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Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 11:34 AM

"HH" wrote:

Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select Properties,
then the Advanced tab.
HH



Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.

-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH




I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in
message


The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...




"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on
my router's log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing
is queued to be sent.



This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.



The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture

gmccx June 5th 04 02:38 PM


Do a Google for diskaction which is a small bit of s'ware that tries to
log HD accesses and will usually tell you what software caused it.

I ran it a while as a test, and it doesn't ID everything but it might be
worth a try.

Dennis Kessler wrote:

"HH" wrote:


Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select Properties,
then the Advanced tab.
HH




Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.

-DK



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message

"HH" wrote:


If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis



"doS" wrote in
message



The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...




"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message

How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on
my router's log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing
is queued to be sent.



This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.



The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis






--

George

http://people.delphiforums.com/gmcc


HH June 5th 04 02:55 PM

With AIN active, the HD LED will flicker about once per second.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"HH" wrote:

Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select

Properties,
then the Advanced tab.
HH



Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.

-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH



I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in
message


The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...




"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up,

the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on
my router's log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing
is queued to be sent.



This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.



The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture





Kevin Childers June 5th 04 05:09 PM

Could be some form of spyware too.

KC

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"doS" wrote:

Geez..prolly a virus....



I think not. I think it has to do with me enabling the keyboard 'easy
access buttons.' ...Much of the Compaq software was unchecked in the
msconfig startup tab. I check 'em to enabled the Compaq stuff, and it
seems like that is when the mail and the disk access problem began.

Also, I checked the computer with the lastest AVG anti-virus software.

Thanks.

-Dennis



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my

router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that

controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every

several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to

stop.

-Dennis

--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture






--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture




Dennis Kessler June 8th 04 07:22 AM

gmccx wrote:

Do a Google for diskaction which is a small bit of s'ware that tries to
log HD accesses and will usually tell you what software caused it.


sounds good, but I was able to find it only at pcmag. You must be a paid
member to download it. The computer that I am trying to fix is not mine,
so I'm not going to pay the fee.

-DK



I ran it a while as a test, and it doesn't ID everything but it might be
worth a try.

Dennis Kessler wrote:
"HH" wrote:
Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select Properties,
then the Advanced tab.
HH



Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.

-DK

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:
If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis

"doS" wrote in
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on
my router's log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing
is queued to be sent.



This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.


The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture

Dennis Kessler June 8th 04 07:27 AM

"HH" wrote:
With AIN active, the HD LED will flicker about once per second.
HH


It's not that. I did disable it.

The flicker is about every 4 seconds.

-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote
"HH" wrote:
Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select
Properties, then the Advanced tab.
HH



Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.
-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted
up, the computer tries to send an email. I can see this
activity on my router's log file. No mail programs are
running. Nothing is queued to be sent.



This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.



The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture

Dennis Kessler June 8th 04 07:29 AM

"Kevin Childers" wrote:

Could be some form of spyware too.

KC


I've run SpyBot and adAware. No joy.

-DK



"Dennis Kessler" wrote
"doS" wrote:

Geez..prolly a virus....



I think not. I think it has to do with me enabling the keyboard 'easy
access buttons.' ...Much of the Compaq software was unchecked in the
msconfig startup tab. I check 'em to enabled the Compaq stuff, and it
seems like that is when the mail and the disk access problem began.

Also, I checked the computer with the lastest AVG anti-virus software.

Thanks.

-Dennis



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up,
the computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on
my router's log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is
queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq
startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every
several seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set
to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture

HH June 8th 04 11:18 AM

Every 4 seconds?? Hmmm. Might try this:
1. Hit start, Run and type "msconfig" (without quotes) and hit OK.
2.Select the Startup tab.
3. Uncheck everything except Explorer and Systray.
Exit msconfig and reboot.
See if the LED still flickers. If not, go back to msconfig and recheck the
boxes, one at a time, rebooting after each. This will tell you what is
querrying the HD.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"HH" wrote:
With AIN active, the HD LED will flicker about once per second.
HH


It's not that. I did disable it.

