Constant HDD light activity on Vista

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  1. acer4ever

    acer4ever Registered Member

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    I recently installed Vista Ultimate 64bits, everything went smooth and the system is running fine but my hard drive activity light is always on every time I reboot and it's not even flashing.

    RAM and CPU usage seems to be normal and everything works fine.
    Can anyone help me to find a solution for this? thank you.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    On my Vista computer there is quite of bit of HDD activity on boot but in normal use or idle there is almost none unless I access something. You might want to use something like Processor Explorer to get an idea what is causing all of the activity.
     
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    It is probably the indexing of files for the quick search and prefetch that grinds the hard drive after reboot. Personally I have turned them off for that reason.
     
  4. acer4ever

    acer4ever Registered Member

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    Thank you, how do i turn them off?

    I tried disabling UAC and it helped a lot lowering hdd activity at startup but I think that is not the best option.
     
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    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    As Sukarof said.

    Instead of Windows Indexing-try Locate32, a file finder that really quickly indexes all your files on demand (or continuously) and provides almost instant access to them- rather amazing.

    Download
     
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