Why you hard drive continuously runs.

Question

The hard drive seems to be running continuously. It is interfering with all programs. Camt run speed disc because of frequent disc writes. I have tried shutting down all programs from the Task Manager; Going to the Control/All/Delete box I have shut down everything but explorer and drive still shows it is running full out. Because of this cant delete emails but can receive, wierd stuff like that and everything is slowed way down. Does this mean the hard drive is going or is there some other program disc accessing all the time that is hidden. Checked for viruses and Norton's couldnt find any.

Answer

This question was answered on March 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem maybe that the hard drive is fragmented Disk fragmentation causes a bad slowdown of your system Defragmentation can result in a 200% prformance gain There must be at least 15% fee disk space to start defragmentaion You can buy or download the software to defragment your hard drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 11, 2003