1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 5
    win10
       09 Oct 2016 #1

    HDD wont stop spinning


    I have Windows 10 installed in the SSD, while I use the HDD as storage, there are just files there. I also set power to turn off HDD at 3 minutes if idle. The problem is that the HDD wont stop ever spinning.

    In Windows 7 I had this same configuration and HDD stopped spinning properly at 3 minutes. I dont have any problem that is accessing the HDD, in fact i even have less programs now since I formatted a few days ago.

    Indexing is also disabled in the HDD by default, its only enabled in the SSD.

    Could you help me, please?

    EDIT: I disabled the Windows Search service and also removed Cortana (SearchUI.exe) but the HDD wont stop spinning.
    Last edited by Catizero; 09 Oct 2016 at 13:19.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,243
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       11 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, if you've specified in Indexing Options that Windows search should not index your HDD, it won't. (Cortana simply uses what's indexed - and only that- when searching for files and folders - it doesn't build a separate index of them).

    One way to find out what if anything is accessing you HDD is to use Sysinternals Procmon (free, just search for it). This will capture every event as a lengthy list, which you can filter or scan for occurrences of a drive letter which applies to your HDD. Thus you can find which processes - if any- are using your drive.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 5
    win10
       11 Oct 2016 #3

    I used the program OpenedFilesView and these are the files opened in the the HDD (D: drive), all by the system and I dont know why or how to make it to stop opening these files:

    Code:
    ==================================================
    Filename          : tracking.log
    Full Path         : D:\System Volume Information\tracking.log
    Process Path      : C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    Process Name      : svchost.exe
    Process ID        : 352
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLogContainer00000000000000000004
    Full Path         : D:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000004
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLogContainer00000000000000000003
    Full Path         : D:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000003
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLog.blf
    Full Path         : D:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLog.blf
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $Txf:$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION
    Full Path         : D:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf:$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $ObjId
    Full Path         : D:\$Extend\$ObjId
    Process Path      : C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
    Process Name      : svchost.exe
    Process ID        : 352
    ==================================================

    I even tried to disable the HDD using the device manager and it wont stop spinning either. In this case the OpenedFilesView doesnt show any in D: but shows these files opened, which I have no idea what they are or if they are the problem:

    Code:
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $Txf:$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION
    Full Path         : \$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf:$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLog.blf
    Full Path         : \$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLog.blf
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLogContainer00000000000000000001
    Full Path         : \$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000001
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : $TxfLogContainer00000000000000000002
    Full Path         : \$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000002
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : BCD
    Full Path         : \Boot\BCD
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    
    ==================================================
    Filename          : BCD.LOG
    Full Path         : \Boot\BCD.LOG
    Process Path      : 
    Process Name      : System Process
    Process ID        : 4
    ==================================================
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Oct 2016 at 17:36. Reason: code box
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