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contunuous disk activity

by beich66 / February 10, 2008 3:13 AM PST

Vista Premium (what a pain)
ASUS Striker II Formula (AI Suite loaded)
E8400
OCZ 8500 SLI Compatable
8800 GTS (G92)
WD Raptor 150 GB

Brief disk accessing about every half second. This occurs with all unnecessary processes (see Black Viper's Vista suggestions) disabled, no indexing, nothing scheduled and I'm just sitting there.

What's doing it? Any suggestions?

Bill

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Vista.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 3:16 AM PST

Vista is not a quiet OS. It's logging things, etc. You also might have less than 2GB RAM?

The cure is to go back one version of the OS.

Bob

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OS and Memory
by beich66 / February 10, 2008 3:25 AM PST
In reply to: Vista.

Yeah, I dual boot. XP is faster with games not designed for DX 10, and is much quieter. I do have 2GB memory.

I'd like to find out just which loggers to turn off.

Thanks, Bill

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For instance...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 3:39 AM PST
In reply to: OS and Memory

The Event service. There are services that we usually leave on but for the others in the crowd we have to keep flipping more than the usual off including autoupdaters and more.

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event viewer
by beich66 / February 10, 2008 5:34 AM PST
In reply to: For instance...

I don't want to turn EV off. It has been useful in the past. It ran rather unobtrusively in XP. I'll look at the events recorded to see if something else is interrupting so frequently. Probably something from ASUS.

Thanks a lot for your help, Bill

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