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Posted on 2002-05-11
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Since few days, my Hard Drive LED flashes regularly every two seconds for ever.
I went to Task Manager to find the program responsible for it. Nothing. Just Explorer that uses 1% of CPU time from time to time.
It could be that AutoInsert Notification be the culprit. How can I disable it? TweakUI 1.33 does not seem to be able to do it.
Also, the strange thing is that started few days ago.
Thank you for your help,

Daniel Bessis
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AutoInsert does not operate and cannot be disabled on FIXED STORAGE devices like your hard disk.  Therefore, that is not it.

I suspect you have some application that is regularly polling or writing data on your disk.  Think back, what have you installed or reconfigured recently?

Check your Add/Remove Programs control panel and see what you've done.  I suspect you'll find that you installed some package recently that is causing this.

If this really bugs you, take a piece of black tape and cover the HDD LED.  That way, you won't see it going on.
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I cannot supress the noise it makes.
What are the following applications that I cannot close with Task Manager
cidaemon?
cisvc?
csrss?
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I think the problem has to do with cisvc.exe. I am not allowed to close it with TaskManager. The memory usage of cisvc varies enormously from 250 KB to 1900 KB all the time but the CPU usage never exceeds 1 or 2%.
What is cisvc? Is it a memory manager?
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Yes, CISVC could be this.  It's the Microsoft INDEXING SERVICE.  To disable it:

1) Open the CONTROL PANEL
2) Choose Administrative Tools
3) Choose Services.
4) Find the "Inexing Service" in the list.
5) Select it and RIGHT CLICK the mouse, choose properties.
6) Click STOP and then change STartup Type to DISABLE
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