HDD Continuallly Being Accessed

  JNKScot 20:48 11 Jul 2005

Just built new system:

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Gigabyte X800 Graphics Card
Creative Audigy 2 Sound Card
3x 160Gb Hitachi SATA HDD configured as RAID5 (306 Gb C: drive)
2x 120Gb Hitachi IDE HDD as storage (D: & E
Windows XP SP2 with all updates

After migrating my installation over to the RAID array using Norton Ghost & installing all drivers etc., the HDD indicator continually blinks & the system is quite slow.

I have Norton Antivirus 2005, Adaware SE Pro (latest build), Spybot & MS AntiSpyware, none of which are reporting any viruses, spyware etc.

Can anyone help please

  woodchip 21:01 11 Jul 2005

cannot see how much memory, but by and by, how many programs are loading at boot. check msconfig from run startup tab

  JNKScot 21:13 11 Jul 2005

Sorry, 1024Mb of PC3200 RAM

43 Items load at Startup

  VoG II 21:15 11 Jul 2005

Is MS Office installed?

  JNKScot 21:16 11 Jul 2005

Sorry again, further info.

Problem didn't exist when booted previously from 120 Gb IDE HDD before Ghost migration.

  JNKScot 21:18 11 Jul 2005

Yes, MS Office setup is Office XP Professional + FrontPage 2003

  VoG II 21:21 11 Jul 2005

In Word, File | File Search, Search Options. Make sure that Indexing Service is disabled.

  JNKScot 21:44 11 Jul 2005

Indexing Serice is disabled and, as far as I can remember has never been enabled

  woodchip 21:53 11 Jul 2005

remove office fast find and any office items from msconfig see if it's any better

  JNKScot 22:06 11 Jul 2005

Done, no change

  woodchip 22:10 11 Jul 2005

do you have norton av

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