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    Default My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    And I say this because my new Toshiba U400 just can't stop reading it...
    Ever since I bought this computer is ALWAYS accessing the HD, even in the first week, when there was still the VISTA installed. I though that it was VISTA's fault but it seems that is related with the hardware. I would like to know what can I do to know if it's just a crapy computer or if I should require a new one now that I'm still in warranty.
    As I said, the problem is that the CPU is always busy reading the HD, what makes everything VERY slow. Problem is, out of the Process table, it seems that the CPU is doing nothing, no application is running, no process is using CPU time (or very very little), and still...

    If you could guide with some steps to test this around and figure our if it's something that I can fix I would much appreciate.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    Quote Originally Posted by Geos80
    And I say this because my new Toshiba U400 just can't stop reading
    it...
    Ever since I bought this computer is ALWAYS accessing the HD, even in
    the first week, when there was still the VISTA installed. I though that
    it was VISTA's fault but it seems that is related with the hardware. I
    would like to know what can I do to know if it's just a crapy computer
    or if I should require a new one now that I'm still in warranty.
    As I said, the problem is that the CPU is always busy reading the HD,
    what makes everything VERY slow. Problem is, out of the Process table,
    it seems that the CPU is doing nothing, no application is running, no
    process is using CPU time (or very very little), and still...

    If you could guide with some steps to test this around and figure our
    if it's something that I can fix I would much appreciate.

    Thank you.
    Hi
    Have you run smartctl on your drive?

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/smartctl --all /dev/<your_disk>
    where your disk is sda or hda etc

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    Default Re: My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    Geos80 wrote:

    >
    > And I say this because my new Toshiba U400 just can't stop reading
    > it...
    > Ever since I bought this computer is ALWAYS accessing the HD, even in
    > the first week, when there was still the VISTA installed. I though that
    > it was VISTA's fault but it seems that is related with the hardware. I
    > would like to know what can I do to know if it's just a crapy computer
    > or if I should require a new one now that I'm still in warranty.
    > As I said, the problem is that the CPU is always busy reading the HD,
    > what makes everything VERY slow. Problem is, out of the Process table,
    > it seems that the CPU is doing nothing, no application is running, no
    > process is using CPU time (or very very little), and still...
    >
    > If you could guide with some steps to test this around and figure our
    > if it's something that I can fix I would much appreciate.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >


    New Install of Opensuse?

    Uninstall 'beagle' and 'kerry'.

    Search the forums for 'beagle' for more help.

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    Default Re: My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    > Uninstall 'beagle' and 'kerry'.

    i agree, but he said it was doing the same with M$-vista..

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    Default Re: My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    DenverD wrote:

    >> Uninstall 'beagle' and 'kerry'.

    >
    > i agree, but he said it was doing the same with M$-vista..
    >


    Someone mentioned the 'iotop' program in the forums recently, I just played
    with it a bit, it's decent and seems to report properly.

    It's installable through yast, uses python, so will need parts of that too.
    open a console, run the program (iotop), and watch it for a bit to see what
    appears.


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    Default Re: My Hard Disk must be a best seller

    I removed kerry beagle and now is working fine. I guess I was happening in VISTA too because VISTA sucks. Is the problem about new MS operating systems. New users pay the development... Anyway, kerry beagle was something handy, so I will still look for some other similar application that doesn't eat up all the CPU.

    Thank you people!

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