Hard Drive Activity

  BOYSEEUK 09:49 23 Sep 2003

My PC has Win98.
Recently my hard drive activity light has started to continually flash which I assume means a program is continually accessing the drive.
Does any one know of a program that will tell me what is accessing the hard drive.


  MAJ 10:36 23 Sep 2003

Hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete to bring up the task manager, see what's running. If you have Office 97, it could be "FindFast" doing it's file indexing, to disable "FindFast", which is supposed to make searches faster (not that I ever noticed searches being any faster when it was turned on) click here

  wee eddie 20:57 23 Sep 2003

I thought that my HDD was dying because of the continuous access.

Having disabled Fast Find, I now only need to defrag about once a month, even then it's not as badly fragmented as it became in a week.

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