always working in the background???

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HI,

Maybe this problem would apply also to XP, however I recently bought this new laptop with vista in, and when I start up the sistem I see it's constantly doing something in the background with the hard disk..... it's annoying and plus I have the reasons to think it is subtracting performances.

How can I know what it is doing and how to stop it?

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You can live monitor both file and registry access using Process Monitor; along with this get Process Explorer.

Both invaluable analytic tools.

You will see an icon for File Monitoring in the Process Monitor toolbar -- have a gander there first. You will see a lot of activity.

In Process Explorer, monitor the active processes for CPU usage -- that will show you if any inordinate activity is assocated with one processs -- and what it belongs to.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cb56073f-62a3-4ed8-9dd6-40c84cb9e2f5.aspx
 
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