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Disk Activity in Event log.

Hey guys i am running a 2003 SBS server and i am getting the following critival alert in the event log. What should i do to fix this issue.

The following disk has low idle time, which may cause slow response time when reading or writing files to the disk.

Disk: 0 C:

Review the Disk Transfers/sec and % Idle Time counters for the PhysicalDisk performance object. If the Disk Transfers/sec counter is consistently below 150 while the % Idle Time counter remains very low (close to 0), there may be a problem with the disk driver or hardware.

If the review shows that the disk is functioning properly, use Task Manager to determine which processes are causing the majority of the disk activity. You can attempt to correct the problem by stopping and then restarting those processes.

You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.
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aoakeleyCommented:
Have you tried doing what it asks you to do?

Start->Run Perfmon
Add some disk counters (Disk Transfers/sec and % Idle Time counters for the PhysicalDisk performance object.)
If the Disk Transfers/sec counter is consistently below 150 while the % Idle Time counter remains very low (close to 0), there may be a problem with the disk driver or hardware.

Use task manager to determine what processes are utilising the disk (add disk i/o colums to processes tab)
determine which tasks are using all the disk IO.

Once you have determined which process is using the disk heavily look to see if it is a critical business process and what you can do to improve its performance. You can attempt to correct the problem by stopping and then restarting those processes. If it is something like MS Exchange then maybe as the exchange database has grown the current SATA disks (guessing here) might not be up to running the larger database and you need to look at putting new disks into the server.

If you determine that there is nothing you can do about it, and you do not think it is a worry, You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.
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