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Hard drive activity

  1. #1


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8 PRO

    Hard drive activity


    The hard drive light on my laptop is showing continuous activity and is not going out,even if the computer is left idle.

    How can I find out what is happening?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    The drive where the OS is installed will never really go to sleep unless you kill all processes which would cause windows to crash. Open task manager and take note of all background processes and windows processes which will read/write to your drive as needed.
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  3. #3


    Open Task Manager, Performance tab. Click on Open Resource Monitor at the bottom. Expand Disk and see what is doing all the reading and writing. That may give you a clue.
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  4. #4


    Indexing can run a drive crazy when first turned on or when you install a lot or do a lot of saving of files.
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