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dave297

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Hi :)

I'm new to the site so HELLO EVERYONE! I look forward to getting to know you - and hopefully finding someone who can help me with technical matters.

I am concerned that after booting my pc the hardisk (not the cooling fan) chunders away as though it is continuously being read or written to. Does this indicate that there is something 'potentially sinister' running in the background and if so how might I establish what it might be?

Some years ago Ihad a similar problem which turned out to be BSkyB using my pc (and internet bandwidth!) to distribute files to other users!! That's not the problem this time - but I suspect it could be something similar!

Any help or tips about how to check things out would be greatly appreciated!

regards

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Moved to the hardware forum.
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I would suggest going to the manufacturer of your harddrive and see if they have a diagnostic test you can use to check the status of the harddrive. If you even suspect it could be related to a virus, then check out the Malware section of this forum. You might like to read through the Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials.

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Thanks Ron - I'll give it a try
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Let me know if you can't find any diagnostic test for your HD. Will need your make/model of HD if you need me to help search.

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