Windows 10: hard drive keeps spinning up during idle, even in safe mode

  1.    06 Apr 2016 #1

    hard drive keeps spinning up during idle, even in safe mode


    New laptop, windows 10 home.
    hitachi hard drive inside keeps spinning up and down every minute or two while idle.

    To rule out background processes, I boot into plain safe mode, no networking.

    Same thing. hdd spins up randomly when no one is touching the computer.

    What's triggering the spin ups?
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  2. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       06 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello link626 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    Often something will be writing to the drive that will be running unnoticed in the background. One way to force the drive to sleep a bit when not being active would be going into the Start>Settings>System>Power & Sleep to make a few adjustments maybe even create a new custom plan. When the Power & Sleep screen appears you then go to the Additional power settings option at the bottom to open up the next screen where you can simply click on the Change plan settings for the Balanced plan the laptop came with which then moves onto the next screen or simply change from Balanced to Power saver.

    On the third screen under any plan you will see the Change advanced power settings option which brings up a totally new screen full of items where you will find the Hard Disk settings are the second item in plain view for raising or lowering the minutes of inactivity before the drive goes to sleep as well as the "never" option for high performance desktop application mostly.

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    For creating a totally new plan where you can tweak things at your own pace leaving the other existing plans untouched you will want to review the guide for Creating your own power plan
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  3.    10 Apr 2016 #3

    This should tell you what's accessing your drive
    Activity Indicator download | SourceForge.net
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  4. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       11 Apr 2016 #4

    That's a good one! Don't be surprised however if it turns out your av software is the most often seen item in the activity logs!

    4CDD-A616-08698879B93C}.xml
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    00:53:33 Delete: C:\ProgramData\VIPRE\FW History\FWAPP{8172B7A2-8EF0-4117-8711-5500DD2FCCB8}.xml
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    00:54:00 Rename: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRU00807.log
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    00:54:00 Rename: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRUtmp.log
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    00:54:25 Change: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedSettings
    00:54:25 Delete: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedSettings\utc.app.json.new
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    00:54:25 Delete: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedSettings\telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json.new
    00:54:25 Delete: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedScenarios\WINDOWS.DIAGNOSTICS.xml.new
    00:54:25 Change: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedScenarios
    00:54:25 Delete: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\DownloadedScenarios\WINDOWS.SIUF.xml.new
    00:54:33 Change: C:\ProgramData\VIPRE\FW History\FWNET{F50C579D-2988-4291-83B8-E66A1CDA7CED}.xml
    00:54:33 Change: C:\ProgramData\VIPRE\FW History
    00:55:01 Change: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRU.chk
    00:55:25 Change: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\45A0AF 4DD7CF7001CFD2E3E8DED4B58C
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    00:56:21 Change: C:\Windows\Temp
    00:56:21 Change: C:\Windows\Temp\His6CE9.tmp
    00:56:21 Delete: C:\Windows\Temp\His6CE9.tmp
    00:56:21 Change: C:\Users\Night Hawk\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UPPS\UPPS.bin
    00:56:21 Change: C:\Users\Night Hawk\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UPPS
    00:56:21 Change: C:\Windows\Temp
    00:56:38 Change: C:\Windows\Temp\HisAE49.tmp
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    00:56:38 Change: C:\Users\Night Hawk\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UPPS\UPPS.bin
    00:56:38 Change: C:\Windows\Temp
    00:56:38 Change: C:\Users\Night Hawk\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UPPS
    00:56:38 Change: C:\ProgramData\VIPRE\FW History\FWNET{CEBDB7E8-4679-4CC7-9B13-644101C3EDCA}.xml
    00:56:38 Change: C:\ProgramData\VIPRE\FW History
    00:56:38 Change: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_10. 0.14316.1000_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy\ActivationStore.dat
    00:56:38 Change: C:\Users\Night Hawk\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings\settings .dat
    00:57:00 Rename: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRU00808.log
    00:57:00 Change: C:\Windows\System32\sru
    00:57:00 Rename: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRU.log
    00:57:00 Change: C:\Windows\System32\sru
    00:57:00 Rename: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRUtmp.log
    00:57:00 Change: C:\Windows\System32\sru
    00:57:00 Change: C:\Windows\System32\sru\SRU00808.log
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    That's typical of what you will be seeing when watching each active process with the time stamp option checked off. You will note the only things running are the Team Viewer program for viewing that remotely on a second pc and the av software. Presently that is booted into the latest Insider Preview build not having anything else running where there is some small activity being logged.
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