Constantly running harddriveLocked
I’ve come up with this problem and wonder if anyone has seen it before.
I have a Toshiba Satellite 1605 laptop. I replaced the original hard drive with a Fujitsu 12GB drive. The OS is Windows 98SE.
Here’s my situation:
I started to notice a lot of drive activity, and the computer would act strangely. Mouse control would be zero; keyboard functions would work but overall performance would be very sluggish.
I thought at first it might be a virus. Scanned with Norton AV Corporate Edition 7.5, and nothing. Scanned for spyware wtih AdAware 6, plus deleted all temporary internet files. The problem persisted.
I decided to go for the radical cure, and fdisk’ed the hard drive (both regular and /mbr), and reformatted. Right at this second it is just a command prompt. BUT…the hard drive still is showing signs of constant activity.
I lean against it being a virus because the fdisk should have removed it. I am hoping that the drive isn’t going physically bad.