I have Windows Server R2 setup, just as a simple webserver, although it has not gone live yet and is not connected to the network.
I notice quite often some random hard disk activity, that will make my computer unresponsive for 5 - 10 seconds until it finished.
I see no pattern to this, and there is nothing in the logs. I have tried using system internals process monitor to see what is causing this, but I can never catch it in time.
I have been playing some movies from this machine before it goes live, and this is wha is impacted mainly by the random hdd activity as the picture and sound stops while it is going on. However, even without this I notice the activity.
I have turned off obvious things like the indexing service and still it occurs.
How can I find the cause of this random hdd activity?
edit: It is definitely hard drive reads that cause the non responsiveness....how can I find out which process is reading the disk when this happens?