Hard drive activity when windows locked ?


  1. Posts : 232
    Windows 10 HOME SINGLE LANGUAGE 21H1 19043
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    Hard drive activity when windows locked ?


    I just left my laptop and lock the windows, and i notice the hard drive indicator light on my laptop keep on and turn off when i unlock the windows, i check the task manager and nothing running its show 0% disk usage, and i check my hard drive temp is 48c. What actually happening in background while my windows locked, is windows defrag running ?
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  2. Posts : 1,277
    Windows 10
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    a lot of processes schedule themselves to run when idle defrag is one and application optimization is another , also indexing , system restore , windows update , mind you scheduled antiviral / malware scanning .

    this may also indicate the behavior of bitcoin mining or viral / malware activity so just to role out these do a scan using your own antivirus package and then malwarebytes and roguekiller later .
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  3. Posts : 35,594
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    You could capture activity using e.g. Process Monitor from MS - perhaps non-trivial.

    Or you could use Perfmon (see 3rd major section)
    Configuring Windows Performance Monitor to Capture Disk I/O Activity and Potential Disk Issues
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  4. Posts : 232
    Windows 10 HOME SINGLE LANGUAGE 21H1 19043
    Thread Starter
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    nIGHTmAYOR said:
    a lot of processes schedule themselves to run when idle defrag is one and application optimization is another , also indexing , system restore , windows update , mind you scheduled antiviral / malware scanning
    .
    This might be the right reason
    this may also indicate the behavior of bitcoin mining or viral / malware activity so just to role out these do a scan using your own antivirus package and then malwarebytes and roguekiller later .
    Avast and MB show clean result.

    dalchina said:
    You could capture activity using e.g. Process Monitor from MS - perhaps non-trivial.

    Or you could use Perfmon (see 3rd major section)
    Configuring Windows Performance Monitor to Capture Disk I/O Activity and Potential Disk Issues
    I'll try this. Thanks!

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    Since two days ago i check my windows defrag and its run everyday, its weekly by default but why last run is today? i think its suppose to be run like 1 per week ?

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    This always 0% everyday but last run date keep updated. Does this mean windows only analyze my hdd without optimize it ?

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    Current status only shown 0% every day but the last run keep updated every day. Does it mean windows only analyze my HDD but not optimize it ?


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  5. Posts : 8,700
    Mac OS Catalina
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    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...dle-conditions
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...dle-conditions

    Just because something is going on, does not mean that your system is infected with malware or having system/software corruption.
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