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Hey guys, I've got a problem.

Just got this new machine (well mobo/cpu/ram). Had some weird issues the first day (wouldn't boot, previous BIOS flashback fixed that) then when I brought it home (put together at work) it would just reboot randomly. Happened maybe 2-3 times, been fine since. This was about a month ago.

I went through Sean's SSD/HDD thread. Superfetch, indexing and hibernate are disabled. As well as System Restore.

I've been playing games fine, no issues.

Now last night just before I went to bed I heard my storage drive doing something. Check Steam and other problems that could be updating/downloading, nothing. It was just going crazy. I got ProcessExplorer and it is System with PID4 causing the usage.\
It's possible this was happening prior to the new mobo/cpu/ram as well. I do seem to remember hearing HD noise but didn't think anything of it.

I did some googling and it seems like this isn't a unique issue. But I couldn't find out what it is.

Before bed I changed power options to turn of hard disks after 25 mins, that seemed to work. Didn't hear anything after that time, but I'm not 100% sure, I didn't wait that long. As soon as I opened my browser in the morning it started again.

So this morning I decide, screw it, I'll reinstall Windows. In hindsight I should have disconnected the storage drive and checked to see if usage was still there which means it would be the SSD as well.
But anyway so I reboot into the BIOS to change boot order and I could still hear the WD Black storage drive going nuts. ***?

What would be causing HD usage while in the BIOS? On a storage drive no less?


Lastly, I've been playing a lot of LoL lately. Never had a problem, but today before the format I played a game, and the sound effects in the game were hitching/skipping. Very weird. Not sure if it's related or not.
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Well since the format the issue seems to have disappeared.

I've run the WD diag tool on the drive, both quick and extended tests, both passed without error.

Not sure what was going on.
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