Windows 10: Strange activity happening on the computer.

Discus and support Strange activity happening on the computer. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have begun to notice something odd going on with a computer I use for work. It seems when creating a new folder there will sometimes be folders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Gary Wisdom, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Strange activity happening on the computer.


    I have begun to notice something odd going on with a computer I use for work. It seems when creating a new folder there will sometimes be folders automatically created within that have incomprehensible names and impossible modification dates (see picture for reference). I am unable to delete them and unable to delete the folder they are in. Anybody know what is causing this?


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    :)
     
    Gary Wisdom, Oct 18, 2019
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  2. Odys Win User

    Computer freezes for a few seconds, strange disk activity

    From time to time, around once in two days, the computer freezes for around 5 or 10 seconds.

    During that time, I can move the mouse but thats it. No application interaction and no keyboard response.

    While investigating this, I noticed the following behavior in the task manager. The ssd seems to behaving in a weird way. 100% active with zero data transfers.


    Strange activity happening on the computer. PSA3Z.png


    Zero read/write and 100% active. This is odd to me.

    To further investigate the issue I used the SSDlife utility but the results suggest that the disk is healthy.


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    Some notes that might help:

    • No devices connected to the laptop
    • Laptop touchpad and bluetooth also disabled
    • Only a usb mouse connected
    • No camera, sound or other devices used during that time
    • No other strange laptop behavior

    What can cause such a behavior or how can I further investigate the issue?
     
  3. bbinnard Win User
    What will happen on Jan 20, 2016?


    Strollin: I understand your suggestion, but that means I'll have to re-install all my sofftware etc. again. This is not an enticing thought at all.

    LCDR: I tried the old activation code I used before - it is the same on you posted.

    I tried the steps listed at the WinAero site. Last one failed because it said the server could not be located. But I did get the Jan 20, 2016 date back. So that's something.
     
    bbinnard, Oct 18, 2019
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  4. Superfly Win User

    Strange activity happening on the computer.

    What will happen on Jan 20, 2016?


    Sorry if I did not make it clear - that is an illegal activation method - that xspace server must have been taken down by MS.
     
    Superfly, Oct 18, 2019
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