Ubuntu 9.10 Suddenly Disk Drive is Running Continuously - NonStop
Gateway SX2802 with Intel Q8300, 4GB ram, 750GB drive only 6 months old.
My internal drive is read/writing continuously without stopping no matter what I am doing.
It begins immediately after boot. It simply runs and runs nonstop. This is with NO APPLICATIONS running.
This is a problem which cropped up suddenly after 5 months of running just fine.
What I have tried:
1. Disconnecting Internet - no change
2. Looking at processes in System Monitor. Well, everything says "sleeping" and there isn't anything that looks obvious to me, but there are a LOT of processes.
I am afraid my drive will simply burn up.