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HP H8-1234 Desktop PC Hard Drive Keeps Running

Question: HP H8-1234 Desktop PC Hard Drive Keeps Running

My Hard drive seems to keep running and I do not know how to make it stop, it just recently started doing this .
I have not made any upgrades so not sure what could have caused this.

Hoping someone can help.

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Answer: HP H8-1234 Desktop PC Hard Drive Keeps Running

welcome to the forum...
How did you say this you touch the HDD its spinning up?

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Hi,
 
A few days ago, I ran a scan on Antivir and it turns out I have these viruses.
tr/atraps.gen2 - consrv.dll
tr/agent.1234 - 271c0b7f-12361f5c 
f-exp-cve-2011-3544.a.49cbfc 15038ef4-4e959546
 
I suspect I got them because I had another computer infected, and then it got transferred through a hard drive. So now I'm dealing with a computer which may or may not be disinfected, a likely infected external hard drive, and another virus on another computer. 
 
I'd really appreciate the help in how to get rid of this virus on this computer and also on the external hard drive.
 
Thanks.
 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_39
Run by Me2 at 20:18:15
on 2013-02-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.3885.1946 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated*
{68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated*
{090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated*
{D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated*
{D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated*
{B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k
LocalServiceNet... Read more

Answer:Infected with Atraps.gen2 and agent.1234, Suspect Transferred Through Hard Drive

Hello seethis and Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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Hey all,

I apologize in advance if this has been repeated 1000+ times.

Here are the specifics of my computer:

AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
3400+
1.81 GHz, 896MB of RAM
Microsoft XP Pro
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

I've had the same computer since November-ish of 2004 (my first big purchase after getting my first - and current - job!), it was custom built. It's obviously been updated as the years have gone by, and it's been in for regular clean ups and tune ups. It's starting to run sluggish :cry I've done everything I can think of except take it to "the doctor". I've run Spybot, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware, and AVG 9.0. All full scan results come up empty (thank goodness). I run CCleaner everyday. I have also gone through every folder in my documents and gotten rid of the files I don't need anymore.

So the only thing I can think of is that I need more RAM. I just took my computer to "the doctor" for a clean up and a tune up last summer, he put more memory into it as well. As far as I'm aware I have had as much RAM as possible put into it (I'm going to double check). Since the only thing I can think of is that I'm running out of room, and I have had all possible memory put into my baby I'm looking to buy an external hard drive.

Only thing is, I haven't the slightest idea where to start looking. I use my computer for school and general play. I'm onlin... Read more

Answer:External hard drive for desktop running Windows XP

Samanthany said:





So the only thing I can think of is that I need more RAM. I just took my computer to "the doctor" for a clean up and a tune up last summer, he put more memory into it as well. As far as I'm aware I have had as much RAM as possible put into it (I'm going to double check). Since the only thing I can think of is that I'm running out of room, and I have had all possible memory put into my baby I'm looking to buy an external hard drive.Click to expand...

Visit Crucial and download and run their online scan, it guarantees to find a RAM or multiple RAM modules that they guarantee to work with your PC, if the scanner does not work, just enter your PC details into the site.





Samanthany said:





Any/all suggestions/tips would be awesome! Even if they're for the computer itself.

Thank you so much! Click to expand...

Are you after an external Hard Drive aswell, i don't understand?

WesterDigital are probably the best when it comes to HDD's, also look at Seagate and maybe Hitachi if price comes above performance and reliability.

If you give me a preferred website that you would like to purchase from, a budget and what size you need, i will be happy to recommend you one!
 

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Is there any way to gain permanent control over that external hard drive? I was the only user of that that was housed on my Compaq Presario 5430US that ran Windows XP Home edition.
 

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Hello,I have a long column with numbers and I want to insert the symbol " ' " in the begining and in the end of the number as well as a comma " , " after every number.example: 1234 to '1234',Thank you

Answer:from 1234 to '1234', in excel

First, you realize that the numbers will no longer be "Numbers", but Text?Try this:With your number in cell A1, in B1 put this formula:=" ' "&A1&" ' , "I've separated it a bit so you can see that it is supposed to be:Equal sign, Double Quote, Single Quote, Double Quote, Ampersand, Cell Number, Ampersand, Double Quote, Single Quote, Comma, Double Quote.MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

Answer:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I need an external hard drive for taking regular backups of all of my data.
When i searched the internet I got two options:
1. Porable HDD [high cost, slower speed but don't need external power]
2. Desktop HDD [low cost, higher speed but need external power]

I want to know that...
1. Which hard disk's live longer? Porable or Desktop.
2. I heared that pulling off USB cable of Portable HDD may cause data lose because it also supplies power to hdd.
What will happpen if Power goes off from Desktop HDD? Will my data/Hard disk remain protected?
3. Level of safety of data on moving or shaking on both Desktop and Portable HDD.
4. Can we install os and boot from portable and desktop external hdd?
 

Answer:Need Advice : External Desktop Hard drive vs Portable Hard drive?

Unless you really need to go portable with a Laptop .. I'd not use a USB powered External.
You cannot boot from a USB External .. But there's another option if you're capable of physically changing HDDs ..

Get a good external Enclosure (with a fan for cooling) .. Install a good HDD ... with a 5 year warranty
and make the HDD in the enclosure a bootable backup .. where you could swap HDDs if/when needed ..
 

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Below is my system info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 452 GB (401 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0787MR
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hello, my machine has been sounding like the hard drive has been running and acting a little slow so I checked the background programs processes and found there are 72 running. Some of which I don't know what they are. Is there a way to find out if these should be running and if I don't need them etc?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help



ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
C:\Program Files\My... Read more

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I installed Vista on my newly built computer, and it's been a month, my hard drive still runs everytime i turn on my computer until i turn it off non stop even thought there is no programming running. Can anybody tell me why it is doing such thing? i am afraid that i might have a broken hard drive. can anybody give me some advise on it? Thank you very much.
 

Answer:Hard drive keeps running even without program running.

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help



ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSea... Read more

Answer:hard drive keep running ... no jobs running

hello ,

does the drive keep running if you have the internet disconneted from the pc ?

also follow these steps

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)

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hi guys got a p4 compaq pressario desktop the fan is blowing noisy and hard
what do i have to do with this...i googled and couldnt find anything obvious

is it bios settings...i cleaned the fan...it aint dirty

sorry...this is the fan on top of the heat sink...

