Scorpiuscat wrote:I am running Norton 2011 and it has not found anything that should not be around
ludi wrote:Have you looked in the system Event Log to see if it's generating any error messages regarding the hard drive? And if so, have you tried switching out the data cable?
morphine wrote:- Try disabling the indexing service.
- Remove any folders you have from your "Music" library. I've found that Windows Media somethingsomething has this annoying habit of reindexing everything there. I know that's not a proper solution, but it was all I could do last time I came across this.
TheWacoKid wrote:Do you really care if your computer spends its idle time improving the disk index?
just brew it! wrote:TheWacoKid wrote:Do you really care if your computer spends its idle time improving the disk index?
The indexing service can hurt performance of your foreground apps. It can also reduce the lifetime of the hard drive, and prevents the drive from ever spinning down to conserve power.
TheWacoKid wrote:when's the last time you had a drive die while it was spinning?
morphine wrote:It appears you never experienced the phenomenon known as a head crash
But yeah, nevertheless, your point stands.
TheWacoKid wrote:I always set my drives to never spin down - when's the last time you had a drive die while it was spinning?
TheWacoKid wrote:Power cycling and thermal cycling (as well as parking the heads) is far worse on the drive than simply spinning.
just brew it! wrote:Agreed. But if the indexing service is responsible, then it isn't "simply spinning" -- it is also doing a lot of seeking. And that can eventually cause trouble unless you've got an enterprise-class drive.
JBI wrote:The indexing service can hurt performance of your foreground apps.
It can also reduce the lifetime of the hard drive,
and prevents the drive from ever spinning down to conserve power.
Microsoft wrote:Extensive testing and real-world feedback indicate that Windows Search does a good job of getting work done without affecting the foreground process and other background processes. Most of the techniques outlined in this paper were used to do so. Microsoft continues to monitor feedback and see the results in an ever broader base of customers, and uses that information to continue to tune Windows Search to balance citizenship and responsiveness to users.