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Old 12-13-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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A few days ago, my computer's been kinda slow. I was thinking of defragging it, but that won't solve the second problem. The HD sounds like it's reading/writing even when the comp is idle. Third, the HD makes more noise than usual when maximising a browser window.

wtf is going on?
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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If your computer's running slow, then you may have a lot of spyware on it.
Download Ad-aware and Spybot to remove it.
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Old 12-13-2004, 11:02 PM   #3
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Bring up the task manager , and find out all that's running in the background.(clear+alt+delete)
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:28 AM   #4
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clear+alt+del ????

what ???
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:49 AM   #5
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its ctrl+alt+del/delete
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I already have Ad-Aware, as well as Norton Anti-Virus Corporate edition. Both with updated definitions. And I've already tried looking at the processes. Nothing unusual, and no network activity unless I'm using it.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:52 AM   #7
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Just a little update. The computer's faster now that I've defragged and deep-scanned it for spyware. But I still have that HD sound when the comp is idle.

By the way, sorry for posting in the wrong section, I was in a hurry. =p
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:55 PM   #8
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Hmmm... not downloading anything?

Idle as in... nothing is on, nothing is doing anything, and you're not on the internet? Because even on idle Microsoft programs log data, Quicktime will log data, all manner of taskbar programs log data and download updates in Idle.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:03 PM   #9
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I had Quicktime way before the HD started making these noises.
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:05 AM   #10
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Then , if it's making funny noise's , then it could be that
the Read/write arm is going...
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