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Hard Drive Never Stops Running Even when not engaged.

Toshiba Satellite 135 laptop. My disk is always running & audible. Seems to have started after downloading MS Service Pack 3. Using Vista OS. This is driving me nuts. Is it a PC problem or a software issue? Please advise as still under Manf warranty and need to know if it should go back or how to fix it. Thanks.

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  • Tega Jan 06, 2008

    Tom- Thanks for the quick response. I did turn off the indexing as it was on, however, the drive is still running constantly. I have the google Vista toolbar on my pc. Could that be causing it?

    Hard drive seems to speed up quickly, slow down and create noise. Disk drive icon button flashes constantly when this running occurs. Not running anything other than Explorer at this time.



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Windows has a indexing service that runs constantly. It is supposed to speed up searches on your computer. I always turn mine off. to turn yours off: right click on the "C" drive, properties, uncheck indexing. Also things running in the background, I disable that I dont need.

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    Thomas Christopher Jan 06, 2008

    Google toolbar can do it.

    Go to Run, type msconfig, and shut down things that you dont need. then restart.



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