Hi folks,using windows vista the hardrive is constantly thrashing away making a lot of noise.Whe I open up task manager it shows the culprit as being host process for windows service(svchost.exe) with the cpu running at over 20.Is there any way this can be stopped and what exactly is it doing?Thanks.
Thanks brundle.The first thing I did was turn off indexing but it made no difference.The hardrive's constantly working hard even when there's nothing being done on the computer.I've ran scans with all my "anti's" and the computer's clean.Any ideas?Thanks.
Thanks for the links sunnystaines.I don't have the problem on my xp machine it's only on our vista machine.Do you know if it's a specefic service/feature that's causing it and if it can be disabled ata all?
I had a similar problem to the one you describe: Very noisy HDD data search. I have a Dell 5100 and if by chance,you have the same model, get into the BIOS (clicking F2 on boot up), go to Performance > HDD Acoustic Mode and set to Quiet. This facility may not be on all BIOS programmes, but worth a look. Happy New Year.
I have 1gb of ram.I know this is the minimum recommended for vista.I opened resource monitor but I'm not really sure how to pin point exactly what's using it,just that up to 79% cpu is being used?Thanks.