Can here HD working while pc idle.Why?

  Ive 14:25 16 Oct 06
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When my XP home sp2 is idle I can here the HD working overtime and it carrys on until you move the mouse and start using pc. Why is this. Is it spyware searching my pc or what. Am using Spybot, Adaware, Ccleaner, Spyware Blaster, NoAdware 4.0, Registry Mechanic and Panda antivirus + Firewall Titanium, all up to date and run every day.

  anskyber 14:30 16 Oct 06

Have a look in Task Manager and the performance tab. It will show you what the CPU usage is when idle.

  anskyber 14:34 16 Oct 06

I should have added that the processes tab in Task Manager will identify the processes using the CPU so look for anything with a high value.

  Ive 14:40 16 Oct 06

It shows, iexplore.exe CPU 02
taskmgr.exe 02
EXPLORER.EXE 02
AVENGINE.EXE 08
PAVSRV51.EXE 02
System Idle Process 88

CPU Usage 13%-16%

  brundle 14:54 16 Oct 06

tweakui click here
general tab, uncheck `optimize hard disk when idle`

  anskyber 14:55 16 Oct 06

Looks OK then. AVENGINE.EXE 08 is your Panda AV and so is PAVSRV51.EXE.

  Ive 15:04 16 Oct 06

OK thanks all. And I will try tweakui.Thanks again.

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