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Solved Hard drive activity


franka

Member
Member
Posts
33
#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 PRO

woody345

New Member
Posts
31
#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    On board

Ztruker

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH