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    Alright gang, I need some help!

    I've put my PC back together following a faulty motherboard, done a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit and things seemed to be okay, but it takes an age to boot and a long time to open programs. Now I'm running an OCZ Agility III as my OS disk. My HDD LED is constantly lit during the first 15 mins or so of up time where it settles down. Also, from my resource monitor page my OS disk is reading 100% highest activity time but no single process seems to be leaping out as the cause.

    I've already tried a clean install of W7 with no success.
    I've had a look online and many people suggest it's some kind of virus, given that it's all clean formatted media I think that's particularly unlikely, a common solution appears to be setting the SATA controller to IDE instead of AHCI, I've already tried that but it didn't even boot (did POST though).

    Any thoughts, I have way too much to be doing to be faffing about with my computer and I need it working to do what I should be doing and as it stands it's not really usable
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    Alright gang, I need some help!

    I've put my PC back together following a faulty motherboard, done a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit and things seemed to be okay, but it takes an age to boot and a long time to open programs. Now I'm running an OCZ Agility III as my OS disk. My HDD LED is constantly lit during the first 15 mins or so of up time where it settles down. Also, from my resource monitor page my OS disk is reading 100% highest activity time but no single process seems to be leaping out as the cause.

    I've already tried a clean install of W7 with no success.
    I've had a look online and many people suggest it's some kind of virus, given that it's all clean formatted media I think that's particularly unlikely, a common solution appears to be setting the SATA controller to IDE instead of AHCI, I've already tried that but it didn't even boot (did POST though).

    Any thoughts, I have way too much to be doing to be faffing about with my computer and I need it working to do what I should be doing and as it stands it's not really usable
    Put a fresh install on your hard drive, and then go on, then format the SSD and have a go
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    (Original post by R. Murray)
    Alright gang, I need some help!

    I've put my PC back together following a faulty motherboard, done a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit and things seemed to be okay, but it takes an age to boot and a long time to open programs. Now I'm running an OCZ Agility III as my OS disk. My HDD LED is constantly lit during the first 15 mins or so of up time where it settles down. Also, from my resource monitor page my OS disk is reading 100% highest activity time but no single process seems to be leaping out as the cause.

    I've already tried a clean install of W7 with no success.
    I've had a look online and many people suggest it's some kind of virus, given that it's all clean formatted media I think that's particularly unlikely, a common solution appears to be setting the SATA controller to IDE instead of AHCI, I've already tried that but it didn't even boot (did POST though).

    Any thoughts, I have way too much to be doing to be faffing about with my computer and I need it working to do what I should be doing and as it stands it's not really usable
    When you say processes, do you mean the files in the resource manager, or the process tab in task manage, because they are different :P if there is 100% activity, it should tell you what is causing it, just look at the total of the read/write speeds, see if anything is using large amounts.

    If there isn't, a few things you can try - run diskmgmt.msc, have a look and see if all partitions are 'healthy', make sure the SDD has boot priority, run msconfig and look at boot to make sure there is only 1 Windows OS there.
    Boot in safe mode see if it's still happening
    Unplug the HDD and try booting without that
    Install windows on the HDD, could be a problem with the SSD.

    As for the HDD light going off, I imagine that is just the hard drive going to sleep, can stop that by going to Power in control panel and looking for 'change advanced power settings'.
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    Fixed it, when I went to resource monitor and looked at disk activity the 'highest active time' was constantly at 100%. I tried a few fixes I found online, but nothing helped, decided to unplug all my other drives to see if it would work with just one, still didn't help. Did a clean install (using clean all in diskpart - probably not too healthy for SSD) and it worked and I'm back with a speedy machine again

    Dunno what caused it though
 
 
 
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