The flicker is about every 4 seconds.

-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote
"HH" wrote:
Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select
Properties, then the Advanced tab.
HH


Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now just to

run
down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I doubt that that's
accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.
-DK


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the

device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in

message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted
up, the computer tries to send an email. I can see this
activity on my router's log file. No mail programs are
running. Nothing is queued to be sent.


This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.


The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture





Dennis Kessler June 8th 04 11:52 AM

"HH" wrote:

Every 4 seconds?? Hmmm. Might try this:
1. Hit start, Run and type "msconfig" (without quotes) and hit OK.
2.Select the Startup tab.
3. Uncheck everything except Explorer and Systray.
Exit msconfig and reboot.
See if the LED still flickers. If not, go back to msconfig and recheck the
boxes, one at a time, rebooting after each. This will tell you what is
querrying the HD.
HH


I've done that.

BTW: I did put a D-Link wirless PCI card in the machine. I wonder if
that's causing the disk access. I don't really see how to turned it off,
without completely removing either the hardware or the drivers.

I don't see the router's access point statistics change relative to the
sick access, so it's probably not the wireless card.

-Dennis

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:
With AIN active, the HD LED will flicker about once per second.
HH


It's not that. I did disable it.

The flicker is about every 4 seconds.

-DK

"Dennis Kessler" wrote
"HH" wrote:
Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select
Properties, then the Advanced tab.
HH


Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now
just to run down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I
doubt that that's accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.
-DK

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in
the device manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not
the one with the problem). Is it on every Windows 98
machine?

-Dennis

"doS" wrote in
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the
cdrom status regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted
up, the computer tries to send an email. I can see this
activity on my router's log file. No mail programs are
running. Nothing is queued to be sent.


This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer is
idle.


The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that
set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture

HH June 8th 04 03:35 PM

Only one way to know for sure. Remove the card. That was going to be the
next possibility I raised - network accessing the drive. If it's just
querrying the hardware, it's probably doing no harm.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"HH" wrote:

Every 4 seconds?? Hmmm. Might try this:
1. Hit start, Run and type "msconfig" (without quotes) and hit OK.
2.Select the Startup tab.
3. Uncheck everything except Explorer and Systray.
Exit msconfig and reboot.
See if the LED still flickers. If not, go back to msconfig and recheck

the
boxes, one at a time, rebooting after each. This will tell you what is
querrying the HD.
HH


I've done that.

BTW: I did put a D-Link wirless PCI card in the machine. I wonder if
that's causing the disk access. I don't really see how to turned it off,
without completely removing either the hardware or the drivers.

I don't see the router's access point statistics change relative to the
sick access, so it's probably not the wireless card.

-Dennis

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
"HH" wrote:
With AIN active, the HD LED will flicker about once per second.
HH

It's not that. I did disable it.

The flicker is about every 4 seconds.

-DK

"Dennis Kessler" wrote
"HH" wrote:
Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select
Properties, then the Advanced tab.
HH


Oh! ;)

BTW: the mail stoppped. Not sure which change did that. Now
just to run down the disk access. I'll try the CD tab, but I
doubt that that's accounting for the excessive dick access.

Thanks.
-DK

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in

message
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager
should fix it. HH


I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in
the device manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not
the one with the problem). Is it on every Windows 98
machine?

-Dennis

"doS" wrote

in
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks

the
cdrom status regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive

activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is

booted
up, the computer tries to send an email. I can see this
activity on my router's log file. No mail programs are
running. Nothing is queued to be sent.


This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the
internet keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had

the
startup configuration in msconfig, set to not load the
Compaq startup software that controls the keyboard

buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular

activity
every several seconds, no matter how long the computer

is
idle.


The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have

that
set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture






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