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Question: DVD drive is not running

ok, my father gave me his old computer, only 2 years old. He wanted to clear the hardrive , so he reformatted it and then installed a new windows xp version onto it. It's an HP system unit. first the dvd drives worked, they played cd's and dvd's, then they just stopped. They would not do anything. They would spin for a second then stop. He just took one out and put in another brand new dvd writer and now this one will play cd's but not dvd's. The other one still won't work. Also, I noticed under device managers there are a number of usb ports with big yellow question marks next to them. I know at least one works because I ahve my printer plugged in , but I don't think the others do. Can anyone help figure why these drives are not working? As i said, they were at first, now, not. The device manager still sees them and says they are working fine , also, there are no older, backup versions of the drivers to download, i checked that.Also, when i open up my windows player, it recognizes the new dvd drive as a cd drive only. What's the deal there? Does it make a difference which drive slot he put it in? I know one was for the dvd and the other cd rom; he may have put the new dvd rw in the cd slot. would that make it only able to play cd's and not read dvd's.What's wrong with the top drive. I know a lot of questions but any idea here would be helpful

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Answer: DVD drive is not running

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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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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 !!
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( 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
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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 & /)

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while th... Read more

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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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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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I am trying to find a way to generate an image (or something) of a hard-drive (C:\ drive) while it is running / in-use (without interruptions) on a PC automatically & silently when I connect my USB drive (or with as little intervention as possible) - the installing is Windows XP (in case that makes a difference).

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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i have a asus a7n8x deluxe mobo and have a wd 80 gig ide drive hooked up. I just bought a 120 gig samsung spin point s-ata drive and i have never used a s-ata drive before. I'm hoping i can use both with out too much problem just wondering if this is possible and if it is any suggestions on how too make this install less problamatic would be appreciated. thanks too anybody that responds too my post im not exactly a tech genius here!
 

Answer:running a ide drive about too instal a s-ata drive and suggestions

It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't try to RAID them together.

From the looks of it you can only RAID SATA drives together anyway so you should be ok.

I'm not sure about your controller, but if it forces you to make a RAID container just set up your SATA drive as a RAID 0.

Here's the manual for your board.

Hope this helps.

I may have to rescind my previous words.

Check this thread out:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic21984.html

There may be problems mixing the two. If you can experiment I would suggest it. If you are just using a secondary drive to store loose files like music or pics I wouldn't think there are any problems with it. However, 'tis better to err on the side of caution if you don't have any backups.

Good luck!
 

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Howdy--

I have an HP Pavilion A220N with a CD ROM drive and a DVD Drive. Noticed during power up the DVD drive seems to be going back and forth like it is looking for a DVD disc. The computer would not boot up at all. I was able to hit F1 during the power up and took the DVD drive out of the start up routine. The PC is working, but I keep hearing the motor on the DVD drive going back and forth. Can't tell if its the DVD player or the eject motor (the one that causes the tray to roll out in order to put in a DVD.) I hit the button on the DVD drive several times to get it to open and nothing happens. It does seem like the motor hesitates when I push the button to open the tray.

Is there a command I can use to stop the motor from trying to open the tray?
 

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Hi Guys!

My C Drive is getting full. I have been having problems over the past couple of months with everything running very slow. My programs crash and my computer freezes. My internet is slow also & I have cable.

I have done all of the hijack logs, run virus scan, ran adaware & spybot......nothing unusual.

I had been asking about cleaning the hard drive and starting from scratch.

My question is: Will C drive being almost full cause all of these failures and slowness?

I need everything on my computer and my memory can't be uprgaded any more. However, I do have a program I use that takes up most of my hard drive so I can easily go with a different program there to save space.

I have been getting the errors about virtual memory running low and C Drive almost full.

If I clean out some of C Drive will it help? Also, how much free space should I have to have my computer run properly?

Thanks so much!
 

Answer:C Drive running low

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The OS is Windows 7. The computer is a HP Pavilion g6 1d60us laptop.

It has a DVD drive and DVD burner.

My question is Can I put a CD in the DVD drive and will it play the CD? There is no additional CD drive.

Thank you
 

Answer:Running a CD on a DVD drive

Yes.

