What Service Causes Regular (Every Second) Disk Read/Writes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Carl, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Carl

    Carl Guest

    My Vista PC read and writes to the system drive C: every second the
    entire time Vista is loaded. This didn't happen with XP. What is making
    these regular disk reads and writes?
    Carl, Jun 5, 2007
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  2. If this is a relatively new setup, it's likely the indexing function. In
    time, this should reduce to the point where it is virtually non-existent or
    you'll notice very little activity compared to what is going on now.
    Michael Solomon, Jun 5, 2007
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  3. Carl

    Rock Guest

    Open the Reliability and Performance Monitor to see what's going on. From
    Start, type in the first few letters of Reliability. Click on it when it
    pops up at the top left. It will need elevation. In the right pane expand
    the Disk section to see what's accessing the disk.
    Rock, Jun 6, 2007
  4. Carl

    Carl Guest

    The program doing the regular read is wfpdiag.etl. What the hell is that?
    Carl, Jun 6, 2007
  5. Carl

    mikeyhsd Guest

    first entry of a GOOGLE search implies it is used with a VPN server.
    might check the article out.
    or search the ms knowledge base.

    The program doing the regular read is wfpdiag.etl. What the hell is that?
    mikeyhsd, Jun 7, 2007
  6. Carl

    Rock Guest

    Sorry I don't have a clue about that. It is part of the Vista installation,
    though. I have not seen that one doing any writes or file access on my

    You might want to post this question to the
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.security newsgroup to see if Jesper or Jimmuh
    know about it.
    Rock, Jun 7, 2007
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