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Hard drive never stops

Q: Hard drive never stops

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I've had this problem now for a while, the hard drive light is constantly flashing and you can hear the drive doing what it does, so decided to go ahead and do an upgrade.  Bought a new 2TB WD hard drive, and did a new install of Win 7 Home Edition.  
 
Problem still exists.  I am looking at the Resource Monitor > Disk Activity and there is a lot of stuff going on.  I've captured a screen shot.  Can anyone tell me what is going on and can I stop this madness?  I left my computer running all night, woke up around 4 am, and it is just as busy as ever.
 
Ran malwarebytes on it today and says everything is clean.
 
Help.
 
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A:New install, new hard drive, but hard drive never stops

Pretty much just looking like windows indexing your hard drive on a clean install. Pretty normal. SearchIndexer.exe is the windows indexing programing, that is reading the files and the data being written below that to the programdata\microsoft\search\ directories is where the indexed data is stored. This just makes it faster to search for files using the Windows search function. Leave the computer on for a couple of days and it should finish shortly.
However I have seen it where if you have a file that is corrupted for some reason it will cause the search indexer to lock on that file. If you restored old data to your drive windows will reattempt to index all of that old data, and potentially run into a problem file. 
If it just drives ya nuts though you can just disable the searchindexer service by hitting Start, typing services.msc, hit enter. Towards the bottom of the list find the service named Windows Search, double click it and change the startup type to disabled. Restart and you should see decreased disk activity, but will find that if you search for files it will be a bit slower.

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A:hard drive just stops

On the face of it, heat is a possible cause. Check fans, that heat sinks are seated properly and that air-flow is in no way impeded. If you can open the case, try blowing air in with a small fan to see if the machine runs longer, and check the hardware temps in BIOS if available.

You may have better luck diagnosing if you put the cables back and change just one item at a time in attempts to solve the problem. After all, it did work the way the cables were connected originally, and the sort of intermittent problem you describe is rarely due to cabling.
 

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A:Hard Drive stops responding

Did you try running in safe mode to discount possibility of bad drivers ? You can also try booting with a Linux live from CD or USB ?

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A:Windows 7 stops seeing second hard drive

I would first check my cables to make sure they are completely seated and not losing connection to the drive. If that does not help I would run the manufacturer's Diagnostic test and run the DOS test, the short drive self test and the long drive test, The Western Digital software can be found at WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Black If that one won't work, try using Seagate's diagnostic Seatools for DOS SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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A:hard drive activity never stops

1. Press ctrl-alt-delete and bring up the Windows task manager. Select the process tab. Look in the cpu column. This shows how much cpu resources each process is using. While the hard drive is constantly being accessed check which processes are using the most cpu. This may help to narrow down what exactly is causing the hard drive to be constantly accessed.

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A:Hard Drive stops running

Update your antivirus and scan for viruses. If you've no spyware protection, download, install, update and scan with (not at the same time) Adaware and Spybot S&D.

If that yields no fruit, run your Check Disk set to correct surface errors and defrag.

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A:my 2nd hard drive stops windows booting

Hi namdas, welcome to TSG....

What operating system is running on the primary master drive?

Does it still boot up by itself?

Once you disconnected the problem drive and put it into another machine, you more than likely changed the jumpers....make sure you change them back to slave when attempting to re-install it in your other machine.

Also, bios will need to re-recognize the drives again as well.
 

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I have found something odd today. Normally my computer goes into hybrid sleep mode just fine. But I have just added an oldish SATA hard drive to the system, and now it won't go into sleep mode.

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Anybody got any ideas for this one?

A:Hard drive stops Windows 7 from sleeping

Welcome!

Might want to check the properties for that drive in Device Manager.