Remove your e-mail address from your post. Responses are here. They're not e-mail to you. You will get plenty of spam if you leave it there.
 

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Answer:Win 7 seeing DVD drive but not running

Have a look in Device Manager - DVD\CD-Rom Drives - right click on your installed device\drive and select "Update Driver Software"

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Answer:C Drive running low.

Good morning Steve M and welcome to CH I don't think you are dumb you just need some help and that is why we are here Most of your items (pictures, documents and music) can very easily moved. By default your document folder houses: Music, pictures, doc's, download folder etc. Here is what you can do       Click on the Start button. Right-click on Document. Select Properties. In the Properties dialog select the Location tab. Next, click on Move. In the Destination dialog select the new location for your Documents folder. Click on Select Folder to return to the Properties dialog. The new location appears in the text box. Click on Ok. Vista prompts you to confirm again and with a Yes click your task is done as the documents get shifted over to the new location.If this is not what you want to do please let us know, Mike

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I had it a while back but seem to have forgotten how to run an installed CD from any drive instead of a specific one. As I remember it, one substitutes the drive letter with something like %1%:\ Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Running a CD from any drive.

Puzzled by your question. Do you mean you want to select a particular drive letter for your CD ?

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Answer:A Drive Keeps Running.

I Hope you find the Answer here http://kb.indiana.edu/data/ahts.html?cust=465593.45559.30
or here http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1077936292
 

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I use combofix just about everyday as I am a tech. I was wondering if there is someway to be able
to scan a drive such as an external with combofix?

Answer:running combofix on drive other then C:

Combofix is not an antivirus program that you can point at different folders and viruses. It is meant to do two things; automatically remove known infections or provide a log that a trained helper can utilize to further remove malware.

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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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Answer:c drive is running out of space whenever i vi

give us more clues as to what size your hdd is and how much space you got left on it

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Answer:Running off slave drive

What you want to do can't be done. Has to be installed on that Windows install.

Does he really need "Microsoft Office"? because there are a few pretty solid free office suites out there, just for some of the more complex formatting causes problems sharing with people that use Microsoft Office.
 

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Answer:Installing and running xp on usb drive

Hi there, I don't know where you got the idea from, but there is no portable Windows XP. You can't run it from a USB. It needs to be installed on the PC's harddrive. The only o/s you can run on a stick is the MAC

http://portableapps.com/apps/operating_systems/mac-on-stick
 

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All DVDs work, No CDs - Games, Music, anything fails.


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Answer:CD/DVD Drive Combo Not Running CD's

Please void only applies to XP.

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Answer:Running Programs from a USB drive

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Answer:Hard Drive running too hot?

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

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Answer:Floppy drive keeps running

Have you been inside the box lately? Make sure the cable in connected correctly.
 

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I stupidly ran a downloaded file as run as administration.

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Answer:C drive running random?

Welcome to MG.

The first thing you ought to do to make sure you have nothing nasty is follow the advice here
 

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Answer:hard drive running hot

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

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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?

Answer:hard drive running too much

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Pendrive keeps on running ..

Files created:
recycler\desktop.ini
autorun.inf

When try to eject:
The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.
 

Answer:Portable drive keeps on running

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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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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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T43p 2668-G2U,My Panasonic Model UJ-812B,FRU-92P6110dvd/muti recorder cd drive will not run,The green drive light only blinks.Sometimes the drive will run a few seconds and stop.Have tried several different disks with same results.Thanks for help.

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Is it possible to run hjt on a slave drive ?

Answer:Running Hjt On A Slave Drive

HJT runs against your system, not an individual hard drive.
If the other hard drive has another operating system (i.e you choose between the two at startup), then you would have to boot into that OS to run HJT

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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
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

Answer:Hard drive always running

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

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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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I have just installed the important components with Windows Update on my XP. But now my C drive is running out of space... and fast! I only have 57.7mb of free space on my C drive. Where as i have 6.20 gb on my D drive.
Does anyone know how to make space on C drive; what to be deleted.

Thanx
 

Answer:XP - C drive running out of space!

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Hi,
As described in the subject line, i am facing a c drive running out of space
problem. The following are the details related to the same:
OS : Windows Vista Home Premium
SP: Service Pack 1 Installed
Total hard disk capacity: 100GB
C Drive: 20 GB
D Drive: 80 GB
I thought it could be because of the program files folder that i am facing
the issue but found that its size is 2.43GB. All the other folders are less
but windows folder is taking the maximum share i.e. 14 GB. All the programs i
have installed in the PC, i have taken enough care to specify their
installation path to drive D. Still i am facing this problem.
Drive C has about 60 GB free space. Is there any tool using which i could
delete the partition so that i can get rid of this problem. Any other
suggestions are also welcome.
Thanks in Advance.
Pradeep

Answer:C drive running out of space

On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:25:00 -0700, Pradeep
<[email protected]> wrote:
>Hi,
>
>As described in the subject line, i am facing a c drive running out of space
>problem. The following are the details related to the same:
>
>OS : Windows Vista Home Premium
>SP: Service Pack 1 Installed
>Total hard disk capacity: 100GB
>C Drive: 20 GB
>D Drive: 80 GB
>
>I thought it could be because of the program files folder that i am facing
>the issue but found that its size is 2.43GB. All the other folders are less
>but windows folder is taking the maximum share i.e. 14 GB. All the programs i
>have installed in the PC, i have taken enough care to specify their
>installation path to drive D. Still i am facing this problem.
>
>Drive C has about 60 GB free space. Is there any tool using which i could
>delete the partition so that i can get rid of this problem. Any other
>suggestions are also welcome.
You say your entire drive is 100GB, and C takes 20 of that and it's
getting crowded.
Then you say you have 60GB of free space on C.
WHA??

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Its possible to run apps from a flash drive, and even make it bootable to install an OS, but what I wanted to know, if someone can run Windows from it as well. Obviously you would need a boot manager for switching OSes on startup. Just curious if anyone has ever tried it.

Answer:Running XP on a Flash Drive

Let me google that for you

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Within the last month I began seeing this message. I ran Disk Cleanup, and even uninstalled some little used programs, but I kept running low. For years I've kept a compact system volume of about 28GB in the logical 30GB C partition. All User info is on other drives. I've never run short of space before, but just to give me some room, I used Mini Partition Tool to add an additional 5GB to the C partition. This "filled up" within a week without me adding any programs, and now I'm getting the message again. I've tried Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, etc, with no improvement. This is my current status:







I'm at a loss with this because WinDirStat shows what has always been the historic size of my Boot Disk, but the others do not. Can someone help me solve this dilemma? Thanks

Answer:Running Low On Drive C Space

I noticed that TreeSize showed a 10GB folder called System Volume Information, which was not identified by WinDirStat. On Googling it, I found that it contained restore points. A thread in Tom's Hardware showed how to reduce its size in Advanced System settings. I reduced it to 2GB and now have plenty of C drive space. I manually back up the Boot drive weekly using Macrium Reflect, so I shouldn't need many restore points. TreeSize proved to be more useful than WinDirStat in this case. I'll leave this thread open for a few days to allow other responses, and to see what happens.

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I am trying to run American Heritage Talking Dictionary 3 on my VISTA platform. Is there any way to simply copy all the files to the hard drive and edit the settings so that it runs properly from there?

If I need some kind of virtual software, any recommendations? I was looking at MagicISO.

-Malcolm.
 

Answer:Virtual Drive for running CD

You can use MagicISO to create an ISO file of the CD.
Then use MagicDisc to mount the ISO.
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/tutorials.htm

But why pay for something you don't have to. You can create and mount the ISO with plenty of other free utilities.
 

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I managed (somehow) to install an LG Super Multi Drive on my new U350 and am trying to install some Microsoft  software but the drive won't run. I can't find an auto run file. How do I get the cd to play?Very grateful for any help.

Answer:Running an external cd drive

right click the cd/dvd rom and select autoplay, otherwise, find any executable files in the folder ( probably setup.exe, autorun.exe - setup.msi, autorun.msi )

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

Answer:A drive constantly running?

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I have a desktop and laptop and swap between the two. I have a number of files which I use or refer to regularly. I am considering putting those files, mostly office docs, spreadsheets and databases, on a usb drive and running them from there to ensure that I always have access to the most up to date versions.Has anyone had bad experience of this?The ideal would also be to put outlook files on the usb drive so that I have an up to date calendar, comments on the advisability of this would also be welcome.TaR

Answer:Running docs from usb drive

Since writing the above I notice a new thread from someone whose usb drive has crashed!

