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Report weg- Jan 7, 2009 at 05:37 PM So you should click on Repair -- and then what? I tried that and it worked beautifully: when I set it to never go to sleep or turn off the hard drive (the high performance plan in power management in my Flag Permalink This was helpful (4) Collapse - I Agree by taaronp / October 21, 2011 5:54 PM PDT In reply to: Try this.... From Task Manager. http://inc1.net/help-needed/help-needed-with-possible-tdl4-vista-home-security-2012-combo-malware.html

Help! Click Start, All Programs, and then right click on "Command Prompt". 2. This should ve been offered by windows update soon after sp1 was installed. With SuperFetch, background tasks still run when the computer is idle.

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Discussions Cyber Deals Vendor Discussion Forum Feedback Mod Hotline « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Forum Software Microsoft Operating Systems Constant hard drive activity with vista...driving me nuts Posting Permissions Instantly the hard drive thrashing stopped. Guidance will be provided if more powerful security tools need be used, since they can also inflict damage on the system if applied without the necessary skills and experience. Not only that, but these files are also constantly changing, both in number and content, requiring constant re-indexing by Vista.

If you look careful at the picture on the right, you'll see several non-standard additions to the right-click menu: "Send to Fax Recipient", "Scan with Norton Antivirus", "TextPad" and "Winzip". Your computer could also be running an automatic anti-virus scan. 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. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/constant-disk-activity-when-using-vista-home/c2a07971-6310-4637-905f-7077c223f5a8 December 31, 2008 Reply D.R. @ 2:40 pm What does "% Highest Active Time" refer to?

At least not something that made me think something bad was going on. One tool that offers an all in one view of critical System components is the Reliability and Performance Resource View. Malwarebytes (free edition) is installed and it doesn't enable any realtime protection. runs alright right now and no prob during game play.

Obviously there are different hazards on our everso growing online land of unknown so take a munite and explore what works in your area ,land or domain! http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/177703-excess-hard-disk-activity-another-take.html So there is a significant potential source of over reporting when it comes to driver issues, whether on XP or Vista. It is so useful that I would not do any "uninstall". This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

I have vista and 7. check my blog I've killed off PSI, which monitors everything, and that cured it for the most part, but there are still these spikes. dumguy, Oct 14, 2010 #9 tomdkat Trusted Advisor Thread Starter Joined: May 6, 2006 Messages: 7,143 Thanks for the info! I went into the "Control Panel" from the Start Menu, then "Services" and right clicked on "Background Intelligent Transfer Service".

Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything? We can upgrade the system from 1GB to 2GB of RAM for about $45, so I think we'll give that a try and see what happens. Running Vista Home Premium 64 bit. this content There is a recent hidden search added into updates and on W-7 and up, thankfully just turning on more of the built in security switches you find in settings kills off

Reply With Quote 03-06-08,03:25 AM #8 jivetrky View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Oct 2005 Location Lake Village, IN 46349 Originally Posted by Neur0mancer As already stated its However, when the background task is finished, SuperFetch repopulates system memory with the data you were working with before the background task ran. Be careful interpreting this data in support of or against any one manufacturer however, because aside from the fact that it doesn't break down the crashes over time, it also doesn't

Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - Anyone by richteral / October 29, 2011 4:53 PM PDT In reply to: What's System Idle Process?

If you have no other security software try updating Security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/Click to expand... Download & install "RootkitRevealer, and run a scan with it. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Forgot about the misleading search by idoubtthat / December 9, 2011 1:08 PM PST In reply to: Idle System Processes & Microsoft Search Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

I am currently investigating to see if its a virus, or a hardware conflict (as I run several peripherals, including 2 external HDDs) will report back if I find a solution. The additional information requested will give us a better idea of whether this is related to memory exhaustion and what process are consuming the most memory.Click to expand... The full details and recommended techniques for a better way to protect yourself are in the PC Security chapter of the TGTC. 4. have a peek at these guys Helpful +0 Report Icanmakecistafreeze Feb 25, 2009 at 06:45 PM notice it is only the Quad proccessors that have this problem though.

I have shut off every nonimportant program that I can find in MSCONFIG but still itsounds overly busy. I didn't want to have to do a complete operating system / disk rebuild because I like all of my current settings and applications. Resource Monitor is in Windows 7; if you open it, you will see the CPU heading, and Average CPU is one of the data columns there on expansion.Vista has Reliability & Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Where is windows "Search" by stahu / October 29, 2011 1:17 AM PDT In reply to: Windows Search I don't believe you want

by Ted de Castro / October 21, 2011 11:28 AM PDT In reply to: What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything? Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. it to the point that my computer is not not usable. 5 minutes in and it freezes. In addition to the instruction below you can also set automatic update to prompt to install and see if that makes the exessive disk activity cease.

Turn Off System Protection: If you genuinely believe you have no need for both System Restore and Shadow Copies, you can disable System Protection altogether by going to the Windows Control Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. If so, get your space back with an adjustable dual monitor mounting stand and declutter your desk with out throwing anything out! another quadcore and a custom build.

Yet despite years of warning and plenty of support provided by Microsoft prior to Vista's release, some hardware manufacturers dragged their feet on developing appropriate Vista drivers, and the end result Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Why by SamRetNavy / October 28, 2011 11:54 PM PDT In reply to: Try this.... Upon rebooting, no thrashing and constant writes. it is'nt just vista though.

It didn't report the "Peak" number but as I watched the "Performance" tab numbers while the system was booting and while running some apps, like a browser, the amount of memory tryied xp home edition same thing. Or at least on your computer. Report sergeant805- Nov 9, 2009 at 02:04 AM I had the same problem after uploading some recent updates on Vista.