the once expired Vista likes to "churn" whole hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by liketofindoutwhy, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. For some reason, after I upgraded from XP to Vista with my 1GB
    machine, the first 30 days it worked nicely. But after it expired and
    I didn't register, it start to like to "churn" the whole hard drive.
    Looks like it is going through the whole hard drive looking for
    something.

    So I bought Vista and entered the product key into it, and afterwards,
    it still like to churn the whole hard drive... I am not sure how long
    the hard drive can last since every single day it will go through the
    whole hard drive, looks like it is looking for a file, or it is
    defragmenting the drive, but will intensive activities like that, it
    is hard to say how long the drive can last...

    any guys or MS folks have a solution? Thanks very much.
     
    liketofindoutwhy, Apr 25, 2008
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  2. There is no need to Register.
    Did you Activate it? This is required.

    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Apr 25, 2008
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  3. liketofindoutwhy

    bp Guest

    Your drive will be just fine they are designed to be read from and written
    to, it doesn't hurt them. They have about a 1,000,000 hour meantime failure
    rate so you have plenty of time left even if it churns all day every day.

    with that said
    Vista is probably just doing it's initial indexing it will claim down in a
    few days.
    If not try make sure you don't have anti virus scanning you HD. You could
    also go into reliability app and see what's hitting the HD. Yu can get to it
    by bring up the task mamanger
     
    bp, Apr 25, 2008
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