My hard drive is constantly churning - very very noisy, like its loading a program or read/writing and it never stops. Its completely constant and the noise is loud, continuous and incredibly annoying. It starts as soon as the PC is turned on - before I even log on, and just doesnt stop. EVER.
I run Windows XP and have turned off Indexing. I have checked the I/O on Task Manager and the top users are CSRSS.EXE and LSASS.EXE (each >20k I/O reads).
I recently added Avast anti virus but this was happening before I installed it, and hasnt changed for worse since the install. I ran Spyware Search & Destroy and found nothing.
I ran Datalifeguard DIagnostics from Western Digital (my HD manufacturer) and found nothing.
Im at a loss for what can be causing this - concerned that the constant noisy activity could cause hard drive failure and, if nothing else, the noise is really driving me nuts!
I can run Hijack This and post results if helpful - Id really appreciate any thoughts people might have.