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Question: hard drive running

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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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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Hi, basically my c-drive is running a lot more slowly than my other 3 internal drives. copying a file which takes 1 min to the other drives takes 6 minutes on this one. The weird thing is it only is happening in xp, if i boot off my secondary drive (vista prem 64) the drives responds at the correct speed. can anyone offer any suggestions as to why this may be. the c-drive is a 120gb seagate and has over 50% capacity free.

any ideas?
 

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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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but my D drive is 90 percent free?How can you transfer your stuff?Take in consideration Im computer dum!The C has only 12 percent left?I have a sr1020nx compaq,thanks for any help!!!

Answer:running out of memory on C drive?

If your hard drive is not partitioned, you wont be able to drag the files over to your cd drive unless theres a cd in there wich wont help you because you need the files.

You just need to uninstall some things, delete som things you dont need.

Go Start>>control panel>>add remove>>and remove anyting you dont need.

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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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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
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchos... Read more

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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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I run visual foxpro on a USB drive. Works fine on my laptop, but I get the error
Cannot locate Microsoft FoxPro support library
when I try to run it on my desktop, any idea's?
 

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Hello, first time poster with a long running problem...

My DVD has stopped running my DVDs/CD-Roms like normal, I can explore the discs and view any photos or movies on them but they refuse to run like normal programs.
One disc gave the error ''missing .dll''.....so I'm wondering if I am indeed missing a .dll and what I should do to fix this?

This happened shortly after I was trying to install some ASPI drivers.

Appreciate any help you can give....apart from a total reinstall of XP
 

Answer:DVD Drive not running discs

If you installed the newest version of forceaspi v4.7, then that could explain your problem.. Apparently, XP doesn't work well with it..

What you need to do is backed up your current ASPI layer [via DUMPASPI]. Then remove your old ASPI layer [via KILLASPI, because Windows will not let you replace system files with older versions]. Then install v4.60 [via INSTASPI] and then reboot.

Here's a link to Forceaspi v4.60 , as it's a bit difficult to find
http://home.iprimus.com.au/chrissimpson/downloads/forceaspi.zip
 

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my computer has two disk drives. the C drive is 35 GB and the E drive is 3GB. everything i install is saved into the smaller drive. so i pretty much have no programs on my computer because of that. i cant install anything without it telling me that there's not enough disk space. how do i change my computer so that it starts saving on the C drive? or do i need to install a new hard drive?

Answer:is my computer running on a 3GB drive?

When you save sth does it offer you where to save? I mean when you install a program it should show you the location where it 's gonna save the it. So you can change it to the other drive just choosing browse.[Saving disk space - attachment deleted by admin]

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Hello All , First off I want to say thanks for letting me be a part of 8 forums.

I am currently running Windows 8.1 pro, and I wanted to partition my main drive which is the C: Drive and on that partition run Windows 7 Ultimate.

Now I have been searching all over Google and seen lots of videos on how to partition the drive in Windows 8.1 but when it comes to doing a dual boot everything I have come across says I need to have Windows 7 installed first then I can add Windows 8.1.

There has to be a way to Run Windows 7 from Windows 8.1 on a dual boot or multi-boot as Windows 8.1 is my main and only OS I am running right now.

Does anyone know if this is possible? or if it is can someone please point me in the right direction on how to do this a TUT or a link or your expertise...

I greatly appreciate any help on this matter.

Thank you kindly
Louie

Answer:Running Win 8.1 Pro Want to partition drive to run Win 7

Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, LouieBlu.

I would think to make a partition and point your W7 installation to that partition. If your machine has UEFI follow Part Two of the tutorial below.

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

So far as searching the tutorials here, go to "Tutorials" in the header above and use the custom search box there.

