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Posted: 1/3/2006 10:10:09 AM EDT
I put a new hard drive in my laptop and the drive light is on most of the time. If I hit ctrl-alt-del system idle process is using a lot of cpu. I guess that is normal but why is the drive running? I put the drive in a few weeks ago.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:05:56 AM EDT
sounds more like trojan virus's than a hardware problem

install ewido update and do a full system scan
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 12:24:07 PM EDT
That found a bunch of crap but my drive is still running.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:12:52 PM EDT
what manufactor is it
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:22:10 PM EDT
computer is a gateway, drive is a 60 gig seagate.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:30:18 PM EDT
seagate online diag tool

before you run the tool make sure you have important stuff backup up. then run the utility on that page in the lower left corner, just click english

it will certify that the hd is good
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 3:01:52 PM EDT
that checked out ok. thanks for the help, this is driving me crazy.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:52:28 AM EDT
Any other ideas?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:05:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 3:07:53 PM EDT by cruze5]
1. backup your important data.

2. take the battery out of the laptop take the drive out and put it back in. other than that i have no idea, id have to see the laptop

3. does the bios see the full capacity of the drive?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:58:22 PM EDT
Press "ctl-alt-del" and click on task manager. Look at the "processes" tab, click twice on the "cpu" collumn and watch which process is taking up the most cpu cycles. Right click on it and choose "end process". Check to see if the drive stops churning. If it does then this is the offending program. Search for the name of the service on google and it will help to get you info on just what the process is and what it does. It may or may not be legit.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:06:33 PM EDT
run prompt: "msconfig" then the "Startup" tab. Shut down what you don't want and the system doesn't need.
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