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Old 12-23-2009
John A Grandy
 

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tool to identify processes accessing hard drive
Vista Ultimate SP2
Toshiba Satellite x205-sli4

I need a tool that will tell me which processes are accessing the hard disk.

My system is madly accessing the hard drive, even after reboot with no
foreground processes running, but Task Manager does not show any significant
CPU activity ( just dwm.exe , taskmgr.exe ).


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Old 12-23-2009
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: tool to identify processes accessing hard drive
Hi,

Process Explorer:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx

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"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
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> Vista Ultimate SP2
> Toshiba Satellite x205-sli4
>
> I need a tool that will tell me which processes are accessing the hard
> disk.
>
> My system is madly accessing the hard drive, even after reboot with no
> foreground processes running, but Task Manager does not show any
> significant CPU activity ( just dwm.exe , taskmgr.exe ).
>
>


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Old 12-23-2009
Ashton Crusher
 

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Re: tool to identify processes accessing hard drive
On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:05:17 -0800, "John A Grandy"
<johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote:

>Vista Ultimate SP2
>Toshiba Satellite x205-sli4
>
>I need a tool that will tell me which processes are accessing the hard disk.
>
>My system is madly accessing the hard drive, even after reboot with no
>foreground processes running, but Task Manager does not show any significant
>CPU activity ( just dwm.exe , taskmgr.exe ).
>



You can use Task Manager and add I/O reads and writes to what you are
viewing. Then click on them to sort by I/O and you'll see what
program is doing it.
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Old 12-24-2009
Poutnik
 

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Re: tool to identify processes accessing hard drive
In article <OEj3vdBhKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, rick@mvps.org
says...
>
> Hi,
>
> Process Explorer:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx


I would say rather Process Monitor
( join of former FileMon and RegMon ).

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896645.aspx


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