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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:No
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Windows\ dlgchbw.exe
  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:Yes

The dlgchbw.exe file is included in the software pack for Western Digital hard drives. Its function is to help the users in further understanding or configuring the hard drive. The dlgchbw.exe file may also be called the DLG process. It is also known to be a component of the Data Lifeguard, a maintenance tool for the hard drive. The process dlgchbw.exe launches the Data LifeGuard utility; a diagnostic tool for Western Digital hard drives. It may also be noted that the dlgchbw.exe program must be retained in order to ensure the proper optimization of the hard drive.

The main function of the dlgchbw.exe software is to connect to the Internet whenever there is a detected connection and search for program updates. If the DLG process finds any updates available for the Western Digital hard drive or the Data Lifeguard process, it is automatically downloaded.

Basically, when hard drives become older, they consume more power, make excessive noise, and take more time to write data on. Moreover, aging hard drives are also more prone to data loss, and hundreds of gigabytes of data are lost yearly due to sudden hard drive malfunctions. Hence, programs such as the dlgchbw.exe become necessary to monitor the physical condition of the hard drive. The process dlgchbw.exe only becomes active when diagnostics are being made, and it helps by displaying recommended solutions whenever the Data LifeGuard detects disk damage.

The Western Digital Corporation developed the program dlgchbw.exe. The company is known for their hard drive device.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.