hard drives cause explorer to shoot up to 60% usage then locks up closes and then explorer is back to 0%
Posted on 2004-11-26
This is now driving me nuts - after lots of trying things, here is whats happening
I have a internal IDE 250 gig - scsi 34 gig - scsi 146 gig and 2 external hard drives - whenever I access my 146 scsi drive or my external drives my explorer shoots up to 50% cpu usage and will stay there even after explorer is closed and if I go back to those drives explorer will freeze and I will have to end the program - when I end the program then my cpu goes back to 0% - I have rebooted with just the windows processes to see if it was some background service, which there is not and same problem happened - I have spybot and adware and norton antivirus - I also have a program that lets me see deep into the services running on my computer - however nothing is running except my explorer at %50 and system at 24% and system idle at 30% - could this be the issue - I have no spyware or viruses as far as the programs tell me - my 34 gig and my 250 gig IDE have no problem being accessed by explorer
this could be an issue - I had a 17 gig scsi with the operating system on it and it died - I installed the operating system on the 36 gig and never set that drive to 0 - I didnt realize that the jumpers were in front not in the back so every time I reboot I have to hit the F1 key to bypass it looking for the master scsi drive - my other question is can i take that drive out and take off the jumper (which is set to 1) and will it ruin my booting set up??
I have a external 300 gig maxtor that if accessed becomes unusable after a couple of video drag and drops - this is really frustrating - by the way - my computer is a dell 530 workstation with 2 - 2.8 processors and 1 gig of ram
I thought that adding a paging file to those drives might help - since they didnt should I remove the paging file settings from those data drives???