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: desktop fan running hard!!!

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Is it possible to have pre-installed vista on your internal drive then buy a new external drive, install XP on it and then boot that drive to use XP?
 

Answer:Running Xp on an external hard drive with Vista installed on internal drive.

Yes this is possible as long as your BIOS supports booting from USB.
 

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My 20 gb hard drive with win 98 as died a death, I have a Toshiba 40 gb laptop hard drive with win 2000 on it which does work, having fitted an adapter and then plugged it in place of the duff one when turning the PC on it stops when trying to recognise the hard drive and hangs.In the bios I have changed it to auto detect but again does not recognise the hard drive, am I missing something fundamental? any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Replacing Desktop Hard drive with Laptop Hard driv

I Am under the impression that laptop HDD's are not the same as those made for desktop PC's. I may well be wrong, but i would not even try what you have tried, as i would not actually expect it to work.Sorry if not much help.

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Long story short, there are PCs with no keyboard, mouse, or monitors and I need to make images of them - so simply connecting my USB HDD and having something automatically kick-off would be the ideal goal.

Anyone have anything to recommend?
Thanks,
 

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?
TI
 

Answer:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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So this is just a random question but, do laptop hard drives consume less power than desktop hard drives? I'm only asking because I'm thinking of just buying brackets and swapping out all my desktop's hard drives with laptop hard drives. I would imagine that a laptop hard drive saves a lot of power, but hey I could be wrong, so I thought I'd ask for an outside opinion. Thanks!

Answer:Laptop Hard Drive Vs Desktop Hard Drive

I don't believe that they use less power. Many laptop hard drives run at 5400 RPM, as opposed to 7200 RPM, which saves power but reduces performance, but you can also buy 5400 RPM desktop hard drives and 7200 RPM laptop hard drives. Your best bet to reduce power consumption and improve performance is to get a SSD. SSDs are much faster and use less power because they have no moving parts. It is recommended to still have a hard drive for storage, because larger SSDs are still expensive.

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Question: hard drive running

my hard drive keeps on running when I am not using my computer. Do I a virus?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:34:00 PM, on 3/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\MMDiag.exe
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Answer:hard drive running

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had windows 8.1 and started to have this problem with hard drive running to 100 percent
so i
upgraded to windows 10 (no apps just user data) and still have same problem
in task manager i look at disk performance and dont see a process that appears to me to be causing the problem
looked at virtual memory (set on auto) so i changed it to 1344 and then back to auto. it ask to reboot
still not fixed

Answer:hard drive running 50 to 100%

Try Resource Monitor in Windows under disk see if locate any processes there using a lot. Check Event Viewer under Custom, Administrator Events, anything about disk. Usually would say scan for Viruses and Malware, but as happened on other OS.Could be a drive issue, have anything to test the drive and SMART data ?

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Hi,
My hard drive seems to be constantly running and it is driving me to drink. I have tried to close as many programs in the background as I feel safe doing, but to no avail. I looked at earlier posts on this site and have found similar questions with successful conclusions. I have downloaded Hijack this and am including the LONG log. If anyone can help me out with this I would be most appreciative and would save so much on needless beer runs to drown my frustration.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:07:46 PM, on 10/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
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Answer:Hard drive always running

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The hard drive on my laptop has begun running constantly. Sometimes it cranks up and sometimes it runs slower, but it is always spinning. Any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:08:14 PM, on 8/25/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
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Answer:Hard drive always running

Bump. If anyone could help I would appreciate it so much
 

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Question: Hard Drive Running

Help, could someone look at the included log for me. On many occasions the hard drive just continually runs. Thank You.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:47:50 PM, on 3/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\4.3.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Twain_32\Samsung\CLX3170\Scan2pc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Hello,
I recently have been monitering the temperature of my Hard drive in my Dell 4700 with SpeedFan, and it seems to be running really hot. It is usually up to around 70-71 degrees Celsius when I have my PC on for a while.

I have a Maxtor 80GB hard drive. I also just cleaned out the dust from the inside of my PC, so I don't think that could be causing the problem. It has been running this hot for quite a while now. I believe all the fans are in working condition also.

What is the normal operating temp of a hard drive? Is there anything I can do to cool it down?
 

Answer:Is my hard drive running too hot?

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I've got "Curse of Monkey Island" which looks fun. I had it for ages but couldnt run it because my computer was too slow.I recently built a lovely P4 2.6Ghz 512MB system, but it still runs slowly because I ran out of money and had to recycle my old, slow (quad speed)CD-ROM drive. Is there any way of dumping the contents from the CDs (there are two of them) onto my C: drive and running the game from there, without having to buy or download some specialist mapping software?I use XP.Ta, RB

Answer:Running a CD from hard drive

click here

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I think this is where I should post this, I hope. 90% of the time if I have a problem, I google it and just read what tech or geek forums suggest and 100% of the time I fix my problem. This time, I think I need specifics. I am running a fairly new computer (1 1/2 yr) with a decent amount of disk space (80 gig drive and 40 gig added). However, I have had problems ever since I started backing up my DVDs. First it started that my computer basically turns into a senior citizen when I try to do more than one thing at a time. I never thought to check my RAM since this was a new computer. But yesterday I did. My RAM stick says it is 256mb, but when I right click on my computer it says I have 195mb RAM...not sure what this is about, but regardless I bought a 512 and installed it. For the first few hours it appeared to be running okay, not great, but okay. Then it started doing what it always does and making that sound like it is trying to load something. I frequently go to msconfig and disable all startup programs and I checked, they are all still disabled. I restarted my computer. HD still making the loading sound. I kept all programs closed overnight while I slept and when I woke up it wasn't making that sound, but as soon as I started Outlook Express and went online there it goes again. Also, occassionally---like 40% of the time---when I click on a search result in Google, or a link on another page somewhere, I go to some oddball page....never the same page and the page NEVER... Read more

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HI,

I have just recently built a PC and installed windows Vista, how ever sometimes my hard drive is working pretty hard without me doing anything almost as it is defraging or something, is windows vista doing something? I don't see anything runing in the baackaround that would cause that...

thank you

Answer:Hard Drive keeps running, please help

Is your system indexing?

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My hard drive seems to run almost constantly and the system is seems slow. Windows XP home edition. Can you help please?

