I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and it is really slow - probably because the HDD led is on most of the time. How can I figure out which process (ab)uses the hard drive? On Linux this is usually reflected as the kernel cpu usage, but it doesn't seem to be the case in Windows.
Run Resource Monitor (Start -> search for resmon, and then run the
An alternative is to download Process Explorer. It is a ligthweight application that does not require installation. It shows a lot more detail, especially regarding