i have a hard drive that kicks in whenever it wants

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a hard dirve i have in an older comp kicks in whenever it wants,i have
checked for any virus scnas or disk defrags or anything set up to come on,but
nothing is set up that way?? any sugessstions??
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    Do you have indexing turned on??
    peterk
    "eddie" <eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >a hard dirve i have in an older comp kicks in whenever it wants,i have
    > checked for any virus scnas or disk defrags or anything set up to come
    > on,but
    > nothing is set up that way?? any sugessstions??
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Is indexing meant to allow faster access times?

    r.


    "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
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    > Do you have indexing turned on??
    > peterk
    > "eddie" <eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CC59278C-7F0A-45CA-BC3C-E18BB3911C51@microsoft.com...
    >>a hard dirve i have in an older comp kicks in whenever it wants,i have
    >> checked for any virus scnas or disk defrags or anything set up to come
    >> on,but
    >> nothing is set up that way?? any sugessstions??
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Go to the HDD Manufa site and check what utilties they have or find some HDD
    testing program. If its WD use Data lifeguard tools from their site.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Go to your HD manfacturer's site and check of they have a utility program,
    like Western Digital's data life guard to run tests.
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    No, only facilitates file searches. Please see Help and Support, Search
    Companion Overview.

    namniar wrote:

    > Is indexing meant to allow faster access times?
    >
    > r.
    >
    >
    > "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
    > news:Oby3sdMNFHA.3704@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>Do you have indexing turned on??
    >>peterk
    >>"eddie" <eddie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:CC59278C-7F0A-45CA-BC3C-E18BB3911C51@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>a hard dirve i have in an older comp kicks in whenever it wants,i have
    >>>checked for any virus scnas or disk defrags or anything set up to come
    >>>on,but
    >>>nothing is set up that way?? any sugessstions??
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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