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Old 01-15-2006, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. newbie to the forum.

I have a Toshiba 1905-303 laptop about 4 years old. P4 2.4G 512 ram. Recently the hard drive has decided to run almost continually while I am working on the computer. The CPU usagevaries between a low of 1% and a high of 13% when idle, but spikes to as high as 98% when used.

Any ideas as to why the drive runs constantly? and what needs to be done to correct it?

John P.

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Old 01-15-2006, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much paging file is it using?

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry for this reply, but I have no idea what a "paging file" is or where to find it. If you can describe that then I wll let you know. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The paging file it’s the same virtual memory which help physical memory.
In Windows XP :On my computer right click and chose properties then chose advanced then on performance press setting then advanced and on virtual memory press change and increase the size .. It will be help
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