constant hard drive activity

  User-92DDCDF3-0184-434B-8701EC41369540AF 15:16 23 Apr 2004

maybe someone could help me...have only just started to notice this really but when my computer is on the hard drive activity light flickers on about twice a second no matter how long the computer has been on for and am sure that it is affecting gameplay...have asked in other forums but people seem to think that i need more ram..

i currently have 512 mb ddr ram

have checked task manager but it says that nothing is running

any help or comments would be very much appreciated as i dont know where to look to find out whats causing the hard drive to do this.

many thanks all

  3rdday 15:47 23 Apr 2004

You don't have something like Norton Goback installed, do you?

I did, but decided to get rid of it afetr a while because of the constant disk activity.

i have norton antivirus 2004 and norton systemworks installed....could this be the problem??????

any ideas anyone

  whatchamacallit 00:13 24 Apr 2004

I think 3rdday could be right, I too have installed GO-Back on one of my PC`S and my led hard light flickers like yours.

Norton`s web site may be the best place to look first. I think GO-Back was took over by Norton`s.

So they may not have the answers we want.

  Derek 09:00 24 Apr 2004

No doubt about it, if you have GoBack installed then the activity light will flicker constantly.
Norton will tell you that this is not a problem but a normal activity of GoBack since it is making a copy constantly of your entire hard drive.
We all know that this is annoying and apparently, it will not effect the running or speed of your PC.
Stick a stamp over the light !! I jest because you can usually hear the hard drive being addressed.
We advise removing GoBack and rely upon System Restore for the backup services.

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