Occasionally throughout the day, my hard drive will begin to work like crazy. Perhaps Windows is updating itself, or something. Maybe it's depositing all my money into Bill Gates' bank account. I don't know what it's doing!
I have a Compaq with an Athlon 64 processor. 512 mb ram. Windows XP home.
I notice this most when I'm playing VMK because it makes the game "choppy" but I don't think VMK is causing this. Rather, it's just making it obvious. This phenomenon happens even when I'm not on VMK.
So, my question is: What is my hard drive doing, even when nothing much is happening on my computer? Why does it need to clickety-clickety-click for several minutes?