I've got Windows Vista Business and when my machine chugs I think it is because of paging, but I never know how to verify this.
Procexp doesn't seem to provide useful information because it appears that nothing is going on when the chugs happen.
perfmon seems like it has the counters I need, but I'm never sure what counters I should add to cover the information I want. For perfmon, I prefer numbers that are percents, so I can gauge load.
Here are the counters I have up, but they don't always seem to correlate to chugs:
- % disk time (logical)
- page faults/sec (an indicator of lots of paging activity)
- processor/%priviliged time