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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2008, 02:06:34 AM »
I see you mention it does this for hours, this is very strange as the initial disk activity at boot shouldn't last longer than 5 minutes, usually it's less than that.
Have you tried disabling the other things i mentioned like SuperFetch ? I don't really believe that is the problem here but it's better we try it just to make sure. I suspect some third party program is creating an issue here but i am just guessing.

Can you tell us which programs you have running in the background(like virus scanners, firewalls, anti-spyware etc.) ?

Also can you go to Task Manager - Performance - Resource Monitor and click the Disk tab. See which process is creating the most disk activity, this should help us narrow it down ...




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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2008, 04:02:41 PM »
Does Vista performance logs inform anything about it?
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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2008, 09:48:35 PM »
i disabled the indexing and it doesnt seem to do alot its faster by a little but it seems to be slow for the frist few hours if you use it. I reallly dont know whats happening i disaled alot of the start up things too
Is this a legitimate copy of Vista ??? I'm asking because I know that some of the software out there
to bypass Microsoft's prying eyes unfortunately adds it's own prying eyes.
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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2008, 06:07:31 PM »
it seems to stop if i leave my computer on for a very long tme but then again what could be causing it?

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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2008, 06:40:58 PM »
it seems to stop if i leave my computer on for a very long tme but then again what could be causing it?
It's not easy to troubleshoot, each computer has a set of programs, services running in background, etc. Maybe you should call a technician that could check your computer in loco.
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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2008, 08:02:26 PM »
You still haven't answered my question.
If it's legal, then maybe you should follow Tech's advice and take it in for service.
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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2008, 05:51:34 PM »
The hard disk light turns off after a few minutes of running but when i do even the slightist thing it tends to prolong it what could it be?

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Re: computer hard disk light stays on performence slows down HELP!
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2008, 09:31:39 PM »
The hard disk light turns off after a few minutes of running but when i do even the slightist thing it tends to prolong it what could it be?
A hardware problem...
An operational system failure...
Who knows...
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