Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 06-Feb-07 11:20 PM
FileMon for Windows v7.04:=20
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Filemon.mspx


FileMon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in =
real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for =
exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files =
and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file =
configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely =
when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column =
tells you the outcome



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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows=AE XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


anybody got any ideas about all the disk activity on  my new xp pro =
machine? the activity led is going like mad even when everything's idle =
like it's just sitting at the desktop. this started after I uploaded a =
big file on the internet.

windows xp pro
pentium D 830
1 gb mem
20 gig E: drive (yes,winndows is on E:)
320 gig C: drive

maybe E: should be defragged?

thanks,

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eckrichc replied on 07-Feb-07 12:37 AM
One way to locate the problem is follow microsofts suggestion,run Msconfig.
Run as outlined in kb310560...But what you really should do is relocate xp
to C:  not run it on E:  This might need reinstalling xp (properly this
time),but
as you run xp now,it doesnt run quite right....
Gerry Cornell replied on 07-Feb-07 07:17 AM
Ramesh

The last time I looked at FileMon it was very difficult to see the
wood from the trees. Would you use filtering in Ken's situation and if
yes do you have practical tips on it's use?

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Gerry
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Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 07-Feb-07 08:02 AM
Hi Gerry,

For Ken's situation, I'd close down all the anti-virus/firewall =
applications temporarily and check if the disk activity still takes =
place. I use filtering only when I want to monitor one or more =
applications in particular. In this case, we don't know which one is =
causing the excessive disk activity (service or an app?). So, to begin =
with, I recommend running F'Mon without any filters set.

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows=AE XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com




Ramesh

The last time I looked at FileMon it was very difficult to see the=20
wood from the trees. Would you use filtering in Ken's situation and if=20
yes do you have practical tips on it's use?

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Regards.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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Gerry Cornell replied on 07-Feb-07 08:58 AM
Thanks Ramesh for your take on the situation. My understanding of
computers has moved on since I last used Filemon so perhaps it's time
for another peek <G>.

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Regards.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 07-Feb-07 09:11 AM
No problem, Gerry. Another (three-in-one) product that you may be =
interested in:

Process Monitor v1.01:=20
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processmonitor.ms=
px

Webcast: Advanced Windows Troubleshooting with Sysinternals Process =
Monitor
http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=3D346

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows=AE XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Thanks Ramesh for your take on the situation. My understanding of=20
computers has moved on since I last used Filemon so perhaps it's time=20
for another peek <G>.

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Regards.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Filemon.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Filemon.mspx
Gerry Cornell replied on 07-Feb-07 09:36 AM
Thanks Ramesh for the tip.


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Gerry
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Poprivet replied on 07-Feb-07 01:07 PM
Just a "dumb side question" here, but ... if there is internet activity
going on when there should be none, wouldn't looking at the Task Manager's
Network graph and/or 'net status tell at a glance?  Especially if it's that
high in nature I'd think it would be easy to spot.  Also possibly in the TM
Process List.
Ron Martell replied on 07-Feb-07 03:37 PM
Andrew please go away.  And stay away.   Your useless drivel is not
needed.

Ron Martell     Duncan B.C.    Canada
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Ramesh, MS-MVP replied on 07-Feb-07 11:27 PM
status tell at a glance?

Yes. But TCPView utility will give even more info on network traffic.

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows=AE XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Filemon.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDisk/Filemon.mspx

Just a "dumb side question" here, but ... if there is internet activity=20
going on when there should be none, wouldn't looking at the Task =
Manager's=20
Network graph and/or 'net status tell at a glance?  Especially if it's =
that=20
high in nature I'd think it would be easy to spot.  Also possibly in the =
TM=20
Process List.=20