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When I am just sitting in front of the computer with nothing on the hard drive is alway making noises. I'm not sure if I'm infected, but I would just like to know why my hard drive always seem to be making noises. Heres my Hijack This log:Thanks!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:11:13 PM, on 2/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Mitchell Home Medical\MHM VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running

Well, now it doesn't seem to be running that much but still can you just please check to make sure my Hijack This log is clean thanks. :D

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Question: hard drive running

Hi all. newbie to the forum.

I have a Toshiba 1905-303 laptop about 4 years old. P4 2.4G 512 ram. Recently the hard drive has decided to run almost continually while I am working on the computer. The CPU usagevaries between a low of 1% and a high of 13% when idle, but spikes to as high as 98% when used.


Any ideas as to why the drive runs constantly? and what needs to be done to correct it?

Thanks.
John P.

Answer:hard drive running

how much paging file is it using?

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Hello everyone,

Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. My hard drive seems to run forever on startup and even on the simplest tasks, slowing everything right down. I've tried defragmenting the HD, run regular virus checks (Mcafee) as well as spycatcher.

Here is the HJT Log. Very grateful if someone can offer me some advice on how to solve it.

Thanks very much

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:45:25, on 16/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\rrpcsb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM\Security\uvmserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmsmbus.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exe
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Answer:Hard Drive Always Running

Howdy,

Try the PC in Safemode and see if it acts the same...this is a laptop correct, how much memory does it have?
How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
Do you mean Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon??
 

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For no reason, I decided to download 'Speedfan' utility program today. I was suprised to see that my hard drive temperature was too hot. It is reading 72'C. Prior to it stabilising at 72'C it seemed somewhat erratic, jumping around in big increments.(see copy of temperature log below).I also downloaded another temperature utility and that reads the same. I have moved the hard drive so there is more airflow around it, but no difference.Basically I have had this PC for 3 years and only once did it let me down. Some .dll files mysteriously vanished so had to re-install windows. Apart from that it's been faultless. Is it safe to just carry on with the drive reading 72'C? Or should I install another case fan? For the record it's a Samsung SV1204H hard drive.Thankscopy of log:[04/Sep/2005 16:54:32] HDD Monitoring Started[04/Sep/2005 16:54:32] Temperature = 12C (53F)[04/Sep/2005 16:55:01] Temperature = 6C (42F)[04/Sep/2005 16:57:01] Temperature = 4C (39F)[04/Sep/2005 16:59:01] Temperature = 3C (37F)[04/Sep/2005 17:01:01] Temperature = 26C (78F)[04/Sep/2005 17:05:01] Temperature = 25C (77F)[04/Sep/2005 17:07:01] Temperature = 48C (118F)[04/Sep/2005 17:17:01] Temperature = 47C (116F)[04/Sep/2005 17:19:01] Temperature = 71C (159F)[04/Sep/2005 17:19:01] changed temperature status (from "normal" to "critical")[04/Sep/2005 17:20:01] Temperature = 65C (149F)[04/Sep/2005 17:32:16] HDD Monitoring Started[04/Sep/2005 17:32:16] Temperature = 36C (96F... Read more

Answer:hard drive running hot

Another thing, it does'nt physically feel hot, just warm!

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Hi, hope your able to tell me what is causing my hard drive to run so much.

My network connection orange light also appear to be rapidly flashing more or less constantly.

I am almost ready to restore the system, but would like to know what is causing the above 2 problems so that I can make sure I don't let it happen again.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:50:03 AM, on 7/23/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Users\Steve\Downloads\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vp64&d=0209&m=p-7805u&c=BB
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Answer:Hard Drive seems to be running way to often.

I know your busy, just giving it a bump and to let you know I'm still interested in a solution, thanks again for your time.
 

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Hi There,

I read an old post where someone had the same problem I have, that the hard drive is always running. In that post the person was told to download HJTInstall.exe, run it and post here the resulting logfile. So, copied below is that logfile from my computer.

Can you help?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:36:22, on 03/07/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUNMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\I... Read more

Answer:hard drive always running

I recommend you remove the following and then run HijackThis again to see if any come back. Then run Malwarebytes Antimalware and remove all suggested items:

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
 

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Even if I'm not doing anything, my hard drive is read/writing something all the time. There are two distinct behaviors: 1. When Norton is doing a "background check" the drive is running like crazy. The computer is jammed and almost unusable. Browsers take minutes to load. Other programs are unusable. 2. When there is NO background check, the drive read/writes about once a second. It is never idle and never times out to spin down. I would like the drives to stop spinning, but it can't because it's always doing something. I've run every scan and tune up - Norton's and checkdsk. It's just not working. I'm worried that I've got a botnet or a virus.My system:AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual 4800+ (watercooled)2GB RAMWindows XP Professional (fresh install - No pirated software)Seagate 750GB system drive ST375064WD WD25 SATA-2 driveX1900XTX ATI Graphics card (watercooled)If anyone could look at my hijack this logfile, I'd appreciate it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:51:17 AM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive is always running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My hard drive is running on my Dell Latitude laptop and is running the CPU at 100%.How can I get the hard drive to stop?thanks,Rick

Answer:hard drive running

Disable content indexer

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my hard drive always seems to busy I have downloaded Highjack this and posted my log
thanks sandiekid

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:02:02 PM, on 11/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\W... Read more

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I have a Maxtor 120Gb hard drive which gives no problems whatsoever. I just wondered why it felt so hot to the touch after running for a few hours and if this was normal. Many thanks. Al

Answer:Hard Drive running too hot?

do you have the case open if so the cooling can not work efficiently

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I have a 2.5" HDD installed in a desktop in a 3.5" Bay with an adapter. Now I see only black screen. I badly need your help.thanks
 

Answer:I set up a slave drive in the desktop but after running there was a black screen

ATA or Serial ATA drive?

check the jumper settings (master/slave).
 

