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Drive Activity

  1. #1


    seattle
    Posts : 7
    Win 8 Pro 64-bit

    Drive Activity


    Hi, I just downloaded the Win 8 Pro upgrade and am experiencing constant drive activity - 70-100% at idle. Every 25 secs or so the metro ui or whatever it is looks as if it's trying to display then stops midway and the drive goes back to high activity. If I'm working, that blows me out of whatever it is I'm doing. My system is just running so slowly.
    I've checked for malware - nothing - and attached is the drive activity in task manager. What do I need to do next?

    Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Did this happen immediately after installing Win 8 or after you had installed some software?

    Does the problem occur if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking?
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  3. #3


    seattle
    Posts : 7
    Win 8 Pro 64-bit


    At first I thought it was Mozy going crazy, then... I discovered indexer and search services full on. Stopped them both- all quiet on the Western front. Thank you.
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