disk always spinning

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  1. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Registered Member

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    disk spinning? [solved]

    I'm a new user of NOD32.

    Why is my disk continually spinning?
    Is that normal after installing this software?
    If so, what's NOD32 doing?

    I've checked scheduler and update; they aren't set-up to do anything,
    and I don't think there are any background on-demand scans going on.
    My computer is idle, so AMON and IMON shouldn't be doing anything.
    DMON/EMON are disabled.


    Cheers.
     
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  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Hello Antifreeze

    Welcome to the forums.

    It is not normal for your disk to be thrashing around.

    You might want to give further details on your system such as operating system, previous antivirus programs, other security programs, and any other info as to what might be running in the background on your system.
     
  3. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Do you mean your hdd is continuously reading/writing?
     
  4. Antifreeze

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    It isn't thrashing around as such. It is constantly alternating between moving for a split second, then stopping for a second. I can hear it, but the disk-light doesn't come on (except now and then it flashes occasionally). CPU is about 4%, even though the PC is idle. AMON and IMON do not show any changes; they just list the last files scanned. I've disabled NOD's silent mode, but that doesn't seem to make any difference to logging/messages; this activity isn't logged.

    I'm running Win2000 sp4.
    No applications in the background, just some processes.
    Apart from the normal, basic system processes, I have:

    - setpoint.exe (logitech wireless mouse)
    - khalmnpr.exe (logitech wireless mouse)
    - acrotray.exe (acrobat professional plugin)
    - iamserv.exe (ATGuard firewall)
    - iamapp.exe (ATGuard firewall)
    - spoolsv.exe (Canon printer spooler)
    - nvsvc32.exe (Nvidia settings manager)

    Before NOD32 I tried KAS v6. I haven't uninstalled it yet, but it is not running.

    Cheers.
     
  5. ronjor

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    I suppose you could uninstall the other antivirus program to see if it makes a difference and stops the hard drive movement.
     
  6. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Registered Member

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    Scratch that. Thanks for the helpful replies, but sorry for wasting your time.
    Coincidentally to installing NOD32, my fan starting vibrating and making a similar noise to the hard drive!

    I swear, it was the exact same noise! :oops:

    Cheers.
     
  7. ronjor

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    :D Thanks.
     
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