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Old 12-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Disk thrashing on Mondays

I've found it nearly impossible to get any work done on my office computer today (Monday). This happens from time to time, almost always on Mondays, specifically Mondays after a weekend when I haven't used this computer at all. I often work on Sundays, but didn't yesterday.

All I can tell is that there is constant disk activity, almost all day long, that makes it difficult to open or save files, start or end programs, and so forth. It feels like either the system is indexing everything, but indexing is turned off, or something, such as Microsoft, is forcing an update. However, most programs are set not to auto-update, and when Microsoft forces an update of Windows despite the no-update setting, it's almost always on a Wednesday.

The computer was on all weekend and does not hibernate.

Any idea what is going on? Virus and malware scans have never found anything that accounts for it. Disabling Internet access with a firewall does not stop the disk activity.
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