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Constant hard drive noise on j2489
\015 I am getting a constant hard drive noise on my PB imedia j2489. It may be normal bit for a relativley underused PC it runs like a dog! Any ideas?\015
Are you using Vista? If so that's your problem, Vista is constantly scanning your hard disk for indexing. To turn it off follow this link: http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-disable-vista%E2%80%99s-desktop-search-indexing-windows-search/ but bear in mind that search etc will be much slower, and some things in Vista may not work the way they're supposed to as it is now an integral part of the OS.
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Constant hard drive noise on j2489
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