HD grinding for days on Windows 7 - wfpdiag.etl??

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  1. BadOmen

    BadOmen Senior member

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    Greetings
    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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  3. RebateMonger

    RebateMonger Elite Member

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    Do you any firewall software running at all?
     
  4. BadOmen

    BadOmen Senior member

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    Yep, I have ESET.
     
  5. BadOmen

    BadOmen Senior member

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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?
     
  6. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

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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.
     
  7. RebateMonger

    RebateMonger Elite Member

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    Remove or disable ESET for an hour and see if the problem goes away.