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Dennis Kessler June 4th 04 10:03 PM

Mail sent at each startup and constant disk access?
 
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

doS June 4th 04 11:40 PM

Geez..prolly a virus....

"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 4th 04 11:52 PM

"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

Pat Blank June 5th 04 12:23 AM

Dennis Kessler wrote in
:

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


Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.

--
pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 12:47 AM

Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in
:

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


Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.


I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere. The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also, it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis


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

doS June 5th 04 01:19 AM

If its a worm or trojan, it is trying to mail itself out, AVG is kinda sucky
also.

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in
:

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


Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.


I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere. The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also, it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis


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




Pat Blank June 5th 04 01:28 AM

Dennis Kessler wrote in
:

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.


I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far. :)

--
pat - pat(underscore)blank(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 01:59 AM

Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.


I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far. :)



I ran Spybot. No help there, except I do see a something that looks like
a message process running. (I'm not at that computer right now.)

You're problably right about re-installing the EA keyboard software.
Because the ablility to change to preferences of the bottons doesn't
give me the necessary choices.

Maybe there is a .ini file for the EA keyboard.

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

Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 02:01 AM

"doS" wrote:

If its a worm or trojan, it is trying to mail itself out, AVG is kinda sucky
also.


What's the problem with AVG?


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

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

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.


I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere. The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also, it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



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

doS June 5th 04 02:13 AM

You get what you pay for...;-)


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

If its a worm or trojan, it is trying to mail itself out, AVG is kinda

sucky
also.


What's the problem with AVG?


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

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

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you

disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.

The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,

it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



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




doS June 5th 04 02:14 AM

Don't see how the keyboard is sending out email.....

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far. :)



I ran Spybot. No help there, except I do see a something that looks like
a message process running. (I'm not at that computer right now.)

You're problably right about re-installing the EA keyboard software.
Because the ablility to change to preferences of the bottons doesn't
give me the necessary choices.

Maybe there is a .ini file for the EA keyboard.

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




doS June 5th 04 02:25 AM

Install the free Zone Alarm firewall, it will tell you if anything is
calling out......

"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




doS June 5th 04 02:28 AM

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 5th 04 04:09 AM

"doS" wrote:

Don't see how the keyboard is sending out email.....


The keyboard has programable 'internet' buttons. I just haven't been
able get to where I can see what's set and where I can make changes to
the preferences.

-Dennis


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far. :)



I ran Spybot. No help there, except I do see a something that looks like
a message process running. (I'm not at that computer right now.)

You're problably right about re-installing the EA keyboard software.
Because the ablility to change to preferences of the bottons doesn't
give me the necessary choices.

Maybe there is a .ini file for the EA keyboard.





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

Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 04:11 AM

"doS" wrote:

Install the free Zone Alarm firewall, it will tell you if anything is
calling out......


Last time I treid Zone Alarm, it confused the hell out of me, and I kept
blocking sites that I wanted to go to. There must be some other
application that will expose what is going on in this computer.

-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 June 5th 04 04:12 AM

"doS" wrote:

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


It's not that. It's much too much accessing.

-DK



"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 5th 04 04:21 AM

doS, in the case of AVG I must disagree with you. I've found it to be an
excellent anti-virus program and have used it for 3 years, with no virus
issues whatsoever. No trojans, worms, nada.....and I surf all over the
place. Have you had problems with it? If so, what specifically is your
complaint? Just curious.
HH

"doS" wrote in message
...
You get what you pay for...;-)


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

If its a worm or trojan, it is trying to mail itself out, AVG is kinda

sucky
also.


What's the problem with AVG?


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

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

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you

disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.

The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,

it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



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







HH June 5th 04 04:25 AM

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

"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







Dennis Kessler June 5th 04 04:37 AM

"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

HH June 5th 04 11:13 AM

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

"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





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





Dennis Kessler June 8th 04 07:18 PM

"HH" wrote:
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


I'll live with the disk access for a while, rather than remove the card
for now.

-DK



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


"Dennis Kessler"
wrote
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 13th 04 10:57 AM

OK, found the answer to the hard drive access.

I finally did all the work. I removed the wireless PCI card,
disconnected the Zip, and the CD. It turned out to be the CD drive. It
was a combination of the "Auto Insert Notification", and the 'In CD'
startup program. (You had it right). ;)

I did check the AIN in the past, and unchecking it did not stop the
access at the time. (It is possible that I did not restart the machine
after unchecking the AIM, the first try).

BTW: now the drive light flickers about every second.

Is there a way to have AIM checked and not have the constant hard drive
access? I don't the the constant access on my laptop.

-DK




"HH" wrote:
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
"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 13th 04 11:51 AM

Not to my knowledge. On those units where AIN causes the drive querry, as
long as it's enabled, the light will flicker about once per second. It does
no harm, but I know it can be aggravating. Occasionally it can interfere
with scandisk and defrag, causing these utilities to restart again and
again. In that case, disabling it is required, and, yes, you must reboot
after disabling and again after re-enabling.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
OK, found the answer to the hard drive access.

I finally did all the work. I removed the wireless PCI card,
disconnected the Zip, and the CD. It turned out to be the CD drive. It
was a combination of the "Auto Insert Notification", and the 'In CD'
startup program. (You had it right). ;)

I did check the AIN in the past, and unchecking it did not stop the
access at the time. (It is possible that I did not restart the machine
after unchecking the AIM, the first try).

BTW: now the drive light flickers about every second.

Is there a way to have AIM checked and not have the constant hard drive
access? I don't the the constant access on my laptop.

-DK




"HH" wrote:
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
"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





Dennis Kessler June 13th 04 06:48 PM

OK then.

Thanks for hanging in with all the replies.

-DK

"HH" wrote:
Not to my knowledge. On those units where AIN causes the drive querry, as
long as it's enabled, the light will flicker about once per second. It does
no harm, but I know it can be aggravating. Occasionally it can interfere
with scandisk and defrag, causing these utilities to restart again and
again. In that case, disabling it is required, and, yes, you must reboot
after disabling and again after re-enabling.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
OK, found the answer to the hard drive access.

I finally did all the work. I removed the wireless PCI card,
disconnected the Zip, and the CD. It turned out to be the CD drive. It
was a combination of the "Auto Insert Notification", and the 'In CD'
startup program. (You had it right). ;)

I did check the AIN in the past, and unchecking it did not stop the
access at the time. (It is possible that I did not restart the machine
after unchecking the AIM, the first try).

BTW: now the drive light flickers about every second.

Is there a way to have AIM checked and not have the constant hard drive
access? I don't the the constant access on my laptop.

-DK

"HH" wrote:
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
"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


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Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture



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