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[Solved] utility to watch hard drive access?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TechGuy, Jul 26, 2003.

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  1. TechGuy

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    I have a computer here that slows to a crawl at random intervals while the hard drive spins for now apparent reason. There are several programs running, so it's difficult to track down the problem. It's got plenty of ram free, shows no CPU activity, and no network activity.

    Is there a utility out there that can show what programs are accessing the hard drive in the same way that task manager can show how much of the CPU a particular program is using?

    Windows XP Pro
     
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  3. slipe

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    I installed it and it doesn’t appear there is any way to get it to display what programs are accessing the HD – wouldn’t be much help.
     
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    Do you have any Lite-On opticals?
     
  5. Mr_Webmaster

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    Try right-clicking on the headings in the task manager. I think it has somthing like what you are looking for.
     
  6. TechGuy

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    Webmaster: right-click doesn't do anything in XP Pro, but you caught my curiosity... There is a View menu with the choice to "Select Columns". PERFECT! (y)
     
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    I can't believe it, the tech guy with a problem. No way! LOL

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  8. slipe

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    Let us know what process is causing the problem if you find it.
     
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