Hey was wondering if anyone knows the source of the problem here.
My laptop is pretty old and I haven't upgraded any parts since I bought it. Anyway when I start an application, or even do something trivial like click a button in a browser window the HDD light lights up and it seems to do an insane amount of activity before coming to rest again.
I don't have any windows warnings telling me my virtual memory is running low or paging file or whatever - but maybe I need to try replacing my HDD/RAM?
Anyone know the likely issue? My filesystem doesn't need defragged and the system is malware free. There are no massive RAM hoggers running, just skype, a firewall and anti-virus.
The system is a 64bit Athlon 2GHz running with 1 gig of RAM. Goes without saying, but the HDD was never this active and performance wasn't as sluggish.
The fan is always running as well, which it never used to do. But I guess this may be due to dust building up inside the parts?
edit: os is XP and antivirus is AVG Free. will give the software below a go and report back cheers...