Program to see which application is accessing hard drive


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Chaos Master

Hello people.

Sometimes my hard drive goes "crazy", suddenly it will do a lot of accessing for
no obvious reason.
I want to discover what program is causing this access.

Q: Is there any program that allows me to see what program is read/write to hard
drive?

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Chaos Master

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John Fitzsimons

Hello people.
Sometimes my hard drive goes "crazy", suddenly it will do a lot of accessing for
no obvious reason.
I want to discover what program is causing this access.
Q: Is there any program that allows me to see what program is read/write to hard
drive?
Some programs cannot be seen by some program monitors.

(1) When did you last do a virus check ?

(2) When did you last do a trojan check ?

(3) When did you last do a spyware check ?

(4) What O/S are you using ?

Regards, John.

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Chaos Master

John Fitzsimons (DELETEucwubqf02@sneakemail.com) said those last words:
Some programs cannot be seen by some program monitors.

(1) When did you last do a virus check ?
~7 days ago.
(2) When did you last do a trojan check ?
I don't remember this one.
(3) When did you last do a spyware check ?
1 month ago. Since I rarely download programs and use Opera as my main browser,
with various programs locked on the firewall , I don't have problems with this,
methinks.
(4) What O/S are you using ?
Windows 98 SE.

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John Fitzsimons

John Fitzsimons (DELETEucwubqf02@sneakemail.com) said those last words:
Windows 98 SE.
Have you got MS Office installed ? How often is the disk activity ?
Once an hour ? Once a day ? Does it occur when you aren't doing
anything ?

Lastly, does your firewall allow a single click to stop internet
access ? If so then next time this activity starts then totally
stop internet access and see which program(s) complain. Then
let us know the result.

Regards, John.

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John

Chaos Master said:
Hello people.

Sometimes my hard drive goes "crazy", suddenly it will do a lot of accessing for
no obvious reason.
I want to discover what program is causing this access.

Q: Is there any program that allows me to see what program is read/write to hard
drive?

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To improve swap file ( Virtual Memory ) usage on systems ( W9x/ME )
with more than 64Meg RAM
http://www.aumha.org/a/memmgmt.htm
DON'T set any min/max parameters . Let Windows handle it!
Put this entry in the system.ini file under [386enh] .
ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1
Check on your swap file occasionally; if you haven't been playing
games or running intensive apps, the swap file often will be 0 (zero).
 
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Chaos Master using Google :/

Have you got MS Office installed ? How often is the disk activity ?
Once an hour ? Once a day ? Does it occur when you aren't doing
anything ?
MS-Office 97. Disk activity basically when doing simple stuff like
using MS Excel.
Lastly, does your firewall allow a single click to stop internet
access ? If so then next time this activity starts then totally
stop internet access and see which program(s) complain. Then
let us know the result.
It alows, but the disk access happens more often when I am offline.
It's just when I am online that it's more irritating.

Chaos Master - posting from Google (news.individual.net - too slow :/)
 
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WhItE RaBBiT

(e-mail address removed) (Chaos Master using Google :/) wrote in
It alows, but the disk access happens more often when I am offline.
It's just when I am online that it's more irritating.
Get Diskmon and Filemon from [www.sysinternals.com].
 
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John Fitzsimons

MS-Office 97. Disk activity basically when doing simple stuff like
using MS Excel.
< snip >

Sounds to me like you haven't turned off the file optimisation feature
in Office. Turn that off and your problem should be solved IMO. If you
cannot find the setting then post in the '98 or office newsgroup.

Regards, John.

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