Hardrive thrashing

  hiwatt 19:14 30 Dec 2008

Hi folks,using windows vista the hardrive is constantly thrashing away making a lot of noise.Whe I open up task manager it shows the culprit as being host process for windows service(svchost.exe) with the cpu running at over 20.Is there any way this can be stopped and what exactly is it doing?Thanks.

  mooly 08:48 02 Jan 2009

And this,
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  mooly 08:53 02 Jan 2009

Type "Reliability and performance monitor" into Vista's search box. Maximize the screen and click the drop down menus next to "disk" and "cpu" o expand them. This will show what is using what. The percentage of "processor" allocated is shown at the right of each process description. Mine idles ( as I type this ) at around 3%. Browsing the web and FSecure leaps into action and is the main user of CPU and disc read writes.

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