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What is causing hard drive grinding?

What is causing hard drive grinding?

My windows (XP) hard drive grinds a lot and it negatively affects the performance of other applications.

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Guest [Entry]

"Process Explorer. Make sure you show the columns that contain the I/O activity.

Sometimes you may see a process running multiple services that causes the activity. In that case, it requires a bit of guesswork."
Guest [Entry]

SysInternals Process Monitor is a tool that can monitor HDD activity in real-time, showing you what files are being accessed. Be warned though, it can be a bit of a firehose and can take a bit of practice to get the hang of.