Thank you. I don't recall where or how to run Diagnostics. I have a general idea that I need to find some way to show not just what is running, but what is 'writing to HD' continuously and bogging everything down. I'm guessing it could be a program that a complimentary feature or function is not working and so it keeps trying to write but can't, and also can't get feedback to shut itself down and is 'stuck in a rut'. --- "Mike mikebike-at-telus.net |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <hig2i2h0ft0t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi 0e60wq102, try restarting the computer in Safe Mode and running the diagnostics from there. Click Start, and then click Shut Down. Click Restart, click OK, and then press and hold the CTRL key until the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu appears. On some computers, you can use F8 instead of CTRL to bring up the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu. Enter the number for Safe mode, and then press ENTER. Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see ~ http://www.mwn.ca <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> See my Anti-Virus pages <http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> A Technical Support Alliance & OWTA Charter Member ******* Mike's REPLY SEPARATOR ********* On 8/14/2004 at 2:10 AM 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: Lately, my OS, Win98, has been running super slow and nothing seems to cure it or be a cause of it. Then I ran Norton Disk Doctor's Diagnose, and after a half minute or so, it notified me that 'Windows or some program is writing to the drive' (apparently continuously), and it can't diagnose anything until the writing to the HD is stopped. I can open StartCop or EndItAll2 and get a list of running programs, but can't figure out how to definitely locate what is doing this and why. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. _____________________________________________________________ http://Flower.LocalStreets.com - A Network Of Top Florists For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.