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Anonymous
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May 3, 2004 7:46:29 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

My hard disk is making the reading/writing noise every two second and
it's bothering me. (I counted that there are 30 such noises in one
minutes). There does not seems to be any problem with my hard disk
other than the noises, I am able to read files from the hard disk and
write files to the hard disk at the usual speed.

My hard disk started making such annoying noises yesterday when I got
invaded by msbb spyware. After removing it with Ad-Aware, the noises
won't go away. I notice that if I press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up a
dialog box that show all tasks on my computer, the noises will stop,
and it will start again after I click cancel to return to windows.
Here are the tasks that is listed in the task dialog box: explorer,
systray, zonealaram, avg??? (anti-virus software from
www.grisoft.com). The tasks seems normal to me, I don't think the
noises are caused by any of the tasks. My hard disk is more than 3
years old but I don't think the noises are caused by the old age
because the hard disk works fine since I bought it 3 years ago. The
hard disk only started making annoying noises yesterday.

Please help, I want to know how to get rid of these noises which
bother me. Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 3, 2004 10:52:02 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

In article <1edd5375.0405031446.678f4350@posting.google.com>,
bmpgifjpg <bmpgifjpg@yahoo.com> wrote:
>My hard disk is making the reading/writing noise every two second and
>it's bothering me. (I counted that there are 30 such noises in one
>minutes). There does not seems to be any problem with my hard disk
>other than the noises, I am able to read files from the hard disk and
>write files to the hard disk at the usual speed.
>
>My hard disk started making such annoying noises yesterday when I got
>invaded by msbb spyware. After removing it with Ad-Aware, the noises
>won't go away. I notice that if I press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up a
>dialog box that show all tasks on my computer, the noises will stop,
>and it will start again after I click cancel to return to windows.
>Here are the tasks that is listed in the task dialog box: explorer,
>systray, zonealaram, avg??? (anti-virus software from
>www.grisoft.com). The tasks seems normal to me, I don't think the
>noises are caused by any of the tasks. My hard disk is more than 3
>years old but I don't think the noises are caused by the old age
>because the hard disk works fine since I bought it 3 years ago. The
>hard disk only started making annoying noises yesterday.
>
>Please help, I want to know how to get rid of these noises which
>bother me. Thanks in advance.


Copy your data ASAP and then prepare to buy a new disk drive.

It's best of you turn you machine off RIGHT NOW. The less yuo use the
machine the better chance you have of recovering your data.

If you buy a new disk and install the OS you can then connect the old
disk as a secondary and copy the data off it. If you're lucky.

Otherwise`q and look for help from a friend that has a PC with the
same operating system on it. Take the disk out of your machine and
make it the

You could copy data to a USB backpack, or burn a CD, but the less
you use this disk the better your odds are.
--
Al Dykes
-----------
adykes at p a n i x . c o m
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 4, 2004 4:47:47 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

It could be your power supply that is making that noise...check it out.
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 4, 2004 5:11:00 AM

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"bmpgifjpg" <bmpgifjpg@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1edd5375.0405031446.678f4350@posting.google.com
> My hard disk is making the reading/writing noise every two second and
> it's bothering me. (I counted that there are 30 such noises in one
> minutes). There does not seems to be any problem with my hard disk
> other than the noises, I am able to read files from the hard disk and
> write files to the hard disk at the usual speed.
>
> My hard disk started making such annoying noises yesterday when I got
> invaded by msbb spyware. After removing it with Ad-Aware, the noises
> won't go away.

It is probably auto started at bootup.
Check your registry for hkey.....\\\windows\currentversion\run.....
or use msconfig.exe, startup tab.

> I notice that if I press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up a
> dialog box that show all tasks on my computer, the noises will stop,

So it's the OS issueing some IO for some task.

> and it will start again after I click cancel to return to windows.
> Here are the tasks that is listed in the task dialog box: explorer,
> systray, zonealaram, avg??? (anti-virus software from
> www.grisoft.com). The tasks seems normal to me, I don't think the
> noises are caused by any of the tasks.

Kill them anyway, see what happens.

> My hard disk is more than 3
> years old but I don't think the noises are caused by the old age
> because the hard disk works fine since I bought it 3 years ago. The
> hard disk only started making annoying noises yesterday.

It is some software that's doing it.

>
> Please help, I want to know how to get rid of these noises which
> bother me. Thanks in advance.

I use Taskinfo2000 (www.iarsn.com) to see what runs and is doing IO.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 4, 2004 5:12:19 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Ignore the clueless troll.
He obviously stopped reading after the first line and has no idea.

"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message news:c76iei$q8j$1@panix3.panix.com
> In article 1edd5375.0405031446.678f4350@posting.google.com, bmpgifjpg <bmpgifjpg@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > My hard disk is making the reading/writing noise every two second and
> > it's bothering me. (I counted that there are 30 such noises in one
> > minutes). There does not seems to be any problem with my hard disk
> > other than the noises, I am able to read files from the hard disk and
> > write files to the hard disk at the usual speed.
> >
> > My hard disk started making such annoying noises yesterday when I got
> > invaded by msbb spyware. After removing it with Ad-Aware, the noises
> > won't go away. I notice that if I press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up a
> > dialog box that show all tasks on my computer, the noises will stop,
> > and it will start again after I click cancel to return to windows.
> > Here are the tasks that is listed in the task dialog box: explorer,
> > systray, zonealaram, avg??? (anti-virus software from
> > www.grisoft.com). The tasks seems normal to me, I don't think the
> > noises are caused by any of the tasks. My hard disk is more than 3
> > years old but I don't think the noises are caused by the old age
> > because the hard disk works fine since I bought it 3 years ago. The
> > hard disk only started making annoying noises yesterday.
> >
> > Please help, I want to know how to get rid of these noises which
> > bother me. Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Copy your data ASAP and then prepare to buy a new disk drive.
>
> It's best of you turn you machine off RIGHT NOW. The less yuo use the
> machine the better chance you have of recovering your data.
>
> If you buy a new disk and install the OS you can then connect the old
> disk as a secondary and copy the data off it. If you're lucky.
>
> Otherwise`q and look for help from a friend that has a PC with the
> same operating system on it. Take the disk out of your machine and
> make it the
>
> You could copy data to a USB backpack, or burn a CD, but the less
> you use this disk the better your odds are.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 4, 2004 12:01:40 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

I would like to thank everyone who offered help, especially Folkert
Rienstra. I ran msconfig and found msgked.exe, a spyware program, in
my startup tab. I searched google and found instructions to remove
msgked.exe here:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=167887
After following the instructions in the link above, the msgked.exe
spyware is removed and my hard disk stop making the strange noises.
May 4, 2004 3:57:56 PM

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"Wishy13764" <wishy13764@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20040503204747.29140.00000783@mb-m13.aol.com...
> It could be your power supply that is making that noise...check it out.

Or the neighbours ...
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 4, 2004 7:08:00 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

bmpgifjpg wrote:

> I would like to thank everyone who offered help, especially Folkert
> Rienstra. I ran msconfig and found msgked.exe, a spyware program, in
> my startup tab. I searched google and found instructions to remove
> msgked.exe here:
> http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=167887
> After following the instructions in the link above, the msgked.exe
> spyware is removed and my hard disk stop making the strange noises.


Since you've got one, you might as well do a complete system scan with
Ad-Aware and Spybot.



-WD
!