Noticed my computer running high I/O.
And, so launched Task Manager to try to determine cause.
Here is a screenshot from a few minutes ago.
The items we want to measure are I/O Reads and I/O Writes as they show us the number of I/Os that are occurring.
We do want to stay watching for a bit to gauge how frequently they are being updated and at what rate.
And, later consider I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes.
Here are the processes identified:
I know that I am not running Skype and so what is with it running high I/O
System Configuration Utility ( msconfig.exe )
Launch msconfig.exe to see if skype is configured to auto-start.
Looked for it under the “Services” and “Startup” Tab.
Tab – Startup
Tab – Startup – Current
- Found Skype
Tab – Startup – Disabled
Disabled Skype as a Startup Item
Desktop – Status Bar
Access the Skype icon from the Desktop Status Bar.
And, chose the Quit option.
Btw, we could have disabled Skype from auto-starting through the Skype Interface, itself.
To do so, please launch Skype and log in.
Tools – Options
Please access the Options via the menu item Tools\ Options.
Tools – Options – General Settings
Start Skype When I Start Windows – Checked
We want to stay on the General Settings Tab.
And, focus in on “Start Skype when I start Windows“.
Start Skype When I Start Windows – Unchecked