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Hard drive constant running

by netsiu / November 12, 2013 1:14 AM PST

Win7 Pro 32bit, AMDFX based MSI board,ATI Vid.

When setting idle at desktop with nothing loaded my hard drive is constantly clicking.
How can I tell what it is doing?
If it is auto defraging that shouldn't take or be constant an hour later.
Not good on Harddrive,. How do I stop it? Or should I?
In sleep mode it doesn't do it.

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Did you try any utility like at this link?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2013 1:20 AM PST
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What's My Computer Doing?
by netsiu / November 12, 2013 5:11 AM PST

Thanks Bob! Have installed and will let you know what it shows.

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by Bob__B / November 13, 2013 12:33 AM PST

A couple of w7 features that can make your Hd quite busy are....

You can run both of those through google and make your own call if you need them.

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Whats it doing
by netsiu / November 13, 2013 12:46 AM PST
In reply to: Features

Thanks Bob
With Whats My Computer running computer idle four things and a fifth are running.
Mouse pointer, Keboard, explorer (Think that is because Whats my computer doing is doing), IDVault (Comcast's Constant Guard) and real player jumps in few seconds and searches for updates.
Followed constant guards instructions and disabled constant guard in internet providers(IE Firefox) but is still active on computer.
At least it won't fight with me to store my log in stuff.

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My neighbor had trouble with Real.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2013 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: Whats it doing

I can't explain what Real Player does today. It's an item I don't use and friends report issues to me.

The IDVault which is usually free also falls into the category of things that make a machine go slow. Just yesterday I had to eject McAfee as it blocked Microsoft Visual Studio from installing. It's a strange world at times but as a test run, I'd remove Real and Constant Guard.

-> Did you find HIJACKTHIS and research each line of its report? It's a lot of work but after a few times you know what's standard and only have to look for what you don't know.

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by netsiu / November 22, 2013 11:46 AM PST

Sorry for the delay trying this.

HyjackThis came up with a short list. Not sure what the codes at the front mean but all it found is what is supposed to load at start.

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2013 11:49 AM PST
In reply to: HyjackThis

Your reply tells me you may be only beginning to understand Windows. If so, then if you have any warranty, make it a warranty issue.

The industry has had decades to create a stable user friendly PC. What do you think?

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Understand Who?
by netsiu / November 23, 2013 1:07 PM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

Your right Bob.
I am very, extremely short of understanding any OS.
I am able to build my own systems only because I can associate how things work together with/by Plug n Play.
When things go beyond "OK OS fix thy self" I need to seek help from more knowledgeable.

If you've noticed all my posts have been experienced not knowledge.

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Let me make is as simple as I can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2013 1:32 PM PST
In reply to: Understand Who?

I suggest you remove Real.

My advice about Hijackthis is for us to dive in to look under the hood and learn more about what is going on. However not everyone is going to want to do that. The first time under the hood of a car is challenging and for today we have various tools to product some information and then we are off to learn more.

So I guess all I can do is keep it simple. Remove Real, and then we try again.

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Remove Real
by netsiu / November 24, 2013 12:30 AM PST

Thanks Bob! I appreciate your patience.

Real Player or Realtek?

Realtek is the LAN and audio hardware on the MB (MSI 7640)

No other Real in programs list.
I did have some thing that loaded called Real. Was a bear to remove. Used AdwAware.

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You noted Real Player above.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2013 12:35 AM PST
In reply to: Remove Real
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Yes AdwCleaner
by netsiu / November 24, 2013 4:25 PM PST

Brain goes wacky with words at times.

Tried email but file was too big. Almost 13000 characters. Yours only allows 1500.
Tried posting as reply at site you post but didn't post.

I will use your Cnet email and send mine then I can reply to that.

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That's huge.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2013 11:27 PM PST
In reply to: Yes AdwCleaner

Did you reboot then immediately create the log?

Just looked at email and will reply soon. Make a clean log. It will be smaller.

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Still Huge
by netsiu / November 25, 2013 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: That's huge.

Did Hyjackthis 11,988. Reboot search 11,688

Notice that the post I tried thinking would be only to the one post at the link ended up here.

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(NT) At least we see a reason for constant disk use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2013 4:56 AM PST
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by Bob__B / November 13, 2013 2:47 AM PST
In reply to: Whats it doing

I was just mentioning a couple of things that come stock with w7 that can cause a bunch of disk activity.

With all the different products that can be added it becomes a matter of sleuthing.

R.P. has a lot of stick time in this area.....follow his advice.

Aside.....if you have defrag set as a scheduled task you might want to rethink that.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 13, 2013 3:03 AM PST
In reply to: Whats it doing

Go to the. startup tab there and ucheck Real, Adobe, and any others you feel can be disabled.


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Constant guard
by pgc3 / November 13, 2013 3:21 AM PST
In reply to: Whats it doing

That, Constant guard, needs to be gone, that hangs on to a tool bar, also Comcast,it needs to be deleted from Control panel, Programs and features....I just did a L/T with similar issues and discovered some useless server (Comcast) stuff. I cannot remember the name of the tool bar that contains the USELESS Constant Guard but it needs to go.

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That Constant Guard
by itsdigger / November 13, 2013 3:26 AM PST
In reply to: Constant guard

coupled with Norton is a real PITA , it takes control over the computer and won't let you do anything . I had it several years back when I first got Comcast it's hard to get rid of too...Digger

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PITA Norton
by pgc3 / November 13, 2013 3:42 AM PST
In reply to: That Constant Guard

Oh I forgot about that, too right!! Comcast seems to be as good a server as any but boy some of the add ons, ESPECIALLY when you opt for their "FREE" internet security package, which of late is Norton 360, on its' own (standalone) not bad ...but the server variation? goes on.

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Hyjackthis log
by netsiu / November 24, 2013 4:06 PM PST
In reply to: Whats it doing

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:57:51 PM, on 11/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16736)
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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Constant Guard
by netsiu / November 14, 2013 11:29 AM PST

WOW! Didn't know which post to click to answer all so here was best i think.

With Constant Guard install I chose only the Norton and left all the rest unchecked and did not allow the tool bar. Hate extra toolbars! Vicious tracking slowing things!

The Norton doesn't seem to slow anything and does a good gob of watching and giving a thumbs up or down on sites and downloads/installs.

The ID Vault is bundled too tightly to Constant Guard. I can disable in Internet Explorer, Firefox and such but cannot turnoff on computer. So it hunts.
Uninstall of Constant Guard is no problem. Did that once when I allowed one extra feature. But then would have to buy some internet security.

Haven't looked up HIJACKTHIS yet. Will let you know.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2013 11:32 PM PST
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by netsiu / November 25, 2013 4:58 AM PST

This would explain why sometimes I would get message about max CPU and when I looked it was only one of the six in the CPU.
Think I will watch and see which then do what they did for Vista.

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