Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Hardware Support > Hard Drive Support

User Tag List

[SOLVED] Hard Drive working all the time

This is a discussion on [SOLVED] Hard Drive working all the time within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I have a Maxtor 6L250R0 HD, and for some reason, it keeps making noise all the time, and uses alot


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
OS:



I have a Maxtor 6L250R0 HD, and for some reason, it keeps making noise all the time, and uses alot of PF, even if I remove it. Running programs like Firefox, Windows Explorer, Control Panel really slows down everything, makes the HD go crazy, and sometimes even freezes the PC. And for some reason, The C: drive is almost 70% full (40 GB of 110), even though I haven't put over 1 GB on it. Instead, the system32 is full of .tmp files. Any idea about how to clean them out?

Also, the D: drive has about 40 GB of my stuff on it (and about 25 of it is only temporary), yet only 40 GB of it is free out of the 113 GB, and even if I reveal hidden files and folders, I can't find anything that takes up the missing space. I already found a nasty virus on my PC, but I guess it already messed things up pretty bad. Any ideas on what to do?
DarkAvenger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
Moderator Hardware Team
 
koala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 26,228
OS: Win7-64, BunsenLabs

My System


Are there any more .tmp files in other folders?

Right-click the hard drive icon in Windows Explorer and select Properties. Under the General tab, is 'Allow Indexing Service...' enabled?

What security software do you have installed? Is it up to date and run regularly?

What's the name of the virus you found, and which program picked it up?

Please follow the instructions here (5 pages) and then post all the requested logs in a new thread here for the security analysts to look at. If you have any trouble running any of the scans, leave them and move onto the next.

The security forum is always busy, so please be patient and you will receive a reply as soon as possible. If you go to Thread Tools > Subscribe at the top of your new thread you will receive an email as soon as a reply is posted.
koala is offline  
Old 10-08-2007, 10:30 AM   #3
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
OS:



Never mind. I figured it out. Avast! found around 400 000 infected .tmp files, that obviously created by the virus that I already killed to slow my PC down, avast! deleted them all, and the PC was back to normal. But thanks for the help anyway.

By the way, the virus was called fdbaeacdeecfa.dll, which became suspicious to me after reading abut so-called "f.dll" viruses.

I need to know only one thing now: if I have almost 1 GB of RAM, do I need a page file?
DarkAvenger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-08-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
Moderator Hardware Team
 
koala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 26,228
OS: Win7-64, BunsenLabs

My System


Thanks for posting back with the results. If you'd like our security experts to check your system for any undetected infections, please follow the 5 steps in the HJT forum and post the requested logs.

Microsoft recommends always having a page file, however much RAM you have.
koala is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2018, Tech Support Forum

Windows 10 - Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts