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Disk Chatter Windows 98

By mippps ·
I am supporting a pc with windows 98 that starts to read the "c" drive every 10 or 15 minutes. You can here the disk working overtime for a few minutes and then it quites down. This all happens when the pc is not being used, just powered up. I have disabled Norton System Works stuff and Win98's Maintenance Wizard tasks. I have looked for the offending task in the task manager to no avail. Your ideas would be appreciated. Gary

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Disk Chatter Windows 98

if you have office installed, check that journaling is turned off in Outlook..
i would also turn off fast find indexer, if installed. control panel/fast find/highlight index(es), choose close and stop. then remove fast find from startup folder (if there).
of course you have checked for viruses...

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by mippps In reply to Disk Chatter Windows 98

Thanks good ideas.

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by TheChas In reply to Disk Chatter Windows 98

Open resource meter, and verify that you do not have a memory leak.

Also, check for programs that run in the back-ground using up RAM, and reducing the amount of free RAM.

W98 works best with between 128MB, and 384MB of installed RAM.

If the system has less than 64MB, or more than 511MB, you have too little or too much RAM for Windows to run efficiently.

Chas

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by mippps In reply to Disk Chatter Windows 98

Thanks good ideas.

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