Hard drive activity

  Graham. 15:54 25 Mar 2009

Quite often, I can hear the hard drive rattling away. No processess are showing as using CPU, no scans are taking place. What can it be?

  Woolwell 16:44 25 Mar 2009

If Vista it could well be search indexer.

  Graham. 17:03 25 Mar 2009

Thanks, indexer is already off.

  Woolwell 17:16 25 Mar 2009

Again if using Vista the Reliability and Performance Monitor will show disc activity and which processes are writing to and reading from the disc.

  Graham. 17:23 25 Mar 2009

Thanks, I'll keep that open for when it starts again.

  Graham. 17:24 25 Mar 2009

Thanks, I'll keep that open for when it starts again.

  Graham. 17:27 25 Mar 2009

I'm alright now. And so am I.

  rdave13 17:36 25 Mar 2009

If you're using AVAST it could be generating VRDB while PC is idle.

  Graham. 17:40 25 Mar 2009

No Avast on here.

  rdave13 17:45 25 Mar 2009

Possibly a similar type of program that only runs when system is idle? Glad to know you're both alright now LoL.

  Graham. 15:02 26 Mar 2009

Looking at the Reliability and Performance Monitor, I would like to set it to monitor the hard drive and tell me what it's doing and why.

It looks complicated, I've looked at the Help files and can't figure it out. Does any one have a simple guide? Or can take on the challange?

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