Hard Drive "chugging away" , help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by devilman1974, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. devilman1974

    devilman1974 Guest

    Ive had xp installed for a while with no problems.

    Now all of a sudden, the hard drive on is just working like crazy ... CPU load's @ 50 - 70 % on idle ...

    I scandisk'd , defragged full ... still doing it.. it's almost impossible to run any games on it.

    In the root of E: there's
    hiberfil.sys which is 600 megs and
    pagefile.sys which is 800 megs .. is this normal ?

    I had too much to loose If I format, any ideas ?

    Thanks in advance..
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    What processes are running in your task manager?
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Which process is showing a 50-70% load?

    also do you have drive indexing enabled? Hiberfil.sys is the file if you use hibernation, if you don't use hibernation disable it and delete hiberfil.sys, pagefile.sys is just that, your pagefile, size varies as to what you have ti set at.
  4. devilman1974

    devilman1974 Guest

    That's the thing, the highest process running is explorer @ 30 k ... I have 512 ram , AMD 1400 and 2 40 gig fujitsu 7200 rpm..

    It's my CPU usage that's going berzerk... I have dual boot with Millenium and millenium works fine so its' some xp thing.