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Old 06-19-2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default HD grinding for days on Windows 7 - wfpdiag.etl??

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After three days of constant, uninterrupted HD grinding, I checked the resource monitor of Windows 7 and the process that's doing most r/w is some wfpdiag.etl, which is located on the wpf folder of system32.

Funny thing is that the file uses only 128Kb on disk.

I tried googling the name, but it didn't help much. Found something about being related to Vista firewall, but my Windows Firewall is disabled. What is that and how to make it stop?

Any tips are greatly appreciated
thanks a lot
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Do you any firewall software running at all?
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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Yep, I have ESET.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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Do you think it has anything to do with my firewall?
The wfpdiag.etl now is only 16Kb, but the grinding keeps going on.
Sometimes Resource Monitor shows it with Read = 0, but the Writing is always massive.
Any tips?
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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Sounds like an issue with ESET.

You might try to exclude this file from scanning by ESET. I haven't used ESET in a good while, but I think you launch Control Center and, from the Threat Protection Modules menu, select AMON. From there, add the wfpdiag.etl file to the Exclusions tab.

If you happen to have a program installed called Windows 7 Firewall Control or Vista Firewall Control, uninstall it and the problem will probably go away.
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Remove or disable ESET for an hour and see if the problem goes away.
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