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Hi, I have an infection that none of my AVS, malware or adware programs can find. This problem causes my computer to overheat in about 15 mins. It seems that my hard drive is constantly running. Enclosed are my Hijackthis logs. Any help would be appreaciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:55:20 PM, on 10/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Billionton\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx Home\PXAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\IEEE 802.11b WLAN Utility(USB)\EnDisEU3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
C:\Program Files\BinarySense\HDDlife\HDDlife.exe
I:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotsheet.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ... Read more

Answer:Hard drive running hard

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

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I have installed a new hard drive on my tower to gain some room and improve proformance.
Drive D which was the old master is still running as one of 5 other storage devices on this tower.
It still contains a complete version of Windows XP on it and will boot the computer if I allow the boot Sequance to use that drive as 1st Boot Device. Other wise system is set to boot off of the New N Drive.
I have removed a ton of old programs Off the old D drive to increase the usable memory of D drive and help with it's the speed . I would like to leave Photo Shop and Quick books on this drive. Is there a way to place the short cut for these programs on the desktop of the N drive and then establish a pathway to the D drive so that when they are clicked you are running the program on the D drive from the deck top of the N drive?
 

Answer:Running Progams off old hard drive

Hi notworthit, and welcome to TSG.

Many programs, when first installed, make changes to the Windows registry and may also add needed operating files and drivers to the Windows system folders. I am not specifically familiar with the two programs you mention, but there is a good chance they may not run correctly if they run at all. You could test any of the programs you left on the old drive by using Windows Explorer to navigate to the program's executable file and double clicking on it.
 

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Hi guys,

New to the site but see that you guys do some great work helping out your fellow man.

Thank you in advance for any help you can throw my way.

My MAIN problems is that my hard drive seems to churn away quite often and it seems that nothing is 'really' running at those times.

Cheers!


Here is a log I got from running HJT v 2.0.2

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:34:09 PM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\EPU\EPU.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPop3.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Curse\CurseClient.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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Answer:Hard drive always running, please advise...

bump?
 

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I had a few pop ups recently and ran avg and it didn't come up with anything, the pop ups have stopped but now the hard drive is running constantly. I'm just wondering if I have anything on my system that is a problem. Thanks.
Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:36:48 PM, on 03/03/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=1009&m=nv44&r=2v361009f316l0333zq96a4793u351
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Star... Read more

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I just bought a 160 GB hard drive for my Dell INspiron 700m, I really need the space for all of my music and multimedia.

THe problem is I did not know DELL did not give me any type of restore disks, Nor did they leave a program on my dell to create such disks.

I know I can get like 1000 different drivers off their website, but I really have no clue how to get this hard drive up and running.

I do have an external hard drive, that has 160 GB capacity.

I really need someone who can explain to me in detail how to fix this. Obvoiusly I am not very computer savvy when it comes to loading drivers and stuff onto a new hard drive. I always had the CD's for it. I really don't understand how im suppose to get windows XP onto that new hard drive, unless there is someway I can just copy my current hard drive onto the new one. Please help, I hope i didn't waste 120 bucks on a hard drive I cannot use.

thanks. My Email is [email protected], if anyone would like to contact me that knows what I should do.

Sleeprgt
 

Answer:New Hard Drive Installed, how do i get it running?

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I want to buy a 500GB portable Hard drive for photos and document backup. My 2008 PC is Vista Business and the front USB ports are marked 2.0. The rear ones are unmarked - probably also 2.0.
Most of the hard drives viewed online are specified 3.0, although a few say 2.0/3.0. Will I have trouble running such a unit with my USB 2.0 ports? Would appreciate advise.
Glen

Answer:Running a portable Hard drive with only USB 2.0

You should not have any probs. The standards require that all is backwards compatible:-
USB3 drives should work in a USB2 port.
USB2 drives should work in a USB3 port.

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In the last 2 days my main drive has been running continuously in short bursts - as if it's sending messages home to the mother ship. The only processes which show as running are taskmgr and Idle Process (out of the 75 processes present).

I have completed the entire virus scan as directed and a number of 'normal' looking adware and data miner type files were deleted.

The Hijack This log is attached.

Two questions:

1. Is there something in the log that looks like a virus?
2. Are there any programs out there which can look at the drive and tell me what's running?

Many thanks,

akpud
 

Answer:Hard Drive constantly running

Please download HOSTER and then follow the below steps.
Unzip HOSTER to a convenient folder such as C:\Hoster


Run Hoster.exe, click Restore Original Hosts and then click OK.


Click the X to exit the program.

Now scan with HijackThis and Check the Boxes for the following:

Make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.680news.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.whistler-blackcomb.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Again, make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

NEXT:
Run CCleaner to clean up cookies and temp files.

Run full scans with Ad-Aware SE & Spybot S&D and have both programs fix what they find.
Note: Remember to get all updates before doing the scans.

Then, as an added precaution, Go to Start > Run and type: cleanmgr and then click OK. Make sure the boxes for these are checked:
Temporary Files
Temporary Internet Files
Recycle Bin

And Click OK.


After you complet... Read more

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Hi All
My other halfs PC running Vista seems to have its Hard disc running continously and it is very noisy and annoying as the disc seems to slow down and then speed up all the time she has the PC on.
She does do a lot of Family History on this machine and I wondered if that could be contributing to the running of the disc.
Any advice as to what can possibly be done will be great
Regards
Dakar

Answer:PC hard drive running constantly

maybe have a look in the Task Manager and see if anything running in Processes and CPU.
System Idle process should be showing about 97% if nothing running ,That is normal.Let us know if anything else using up the CPU.

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Hello all,

I currently have a 2 year old computer (top of the line when I bought it back in the days) with Windows Vista. Just recently have I been noticing this problem...the hard drive light is constantly on and I can hear the hard drive always running. I'm not sure what is causing it as I cannot tell much from the task manager. After booting up, the hard drive starts running right away. I wonder if it has to do with the Windows Updates I've just installed or the websites my daughter keeps visiting (facebook/youtube).

Any help/advice is greatly appreciated...I just want the hard drive to run...when it's supposed to, not when the computer is idle.

Thanks,
CompNewbie
 

Answer:Hard Drive never stops running

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Hi,
I found a laptop at my house that needs a new hard drive. I can't find a compatible hard drive, so I wanted to buy an external hard drive, but I want to load XP on to the computer. How can I put XP on this hard drive and use it?
 

Answer:Running XP off of an external hard drive?

A Windows Xp does not entertain booting from an external hard disk.

There are only two types of 2.5" mechanical hard disks for the laptops; IDE and Sata. The older type IDE disks are still available in the market. You can use hard disk of any size for a laptop.
 

