Constant HDD light activity on Vista

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  1. TimaN

    TimaN Registered Member

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    I have Vista Ultimate and my hard drive activity light is constantly lid and it's not even flickering. CPU usage is normal and everything seems to work fine but I can't figure out what's accessing my hard drive to make it loaded like that. It never occured with Win. XP. If anyone has knowledge about this, please share. :)
     
  2. TairikuOkami

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    Vista has so many "features", which could do it. I would guess indexing or superfetch.
    You can check disc activity via Task Manager - Performance - Resource Monitor - Disc.
    You can also try Process Monitor - uncheck process & registry monitoring, keep only file.
     
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    Does anyone else have the same problem as mine?
     
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    Does this happen when you reboot? or does it just stay solid, if it stays solid, then you have a conflict with a software which is trying to run, turn off UAC if its enabled and see what happens, usually if a software is trying to run, and UAC is preventing it, it will cause hard drive activity untill the application is terminated, If this happens after a reboot however, then its software that is trying to run at startup that is the offender.
     
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    Does this happen when you reboot? or does it just stay solid, if it stays solid, then you have a conflict with a software which is trying to run, turn off UAC if its enabled and see what happens, usually if a software is trying to run, and UAC is preventing it, it will cause hard drive activity untill the application is terminated, If this happens after a reboot however, then its software that is trying to run at startup that is the offender.
     
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