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How to check which software uses my hard drive

Hello,

Many times a day my hard drive works like "crazy". And it is not the virus killer I tried it.

Can you recommend a good free, easy to use software to check which applications write and read on hard drive most?

Thank you
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starhu
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
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JACLAROCommented:
task manager is the best application for this
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starhuAuthor Commented:
garycase: I will try it

JACLARO: the task manager shows the Cpu activity and not the detailed hard drive activity. Or am I missing something? There is no such a thing in my task manager.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
"... task manager is the best application for this ..."  ==> ???!!     Task Manager shows NOTHING about hard drive usage.    You can set it to show I/O bytes (read/write/ or both), but this is ANY I/O -- whether to the drives; the network; the console; etc.
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starhuAuthor Commented:
The DiskMon shows everything but it doesn't show the most important thing: the name of the application.
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starhuAuthor Commented:
I downloaded Process Monitor from the same company this is better than DiskMon
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starhuAuthor Commented:
The software  I found was more convenient.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Process Monitor is also very good -- as are all of Mark Russinovich's utilities :-)
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