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When it comes to my computer be hacked i am very paranoid. Whats happening is when i am not on the computer sometimes while i am my hard drive will start running (for lack of a better drescription) and i dont mean like flashing for a second like just before the screen saver comes on. I mean rapidly and at a steady pace like it is performing a task. So i was wondering is this normal or is somebody tring to hack into my computer. Like i said i get really paranoid and i always assume the worst in situations like this so if anyone can calm me down my blood pressure will thank you.
 

Answer:hard drive is running should i catch it

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Alright. More than a year ago, I installed a second 80GB hard drive into my Dell Dimension 2400, which was at the time running Windows XP, to go with my main hard drive, another 80GB. Now, my initial plan was to move over all of my "media" files that were taking up space (music, movies, and photos) from the main hard drive to the second one, so they wouldn't be cluttering up my primary drive.

However, I found myself incapable of doing this because, for whatever reason, the second hard drive ran slowly. Like, really slow. So slow that, when you browse through it in Windows Explorer, everything lags and moves at like 1/4 the speed it's supposed to. Obviously this meant that, any audio or video files stored on said hard drive wouldn't work very well. I tried it anyways, copying a few music files over (which took a long time), and, of course, they didn't work too well. In both musikCube (my audio player of choice) and Windows Media Player, the files played very slowly, and basically "skipped", even when nothing but Windows Media Player was opening. And when I was actually trying to use the computer (with MSN Messenger, Firefox, etc. open) with the music files playing, it was even worse.

So, I decided to just forget it and keep my 30 or so gigs worth of audio/video on my main drive, but use the spare one to back up important text documents and pictures so, at the very least, they'd be safe. I lived like this, thinking the drive was just junk and really sl... Read more

Answer:Second Hard Drive Running Slowly On XP.

Hey,

Got a question... what kind of drive do you have for you secondary HDD? Some SATA's have a jumper that you can put on that will make it operate at a second, slower speed. Make sure that the jumper is not on and it should operate faster (if this is a SATA drive and this jumper is on).

Regards,

Brandon

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Hi, thanks in advance for the help.
SYSTEM: Im using a 3yr old Gateway DX4200[Desktop], 64bit, AMD Phenom X4 9100e, ATI HD3200 graphics card,Windows Vista [came w/ 7 Upgrade-never installed]

PROBLEM: My primary problem is the hard drive sounds like itnever stops running [I thought about replacing it]. This has been a progressive problem [gettingworse- upon startup sounds normal, starts running heavily w/ programs, closeall programs and it still runs]. Aswell, I now have problems on a reboot [freezes mid way] and often have to gointo F8 mode then tell to start normally [for now still boots that way]. PS: I have frequently run CCleaner and wiped registry I see from otherTGS posts this is not a good idea, perhaps it is part of my problem.
Also, Iget an ATI graphics error message on startup, but this has been going on forquite awhile and graphics seem generally ok. Lastly, a Canon printer continually loosesconnection w/ USB port I used to be able to switch ports and it would immediately reconnect, no longer, it requires a reboot. I run AVG free as antivirus and periodicallyscan with Malwarebytes - current scanssay no problems found. Prior posts onforums suggest what I have may be a virus versus a failing HD. Im all backed up, initially thought about acomplete system reinstall but I did not make boot disks from my original systemand would have to do so now [would they be corrupted?]. If it is virus related and you can help mesolve, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Answer:Hard Drive won't stop running

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it.

I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome.

Thanks.

Answer:hard drive running constantly

It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time.

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Recently I'm finding that no matter what task I'm trying to perform, the hard drive seems to run continuously, making the computer so slow it is almost unusable. I tried running HijackThis but am unable to read the log to match it up with a previously asked question. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:hard drive running continuously

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/901637-hard-drive-wont-stop-running.html

eddie
 

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I have HP Probook 440 G2 & I used two years. Not any problem before. But for a long time is going to be very hot. Especially hard drive. how can I fix it? 

Answer:Laptop hard drive running too HOT

Hello @Tahmid-Faiyaz, Please Test the harddrive. Below document will help you step by step ! ! https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443317  Incase the test fails, you will have to replace the drive.  Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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I have a HP Stream 11 laptop I bought from Walmart, it came with Windows 8.1 and I went through the charade of upgrading from 8.1 to 10 so it would validate they key and then I immediately did a clean install. Sadly with this laptop, it only has a 32 GB eMMC drive (non-upgrageable), when formatted it is brought down to 28 GB, after the clean install I was at 15 GB, I have installed very very few and rather lightweight applications that at most take up 1 GB. So left with 14 GB, what I have noticed since then... it seems as the updates rolls out, I'm starting to run out of space, I just did the "November 1511" update and I am now down to 5.75 GB free.
Is there anything I can do to slim down Windows 10? or Should I just downgrade to a different OS?

Answer:Running out of Hard Drive space

You could run disk cleanup - this will delete your old (pre-install) windows files. That will take you more or less where you were before.

See option 1 here Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

You could also compact your OS. Compact OS - Compress or Uncompress Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums and disable hibernation Hibernate - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

After that go to Settings > System > Apps and features and install anything you don't want. Apps like Candy Crush and Solitaire collection are pretty big for example.

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I noticed my hard drive keeps running for a very long time after I turn on Vista Ultimate. Is Vista indexing my drive? What can I do to turn it off? It is driving me crazy.

Thank you in advance for all your help!!!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Hard drive keeps running...

This is normal for Vista I'm afraid and is due to the Superfetch facility. It is possible to turn this off, but it will slow down loading of programs. The best thing to do is go and make yourself a cup of tea whilst it's loading.

To turn it off you need to go into the Control Panel. Click Start then select Control Panel on the right hand list. Then click AdministrativeTools> Computer Management then select Services and Applications>Services from the list on the left hand side. Find Superfetch in the list of services and right click and select properties. In startup type select disabled and press OK.
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It seems as if my hard drive on my compaq presario v2000 is constantly running which causes programs that I use to run slow. I have windows xp and I have tried several things (help troubleshooter, hp total care) but nothing solves the problem. I think I just have too many programs running at the same time but I don't know how to address this situation without screwing anything else up. I also am running a version of microsoft office that lets just say..I didn't pay for. Some of the other programs that I have are BearShare, zip forms (for Realtors), norton anti virus, webroot spy sweeper and Itunes. I have also downloaded 4 disk clean and big fix from the major geeks website hoping they would have identified the problem but they were unsuccessful. Does anyone know what the problem is?
 

