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Windows 7 PRO hard disk keeps running

Hi Experts,

recently i deployed few windows 7 PC, user feedback that their PC's harddisk keep spinning and the harddisk activity indicator keeps flashing.

anyone know what is going on? the windows 7 installed is a PRO 64 bit version and is a default install without any modification. i use MDT 2010 to deploy the OS to the client.

client PC is a 64 bit capable dell optiplex with 4GB ram.

please advice

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'hard-disk keep spinning and the hard-disk activity indicator keeps flashing'
this is next to normal on W7.
Vista did the chit-chat during start-up/load and was a disaster....W7 do it while you're
not looking ( a little delayed but chit-chat none the less).
Big load is attributed to windows update so if you can disable that.
If you want to see the chit-chat in action then download process monitor from sysinternals and
see for your self...Phone-home thing is slowly becoming an absurdity these days...
nokypleaseAuthor Commented:
it will be difficult to disable windows update and our environment is connected with a wsus server responsible to release updates.

apart from windows update make the hard disk spin forever, any other thing that may contribute the hard disk keeps it's activity?? the hard disk indicator really keeps flashing nearly non-stop, i am afraid it will dead after keep spinning like this for a while.

Do some investigating - check which processes are the most active and then see if you can safely disable them or not.
Also do try and run a disk defragmenter just in case....Long Disk searches can also be attributed to fragmentation.
So use some tool that can do that at boot time (diskeeper).

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