Here's my results for "dual boot":

Windows 8 Forums - Search Results

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I have Toshiba laptop running XP home attached is a USB external drive and a USB external floppy drive as the laptop does not have a built in floppy driveMy question is, if I make a partition on the external drive in order to run Win3.11 1. Will I be able to access this partition without creating a dual boot system?2. Will Win 3.11 recognise my external floppy drive.Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Running Win 3.11 on USB external drive

Thanks for the info, perhaps if I expand on what I am trying to do, another solution may be available.I have a large number of Technics Music style diskswhich are written to 720kb floppies, and what I am trying to acheive is read various files from different disks and then copy them to a new disk.The reason for the original enquiry was because I used to be able to do this,with no problem, years ago when I was running an old computer with Win 3.11.Thanks again

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My DVD drive was able to read DVD's but it did not run them smoothly, both visually and audio. This is not the first time I had this problem but was the first time I could not fix it. I took it to the geek squad and they didnt know how to fix it but the did replace the drive and it works fine. They said that my old drive, when playing a DVD ran the CPU usage % well over 100% but they could not figure out why. I was wondering if there was something I could have dont to fix it instead of having a new drive installed. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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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

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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 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

Answer:Hard drive always running

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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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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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HII have downloaded a printer driver from the internet as i have lost the CD to install it, every time i run the program, it stopps loading immediately and gives no response, i have connected the printer to the computer and yet still it will not install, is there anything i am doing wrong or anything i should tryPlease help

Answer:printer drive not seem to be running??

Im still stuck, i really need help

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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
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\i... Read more

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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I have the solid state primary drive and a rotating D drive. This isn't a constant problem, but the D drive is starting to come on for no reason at all. I can hear it running.  It does make me appreciate how much quieter the SSD is. When I do open a folder on D, the drive will stay on about 12 minutes after the folder and all the files are closed. This is when the laptop is plugged in. I really hope it does not do that on battery power on my next trip. Is there any way I can turn it off after I close the folder and files? Or is there a way to set it to do that automatically? Thanks for your time.

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Hi. I recently purchased a new SATA harddrive and a Serial ATA PCI adapter and installed it on my computer. I also have an IDE hard drive in my computer.Is there any way to run them both together on my computer. I want the SATAdrive as my primary drive. I can use them separately but not together. WindowsXP professional is installed on both.(The IDE drive was the original drive in computer...) When I try to run them together the IDE takes over, if when set as a master slave..the RAID software is installed in system BIOS. Any suggestions?Shyboy

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I am new and bad at computers, please take that into consideration.

I installed a new SSD and then mirrored my old HDD onto the SSD. I then made the SSD my Boot Drive in Disk Management. I am a little unclear about the ramifications.
First, does making the SSD my Boot Drive mean that my SSD is running Windows? If not, how can I confirm which drive is running Windows? If it is not the SSD, how do I make it be the SSD?
Second, once I am sure that it is my SSD running Windows and not my old HDD, can I delete all the Windows files from the old HDD? I would like to do this.
Third, is there any reason I should swap the names of my drives? Right now Drive C is my old HDD and I am booting from drive D, my SSD. I would prefer if new programs defaulted to being installed on my HDD, but does this make Windows updates, or anything else important, awkward.
Fourth, I notice that when I run computer games off my SSD now that none of my personal settings are retained - whereas if I run them off the HDD my personal settings are as they were before the mirror. Could someone explain this to me? If the SSD is a mirror of the HDD, then shouldn't personal settings in applications also be mirrored?

Here is a screen shot of my Disk Management. Drive C is my old HDD. Drive D is my new SSD. Drive E is storage.
Thank you!

EDIT: In connection with the first question, if I right click a folder on my desktop, Properties reveals the Location of that folder to be the desktop of my C drive. ... Read more

Answer:New Boot Drive. Help Confirming Boot Drive is Running Windows.

D is booting Win7 as shown by the Boot label. The problem is that Win7 is designed to always be C if it is correctly installed from boot and not run from another OS, or if you select Auto when choosing drive letter for cloning or imaging. So you've stuck yourself with the letter D for Win7 if that's okay with you. You can clone it again and designate Auto so it correctly boots as C if you want.

The correct way to delete an OS is to delete or format its partition after moving any files off of it you want to save. In this case I would delete both the System Reserved and C partition after moving the data to a new data partition you shrink C to make. Later resize back into the deleted partition space using Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

You should install Programs to the SSD to get best performance, leave the paging file on the SSD as well although if space gets tight you can set it to 2gb in size if it's taking more. You can copy your User folders to a new data partition on the HD and rightclick each to link to the related Win7 Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which is the best way to access your data on the HDD.

