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Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

Q: Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

I have an Acer Aspire 5745 that is about 2 or 3 years old. I have been noticing that the hard drive light is either always blinking or always on, also the fan has been running constantly. Because the light is always on, the computer is running extremely slow. Simple and easy tasks such as opening a browser or even turning the volume up or down takes several seconds to 5 minutes.
I have tried uninstalling the antivirus AVG 2013 but it keeps coming up with a java error.
Please help!!
I'm not sure what other information to give. Please let me know what more information you need to help me.
Thanks!

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium

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A: Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

It might mean that the computer needs a good cleaning.laptops dont get as dusty and dirty as desktops but it doesnt hurt to look and see.you might have to take it somewhere and have it checked out.

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I have had a look round the posts but nothing I try stops the internal drive getting accessed.
I have unchecked the CD autorun using TweakUI (this worked for someone else)
I have temp disabled AVG along with BoostSpeed and Team Viewer
The only process running apart from sys idle is svchost.exe (1%)

I hope someone out there manages to work their magic as they did the last time I posted here!
Thanks
 

A:Hard drive light flashing with nearly no processes running

Sounds like the System Index service is running.

When you find that happening, disconnect from the Internet to be sure MS Update is not running or something on your system is phoning home to be sure.

To see all Internet connections from your PC, grab a copy of CurrPorts - - runas admin and you will see everything. Click on the column heading Remote Host Name to get active connections at the top if the list. The menu Options is used to customize the display; here's my list

display Listen, Established, TCP, UDP, IPv6,

display port in The Address,

sort on refresh,
Ask Before Any Action
That last one is interesting; running as admin, you can Close a port or Kill the application with that port.

CurrPorts identifies all ports on the pc (mine number 112 as I write) and if I select all ports with a Remote Address, I see I have 20 connections.

btw: Remote Addresses shown as 127.0.0.1:nnn are local services (like a proxy or AV service), so out of the 20, only two are actually remote - - both HTTP browser connections.
 

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A:Hard drive light running slowing things down.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE-------------------------------------------------------------In the meantime please, do NOT install any new programs or update anything unless told to do so while we are fixing your problemIf you still need help, please include the following in your next replyA detailed description of your problemsA new DDS log (don't forget attach.txt)Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

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A:Hard drive light running slowing things down.

Hello,let's get a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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A:Hard drive randomly stopping (HD light goes out - laptop crash)

What brand/model is your laptop?

It's interesting you were able to run a defrag, a HDD-intensive task.

Do you have a way to back up your system?
There is a thread on this forum under the General Discussion topic where you may be able to request a link to a genuine copy of Vista, which you could use to reinstall the system. This could tell you broadly whether you have a hardware or software problem.
(The size of that thread tells you how many people just don't seem to have recovery discs, or never created discs, can't find them, etc.)

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A:Random floppy drive seek and hard drive light flashing

I have a fix for the floppy drive problem. Unplug it!

But er, it could easily be the AV software doing it, or possibly the Windows indexer.

To track it down you could try catching it in the act (if it's prolonged enough) by using the "Resource Monitor" found on the Performance tab of the Task Manager. Click on the "Disk" tab and wait for it to happen and see if something new shows up as doing disk IO.

Though also, disabling the AV software temporarily and see if it stops might be a first try...

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A:Hard Drive Light / Hard Drive Problems

Hi sdh31873

Do not put both hard drives on the same string as the controller will default to the lowest speed hard drive. In fact I would think about getting rid of the old drive entirely as its age means that it should be very slow.

Have you tried turning the led HD connector to the motherboard over?

You can get an Promise PCI controller card that will allow you to add some extra IDE ports. The controller will show the devices on it to be D0, D1, D2 etc. It looks like a SCSI device to the system but hooks up IDE devices.

You need to FDISK and format a new hard drive before windows can see it.
 

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A:Hard Drive Light!

It could be the symptoms of a virus infection,suggest you run this free online scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

The four svchosts are quite normal ......
 

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A:Hard-Drive light always on

you're going to need a massive amount of free space to support that size
swap file. After setting the new size, the system is going to mung the HD
to make it active ... it may take a long time.

suggest you reset it to something more reasonable,
shutdown most services,
disconnect from the Net,
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then resize as you please and reboot.
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Always On

Right click the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Go to the Processes tab, see what program is using the most CPU usage when it is running slow. Disable or uninstall if you don't need it.

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A:Hard Drive Light Always On

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A:hard drive light always on

i think ur hard disk space is extremely slow
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A:hard drive light

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I would also suspect a trojan or other malware as a possibility.

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whats your processor speed and how much ram do you have?
 

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Look at the board on the ASUS website. It tells you which memory is acceptable, and which is not. Those ASUS people are verrry particular.
 

