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Windows Disk-scratching

Discussion in 'Software' started by FourDee, 27 Jun 2007.

  1. FourDee

    FourDee New Member

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    Hi,

    I've had Windows Vista Business for a while now and one thing that annoys me is the constant scratching of my hard disk even on times when it doesn't seem necessary.

    At first I thought this was because it had performed an upgrade from Win XP, but after a clean install earlier this week the same thing happens.

    There are of course times (like now) when my hard disk is quiet, but I really want to reduce this scratching.

    My setup :

    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ AM2
    MSI K9N platinum mobo
    WD raptor 36GB for OS
    Other 250GB HDD for storage
    2GB Twinx DD2 matched RAM

    here's a screencap I took

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  2. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Mine does it too, I think part of it maybe to do with search indexing.
     
  3. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Aye, it's probably either the search indexer or superfetch.
    If you expand the file column we might be able to tell you.
     
  4. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Drive thrashing. You really confused me there. :confused:

    There's an MS application in XP that logs which files are being read/written in real time, I assume Vista has similar. It's handy when you see unexpected activity.
     
  5. FourDee

    FourDee New Member

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    So I guess I'm going to have to learn to live with it.

    thanks anyways :thumb:
     
  6. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    I think it's to do with the indexing. I know that when you install Vista it's a little slow with your frequently used apps, then after some indexing it gets much faster
     
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