too much disk activity?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by all4thenookie, May 29, 2002.

  1. I just installed Winxp and I am noticing after about 10 minutes away from the computer my hard drive just starts running and running. I turned off the screen saver and it still does this. Could someone tell me if this is a normal occurance and/or if can I stop it from happening?:confused:
     
  2. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    I too encounter this kind of prob... but slightly different from u. It occurs especially during boot up( after the XP logon screen) , the HD will blink unexpectedly though all appz has loaded on the taskbar and i've even disable the antivirus but the prob still took place. Any idea to solve this prob...:(
     
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Have you both made sure that you have the disk indexing service turned off?
     
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Also, whenever you fresh install a new OS, it is normal to have above normal hd activity until several reboots and a defrag.
     
  5. Qumahlin, how do get to the disk indexing service to turn it off?
     
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    first goto your HD properties in my computer, and make sur ethe allow disk indexing yadda yadda is not checked.

    then goto your administrative tools in control panel, open up services, stop the indexing service and set it to disable.