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A:Hard drive light constantly lit.

when it does not flash is the time to worry

the light signifies something is working,probably in the background not just the hard drive

i.e

mail checking
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Many thanks.

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A:My hard drive light blinks every second or two..

Hi

simple fix...turn off the computer

no seriously, even though you arent using the computer , it is still working away, reading and writing to the drive, windows doesnt stop just because you arent using it.

There are many processes running on the average computer and its these that are using the drive.

regards
 

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A:constant hard drive light

WIN2000 HIT CRTL + ALT + DELETE TO BRING UP TASK MANAGER THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF PROGRAMS RUNNING

LOOK FOR ANTI-VIRUS , ANY SCHEDULED TASKS , LIKE DEFRAGE,

OR BACKUP
IF YOU ARE NEW TO WIN 2000

GOTO HOW TO http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/Default.asp

G7
 

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A:Hard Drive light keeps blinking..

This will stop the constant HDD activity:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...ws-vista-search-indexer-and-indexing-service/

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A:Constant Hard Drive Light

Maybe those programs you removed...are running scans (which would account for HD activity).

Uninstalling a program shouild have no impact on a hard drive...unless doing so terminates a running application.

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A:Hard drive light permanently on....

You need to get inside it and check both the power and data cables on the back of the hard drive and the data cable to the mobo to see if they are seated properly!!!

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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I have been using the computer all day and it still has the same issues. Not too sure what else to do next. Any help would be appreciated!
 
 
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clear the CMOS (best to unplug the system and pull out the battery on the motherboard)
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~Lordbob

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You seem to have a couple of issues.






Quote:
And also i didn't mention to one thing that when I unplug the wire of Pc my BIOS didn't recognize the time and date , I have to change it myself (Not always) just when I unplug the wire .


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Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
Download SeaTools for Windows if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).

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Quote: Originally Posted by Barndtron


For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking)

After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board.

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I've always viewed it as bothersome, but nothing serious.

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thanks

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A:Hard drive light stays on and computer freezes randomly in windows 7

Can we get some system spec's?

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A:Hard drive light blinks fast, then stays solid, and computer freezes. What causes it?

Go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD icon in the Search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and run the Quick and the Extended diagnostic tests on the HDD.

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I noticed the same thing abut AVG, so I uninstalled it. Lots of members recommend Avast, but I myself just stick to the basic Microsoft offering (Essential/Defender ?), and also scan with Malwarebytes regularly.

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A:dell runs super slow. hard drive light always on. system restore won't start.

From what you have posted it looks like there could be a problem with the HDD.  
 
Please download and run SeatTool for Windows.
 
When the website opens scroll down till you find the I Accept button and click on it.
 
If you scroll down below this button you will find instruction for installing this.
 
Once you install this program you will see an image similar to the one below.
 

 
1.  SeaTools for Windows will search for hdds on your computer.  Please remove any external storage devices connected via USB port.
 
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A:hard drive keep running ... no jobs running

hello ,

does the drive keep running if you have the internet disconneted from the pc ?

also follow these steps

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

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this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
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#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
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you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

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A:Running Xp on an external hard drive with Vista installed on internal drive.

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TI
 

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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A:Hard drive light "sticks" occasionally

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With regards to your problem, go to My Computer and right click on your hard drive, open the Tools tab and run the Error Checking utility. This will do a scan of your hard drive and let you know if you have any bad sectors
 

