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Check HDD Access History

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June 9, 2010 5:58:24 AM

Ever since I upgraded to 7 from Vista, my HDD has been constantly spinning. When it does stop, it starts up no more than 30 seconds later. I've been trying to monitor which process is accessing my HDD, but I can't figure out how to use process explorer or the task manager resource monitor to do that. Is it possible, or do I need to find a different program?

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June 9, 2010 4:41:59 PM

jdavide22 said:
Ever since I upgraded to 7 from Vista, my HDD has been constantly spinning. When it does stop, it starts up no more than 30 seconds later. I've been trying to monitor which process is accessing my HDD, but I can't figure out how to use process explorer or the task manager resource monitor to do that. Is it possible, or do I need to find a different program?

Process Monitor is great I definitely would use it too.

Do you have Windows Backup activated and / or an anti virus program? They will cause your drive to be accessed all the time
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June 10, 2010 5:08:21 AM

jdavide22 said:
Ever since I upgraded to 7 from Vista, my HDD has been constantly spinning. When it does stop, it starts up no more than 30 seconds later. I've been trying to monitor which process is accessing my HDD, but I can't figure out how to use process explorer or the task manager resource monitor to do that. Is it possible, or do I need to find a different program?



Upgrade installations can often be "wonky" at best. Have you also checked your start up config to see what applications / drivers / services are being loaded / started upon boot?

You might want to enable only the necessary ones and see if the issue removes itself.

Also, what are the hardware specs of your computer?

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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June 10, 2010 5:20:01 AM

use winpatrol to disable startup programs, windows interface is lousy for this, winpatrol just open startup and select what you don't want to start
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