05-23-2010 12:34 PM - edited 05-23-2010 01:05 PM
I have spent some hours researching this issue and have not really found a solution.
Norton was one with a huge cumulative I/O and running constantly. I have Win 7 64. All software mentioned here is current versions.
Norton from Comcast - it appears to be 360 from what I have found), Prevx, and the MS supplied security software.
Looking at action center:
Firewall - Norton Security Suite on, MS off
Virus - Norton and MSE both on - no obvious way to turn MSE off
Anti-spyware - Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live off, MSE on, Norton on, Win defender off It does not know Prevx is running
Using Task manager, the following tasks are continuously generating the following:
Task I/O other Pg faults
msmpeng X X
Acronis true image monitor X
IAstordatamgrsvc X Intel app
Currently it is not. I am not sure why. Prevx was also doing it and is not now. I tried turning Prevx off, but although it said it was disabled, the I/O continued. So I rebooted. Neither Prevx or Norton was doing the I/O thing. I have turned of
I still have constant disk access. I have seen bunches of posts about this general problem, but found no specific resolution. Multiple products seem involved; at lease to the extent that they are doing the same thing. If someone can point me at a resolution or explanation it would help.
I am thinking haunting here. Suddenly Ad-Aware has decided to run resident and activated all the things I had turned off. I just reconfigured it to only do requested scans and used task mgr to kill the processes. Now I am back to Norton running constant I/O other.
05-23-2010 12:46 PM - edited 05-23-2010 12:48 PM
OK. That post turned into complete crap when I posted it. It was a little table when I typed it. And I did not see an edit capability.
Ahh. I just found edit. Lithium was blocked in my browser.
05-23-2010 01:18 PM
I would only run one antivirus and antispyware application resident. So if this was my problem I would start by uninstalling either Norton 360 or MSE...my opinion would be uninstall MSE. You can do this through Programs and Features in Windows 7. Then if I read everything else close to correctly, the only antimalware software that will be resident will be Prevx and Norton. That shouldn't cause any issues. After uninstalling MSE, I would reboot a few times and see if that is any better. Good luck.
05-23-2010 03:12 PM
I have been busy removing things. MSE appears to have been contributing. It is gone.
Another app casuing continuous I/O das an energy management app from Gigabyte for their motherboard. It is now gone.
Still have disk lights constant.
The piece still having constant I/O is some disk software from Intel named IAStorDataSvc. I have the feeling that is needed but I am researching. It is probably specific to the P55 chip set and similar.
05-23-2010 05:57 PM - edited 05-23-2010 05:58 PM
Is IAStorDataSvc associated with Intel Matrix Storage Manager? I had an issue with this about 4 months ago on my cheep laptop. I uninstalled Intel Matrix Storage Manager on that machine to troubleshoot. I later reinstalled it and everything has been fine since. I made sure I had a good system image stored on my external dive in case everything went south. In my case uninstalling the software wasn't an issue, the machine just used the native W7 drivers after I uninstalled the software. I see you have asked over at the Tweaktown forum, hopefully you will get a good answer. I would attempt to uninstall it to troubleshoot the problem, if you are feeling adventurous of course and have a good system image...in case I'm wrong.