Find out what is Accessing your Hard Drive

Have you ever had times when your hard drive just goes crazy with accesses and you can not see any real reason it does so? Or maybe your hard drive just start thrashing when you feel it should not be? This is usually do to some background process taking over your computer, whether indexing service or virus scan, it used to be pretty hard to track this down.

Fear not! Windows Vista has a simple tool included that can help you identify the problem and remedy it quickly.

* Open the task manager (many ways to get to it, easiest is ctrl+alt+delete then select Start Task Manager)
* Navigate to the Performance tab
* Click on Resource Monitor
* Expand the disk section and sort by either reads or writes column.