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Windows 7: W7 Resource Monitor shows activity on wrong drive


18 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
W7 Resource Monitor shows activity on wrong drive

The disk activity graphs in Windows 7 resource monitor show what appears to be an identical amount of activity on my system drive (C and also on a drive I use for data storage (I. In the activty pane where it shows file access, it shows ALL the activity as taking place on the second drive (I. None of the files exist on that drive, of course.

Any ideas on what may be going on? Or is this just a bug with the display?

Thanks,
Gerald

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18 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi mooreg and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you please post a screen shot off what you are seeing.

It would be really helpful
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18 Apr 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you are confusing 'drive' and 'partition'. Your C and I are probably two partitions on the same physical drive - and those are always shown together. Resource Monitor cannot distinguish between different partitions on the same physical device.

In my picture I have 3 physical drives and 5 partitions ==> C, M and E,Z,L. The last 3 partitions are on the same physical drive.

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18 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you are confusing 'drive' and 'partition'. Your C and I are probably two partitions on the same physical drive - and those are always shown together. Resource Monitor cannot distinguish between different partitions on the same physical device.

In my picture I have 3 physical drives and 5 partitions ==> C, M and E,Z,L. The last 3 partitions are on the same physical drive.

Just what I thought that's why I wanted a screen shot
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19 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Nope. That wasn't from me. The two drives are two physical drives. I'll put up a screen shot later today.

Cheers,
Gerald
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19 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes could you please post a full screen shot of Disk management also.
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19 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Here is what I have. I notice the graphic at the top is actually showing all disks, and not disk I as I originally thought. But why is the activity panel showing the path as disk I when the activity is clearly shown on disk C, which is the OS disk?

The storage panel shows essentially what is in disk management. They're all basic disks.


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19 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Partition I: Seems to have a OS on it as you can see the file path "I:\Windows\Sys"

Extend it fully to see the full path
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19 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

That is why I am so confused. Disk I is a data disk. The OS is on C. All the activity in the graphs is shown on C. There is literally no activity shown on the graphs for disk I. So, either the activity panel is incorrect (which I believe to be true) or else the graphs are incorrect.
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19 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes very strange.

I know this is stupid, but have you tried a restart on the computer.

Also I would run the sfc /scannow command
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