Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

How to identify disk IO intensive process?

microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2009
james
 

Posts: n/a
How to identify disk IO intensive process?
I was playing a simple board game backgammon (no disk IO, no net traffic)
while my hard drive suddenly start to have a flurry of activity like a virus
scanner is running or something.

During this time, the system is sluggish. When I ctrl-alt-del nothing
happens for half a minute and then an error dialog box something about login
ID. The screen stopped refreshing for another few seconds, then I
ctrl-alt-del again and this time got the task manager.

I closed all apps and killed many processes I can see, but still the disk
activity goes on. There are only about 8 process left -- window explorer,
taskmgr.exe, taskeng.exe, rundll32.exe, ...

All processes except idle has 0% cpu time.

I have also turned off auto update, turned off auto virus scanning, etc.
I unplugged network cable, I logged off -- no help.

I logged back on. After a few more minutes the activities stopped.

This is driving me mad. I don't like the hard drive having a lot of activity
when I'm not initiating any disk IO.

Is there a tool that would tell me what process (could be a hidden one) is
generating the disk IO next time it happens?

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2009
Rick Rogers
 

Posts: n/a
Re: How to identify disk IO intensive process?
Hi,

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

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"james" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:OjpnLjPaKHA.4924@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I was playing a simple board game backgammon (no disk IO, no net traffic)
>while my hard drive suddenly start to have a flurry of activity like a
>virus scanner is running or something.
>
> During this time, the system is sluggish. When I ctrl-alt-del nothing
> happens for half a minute and then an error dialog box something about
> login ID. The screen stopped refreshing for another few seconds, then I
> ctrl-alt-del again and this time got the task manager.
>
> I closed all apps and killed many processes I can see, but still the disk
> activity goes on. There are only about 8 process left -- window explorer,
> taskmgr.exe, taskeng.exe, rundll32.exe, ...
>
> All processes except idle has 0% cpu time.
>
> I have also turned off auto update, turned off auto virus scanning, etc.
> I unplugged network cable, I logged off -- no help.
>
> I logged back on. After a few more minutes the activities stopped.
>
> This is driving me mad. I don't like the hard drive having a lot of
> activity when I'm not initiating any disk IO.
>
> Is there a tool that would tell me what process (could be a hidden one) is
> generating the disk IO next time it happens?
>


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New backbone solution to relieve strain of bandwidth-intensive applications Steve Security News 0 09-18-2009 09:50
Lsass.exe Process--Disk Thrashing? John microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 4 08-15-2008 15:39
Intensive data processing without apparent cause? JU-Vista microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance 7 08-29-2007 07:36
I want to reduce the intensive disc activity immediately after log =?Utf-8?B?Um95IE1heW8=?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup 1 03-08-2007 15:43
Why is Vista So Resource Intensive?? =?Utf-8?B?TWFyaW8gaW4gRGFsbGFz?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 31 03-01-2007 03:11




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:56.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120