- Dec 8, 2001
My computer hard drive seems to be running almost constantly while the computer is idle. I've turned off or disabled everything that could be running automatically (i.e. virus protection, screen saver, etc.) but to no avail. The problem seems to have started sometime after I loaded Powerpoint 2002 on my computer which has Windows 98. The new Powerpoint 2002 did add some new Windows XP components but I'm not sure if this is the reason. Where can I check to see what is running so I can figure out how to turn it off? My scan disk and disk fragmenter do not complete their tasks and give me a message that a program is running and causing them to restart.