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New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning

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Old 03-20-2007
John
 

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New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning
Brand new Sony Laptop with 2 gigs of RAM and Solo Core U1500 1.33 GHZ CPU.
I can't seem to resolve the performance issue related to the hard drive
constantly spinning. I went to the Resource Monitor and see that the Disk
section is showing 100% highest Active time consistantly and it rarely drops
below this. I have tried MSCONFIG and performing a Selective startup and
not had any change in the issue. The only changes I have made were to add
TrendMicro 2007, Office 2007 and Quicken 2007. I have disabled any of
indexing too.

Any suggestions?


TIA


John


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Old 03-20-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning
In the Run box type in SERVICES.MSC and click OK. Scroll down to
the SUPERFETCH service, right-click on it and select Properties, then
under Startup type select DISABLED and then click apply.

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"John" wrote:

Brand new Sony Laptop with 2 gigs of RAM and Solo Core U1500 1.33 GHZ CPU.
I can't seem to resolve the performance issue related to the hard drive
constantly spinning. I went to the Resource Monitor and see that the Disk
section is showing 100% highest Active time consistantly and it rarely drops
below this. I have tried MSCONFIG and performing a Selective startup and
not had any change in the issue. The only changes I have made were to add
TrendMicro 2007, Office 2007 and Quicken 2007. I have disabled any of
indexing too.

Any suggestions?


TIA


John


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Old 03-21-2007
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RE: New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning
I am having similiar trouble: I just installed Vista Home Basic on my laptop
and the hard drive light on my laptop is constantly lit. Is this the same
problem?

System Specs:

- Intel P4 3.0GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 64MB video memory
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Old 03-21-2007
Ken Zhao [MSFT]
 

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Re: New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning
Hello John,

Thank you for using newsgroup!

From your post, I'd like to thanks our MVP Carey Frisch for his great
information sharing. For more related information, please refer to:

Windows PC Accelerators: Performance Technology for Windows Vista
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...celerator.mspx

Windows Administration: Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...taKernel/defau
lt.aspx?loc=en

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Ken Zhao

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| In the Run box type in SERVICES.MSC and click OK. Scroll down to
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| "John" wrote:
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| Brand new Sony Laptop with 2 gigs of RAM and Solo Core U1500 1.33 GHZ
CPU.
| I can't seem to resolve the performance issue related to the hard drive
| constantly spinning. I went to the Resource Monitor and see that the
Disk
| section is showing 100% highest Active time consistantly and it rarely
drops
| below this. I have tried MSCONFIG and performing a Selective startup and
| not had any change in the issue. The only changes I have made were to
add
| TrendMicro 2007, Office 2007 and Quicken 2007. I have disabled any of
| indexing too.
|
| Any suggestions?
|
|
| TIA
|
|
| John
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Old 07-16-2008
nikhilbandale
 

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Re: New Vista laptop hard drive does not stop spinning

hi

i faced exactly the same problem as above and even got my hard disk
replaced twice by dell, in vain.
my dell laptop's specs:
2.2Ghz core 2 duo
5400rpm hitachi hd
running on Vista Home premium 32 bit

resource monitor's disk monitor:
Now when the blue line in the graph climbed to the top, the system
started hanging/freezing and the sound output ( i was playing an mp3)
had small gaps in it... many a times i had to restart as taskmanager
also wasn't getting launched.
I've disabled superfetch, now it seems to be fine!

I'd like to know what %active time exactly means here...[image:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/...e452882_o.jpg]


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