran CHKDSK as per one of the suggestions - No problems reported Checked the event logs as suggested. by ConnerVT / November 22, 2007 8:15 PM PST In reply to: Hard drive runs continuously The answers so far have been overthinking the issue.My system does the same exact thing Golden View Public Profile Find More Posts by Golden 20 Apr 2013 #4 pscowboy W7 Home Premium 32bit 236 posts If this is occurring always at cold startup, Make sure the power connection to the HD is solid.

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My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Gateway OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz I could here it over my soon to be put up for sale G5 mac ProDoes anyone know how to identify the DVD/CD drive Pioneer or Hitachi? You can run an antimalware scan if you're worried. Several functions may not work.

You may well have a visitor, an electronic tape worm. it is not downloading updates, running defrag or disc check. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Why Is My Hard Drive Constantly Being Accessed by piercedtiger · 9 years ago In reply to Slow surfing, Hard drive ...

Seems like everything takes a long time just in the past few days. Since I am not really familiar with the event log, attaching screenshots for possible comment. Restarting your computer may help, and we'll keep trying to update." So the system has given up on trying to install for now at least. No run option is given!

Welcome to the Windows 10 Forums where you can ask questions or find answers on anything related to the new operating system from Microsoft. Windows 10 Constant Hard Drive Activity If it's an idle scan for when things change in your system, then some other program is modifying files and AVG is looking at them after they've been modified.You mentioned vprot.exe. I don't have any anti-virus apps scanning in the background. Snooze77777, Mar 28, 2016 #8 ndashutosh parekh Joined: Apr 8, 2016 Messages: 14 Likes Received: 2 Location: Saint Louis MO USA Good thought Snooze777...

  • Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: More of a performance problem by AM-ITgeek / November 20, 2007 12:42 PM PST In reply to: Hard drive runs continuously Well
  • You can choose to leave Process Monitor running in the background while you step away from your computer.
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Laptop has 768mb ram, desktop has 1gig. Thx, C. Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 10 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - For whom is your reply meant? Windows 7 Constantly Accessing Hard Drive Type powershell into the box that appears and check the box giving you Administrator Privileges, and then hit Enter.

CPU usage is low (<20% on a i7 Quad) and so is memory usage. I'm having the same problem with Firefox 2. If i look in the task manger it shows that the system is basicly idle but my hard drive is just running along, meanwhile my web page has to wait on Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? Windows 10 Hard Drive Constantly Being Accessed

I don't have any bad sectors on my drives (C,D) C= SSD (OS installed) D = traditional spinner (personal data) ndashutosh parekh, Apr 8, 2016 #9 ndashutosh parekh Joined: Apr Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Stay logged in Welcome to Windows 10 Forums! http://cgmguide.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-constantly-working.php A quick search turned up this result: http://www.file.net/process/vprot.exe.htmlas well as this one: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/i-just-recently-noticed-that-i-have-a-process/6027683c-0851-4cc4-9f4f-a12adf96ec69?msgId=bb0a94c3-d708-4829-9c4c-12848a38efe4It looks to me as though vprot is part of a web bar add-on for scanning web pages and

The LED is an activity indicator and not an one that tells whether the drive is spinning or not. Windows Indexing Service It usually presents a table/graph showing this information. My computer wiz friend...

What type of scanning is it doing, can you tell?

Install the free Wind Patrol program. Even if you're right, that would be a one time thing. I.4 OS Windows 7 Ult. Acronis Drive Monitor All rights reserved.

I'm also deleting the existing Spotlight index so it'll rebuild from scratch.I'll run XBench and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test tonight to see if the drive itself is slow or faulty. When it is doing this there seems no obvious reason, i.e. So I took a radical approach. 1 created another user with admin privs 2 logged into new user 3 launched Windows update. 4 update took about 40 mins to successfully complete Windows will not accept this as a valid file name.

iMac 27" i7 (Mid 2010) / 8GB, Mac OS X (10.6.6) Posted on Jan 12, 2011 12:02 PM Reply I have this question too Q: Hard drive constantly chattering away on It's an opportunity to share knowledge and grow in it as well. Jan 14, 2011 5:34 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Navarro Parker -, Navarro Parker - Jan 15, 2011 10:28 AM in response to roam Level 2 Reply 0 0 Castingman2010 Tutor Posts: 9 Member Since: ‎12-05-2011 Message 6 of 12 (4,610 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: HD Constantly being accessed Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe

Specifically update to Windows defender. Ask ! Click Start 2. I.4 OS Windows 7 Ult.

The extra ram in the desktop doesn't seem to help as FF just uses up even more.I just read a CNET review that talked about some new browser based on FF/gecko