Answer:hard drive is constantly running

Use task manager to identify the programs that are running. You should see one that has high cpu usage.
 

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i have a 280 GB hard drive which is running out of space with just 900 Mb left. After tracking, i found it is the C\users\public\publicdocument folder that records 260GB size although it visibly contains 1.9 GB of files. What is wrong and how can i resolve this problem?

Answer:my hard drive is running out of space

Some folders and/or files in that folder are probably hidden by default.Go into Control Panel > Folder Options.Click the View tab.Under Hidden Files and Folders, tick "Show hidden files, folders and drives".Click 'OK' to save the new setting.Now open that folder again to see everything that's in it.On my PC, the Public Documents folder is empty even with "show hidden files & folders" enabled. I assume that's because I only have one user account (mine) and I do not have a home network set up for sharing anything.

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Hoping someone could help with identifying why my HD is always running????

This is the HJT log.....
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:24 PM, on 13/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HomeCinema\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HomeCinema\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\CNAP2LAK.EXE
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\CNAP2RPK.EXE
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I did a clean install on a new build with a Win 8 disk only to find out it was an upgrade only version. Now I want to format the drive to do a clean install of a Win 7 OS, but I can't get rid of the Win 8 OS! Help:cry
 

Answer:how to format my hard drive running Win 8

Your Windows 7 disc will allow you to format and install the OS. You cannot format the disc from within Windows 8, it's like asking your machine to commit suicide. Describe the method you are using for more help.
 

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My husbands hard drive is running when no one is at my computer. It also runs like crazy when He is working at the computer. It slows things down to a crawl when this happens. I figured out the service that is running is one of the Host Process Windows Servers. Specifically PID 1168 which consists of the following descriptions.
Application Experience, Application Information,Background Intelligent Transfer Service,Computer Browser,Group Policy Client,IKE and Auth IP IPsec keying modules,IP helper, Remote Access Connection Manager,Server,Shell Hardware Detection,System Event Nofication Service,Task Scheduler,Themes,User Profile Service,Windows Management Instrumentation,Windows Update. Can I stop these from running?
He is running Windows 7 Home Premium service Pack 1 on Dell Studio XPS 435T 64bit. He is using the computer right now to for both business and personal and I need it to run really well right now I cannot fool with it because He is a CPA and needs to work. Any help is appreciated. I am pretty knowledgeable in computers and have fixed many of them) This has me really stumped. I don't want to stop anything that can cause a problem. The noise the harddrive is making is a loud motor like noise when it runs and no one is at it.
I checked all the schedules on the computer they are set for the middle of the night. So nothing should be running by itself during the day. He is also on a home network with one other computer.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Is Running When No One Is At Computer. Cpu Is At 13%

Look carefully at START UP programs. If you have the program CCleaner
open Tools > Start Ups and see what launches when the system starts. If you are not sure which ones are needed and which ones are not then just post a screen shot of the list here. To be honest apart from security program/s most are not needed,especially auto updaters.
You can also look at Black Viper's recommended 'Safe' configuration for services in Win 7
http://www.blackviper.com/service-c...dows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

Right now this sounds more software than hardware, but not saying for certain.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario with Windows XP. The hard drive is dead and will not boot the system. I tried to download the Puppy Linux with no success. Is there another way I can get the dead computer running again without a hard drive?
 

Answer:Running a dead hard drive

Does the BIOS recognise the hard drive? If not then there isn't a lot of hope, but if it does then you need access to a working computer with a burner to burn the Puppy ISO to CD and boot to that. You should then be able to see your files and copy them off.
 

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Hi all,

Using the program Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 I mirrored my entire 400gb drive to a new 1TB I purchased for xmas. I opened the drive once everything was copied over, and I can verify it's 100% ready to go.

The thing is, I need to change the drive letters of the partitions on the new 1TB hard disk to match the old ones, so I can remove my old disk and boot up from the new one.

Using Paragon I can change the drive letter only after first removing the letter. The problem is, since my system is in use I need to reboot to apply the changes.If I remove the letter from my Windows partition I won't be able to boot to reassign the new partition to the drive letter. How do I remove the drive letter from my old partition and apply it to the one on the new drive in one set of steps so it will do BOTH upon reboot?

Thanks, Cody-7.

Answer:Just mirrored my hard drive, now I need to get it running...

you should be able to remove the old drive and place the new drive in its spot without assigning letters.

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I recently purchased a 160 GB drive w/ an external case and installed it.  I was wondering if how I can move program files (namely games) from my old drive and still have them show up on My Programs and have them work when I enter the CD.  Is there any way?  Thanks.

Answer:Running Programs on Another Hard Drive

It is best to uninstall them and re-install selecting the new drive as the location to install them at the setup prompt - This will set them up properly and will show them in My programs.If you just move them to the new drive this can often cause a lot of problems with directory paths and the Registry.

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I've been wanting to install an OS on my external hard drive because my internal drive gets hot and has been acting a little funky lately. Is there absolutely any way at all to do this without basically taking apart my computer and connecting everything as if it was internal? I've heard of "USB booting" and I don't know if it's feasible. I don't care if I actually have to make an initial connect with my internal drive before booting into my external, I just want to be running a new, fresh OS off of a true external hard drive.

I've heard that Fedora and Ubuntu can be booted from a USB, but nothing is retainable, it's just more a test drive for the OS. I want a true OS. Windows, Mac, or Ubuntu preferably.

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Running an OS from External Hard Drive

Possible?
 

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I dont know if this would go in gaming or not:

Ok i have my OS on one hard drive. I have another free hard drive (exact same kind as the OS is on) that i can put programs or what ever into.

As far as speed goes (least lag, load times, etc.) would it be best to put the application.... for example a game, onto the hard drive that carries the OS or into the empty hard drive?

Or would it be best to put the game onto the OS hard drive and then put the paging file into the empty hard drive (non OS)?
 

Answer:Running A program from Non OS Hard Drive

I personally have Windows XP on one harddrive along with a "storage" partition, then I install all my applications and games on the separate hard drive. Im sure it would load faster as it doesn't have to load OS stuff from the same hard drive. My pagefile is on the windows partition i guess. I didn't know you could change the pagefile location?
 

