What's accessing my A: drive

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lottotx

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Anyone know how I can track down what keeps trying to read my 3.5" drive? No error messages but it's annoying and slows down the machine. I've tried detecting a pattern as to when it happens but no dice as it happens very randomly. Virus and malware scans come back clean and it's running XP pro. I can't disable the drive as I still use it regularly. Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

ozziebeanie

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If possible are you able to put in another one to see if it happens with another drive?
 

DoubleHelix

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I highly doubt the problem is with the drive. Some program is clearly accessing it. Finding out what that is will require a process of elimination. Start with security programs (anti-virus, anti-malware, etc.). Disable or stop the programs one at a time until you find the program.
 

ozziebeanie

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I only suggested it because it happened to me once, figured if it happened once it could happen again, since then I have stopped using them though.
 
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