Troubleshooting and Support for hard drive

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What would you suspect when the hard drive access light turns on and off with no application running?

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Ur q is not clear here! more details r required here. Though u may check with Disk recovery tool or related disk checking sw which available in the market !

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  • Spadasoe
    background processes? Network activity mnitoring systems triggering something?
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  • carlosdl
    Hi Dougla. I would suspect that some process running in background is accessing the disk. Depending on the OS (which you didn't mention), you may run a tool to see a list of the running processes. On Windows that would be the task manager, and on Linux one option could be the top tool.
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  • TomLiotta
    I would suspect that my system is running normally. I think nearly all PCs I've worked on in at least the past decade have had system processes that periodically accessed disk. Windows networking is definitely a common example. Various TCP/IP-related processes can also cause access, e.g., a software firewall app might check its database or log an incoming packet. Screensavers, schedulers, lots of things might wake up at intervals. Tom
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