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Re: vmware workstation is beating up my disk!

On 1/15/07, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
On 1/15/07, Lonni J Friedman <netllama gmail com> wrote:
> On 1/15/07, David Timms <dtimms iinet net au> wrote:
> > Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > > Anyone else running VMWare workstation in FC6 (x86)?  I've noticed
> > > that whenever vmware is running (WinXP), the disk is getting polled
> > > every other second non-stop.  it sounds like little men are marching
> > > around its so loud & annoying.  Its not a memory/swap thing as I've
> > > got 3GB of RAM, and vmware has access to a large chunk of it.
> > The host might be running beagle indexing ?
> only when vmware is running?  btw, its not, i don't even have beagle installed.
> > Does top or win process manager list any interesting items ?
> nope
> > How much memory do you have assigned to the vmguest ?
> about 2.1GB
> > Is the win machine set to not do windows updates etc ? {or office indexing}
> office isn't installed, but it does have windows update set to run
> automagically.  but i really doubt that's the issue, as the disk
> polling is non-stop all the time, and windows update isn't always
> doing stuff.

Windows disk defragmentation or file indexing enabled?

I've not enabled them explicitly.  I didn't think that either was
possible in the background in XP.  If it is, I'm not even sure where
to look for it?

L. Friedman                                    netllama gmail com
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