mysterious loading?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by who?, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. who?

    who? Guest

    when i leave my comp logged into winXP for a while, about 10 minutes or so, my harddrive starts working like crazy, like it's loading something real big...
    i have an old HD so the noise is very noticable.
    so i go over to my comp to check out what's loading, and as soon as i move my mouse, the loading slows down, and stops
    if microsoft spying on my system?!?! :noes:
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Perhaps your hard drive is dying.
     
  3. Wolf68k

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    spyware and virus scan?
     
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    Penetration OT Supporter

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    There are usually a lot of services that are running, perhaps when they sense the pc is idle, they use resources to do their tasks.
     
  5. P07r0457

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    The MS Indexing service and background defrag will work when your system is idle. They're also designed to stop as soon as you begin working... by being an excessive worry-wort, you are actually preventing your PC from doing it's job... I suspect you will later come in here complaining that your system is so slow and that your hdd is so fraged up and be pissed at microsoft for not doing it for you, because that's what seems to be cool these days. But since they already had the foresight to do this, it is not very horrible of them to do so -- because, again, that's what's cool these days.

    fight the machine

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