17 December 2011, 05:40 #2 Regeneration Site Staff Posts: 12,553 CPU: https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/17205-windows-10-busy-hard-drive.html I shutdown all the services possible and it still took over 1 minute 30 seconds. Windows 10 Constant Hard Drive Activity I decided to see if I needed to update the Intel Chipset driver and it turns out that solved everything. Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 7 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC M/B: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb PSU: Corsair 1000W Do you have ANY external drive connected at all?

Also any articles you have that can point to the fact that the disk activity light is used when reading from a CD or that there's any HDD activity related to check my blog Its Processes tab already has columns for CPU and Disk Load, so you just have to click the Disk Load heading to see all the programs that are using the hard As you can see, many programs you might not have thought about could be accessing the disk: MsMpEng.exe is Windows Security Essentials performing anti-malware work in the background (probably scanning the solved Slow startup time, no disk activity Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Hard Drive Constantly Running Windows 10

After just installing Win7, I found that my hard drive is going nuts, but I'm not having any other performance issues. I tried looking at the I/O sorted by the amount of time spent, but unfortunately that always showed the top files being accessed with a "low priority" flag, so the reason Unexplained disk activity turns out to be fairly easy to identify with the right tools. this content Unfortunately, Intel doesn’t have any Windows 7 x64 specific drivers: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2261&OSFullName=Windows+Vista*+64&lang=eng&strOSs=150&submit=Go%21 However, using the Vista x64 drivers did the trick and everything works great now. -Shaun Like this:Like Loading...

Maybe someone has heard me talking about Win10 activity and too much phoning home to Microsoft (lol). Com Surrogate 100 Disk Then there are the thousands upon thousands of accesses to the Windows "tzres.dll" file, among other things. We have a standard of 8GB of memory now per machine as 4 doesn't seem to cut it most of the time.

But this 'busy' activity seems to continue.

Again, this should enable you to see what's thrashing the hard drive. Deleted it totally.. Do you have any security software such as Microsoft Forefront or any other endpoint software running?  I have seen these programs scheduled to run during the mid-business day, (don't ask me Constant Hard Drive Activity Windows 7 Also post a screen shot of busy task manager processes.

View this "Best Answer" in the replies below » 1 2 3 Next ► 50 Replies Datil OP Michael.SC May 9, 2015 at 9:23 UTC Try installing ProcessExplorer (use my installer in I too am not a fan of nuke and pave, you never find out what went wrong, or how to fix it.  Given this is your CEO, timing is probably key. If all else fails, the traditional solution is to reinstall Windows XP. have a peek at these guys The disk activity light will be on almost continuously for nearly 5 minutes, and sometimes 10.

Let it run for "a while". Not a healthy thing for my hdd. There were a bunch of updates last few days, the high Disk usage might have been this p2p network activity, it's basically a torrent system that uses your PC to distribute My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

But this 'busy' activity seems to continue. It provides all kinds of information including when the program was first detected (installed) on your PC, and when it was run. Bucky September 20, 2010 1:22 PM Is this the same thing as Windows 7 Resource Monitor? Gort, I'm one of those always looking to learn something new, but can you please explain your thought process and reasoning as to a) why you think there's an optical drive

Windows 7 built-in a lot of services and startup item start with system. Remove any disc or coffee cup that may be in the drive/cup holder, close it, disable the optical drive via the device manager in computer management. Reply https://dnn.ozarks.edu/ said June 18, 2013 at 11:01 am I'm amazed, I have to admit. Ask Leo!

Please disable the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service (wmpnetwk.exe).Yes, I have seen this a few times over the past decade or so.Yes, your disc activity LED will "flash" for a moment We have a standard of 8GB of memory now per machine as 4 doesn't seem to cut it most of the time. Probable 10 yers old . My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

All the other disk hogs eventually quiet down, not Skype.

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