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something accessing my HD once per second

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jan Philips, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Jan Philips

    Jan Philips Flightless Bird

    Sometimes something accesses my HD once every second for long period
    of time. Is there an easy way to find out what this is?
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  2. John John - MVP

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  3. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Jan Philips" <youknowwhat.mccranie@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    > Sometimes something accesses my HD once every second for long period
    > of time. Is there an easy way to find out what this is?


    It is possible that it's the indexer, if you have Microsoft Search 4
    installed.




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  4. Jan Philips

    Jan Philips Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:32:53 -0500, "Patrick Keenan" <test@dev.null>
    wrote:

    >It is possible that it's the indexer, if you have Microsoft Search 4
    >installed.


    Indexing is off. AFAIK, I don't have search 4 installed.

    (It isn't doing it right now, but it was yesterday.)
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  5. Jan Philips

    Jan Philips Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 21:24:21 -0400, John John - MVP
    <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:

    >Jan Philips wrote:
    >> Sometimes something accesses my HD once every second for long period
    >> of time. Is there an easy way to find out what this is?

    >
    >Easy is relative...
    >
    >http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html
    >CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows
    >
    >http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437.aspx
    >TCPView for Windows
    >
    >http://www.wireshark.org/
    >Wireshark · Go deep.


    TCPView showed things happening, but none of them were regular
    once-a-second. I ran CurrPorts, and I didn't know what to look for,
    but then the HD accesses stopped again.
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  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Jan Philips wrote:
    > On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 21:24:21 -0400, John John - MVP
    > <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    >
    >> Jan Philips wrote:
    >>> Sometimes something accesses my HD once every second for long period
    >>> of time. Is there an easy way to find out what this is?

    >> Easy is relative...
    >>
    >> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html
    >> CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows
    >>
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437.aspx
    >> TCPView for Windows
    >>
    >> http://www.wireshark.org/
    >> Wireshark · Go deep.

    >
    > TCPView showed things happening, but none of them were regular
    > once-a-second. I ran CurrPorts, and I didn't know what to look for,
    > but then the HD accesses stopped again.


    Sorry, the above are for network activity, try this instead:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
    Process Monitor

    John
     

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