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Hard Drive noise only on non-Administrator accounts!?

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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 11:03:15 PM

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I have been having a problem with hard drive noise only for
non-administrator accounts on a Windows XP Professional machine.

I have changed hard drives and the problem persists.
When I grant the other accounts administrator priviledges the problem
goes away.

Any ideas?

Please copy andyfano@gmail.com on any responses as I do not read these
groups often.

Thanks for any help,

Andy Fano

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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 12:07:04 AM

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Strange, what type of policies do you set for Non Admins that requires XP to
check every click to see if policy is being followed?

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<andyfano@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have been having a problem with hard drive noise only for
> non-administrator accounts on a Windows XP Professional machine.
>
> I have changed hard drives and the problem persists.
> When I grant the other accounts administrator priviledges the problem
> goes away.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Please copy andyfano@gmail.com on any responses as I do not read these
> groups often.
>
> Thanks for any help,
>
> Andy Fano
>
Anonymous
September 14, 2005 10:37:17 PM

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I haven't set any kind of policies whatsoever.
The hard drive noise is not normal drive activity indicating disc
access or writing - it is a worrisome grinding noise.

Thanks,

-Andy Fano
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Anonymous
September 15, 2005 1:54:25 AM

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If you are getting a "grinding" sound, this is a "hardware" issue and could
be your hard drive is going to fail (aka "crash".) The reason that it may
only occur on "non-Administrator" account is the fact that that is where the
those accounts have their files stored. Backup the drvier soon!


<andyfano@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I haven't set any kind of policies whatsoever.
> The hard drive noise is not normal drive activity indicating disc
> access or writing - it is a worrisome grinding noise.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Andy Fano
>
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 11:46:48 AM

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I thought so too, so I changed drives, and it still happens. When I
change the status of the account to be administrator it stops
happening.

Thanks,

-Andy Fano
September 16, 2005 12:13:55 PM

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andyfano@gmail.com wrote:
> I thought so too, so I changed drives, and it still happens. When I
> change the status of the account to be administrator it stops
> happening.

Have you looked to try to find out what's running that doing the IO?

Filemon from sysinternals could help locate the process/program.
!