Unexplained HDD access causing short freeze ?Locked
The situation is as follows: I acquired a new HDD (SATA) to replace a smaller IDE one. This new disk is just for data.
Although, when performing some routine tasks under WinXP, I can see (with OODLed) that “something” is accessing that drive (one of the 4 partitions I,J,K and L) for no apparent reason. And then I have to wait for 3-4 seconds (everything blocked during that time), until the reading stops.
Worse, when trying to check with ProcessExplorer what could be doing the I/O, no activity is reported by the program, even though the led is flashing bright.
Now, the old “I” partition used to contain a “test WinXP installation” (dual boot). But, in the new configuration, I went back to “single boot”, and only kept the data.
Any ideas what could be causing this ?
Many thanks in advance.