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Hi I have an infection that none of my AVS malware or adware programs can find This problem causes my computer to overheat in about mins It seems that my hard drive is constantly running Enclosed are my Hijackthis logs Any help would be appreaciated Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe running Hard hard drive C WINDOWS Hard drive running hard system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Billionton Bluetooth Software bin btwdins exe C Program Files Prevx Home PXAgent exe C WINDOWS system wscntfy exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgcc exe C WINDOWS SOUNDMAN EXE C WINDOWS system rundll exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Apoint K Apntex exe C Program Files IEEE b WLAN Utility USB EnDisEU exe C WINDOWS system sistray exe C Program Files BinarySense HDDlife HDDlife exe I HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www hotsheet com R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Window Title Microsoft Internet Explorer O - Toolbar Yahoo Toolbar - EF BD -C FB- D - F- D F - C Program Files Yahoo Companion Installs cpn yt dll O - Toolbar Protection Bar - D C- - A- A-A CDFEE A B - C Program Files Video ActiveX Access iesbpl dll O - HKLM Run Windows Defender quot C Program Files Windows Defender MSASCui exe quot -hide O - HKLM Run AVG CC C PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgcc exe STARTUP O - HKLM Run Apoint C Program Files Apoint K Apoint exe O - HKLM Run SoundMan SOUNDMAN EXE O - HKLM Run BluetoothAuthenticationAgent rundll exe bthprops cpl BluetoothAuthenticationAgent O - HKLM RunServices McAfee Online Virus Scanner avp exe O - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe O - HKUS S- - - Run AVG Run C PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgw exe RUNONCE User LOCAL SERVICE O - HKUS S- - - Run AVG Run C PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgw exe RUNONCE User NETWORK SERVICE O - HKUS S- - - Run DWQueuedReporting quot C PROGRA COMMON MICROS DW dwtrig exe quot -t User SYSTEM O - HKUS DEFAULT Run DWQueuedReporting quot C PROGRA COMMON MICROS DW dwtrig exe quot -t User Default user O - Startup HDDlife lnk C Program Files BinarySense HDDlife HDDlife exe O - Global Startup EnDisEU lnk C Program Files IEEE b WLAN Utility USB EnDisEU exe O - Global Startup Utility Tray lnk C WINDOWS system sistray exe O - Extra context menu item Send To amp Bluetooth - C Program Files Billionton Bluetooth Software btsendto ie ctx htm O - Extra button no name - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - Extra Tools menuitem Sun Java Console - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - Extra button no name - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - C WINDOWS Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe O - Extra Tools menuitem xpsp res dll - - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - C WINDOWS Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra Tools menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - DPF -C A- E-A -C C BBF Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool - http go microsoft com fwlink linkid O - Protocol schmap-help - CF A - EA - B - C- A F - C Program Files Schmap Schmap Player SchmapDocLib dll O - SharedTaskScheduler IE Component Categories cache daemon - A - - e e-B C - C C EF - C WINDOWS system ieframe dll O - Service AVG Alert Manager Server Avg Alrt - Unknown owner - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe file missing O - Service AVG Update Service Avg UpdSvc - Unknown owner - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe file missing O - Service Bluetooth Service btwdins - WIDCOMM Inc - C Program Files Billionton Bluetooth Software bin btwdins exe O - Service InstallDriver Table Manager IDriverT - Macrovision Corporation - C Program Files C... Read more

A:Hard drive running hard

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.
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Download Superantispyware (SAS) free home version

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:
o Close browsers before scanning
o Scan for tracking cookies
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
o Please leave the others unchecked.
o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.
Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.
To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:
o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.
o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.
o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).
o Please highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose copy.
Click close and close again to exit the program.
Please paste that information here for me regardless of what it finds with a new HijackThis log.

This will take some time!!!!!!!!
 

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A:Hard drive always running

Bump. If anyone could help I would appreciate it so much
 

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A:Hard Drive seems to be running way to often.

I know your busy, just giving it a bump and to let you know I'm still interested in a solution, thanks again for your time.
 

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Hello,
I recently have been monitering the temperature of my Hard drive in my Dell 4700 with SpeedFan, and it seems to be running really hot. It is usually up to around 70-71 degrees Celsius when I have my PC on for a while.

I have a Maxtor 80GB hard drive. I also just cleaned out the dust from the inside of my PC, so I don't think that could be causing the problem. It has been running this hot for quite a while now. I believe all the fans are in working condition also.

What is the normal operating temp of a hard drive? Is there anything I can do to cool it down?
 

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A:Hard Drive Always Running

Howdy,

Try the PC in Safemode and see if it acts the same...this is a laptop correct, how much memory does it have?
How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
Do you mean Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon??
 

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Even if I'm not doing anything my hard drive running is always Hard Drive is read writing something all the time There are two distinct behaviors When Norton is doing a quot background check quot the drive is running like crazy The computer is jammed and almost unusable Browsers take minutes to load Other programs are unusable When there is NO background Hard Drive is always running check the drive read writes about once a second It is never idle and never times out to spin down I would like the drives to stop spinning but it can't because it's always doing something I've run every scan and tune up - Norton's and checkdsk It's just not working I'm worried that I've got a botnet or a virus My system AMD Athlon x dual watercooled GB RAMWindows XP Professional fresh install - No pirated software Seagate GB system drive ST WD WD SATA- driveX XTX ATI Graphics card watercooled If anyone could look at my hijack this logfile I'd appreciate it Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode NormalRunning processes C WINDOWS System smss exeC WINDOWS system winlogon exeC WINDOWS system services exeC WINDOWS system lsass exeC WINDOWS system Ati evxx exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC WINDOWS system Ati evxx exeC WINDOWS system spoolsv exeC Program Files Creative Shared Files CTAudSvc exeC Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedul exeC Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exeC Program Files Bonjour mDNSResponder exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC Program Files Java jre bin jqs exeC Program Files Norton Engine ccSvcHst exeC WINDOWS Explorer EXEC Program Files Common Files Seagate Schedule schedul exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSVC EXEC WINDOWS system SearchIndexer exeC WINDOWS system CTXFIHLP EXEC Program Files ATI Technologies ATI ACE Core-Static MOM exeC Program Files Norton Engine ccSvcHst exeC WINDOWS SYSTEM CTXFISPI EXEC Program Files Analog Devices Core smax pnp exeC Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WLIDSvcM exeC Program Files Analog Devices SoundMAX smax exeC Program Files Brother Brmfcmon BrMfcWnd exeC Program Files Seagate DiscWizard DiscWizardMonitor exeC Program Files Brother ControlCenter brccMCtl exeC Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TimounterMonitor exeC Program Files Common Files Seagate Schedule schedhlp exeC Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedhlp exeC Program Files Brother Brmfcmon BrMfimon exeC Program Files Java jre bin jusched exeC WINDOWS system RunDLL exeC Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exeC WINDOWS system ctfmon exeC Program Files Windows Media Player WMPNSCFG exeC Program Files Skype Phone Skype exeC Program Files ATI Technologies ATI ACE Core-Static ccc exeC Program Files Logitech SetPoint SetPoint exeC Program Files Common Files Logitech KHAL KHALMNPR EXEC Program Files Skype Plugin Manager skypePM exeC Program Files iPod bin iPodService exeC Program Files Java jre bin jucheck exeC WINDOWS system wuauclt exeC WINDOWS System msiexec exeC Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exeC Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exeC Program Files Skype Toolbars Shared SkypeNames exeR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride localO - BHO AcroIEHelperStub - DF C-E AD- -A -FA C EBDC - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelperShim dllO - BHO no name - C C A-E - b - D - CECB - no file O - BHO Symantec NCO B... Read more

