> My HDD keeps whirring away night and day and I'm worried
> it'll have a heart attack..
> I've shut off indexing and have a gig of memory, but
> OS services show a constant dribble of I/O events.
> To me it looks as though a lot of paging to disk is happening.
> any help will be appreciated
> thanks !
Something like that happened to me when I installed some digital camera
software. It was only a couple of weeks ago. I could not sleep properly and
once the software was removed, the problem disappeared.
What you describe must be the result of a rogue process. You need to try to
identify it. it is easy with the KDE System Guard, yet also under Window$
you should be able to monitor the activities in detail. Press
CTRL+ALT+Delete and then <task manager> (I think it is still called