I don't know why your settings aren't carried over, but settings are a corruption path into a new install anyway. In fact if you wanted the best possible install for a new SSD to take maximum advantage of its speed you should do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

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About a year ago I got a new computer running windows 7, with a 40GB SSD and a 1TB Sata drive. The store that built it set up the small SSD as the C: and I just assumed that this was the most beneficial setup (I don't really know the benefits of a SSD C: drive as compared to a sata C: drive, but I assume it will boot faster and programs on the C: drive will run faster, when I setting up my computer I didn't have a specific purpose in mind for the SSD, I just wanted it in case it would come in handy). Since then I've been fighting low disk space on the C: drive pretty much constantly, although I've generally been able to keep 3 or 4 GB free. Recently I installed Adobe CS on the sata drive but there are many files that snuck onto the C: drive and now I can't seem to free up a full GB (I'm at 675MB free right now).

So basically I'd like to now what the benefits of either drive being setup as the C: drive (right now everything is very fast and I don't want to reduce any speed if I don't need to), I'd like to know if there is a way to keep sneaky files from automatically appearing on the C: drive without my intention, and do you think I need to reformat my computer and setup the 1TB sata drive as the C: drive (would this entail changing the physical location of the drives?), or do you know of a lot of windows bloatware that I can safely delete?

Answer:C: drive perpetually running out of space (SSD)

It's pretty much how you're thinking, SSDs are great boot drives because they're really really fast. If you've only got a 40Gb model though, you might want to give this guide a look-through

Redirecting Program Files and Program Files(x86) in Vista/Win7.

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Hi there,

Sorry if I've misposted this but not sure what category this falls in.

I bought an ASUS S56 laptop 6 months back or so that had a hybrid 24 GB SSD and 700 GB HDD. I tried the Windows 8 (which came preinstalled) but I wasn't ready for the change yet so I made the needed BIOS/UEFI changes and installed Windows 7 on the small 24 GB SSD (C:\).

I've setup the defaults so that all new programs and documents are saved on the HDD (E:\) as to keep space available for the OS on the SSD. Now 6 months later my OS is seeming to grow and I'm running out of space on the SSD. I've already disabled hybrid sleep and a few other features in order to minimize the space the OS takes up but I can't seem to stop it from growing.

I'm wondering if there are any additional ways to reduce the space my OS is taking? Is there any files in the C:\Windows that can be deleted? Or is my only true solution to replace the hybrid SSD/HDD with a full size SSD?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Running Out of OS Drive Space, Possible Solutions...

You can lower the size of your page file, delete restore points except the most recent one, but in the end, I would go for a larger SSD.

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Hello! I can not see the OneDrive Icon in the taskbar tray. I've tried locating OneDrive.exe and double clicking it, reset it, and re-installed it, but nothing worked. When I go to the One drive folder(where things in the cloud are supposed to be synced), it is empty. I've never seen an login window or any sort of setup window for OneDrive pop neither. I use Windows 10. The Onedrive folder is not in the quick access bar of the file explorer, and for some odd reason, the %AppData%\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\Update folder is gone(therefore commands targeting here all fails).
"OneDrive Troubleshooter for Windows 8.1"
troubleshooter and
"Fix OneDrive sync problems"
guide was previously suggested in the microsoft forum, but did me no good, as the troubleshooter was for windows 8.1(it failed to run), and I do not have an Icon on the taskbar to follow the guide.
I have installed the newest onedrive sync client installer, but although the program ran and progress bar filled up, nothing changed.
How can I make OneDrive work?

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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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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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I've got two hard drives -160GB master and 120GB slave and 1024Mb RAM. The master has 117GB of free space while the slave has 84GB left. Access is great on the master, but the slave is quite slow and and some of the folders don't respond (usually it's the same folders). These folders aren't that big either. Is there a way to speed up the processes on the second drive?

