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By ddouglas ·
Everyday aout midday, my machines hard drive starts to work. It is as though it is doing some sort of scan or crunching space.It really slows down the machine untill it stops, which usually takes several hours.
I am using XP SP2 home edition.
where can I check to see what is being processed?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Machine related issue

Task Manager CTRL/ALT/Delete all held down at once will get you there and you can view running processes, CPU usage, Swap File Usage and the like.

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by ddouglas In reply to

I have tried all suggestions so far, and still have the same condition.

Thanks for the reply

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by pepperh In reply to Machine related issue

Chances are you have a full virus scan scheduled for that time. Check the setting on your antivirus software.
There is also a slim chance it is a Windows Maintenance routine including defrag that has been scheduled, but that would not likely take very long since it is running daily.

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by ddouglas In reply to

I have tried all suggestions so far, and still have the same condition.

Thanks for the reply

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by BorgInva In reply to Machine related issue

Pepperh is right. It may just be something doing some sort of scan, whether it be virus checking or spyware checking, maybe even a defrag is running.

If you are unable to identify (if it appears not to be a virus scanning program or such) what is taking up the CPU usage at the moment when you bring up the Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) as HAL suggested, then try one of these programs to get more info on on the processor in question you find.

What's Running 2.1.1
http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx
Quick Access InfoBar
http://www.processlibrary.com/quickaccess/
Win Tasks Pro
http://www.liutilities.com/

Let me know if you need help with any of these. With HAL and pepperh's suggestions, you may not even come this far.

Let us know what it was too.

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