Every minute for anout 10-15 seconds there's a blue spinning circle next to my cursor. It does it even when the computer is idle and I'm not on it or have anything open. I'm pretty sure this has always happened since I got the computer but I was just wondering if it's normal and if every time that circle spins if something is running that would disrupt a file download if I downloaded something during those 10-15 seconds the spinning circle was there.
Also I removed my ipod from the computer via USB while that circle was spinning will that affect the ipod?
Let me take a moment to thank you for posting on the HP Support Forums.
I understand that you have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop and there is a blue circle spinning next to the cursor. I'll answer your questions related to this blue spinning circle.
The blue circle might appears because there are constant programs running in the background which you may not be able to see.
Let me know if the blue circle causes a dip in the performance of the laptop?
However, you may press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard and this should open the Windows Task Manager.
In the Task Manager windows, you can view the processes and the services tab to check what all things are running in the background.
It is absolutely fine to download a file when that circle shows up. Because the CPU and the Windows operating system are designed in a way to handle multiple tasks separately. Irrespective of the blue circle is present or not, you can disconnect your iPod. But make sure that you close the iPod application running on the computer and then disconnect it.
I hope this answers your questions. Please feel free to reach out for any further questions. Good luck! 🙂
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