Some process on my XP workstation is randomly clobbering performance for minutes or hours at a time with, I believe, a steady stream of hard drive access.
This does not seem to correlate to processes with heavy CPU usage, so is there a utility I can leave open that will show which processes are hitting the file system the most?
I don't know if the situation is reads, writes, or just checking metadata of files and folders.
This is a corporate laptop running up-to-date AV software, so it's far more likely to be the AV software than malware. Unfortunately, IT department has no answers, so I'm on my own here.