Does software exist that can tell me what process/program is reading my disk?

Darren R January 18, 2014

Is there a program or utility out there that will simply tell me what is process is reading my disk?

Recently whenever I start my laptop up, the disk light goes on and stays on continuously causing the computer to run like an old dog. The CPU is fine but it really slows things down. It’s very frustrating!

  1. Darren R
    January 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks guys, Resource Monitor has done the trick :)

    • Hovsep A
      January 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      if you liked Jan F comment, then choose his best answer to mark the thread as solved.

  2. Hovsep A
    January 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What's my computer doing, perhaps can help

  3. Jan F
    January 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Assuming you are running Vista or newer you can use Resource Monitor.
    It does have storage activity tab that shows you the process, the file/location and the data I/O a process is causing.

    Search for it in the Start menu or just right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager. Then in Task Manager go to the Performance tab and you'll see a button which opens up Resource Monitor.