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Hard Drive continues to run after Microsoft Update


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Fireman4u

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Hi all,

I am new to the forum and I hope this is the right place to post this problem/question.

I am using Vista Home Premium 64 bit and after updating the software my hard drive seems to continue running as if it's trying to start a program. The rotating circle next to the cursor arrow comes on every few seconds as if a program is trying to start.

I have used Sandra Lite and Windows Task Manager to try to figure out what program may be acting up but with some many processes running and my lack of knowledge about what to look for I am at a loss here.

Any help or suggestions as to what may cause my problem or a program I can get to heck for this particular problem would be greatly appreciated! If any other info is needed please let me know, thanks!
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Jeff Berndsen

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When you go into task manager, can you sort the list by CPU usage. If you do this, what are the applications that are using the mose CPU time?
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Hi Jeff,

I think I fixed the problem for now. What I did was do a system restore and got rid of all the updates and it seems to working fine for now. Sooner or later I will have to update windows and I'm afraid if I do that the same problem will recur. Any suggestions for future use would be appreciated. So checking the CPU usage is a good indicator of what is running?
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