How Do I Silence my Annoying Hard Disk?

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    Its annoying when my hard disk keep spinning all the time. This didn't happen when I first got my laptop years ago, however. Is there a way to silence it or stop it from spinning all tihe time?

    Elizabeth, maybe you can chime in, sweety?
     
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    you might have the index service running and if so do this:

    Go to start, right click on My computer and then, right click on the C: drive and select Properties. Uncheck the box that says "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching".

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    check in scheduled tasks, do you have any tasks running??

    be sure to click on the Advanced button and select to show hidden tasks

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    Bring up the Task Manager, by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del simultaneously. Select the Processes tab. From the menu at the top of the Task Manager display, click View -> Select Columns..., check the "I/O Reads" column and click OK. Then, in the Processes display, click on the column header for the "I/O Reads" column to sort the list of displayed processes based on the number of "I/O reads"(The number of read input/output operations generated by the process, including file, network, and device I/Os). Clicking on the column header is like flipping a toggle switch; each time you click, the sort (display) order is reversed based on the values in that column (highest to lowest, or lowest to highest).

    read the link below for a further description of task manager with this option used:

    http://www.watchingthenet.com/identify-processes-that-cause-high-disk-activity-in-windows.html

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    another cause might be not enough memory, go to start, right click on my computer, choose properties
    and on the general tab How much ram is listed??

    I have 2gb, running xp pro, fully updated and even though my antivirus uses the most I/O's (2 to 3 hundred thousand) I do not hear my hard drive constantly running.

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    also in my bios (I have a Dell dimension 3000) I have a setting on the hard drive for quiet or best performance, it was 50/50 either way I set it so I left it at the default, but check your bios to see if you have a quiet setting.

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    Let me know if any of this helps. :)

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    Hi, Liz. I'm so sorry, but I meant the fan keeps spinning when before it used to be more silent and was working less. This is what I originally meant so I'm sorry.

    If you cna please tell me how to silence the fan, I'd appreciate it.
     
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    Elizabeth23, Aug 29, 2014
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    Thanks Elizabeth.. I'll look into it.
     
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    okay , will check back :)

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