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Onlyjamesbond007
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk
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After installing Vista Business, whenever I download a file using http/ftp, i
found out that the hard disk drive is almost constantly busy with its LED
always on.

After using Resource Monitor in Vista, i found out that where
SVCHOST.EXE(localsystemnetworkrestricted)
PID=1112
File=c:\downloads"the files name i am downloading"
Read=200,000,000(B/min)=200MB/min
Write=3,000,000(B/min)=3MB/min
I/O Priority= Background

is the main cause where my notebook Hard disk drive is keep working hard.

Using just 1Mbps downlink connection and impossible to cost my HDD to read
at 200MB/min.
Any suggestions or help?
Thanks.
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Ron Morin
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: RE: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I am having the same problem. I took indexing off the C: drive a couple of
days ago thinking that this may have been causing the problem. My system
keeps just keeps thrashing the hard drive. It's gonna have a short life at
the rate it's going. Looking at the Resource Monitor harddisk performance
information it appears to the working with the System Volume information
object. Whatever it was doing at the time I started looking into the
situation has now stopped. It was running for at least 2 hours non-stop. It
may have been doing for longer because I was away before that. Same thing
happened yesterday. The only application I am running is my e-mail
(Incredimail) and I get very little mail. I can understand the occassional
spike of hard disk activity but 2 hours plus c'mon. I am running Vista
Business upgrade of XP SP2 system. Hope someone out there has an answer and
solution.

"Onlyjamesbond007" wrote:

> After installing Vista Business, whenever I download a file using http/ftp, i
> found out that the hard disk drive is almost constantly busy with its LED
> always on.
>
> After using Resource Monitor in Vista, i found out that where
> SVCHOST.EXE(localsystemnetworkrestricted)
> PID=1112
> File=c:\downloads"the files name i am downloading"
> Read=200,000,000(B/min)=200MB/min
> Write=3,000,000(B/min)=3MB/min
> I/O Priority= Background
>
> is the main cause where my notebook Hard disk drive is keep working hard.
>
> Using just 1Mbps downlink connection and impossible to cost my HDD to read
> at 200MB/min.
> Any suggestions or help?
> Thanks.
>
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RedSpy
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Since: Jul 29, 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: RE: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Same issue here. I'm running Vista 64 bit with 4 GB of ram and any new files
Vista seems to constantly access from the network restricted svchost.exe

I've turned off Indexing and system restore to try to stop it but it still
continues.
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RedSpy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: RE: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Found it. It is SuperFetch that is doing this. For the life of me I have no
clue why SuperFetch would bother to cache my download directory since it is
unlikely I'll ever run those programs again.
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beto666
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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And how to turn Superfetch off? - if it's possible. . . and if it's
adequate.


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RedSpy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"beto666" wrote:

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> And how to turn Superfetch off? - if it's possible. . . and if it's
> adequate.
>
>
> --
> beto666
>

It is a service, just go to control panel > administrative tools > services.

The service is called "SuperFetch". You can stop it and set it to manual to
disable it.
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RonM
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I've disabled superfetch and my system is operating so much better now.
Thanks.
"beto666" wrote in message

>
> And how to turn Superfetch off? - if it's possible. . . and if it's
> adequate.
>
>
> --
> beto666
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Onlyjamesbond007
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thx man. You all really helps. Smile

Is there any way while turn superfetch on and NOT to cache certain type or
files or directory?

Thx for help.

"RonM" wrote:

> I've disabled superfetch and my system is operating so much better now.
> Thanks.
> "beto666" wrote in message
>
> >
> > And how to turn Superfetch off? - if it's possible. . . and if it's
> > adequate.
> >
> >
> > --
> > beto666
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RedSpy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Windows Vista Constantly Use Hard disk [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Onlyjamesbond007" wrote:

> Thx man. You all really helps. Smile
>
> Is there any way while turn superfetch on and NOT to cache certain type or
> files or directory?
>
> Thx for help.
>


I would love to know this too. I'm tried of SuperFetch caching the 1.2 GB
game demo that I will never run again. Smile

It would be nice is Superfetch at least has a threshold where it would not
try to cache it unless it has been read at least twice.
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rdutton



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Thanks for the "Turn Off SuperFetch" solution.

Within seconds my computer stopped the constant droning sound of hard disk activity that has been going on for as long as i can remember...

Now the light only flashes occasionally
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stellium



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

On my almost new HP Dual core 4bg ram 64bit desktop computer
the hard disk was running almost constantly whenever the computer was not in use. Was driving me nuts. Couldn't find the process responsible. Nothing out of the ordinary on the task manager process list.. major read write action (up to 400,000 k/b write per minute for hours and hours.)

Finally found out it was Superfetch. Disabled.. and now my system is purring quietly.

Superfetch.. what a piece of ยค%&/%.

-Mike
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