Hard drive constantly seeking

Discussion in 'Storage Devices' started by athomas, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. athomas

    athomas Geek Trainee

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    I have a hard drive on my gaming machine that is constantly seeking. The light is pretty much on solid and I can hear the drive crunching away. Indexing is turned off, CPU is at 1% usage when idle, I can't figure out why it is doing this.
  2. donkey42

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    i assume you OS is XP, and XP does scandisk & defrag at certain times, but, it should eventually.

    to check if that is what happening, "My Computer" -> "Control Panel" -> FIND FAST If that is the case, you stop the service if you want to do something, but, i guess you'd better start the service after you've done what you want

    donkey

    Edit: also do a virus scan, or it could be a sign that the HDD is failing, go to your HDD manufactures website & download their diagnostic tools
  3. athomas

    athomas Geek Trainee

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    It's definitly not a virus. I'm using vista ultimate. I've tried to run a spinrite but it sits there saying "selecting drive for use" and then just fails. Not sure if it makes a difference but its a sata drive.
  4. John k

    John k Geek Trainee

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    Have you run the reliability and performance monitor ,to check for disc errors?

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