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I'm running a Dell 4600 with Windows XP. Until recently, the PC was relatively quick but now it's virtually crawling. The hard drive seems to be working almost nonstop. I'm unsure what's happened but I'd give anything to know how to speed it back up again. I've tried running a registry repair as well as defrag but that doesn't seem to make any difference at all. Any help will be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:hard drive won't stop running

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hi, is running 2 windows on 1 hard drive going to slow my performance when i play on 1 windows? or is it better if i have 2 hard drives and have 1 windows on each? i jsut want the best performance.

thank you

Answer:Running 2 windows on 1 hard drive or.

or are they going to be at the same performance?

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I have a small hard drive 5.9 GBto be exact, I only have approx.800 mb left I have taken everything I can think of with still no luck other than having to much junk on it is there something that could be wrong? I.E. double files, backup files?I have checked for both and didn't find anything. now I do have over 30 windows updates? is there a program that will take off unessacary windows files? I do have clean&tidy and I ran it and cleaned - caches, history, registry,cookies ect. any one have any advice?undefined

thanks deokat
aka methadone maniac
blood eagle elders-tribes 2
kill quick/die with honor*
 

Answer:hard drive full and running over help!!!!!

you could always buy a really cheap small HDD if u really want, but that is so tiny, id suggest a new comp but ya, you can get a used HDD pretty damn cheap, otherwise remove stuff u dont use, defrag
 

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I've gone through all spyware recommended here, but still something is running in the background that wasn't before a few days ago. I notice that things move slower than before and several times the computer had frozen. No blue screen, but the keyboard completely stops responding. I do a hard reboot and everything seems is OK except the program or process or whatever is still running. I hear the drive crunching away.Any help would be much appreciated!Thanks,ChrisLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:41:19 AM, on 3/7/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefW... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Running Constantly

Hello GreenKeyHomes and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

My guess is that either Windows Defender or Norton is doing a scan, thus the hard drive activity. If interupted, then it will simply restart when the system is rebooted. I would suggest that you post a question in the XP forum and let them do a little deeper analysis of what process is utilizing the CPU and taking up the bulk of the system resources at the time of the hard drive activity.

Cheers.

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So recently my hard drive has been making some odd sounds, but only when something is loading. Other than that it runs rather smoothly. However, not as smoothly as before.

any ideas? Hopefully my hard drive isn't failing.
 

Answer:Hard drive running a little to loud

Tools like CrystalDiskInfo will provide a quick check of your drive.
Alternatively, HWInfo is also useful; actually offers more information,
but is a little harder to read / navigate to get to the drive information.

Otherwise, I would run a full drive diagnostic,
using the the software provided by the mfg of the drive..
 

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I have a Sony laptop VGN-S170P that's a couple years old. I recently upgraded the HD to a Samsung HM120JC (5400 rpm). First couple of weeks was no problem. Then I noticed that the fan is always running on high gear and now I hear a few clicks (sounds like a slow shutter on a camera) and a beep here and there. I installed HDD Health to check things out and it shows the temp as 55-57 degrees. How can I cool this thing down before it dies?

Yes, I'm backing it up almost daily now.
 

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I've had a couple or hard drive failures in recent years and I can't help but think its caused by the drive simply wearing out prematurely as a result of constantly clicking on/off. Even in the middle of night it doesn't stop. I've read that its the result of "systems services" doing god-only-knows what I've opened task manager and observed myriad things happening. Could be witchcraft for all I know. But I do know that you can't run mechanical devices like that in a non-stop on/off mode for long periods and expect it to last long. Its like operating a taxi in NYC - frequent rebuilds due to stop-start driving.

Bottom line: I think Windows is killing hard drives. My question is whether there is anything we can do do mitigate this? Is it really necessary that windows is always doing something (even with internet cable disconnected)?

should add that my machine is only weeks old and the drives are all but empty, so whatever is going on Windows is doing it.

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running

If you open task manager and sort the colum for disk what is using the drive?

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I posted this here....
How many hours have your hard disks been running ?

Who has the most hours here?

I have:
12521 Power On Hours
96 Power ON Count
Current Temp is 39 C

Answer:How many hours has your hard drive been running?

1623 hours
1004 power on count

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Greetings! I recently downloaded a temperature diagnostic program and found my hard drive to be running at 58+ celcius. is this a normal temperature? it seems a bit high. Is there a way to cool the thing down? My fans are working properly and all... any ideas?

Answer:Hard drive running at 58 celcius?

58C, that is REALL high. How old is the hardrive and how old is the computer?Also, how small is your case.

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I have XP, when I boot normally, my hard drive is running all the time. When I start XP it takes 20 mins to start, whenever I start a new program it take a long time to start, but once it started it runs fine.
This started about a week ago, since then I have scanned for spyware and virus, with several programs. I found minor stuff but nothing that solved the problem. I also replaced my hard drive with no difference.
With Process Explorer it show system idle process around 70%
Also when I start in safe mode the system seems to work ok.

My system specs
XP sp 2
AMD 3200
3 gig ram
500 gig hd

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Hard Drive running all the time

Open up Task Manager and see what is hogging the CPU. Right click on the taskbar and choose Task Manager from the menu, then click on the processes tab.

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My hard drive all of a sudden sounds like it never stops running - even if I leave the computer for quite a while. I'll come back and it's still running. What's going on???
 

Answer:Hard drive never stops running

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I know it's Rescue and recovery eating my space but when I go into Thinkvantage then to maintenance in Security I don't have the option to see prior backup it will only allow system recovery or start a recovery am I missing something can someone please point me in the right direction..

Answer:Running out of hard drive space

Go into start, program, thinkvantage, rescue and recovery, and there should be the options for viewing backup or deleting unwanted backups. Delete from the most recent to the oldest, or smallest to the largest.   

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hey guys im in dire need of help, my hard drive seems like its doing stuff when my computer even when its idle, can someone give me a step by step guide as im getting sooo annoyed

thank you for ure time
 

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My HD is running a lot lately when I am not at the puter. Then it gets hot and sounds an alarm, so I have to shut it down. I have checked this but found no reason for it. Help appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 20:05:56, on 06/02/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\EPSON\EBAPI\SAGENT2.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\MOUSE\POINT32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKUFIND.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\FIRETRUST\BENIGN\B9.EXE
C:\SIERRA\PLANNER\PLNRNOTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MAILWASHER PRO\MAILWASHER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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Answer:Hard Drive running when unattended.

