tool to identify processes accessing hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by John A Grandy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. 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 ).
    John A Grandy, Dec 23, 2009
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  2. John A Grandy

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

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

    --
    Best of Luck,

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

    "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy@g-mail-dot-com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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 ).
    >
    >
    Rick Rogers, Dec 23, 2009
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  3. 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.
    Ashton Crusher, Dec 23, 2009
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    Poutnik, Dec 24, 2009
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