busy hard disk

  john 14:05 27 Jul 2006
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I have noticed that my hard disk becomes extremely busy every evening, I can hear the disk and the busy light is on almost permanently, this last for over an hour. During this time my laptop almost grinds to a halt.

I have checked the scheduled tasks folder which is empty, I also looked at task scheduler during this busy period, no applications were running.

I have checked for spyware and viruses.

Is there any way that I can identify what program is causing this?

Thanks
John

I am using winxp home.

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