hard drive continues intermittent running

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jaybird
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hard drive continues intermittent running

Post by jaybird » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:43 am

Just noticed hard drive light "flickers" at set intervals in a set pattern. This happens about every 5 to 10 seconds.

Checked task manager (win2k pro) and there is 0 to 1% CPU usage (dual PIII system) and about 87 to 92 meg of memory in use (1 gig available) and only 17 services running, the only one indicating usage is the system idle process.

Have run scandisk, defrag, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, etc.,.

This workstation is on a small 3 unit network (one other PC and one laptop), all idle when this happens.

OBTW, Find Fast is disabled.

Forgot to mention, 2 hdd's, one for dual OS's, one for video capture.

Question: What could be causing my hard drive to run when nothing else seems to be running?

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Re: hard drive continues intermittent running

Post by davd_bob » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:46 am

jaybird wrote:Just noticed hard drive light "flickers" at set intervals in a set pattern. This happens about every 5 to 10 seconds...
Do you have any MS-Office(or other) apps running with "auto-save" enabled?
jaybird wrote:...17 services running...
Have you verified each services?
jaybird wrote:Have run scandisk, defrag, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, etc.,.
How about NAV or some other...
jaybird wrote:This workstation is on a small 3 unit network (one other PC and one laptop), all idle when this happens.
Same question as above...could a virii on one of the other units be querying that often...in fact what protocal are you using for your LAN?

What you mean about one HD for the dual OS and the other for video capture.
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Post by Dave Rave » Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:09 am

office style fast find
file search rebuild
scandisk in background
screensaver trying to kick in

get iarsn's taskinfo 4.0 and post us a .txt of "save panes to file" so we can browse your processes....

might be some task in the background running on idle
windows update in scheduler
etc .........

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