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A:Windows 7 stops detecting 2nd hard drive

Read this and thought maybe you should check yur cables or try a different port. Glad it is working out.
Fabe

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i get these random hangs no matter what i've been doing even if no programs are running my hdd led shows no activity hdd does nothing and though the system doesn't actually freeze up i can do whatever i want as long as that stops responding Hard Drive (hang) particular action doesn't require hdd activity i can move the cursor type bring up start menu even work with open applications right until it wants to read or write from to the hdd then i get the busy cursor and the waiting begins the time the system recovers all by itself vary from around minutes to minutes after that like nothing happened everything works fine for some time until the next random occasion when it starts all over again when one hdd goes out all of my external drives experience the same problem with the hang and not wanting to write to drive the drives range from GB to two TB drives Hard Drive stops responding (hang) all showing same behavior when the system hiccups like this Flash drives too

A:Hard Drive stops responding (hang)

Post a screenshot of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info software:CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Run a Hard Drive test:SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive(s): Disk Check

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A:Hard Drive Stops Responding Before Burn

dannybz said:

Hello,

I have XP SP2, and was using MP11 B1 to burn a MP3 CD when my Hard Drive began to make some strange sound, like when a fan is stuck with something, tak tak tak tak tak... then my computer went out with a blue screen and an error message that said something like there has been internal error possible cause is new hardware. The message said that my computer will have to restart and if problem persists, to contact manufacturer. So I shut down my computer and restarted it, and my HDrive would make that same sound. I just shut it down immediately.

Please, anyone, please don't tell me that I have lost all my data. Is there any way to retrieve any data from my HDrive without risking losing any more info, music, docs. that is, if data has not been lost already. Is it possible to "open" the hard drive and fix the prob, (im do not fix hardware, neither hard drives), Im just asking, maybe someone who is an expert in hardware repair/troubleshooting can do it.

HELP PLEASEClick to expand...

Install a new harddrive and see if you can access the old one as a slave. If you were willing to pay a very high price, there are companys that could probably retreive the data for you.
 

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A:Hard drive activity light never stops blinking!

Have you checked in Task Manager under processes to see what might be running that may be causing this?
 

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A:External Hard Drive stops working after 16GB

Your ClickFree is a speciality product used to automatically backup the content of the PC to which it is plugged in. We may not know how it is configured to achieve that goal.

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A:Laptop hard drive runs for 3 seconds, stops, and causes freezing

Normally when a disk is making noise it's going to quiet soon. I would make a backup of what ever you want to save.
You can run a disk check up.
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A:Seagate 2TB Hard Drive not responding, stops programs from working

Hi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

That does sound like the controller on the drive has gone.

Is the drive still under warranty?

If you don't know - Is it possible to open the drive case? (The external casing not the actual drive case).
There will be a date code on the drive. That will tell you when it was made. Or grab the serial number and plug into Seagate's warranty page and it will tell you.

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A:Screen glitches, goes black, and hard drive stops spinning.

Hi -There are 2 options to look at with this type of fault -The first known one is Power Supply Unit is Faulty / Dying / or just not putting out enough power - Have it tested - Known to produce "Pixilated effect" -The other one involves your WerFault.exe error , also known as Windows Error and Fault Reporting.exe tool -This is one solution if there are currently no hardware problems on your system, or there are no other major software Errors on your system -The Werfault.exe process is a part of Windows Error Reporting in Windows (Vista and Windows7) - If you do not want certain executable files or programs to send error reports, you may also create a block list.These are detailed steps you can follow to customize Windows Error and Fault Reporting.exe tool1.Go to Windows Error Reporting > open Control Panel. 2.Click > System and Maintenance, and then click > Problem Reports and Solutions.3.Click > Change Settings located in the left panel of the Problem Reports and Solutions window.4.Select an option to configure how you want Windows to look for a solution to your problems. You may allow Windows to do it automatically or ask you every time to check if problem occurs.5.Next, click the > Advanced settings link.6.Select On or Off to configure whether you want to use Error Reporting or not.7.Click Change settings and choose the appropriate option to configure how you want problem reporting to be set for all users and programs.8.If you choose to use Error Reporting, then click the second Change setting button to configure how error reporting is set for all users. Here, you can choose from the following consent levels: - Ask each time a problem occurs ? Windows Error Reporting will ask for permission before sending an error report- Automatically check for solutions ? Minimal data is sent to find a possible fix. After consent is given, more data may be sent if requested by Microsoft.- Automatically check for solutions and send additional information if needed ? Minimal data along with data that the application developer has indicated as a requirement is sent. This sent data does not contain any personally identifiable information. After consent is given, more data may be supplied if requested by Microsoft.- Send all data - All data is sent, no prompt required. This setting is configurable only in Group Policy.9.If you do not want certain executable files or programs to send error reports, you may create a block list. To do this, click Add in the Block list section.10.Browse through your programs and add them to the list.11.Click OK to save your settings.You can try the above method as a side line, but it may not fully repair the problem, just the Werfault.exe pop-upsIf you are having any other major problems, do not disable this but post back with the other problems only -Thank You -