This is what I'm running:
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz
2 x 512MB RAM
160GB WD Hard Drive (Master)
120GB WD Hard Drive (Slave)
 

Answer:Solved: Second drive running slow

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.I have a Toshiba laptop that runs a pre-installed version of Vista Home Edition with which my Visioneer 7100 USB scanner isn't compatible. Is it possible to load Window XP onto the separate drive and run is this way?Or can anyone suggest any simple straight-forward alternatives that are compatible with a novice implementing them ? Thanks.

Answer:Running Windows XP on a separate drive

Have you tried any of the suggestions from click here

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Can some of you folks take a look at this HJT log to see if I have a problem. On my office computer, which runs 24/7, when I come into the office in the morning I have to reboot the machine because the hard drive is working and essentially will not allow any applications to work. This has happened each morning fro the last month. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:44 AM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3244 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ACT7\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ofps.exe
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Answer:Hard drive constantly running?

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Is there an issue when running something along the lines of Daemoin tools on a server that may slow down network transactions?
 

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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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alright i have a wd 1600jb i believe with 160gb space. im running on a latitude d610. how would i go about installing xp from an iso image that i have on my c: drive so that it runs off of the external drive and i can boot from it at startup? if you need more details feel free to ask.

Answer:Running/installing Xp On An External Usb Drive

Why would you want to do that?
Not sure it's possible, but if it was, the OS would run extremely slow.

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I just cleaned my computer's virus with Combofix and everything worked fine, but now my hard drive doesn't stop running. It never used to run this much. I've defragged and ran all the antivirus programs out there but the problem hasn't gone away. Any help would be cool.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:14:55 PM, on 3/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running

Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help.

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I have two hard drives. Win 7 on the main and XP Pro on the secondary.


When I built this pc, I installed the xp drive, intact, as a backup. Since it was running with different hardware, it does not want to boot in this setup.



Is there a way to run my Office XP Pro in Win 7? I can't get the software to play nice when installing it on the 7 drive and am not familiar with installing software in compatability mode (or if that would even work).

Or...better yet...is there a way to get the xp drive to boot?
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Thanks!

Answer:Running programs from 2nd hard drive.

Hi lena9221, have a lokk at this excellent tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP this may help you

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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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Hello!

Recently I keep getting a msg warning me that I?m running out of space on D drive. I clean it up as suggested but it's not having any effect.
The MS forum moderator suggests it's a not an operating system issue but an issue for Toshiba.

It appears that files are being saved to D drive which shouldn't be happening...?

Answer:Running out of disk space on D drive

Sorry for this question but what is MSG warning?
And what was the argument why it should be Toshiba issue?

Is this info from operating system itself or given by some Toshiba tool like Tempro?

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I've seen your answers, and you've said it can't be done, but 1 more time:
I was running W98 on a 40G HD. Someone gave me the same make and model machine with a 4G HD running W2000. I put the 4G in my machine as master and made the 40G the slave. Everything is fine, I can access both drives. I try to run an Office program from the slave and get the following message:
"This application must be installed to run. Please run Setup from the LOCATION WHERE YOU ORIGINALLY installed the application." (Caps are mine)
The message seems to infer that the programs can be installed from their current locations on the D drive.
I go to the directory and do a start>run>setup but get a message that "setup" can't be found. (Is this as stupid as not being able to find the ANY key?)

I've read previous post which have said the programs must be reinstalled from the original media onto the new master, but this message appears to counter that. Any comments?
 

Answer:running programs from a slave drive

Let me get this straight, you are trying to run a program that was previously installed on the c drive when the c drive was the system/boot drive. You took that drive out and put it into a slave position, and dont boot from it but from another drive the new c drive, right so far?

In this case any software installed on the old c drive will now not work. Its just a storage drive the OS installed there does nothing. unless its booted into.

You will either have to reinstall the softwre on the new boot drive,(or actually you can also install it on the spare drive but while using the new c drive) or setup a dual boot thing where you can chose which drive you want to boot into. Search tej forum archives for "dual boot" "boot loader" etc
 

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I am running two drives one with data D drive and one with the programs on C drive. Iam having all sorts of problems so decided to reformat c drive. How do you do it now as the c prompt is within xp???Steve

Answer:how do i reformat a drive running windows xp

Boot with XP CD and follow instructions.

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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'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'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.

OT

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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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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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