Hardrive going like mad

  drybones 18:00 PM 03 Aug 11
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I am running my PC with Windows 7 OS and for the last 4 or 5 weeks it has been running flat out on start up and shut down I have re-moved a lot of items from the startup menu, done a defragment and disc check all to no avail am I missing something glaringly obvious??. I have had the case open and all the fans are working as normal I am just baffled. The PC is a Dell e521 and it is just over 4 years old it usually runs well, any ideas please I cant really afford a new PC at this present time so would welcome advice. Drybones

PS I have run the PC with the side open to see if that helped at all, Zilch.

  rdave13 18:07 PM 03 Aug 11

Check that a security program isn't running a scan on start-up and shut-down.

  drybones 23:24 PM 03 Aug 11

That was the first thing I did, it made it shut down a bit faster but no joy with the startup, Thank you for the suggestion anyway. drybones

  rdave13 23:33 PM 03 Aug 11

Have a look here, Link

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