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A:Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive

Has HD#3 any active partitions?
What happens if you boot with HD#3 attached only?
How did you erase the disk signature? As far as I know you can only update it

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A:slow slow slow - hard drive almost never stops

for a start you need to double your ram

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them


do a disk cleanup and defrag

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A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

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A:Moved hard drive and cannot boot; hard drive accessable from Recovery Console

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A:Recovering hard drive files from unbootable, password protected hard drive?

You don't have to do all that to overcome an unmountable boot volume error...try running chkdsk /r command on the drive.

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A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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A:Multiple hard drive boot errors, hard drive clicking, and freezing

Try installing another operating system onto the disk and seeing if that crashes as well. If it doesn't you probably have a bad Windows cd. I suggest trying Kubuntu, a version of Linux meant to look somewhat like Windows (You can click here to skip directly to the download page). Just remember to actually install the thing. Most Linux operating systems can be ran directly from the cd without any need to be installed onto a hard disk. There's usually a program on the desktop that will install the system for you. If it runs properly for a week or two, get a new Windows disk. If it crashes just as much as Windows did, get a new computer.

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A:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

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They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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That's an old version(1.99.1) of HijackThis that was in use before Vista was ever released. Get rid of it, then download and install version 2.0.2 from here.

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Go into:

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp

and delete everything from inside that Temp folder. If a few files resist getting deleted, leave them there and delete everything else. Empty the Recycle Bin, then restart.

Everything in that Temp folder is useless junk, and it's a good place for a "nasty" to hide.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CraziReaper


i have a problem my laptop says it has two hard drives though it only has one physical one my os hard drive is filled and my local disk has lots og free space can someone help me combine them?


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A:installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive; old hard drive is RAID

All your symptoms point towards malware in your old Wodniws OS.
 
There is no reason that you could not use your RAID array as your storage and boot off another drive, seems perfectly logical as there is no need for RAID with a Win OS as Winsxs.sys already exists within. Yes you change the boot order in the BIOS, set the cd drive first, then point the installation at the new disk which will default to C:\ No need to remove the RAID array, which will appear as additional storage. You may need to install drivers to get this to function correctly.
 
You could of course back up your data to another drive and re-install you rOS on your original disks...
 
Up to you.

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Hi there

1) download something like FREE macrium and boot it up.
2) Image the OS
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Remember though if the Windows system partition exists to copy that as well as the "C" partition.

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A:What happens after you convert your internal hard drive to an external hard drive?

does the OS simply get "reduced" to a bunch of files that I will see on my newly installed OS?Click to expand...

Yes
it will just be seen as a data drive and you would need to goto the directory for your data
it wont run as an OS at all
 

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A:How can i copy my failing 8gb hard drive to my new 80gb hard drive?

For free:

XXClone
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A:Can't boot secondary hard drive that has different OS from primary hard drive

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A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

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A:How do I transfer files from bad sata hard drive to new hard drive

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A:Hard drive formatting instruction for brand new hard drive

rskin2001 said:

I installed a brand new hard drive in my hp pavilion ze4630 and even when booting from the the Win XP disk it does not see the new hard drive. I tried using a Win Me disk in an attempt format from dos but unit does not boot into dos. The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4025GAS and i did not find a driver on their site. What do i need to do to initialize a virgin hard drive ? Also tried installing as slave drive to my desktop and format with functioning Win XP but it also did not see the drive. Thanks for assistance with this matter.Click to expand...

Can you see the drive in the BIOS setup?
 

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