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    Seems like my disk activity light is on more than it should be. The problem may have something to do with indexing?

    This message shows up in my event log as a warning.

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    Event: ID 510
    Task Category: Performance

    Windows (3168) Windows: A request to write to the file "D:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications \Windows\Windows.edb" at offset 8847360 (0x0000000000870000) for 8192 (0x00002000) bytes succeeded, but took an abnormally long time (34136 seconds) to be serviced by the OS. In addition, 0 other I/O requests to this file have also taken an abnormally long time to be serviced since the last message regarding this problem was posted 81741 seconds ago. This problem is likely due to faulty hardware. Please contact your hardware vendor for further assistance diagnosing the problem.

    Does anybody have any idea why I might be having this problem?

    Thanks -- Paul


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    I would run a chkdsk /f from command prompt.

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    I would do a complete disk image and then run a chkdsk /f from command prompt.

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    I would run a chkdsk /f from command prompt.

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    Disable search indexing for a day or two and see if it helps. If it does, then you know what the problem is.

    Rebuild index and see. Open Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options. In the Advanced Options, Click on Restore Defaults and also Rebuild Index. Click OK.

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    Roraniel, Ya, that's probably not a bad idea - if the poster has the tools and facilities. If not, the purchase of a Maxtor One Touch disk would be a good idea, because that comes with the Maxtor Manager which is a Backup/Imaging program.

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    Good advice for anyone!

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    Roraniel, Ya, that's probably not a bad idea - if the poster has the tools and facilities. If not, the purchase of a Maxtor One Touch disk would be a good idea, because that comes with the Maxtor Manager which is a Backup/Imaging program.

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    Firstly do a complete check disk. Then try turning off system restore, do a if you have winpatrol, you can check what has started throught which is the easiest way of doing it, you can also turn off features from Vista that you do not need.

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    Many thanks to all!

    Paul

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