My hardrive seems to be busy all the time and makes very loud noises? I am running windows vista and this hasnt happened before only in the last few days? I checked my programs with windows task manager and there doesnt seem to be any programs running and the cpu is 0-10%?
If the loud noises continue, I would get it checked out at where you purchased it from. Had it been older I would have suggested possible causes/remedies, but I don't think it is a good idea to 'poke-about' with the software/hardware on a new computer. It is down to the Vendor to make sure your computer is all working in tip-top condition.