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    Hard drive wont stop running

    I have windows xp. Just yeasterday my hard drive wont stop running. Just keeps on crunching away. I did scan didnt find any threats at all. It dont seem to be slowing anything down. Also cpu usage is normal. But still just bugging the heck out of me. I realy dont think its the virues scanner i put in. I have comcast and when my norton 1 year ran out. I desided to try the free one that comes with comcast. But my hard drive for the week I had it never did this. So I dont think its the new scanner. So am not sure what it is. Any help I would love.

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    Have you checked MSCONFIG to see what is loading at startup?

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    I'd mop up the rest of Norton..whatever's left behind, use their SymNRT to more fully uninstall it.

    Click on the "Run It Now" orange button in this link
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...rod=&ver=&osv=

    How much RAM do you have? McAfee isn't the lightest AV out there...may be running on swapfile if you don't have a lot of RAM.

    It might also need some maintenance, run CCleaner to get rid of junk files...run a checkdisk, then run a defrag.
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    Thanks i tired all that but nothing. Am realy just starting to think that there is something just wroung with the light.

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    "How much RAM?"
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    I have 1.5 gigs of ram

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    Well it seemed doing a system restore helped. But now I have another problem. How do u do a clean uninstall of mcafee? Because it messed up the uninstall files for it.

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    Thanks all fixed now. Damn what a pain in the a_ _ thanks so much for your help.

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