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HP pavillion-hard drive -searches every 2secs

by David Erskine / March 15, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

Can`t be right can it?
Noticed it today after updating Norton, removing anti spyware-removal prog etc.,beefing up spyware blaster+doctor. Run P.C. doctor and other tests, they say its fine. PC seems fater in some ways.
Am I being a jerk or do you think its a problem? These things run cool and have no fans to make noise.What is it looking for ! I cant find my windows system monitor prog either !
DPE

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Windows INDEXING
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 3:45 AM PDT

Yes, that would explain why you see your hard disk blinking forever.

Bob

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hard drive
by David Erskine / March 15, 2008 8:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows INDEXING

Thanks for that reply Bob,
I have cleared my brain a little,task manager is telling me that "system idle process" is working overtime! I dont think I have google desk top or simular ( which I believe, will search all the time..) Want to give the drive a break and the noise is damn annoying ! Any ideas how to stop it?

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You do want to know one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 8:28 PM PDT
In reply to: hard drive

The idle process is best when at 99 or above percent. That's when the CPU is doing nothing but idling. A good thing.

Your question was about the disk accesses which is commonly caused by Windows Indexing but not the idle process.
Bob

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If the noise bothers you ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 16, 2008 2:04 AM PDT
In reply to: hard drive
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