I Have Constant Disk Activity and I Don’t Know Why. How Can I Tell What Program Is Doing It?

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My machine has a constant red LED, constant disk activity, no response from mouse, Task Manager, not able to gain control of any processes or programs. Problem is, I have had Process Explorer (boot) running and it shows +-98% inactive!!! I am unable to see what is causing me the problem (using Admin. Tools Events etc. when I look at various categories).

Obviously, something appears to be running outside of Windows XP Pro SP.3. Unfortunately, I am unable to find and DESTROY it.

One thing I can tell you is, it’s not outside of Windows. Your assumption that CPU usage is telling you something is incorrect.

In the past, I’ve recommended a tool called FileMon to determine what’s been writing to your disk. FileMon has been replaced by a significantly more powerful utility, Process Monitor.

We’ll look at using Process Monitor to see if we can determine just exactly who’s doing what to your machine.

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