Hard disk always busy win xp

  steve0 23:01 28 Apr 2003
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Have built new machine - 80 gig hard disk, 512Mb Ram and Pentium 2.4. The hard disk always seems to be accessing even when nothing is being clicked on. Is this normal windows housekeeping or do I have a problem

  VoG™ 23:02 28 Apr 2003

Do you have MS Office ?

  steve0 23:14 28 Apr 2003

Yes Vog I do

  steve0 23:15 28 Apr 2003

Yes Vog I do

  hugh-265156 01:52 29 Apr 2003

from ms knowledge base:OFFXP: Constant Hard Disk Activity After You Install Office XP
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Office XP (Setup), when used with:
the operating system: Microsoft Windows 98
This article was previously published under Q329377
SYMPTOMS
After you install Office XP on your Windows 98-based computer, constant hard disk activity may occur, and your computer may run slowly.
CAUSE
This behavior may occur if you install the Office Alternative User Input feature, and your computer does not meet the minimum requirements for processor speed and memory.

For more information about system requirements for Office XP, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit at the following Microsoft Web site:
click here
cant find anything on xp though.

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