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What is "SDSRV.EXE"?

By SilverBack ·
Every morning, it seems, my computer's response time is slowed because "SDSRV.EXE" is running. I'm running NT 4.0 Workstation on a PII 300 machine that I leave powered up overnight so that I can optimize my hard drives and run virus scans without interfering with my work day. I suspect that SDSRV.EXE is probably an agent of Norton Utilities Speed Disk, but I haven't been able to find anything that definitively says so.

1. Is this actually an agent of Speed Disk?
2. If so, is there some way that I can affect its operation (short of ending the process) so that it also runs at night--or at any other time than first thing in the morning?

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by VinnyD In reply to What is "SDSRV.EXE"?

I have NT 4.0 workstation on my computer.
There is no "SDSRV.EXE" on my computer.
I do not have Norton Speed Disk.

I use Executive Software Diskeeper.
I have never had any problem running the optimizing overnight.

Try disabling the Norton Speed disk and then see if the "SDSRV.exe" is still running the next day. That will tell you if it is an agent of Speed Disk.

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by Raffi_ In reply to What is "SDSRV.EXE"?

Hello.

I cannot find a reference that says SDSRV.EXE is for sure a Norton file. I did find many references to the file from Symantic Tech Support however. This is the recommended solution:

Change the service start type to "manual". Allow your scheduled Speed Disk to run which will automatically start the sddrv.exe service. When you come in in the morning manually stop the service. It is only required by Speedisk.

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Raffi_

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