What's accessing my hard drive.
March 6, 2008 7:43 AM Subscribe
What the blazes is making my hard drive work so hard?
posted by Zinger to computers & internet (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My hard drive light on my Dell Latitude D620 keeps coming on every 5-10s - this is making my fan run like mad and is playing hell with battery life.
I'm having a hard time pinning down what's making it do it. I've tried Diskmon from sysinternals, but all it tells me is that there's drive activity every few seconds, which I'd already figured from the light. I've tried shutting down various programs for a while but this doesn't seem to be helping me pin it down. I don't think it's malware or a virus - scans turn up nothing and I have regularly updated virus software on at all times.
Thoughts? This has only been a problem in the last few weeks, yet I've not changed the system configuration.