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 lightweight application that does not require installation. It shows a lot more detail, especially regarding
In Process Explorer, right click-the columns and display the following two columns:
Then go to View|Update Speed and select '5 seconds'.
You can now sort by the two columns you added to work out which process is performing the most IO.