A:Hard Drive is always running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/247789/hard-drive-is-always-running/
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When I am just sitting in front of the computer with nothing on the hard drive is alway making Running Seems Keep Drive Hard On To noises I'm not sure if I'm infected but I would just like to know why my hard drive always seem to be making noises Heres my Hijack This log Thanks Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exeC WINDOWS system winlogon exeC WINDOWS system services exeC WINDOWS system lsass exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC WINDOWS system spoolsv exeC Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedul exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running avgupsvc exeC Program Files Mitchell Home Medical MHM VPN Client cvpnd exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgw exeC Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS DEBUG MDM EXEC WINDOWS System nvsvc exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC WINDOWS system wscntfy exeC Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exeC Program Files Java jre bin jusched exeC Program Files QuickTime qttask exeC WINDOWS System LVCOMSX EXEC Program Files Logitech Video LogiTray exeC WINDOWS Logi MwX ExeC Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exeC Program Files Hewlett-Packard HP Software Update HPWuSchd exeC Program Files iPod bin iPodService Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running exeC WINDOWS system RUNDLL EXEC PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exeC Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TrueImageMonitor exeC Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TimounterMonitor exeC Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedhlp exeC WINDOWS system ctfmon exeC Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync WCESCOMM EXEC Program Files Logitech Video FxSvr exeC PROGRA MI AA rapimgr exeC Program Files Hewlett-Packard Digital Imaging Bin hpqtra exeC Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Works Shared wkcalrem exeC Program Files Hewlett-Packard Digital Imaging bin hpqSTE exeC WINDOWS explorer exeC Program Files Hijackthis HijackThis exeC Program Files Internet Explorer IEXPLORE EXEO - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dllO - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy SDHelper dllO - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dllO - HKLM Run TkBellExe quot C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe quot -osbootO - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottimeO - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS System NvCpl dll NvStartupO - HKLM Run LVCOMSX C WINDOWS System LVCOMSX EXEO - HKLM Run LogitechVideoTray C Program Files Logitech Video LogiTray exeO - HKLM Run LogitechVideoRepair C Program Files Logitech Video ISStart exeO - HKLM Run Logitech Utility Logi MwX ExeO - HKLM Run iTunesHelper quot C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe quot O - HKLM Run HP Software Update C Program Files Hewlett-Packard HP Software Update HPWuSchd exeO - HKLM Run HotKeysCmds C WINDOWS System hkcmd exeO - HKLM Run nwiz nwiz exe installO - HKLM Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS System NvMcTray dll NvTaskbarInitO - HKLM Run AVG CC C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe STARTUPO - HKLM Run TrueImageMonitor exe C Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TrueImageMonitor exeO - HKLM Run AcronisTimounterMonitor C Program Files Acronis TrueImageHome TimounterMonitor exeO - HKLM Run Acronis Scheduler Service quot C Program Files Common Files Acronis Schedule schedhlp exe quot O - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exeO - HKCU Run H PC Connection Agent quot C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync WCESCOMM EXE quot O - HKCU Run Microsoft Works Update Detection WkDetect exeO - HKCU Run msnmsgr quot C Program Files MSN Messenger msnmsgr exe quot backgroundO - Global... Read more

A:Hard Drive Seems To Keep On Running

Well, now it doesn't seem to be running that much but still can you just please check to make sure my Hijack This log is clean thanks. :D

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/82047/hard-drive-seems-to-keep-on-running/