You've got a bit of adware there Greyhound
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\FDCATCH.DLL
Info:
http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/f/fresh_devices.asp

This looks like it's leftover from a incomplete mdac update:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
I'd fix that, if it turns out to be needed you can restore it from the HijackThis backup.

Fix this unless you've got it locked in Spybot:
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present


And by all means check out that heat issue.
 

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Please help, the hard drive on my desktop pc is constantly running and it is slowly torturing me into insanity...here's a copy of a log from Hijack This (saw this remedy on another post). Thank you for whatever help

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Dear trusted BC Mods,

As I type this, my hard drive sounds like a John Deere. Hopefully, I'll finish the message before it decides to fall asleep for a period of time ranging from 20 to 90 seconds. I have already downloaded Process Explorer to investigate if it is a file that is running improperly and thus causing my machine to "fall asleep", and noted that csrss.exe is particularly active and it is also a critical Windows file. That being said, I haven't done anything further as eliminating said file would probably be a regrettable decision. Could this be a factor anyhow, or might it be another issue causing this problem? Also, might it even be hardware incompatibility as the video card is very outdated.

**computer did indeed fall asleep 3 times in the process of writing this message.**

My specs are as follows:

Vista Home Premium 32-bit
AMD 2.1 Dualcore Processor
GeForce 6150SE
2GB RAM
320GB HD

Thanks for your help!

-The Seventh Son

Answer:Hard Drive stops running

Update your antivirus and scan for viruses. If you've no spyware protection, download, install, update and scan with (not at the same time) Adaware and Spybot S&D.

If that yields no fruit, run your Check Disk set to correct surface errors and defrag.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:31 PM, on 9/1/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=63&bd=PRESARIO&pf=desktop
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Answer:my hard drive is running always this is a copy of hjt

Welcome to the TSG forums.

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Why is your thread already marked solved? Noone has even replied to it or assisted you yet.

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How much RAM is in that computer?

What's the hard drive capacity and how much free space does it have?

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Let's see what's installed in that computer. I can already tell that some programs need to be uninstalled, updated, or replaced.

Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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I have a Dell Vostro 200 computer in which Windows XP just crashed. After the "Dell" screen, the computer just goes "blank", and just sits there on a black screen. My friends and I tried restoring and repairing Windows XP, but afer each boot sequence it just goes back to the same old blank screen.

I installed a new harddrive ("F" drive) on the computer and loaded Windows XP on it-- it boots up just fine. However, there are a lot of programs on that "C" drive that I would like to run, and they don't want to work. I can access the "C" drive just fine, but if I try to run the program windows gives me a nasty message. Is there a way to use the new hard drive "F" to just run windows and news program and run the old programs of the "C" drive? I tried using a program called "Application Mover" as it was advertised to do what I needed, but my problem was not solved.

I know there must be a way..please tell me there is one.

Thank you in advance, computer geniuses,

respectfully,

Wilhelm
 

Answer:running programs off old hard drive

You would need to re-install them unless they are stand-alone or portable apps.
I haven't used application mover but I think it would at least need access to the old registry on your old drive as well as the program files.
 

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Hi

I'm working on a friends PC and as soon as I turn it on, the hard drive continuously spins. I removed some programs that were toolbars and index helpers. I ran Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Spybot S&D. All 3 found lots of infected files but I know they did not get the real hard items, because now I have pop-ups that want to download screen savers, that won't close.

Here is my dds.txt and the attachment.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 13:47:28.44 on Fri 08/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

TB: {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - No File
EB: Media Band: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - %SystemRoot%\System32\browseui.dll
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
IE: {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - %SystemRoot%\web\related.htm
DPF: {0000000A-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4/4/d446e8a9-3a86-4b59-bb19-f5bd11b40367/wmavax.CAB
DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
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Answer:Hard Drive continously running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I am currently operating XP Home Edition on my laptop with 30GB HD.Is it possible to install XP Professional onto a plug in USB Hard Drive of 85GB, and is the procedure straightforward?

Answer:Running Extra OS on USB Hard Drive

Probably not..........Even though I am a stick-in-the-mud, still with 98SE I think my reasons will apply across the board.The computer cannot access anything connected with USB until it has booted the necessary USB drivers.

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I have some friends who have XP on their PC. They have asked me to help them, because their system is running very slow. They have 4 daughters who use this computer, and are always on AOL. I tried to run Disk Clean but it freezes. I can't do a defrag, it also freezes. So they have 4 different names on different user accounts. I have never had any experience with this before. I get errors dll and rundl. They have never done any maintenance on this PC. I feel with all the problems they're having the only thing to do is reformat the hard drive. I tried to get them to ask a prof. about this, but they think I know it all. How wrong they are. But I said I'd try.

I need step by step instructions on doing this, since I'm not comfortable doing this big step without it.

When they bought this PC it had XP installed, so it was not an upgrade. Do I need more than just the XP CD to reinstall the OS?

Please help. Thanks.
Dorothy
 

Answer:How to reformat a hard drive running xp OS.

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Hi all I have an ASUS Zenbook which I just upgraded by swapping out the hard drive for an SSD. I reinstalled Windows 7 Home (64 bit) and other programs I use, all from scratch. As expected the laptop is faster than before. However, the fan is running much more than before, which surprises me, as I expected the opposite, especially after cleaning out a large quantiity of dust that had build up inside the machine. Any suggestions/tips how to debug this issue? thanks

Answer:Fan running much more AFTER upgrading hard drive to SSD!

Monitor for overheating to know if that is truly the issue: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Compare the reinstall you did to the perfect one compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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My hard drive has been running constantly. The only way to stop it is to enter task manager. It has gotten to where I can?t run scandisk, defrag, nor burn CDs.I?m running 98 with 256MB of ram.I ran Compaq diagnostics and the RAM passed all test, but the hard drive failed a test called the ?Drive protection system test?.

Answer:Hard drive running constantly

When you say 'running constantly' I'm going to assume you mean it sounds like its always working, and the seek/access light on your PC is always on.  I'd like more information on how it stops when you enter the task manager.This sounds like (most likely) a problem with your HDD - I'd be expecting to buy another soon.  It could also possibly be a problem with the operating system (unlikely if it boots into windows fine) or your IDE controllers (unlikely if you can load windows fine and also unless you're getting crashes).Yep, sounds like a HDD on its way out (in a more unusual way).

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