constant hard drive activity

  archerman 00:35 25 Jan 2003

can any one help I dont know if this is normal or not but my hard drive light flashs about once a secound and sometimes stays on for longer periods I also notice the floppy drive light is on at times even when the system is idle with no programs runing. I am using window xp and have run a virus scan with the latest updates.

  obbit 00:40 25 Jan 2003

Hi archerman .......what O/S and how much memory have u got?



  archerman 00:47 25 Jan 2003

windows xp with service pack1 1.1GHZ duron with 128mb sdram

  Djohn 00:58 25 Jan 2003

H/drive light is probably due to programs running in the background, as for floppy, have you saved to it or loaded from it recently?

  obbit 01:03 25 Jan 2003

i am guessing that u need more memory



  archerman 01:06 25 Jan 2003

I will look into more ram.

  archerman 01:07 25 Jan 2003

no I have'nt used the floppy for ages.

  DieSse 01:11 25 Jan 2003

This "might" be a sign of virus activity.

  Djohn 01:11 25 Jan 2003

obbit, is correct in that you need more mem. 512 or more is good for XP.

Usually the reason for the floppy being accessed is your O/S is looking for a file from there, but it could be other things as well.

  Djohn 01:13 25 Jan 2003

Good point DieSse, I forgot that one! :o(

  obbit 01:14 25 Jan 2003

if virus click here

unless u already have AVG............ it's free


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