Just today I noticed my hard drive started churning a bit. I dled the latest NAV defintions and ran a scan, did a Norton Quick Cleanup, and defragged my hard drive with Diskeeper. Afterwards, I still heard the drive being accessed in tiny blips even when I wasn’t doing anything for a minute or two. Just for kicks I ran the Norton Disk Doctor, but after it got through the first part of the test it stopped saying that something had access to the drive and would I like to schedule it later. I looked in the taskmanager and the only thing I saw that was new was the Diskeeper program that would autorun if the screensaver was up. I killed that process but NDD still gave me the same error message. Am I right in assuming that something is actively accessing my drive if NDD stopped? What might this be? Also, any comments on Diskeeper? I just dled a trial and heard good things about it but it seems a little odd that someone would need a nightly defrag.
My HD is still half empty and I run WinXP if that helps. The only recent installation was Mozilla Firebird and a couple extensions that I can’t imagine would have a reason to access the drive. I also installed the Diskeeper program but that was after I noticed this churning. Any help is appreciated.