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While many complaints about Windows Vista's sluggish performance can be attributed to users with computer systems that are just not ready to run Vista well (less than 1GB of memory is fairly painful with Microsoft's latest operating system), it is clear that Windows Vista uses your computer's hard disk(s) much more intensively and extensively than Windows XP ever did. This results in some truly disturbing disk thrashing at times, even on high-end computers. It has eventually become apparent that most of this is by design. The disk thrashing action is the result of processes that work behind the scenes and does not affect overall performance much, unless your system is low on RAM. The long term affects of wear and tear on your hard drive though, are another thing entirely.
In this PCSTATS Beginners Guide we will explore the reasons and culprits behind Windows Vista's high disk usage, and explore ways to not only reduce the noise and activity, but also save and reclaim drive space Vista is using for features that you may not want.
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post #2 of 19
Wow that's a lot of guides. +1
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lol @ the title...
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YES! I just had a problem with this in Halo 2. It tried to play a movie and load...
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I should give you like +10 rep for this. I love this site and is where I learned how to OC. Haven't been there in over a year until you poster this guide. I had 138GB left on my HD and after this guide? 178GB, what a difference to my system also...

Thanks man.
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This is the worst guide I've ever read. All I have to say is that guide is idiocy. The end.

Why?
Because it tells you to disable Superfetch.
I dont believe Ive met someone who has disbled Superfetch and think it's a good thing until now
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
This is the worst guide I've ever read. All I have to say is that guide is idiocy. The end.

Why?
Because it tells you to disable Superfetch.
I dont believe Ive met someone who has disbled Superfetch and think it's a good thing until now
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Put Raptors in your system, then try out superfetch. Oh, and don't forget your earplugs!

Seriously, SF keeps hard drives spinning almost nonstop sometimes. It's annoying and very loud.
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post #8 of 19
Looks like a good read for me. +rep.

"Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death"

Thrashing..

Edit: Now after moving past the first page, everything is common sense. And SuperFetch should not be disabled in my opinion..
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Put Raptors in your system, then try out superfetch. Oh, and don't forget your earplugs!

Seriously, SF keeps hard drives spinning almost nonstop sometimes. It's annoying and very loud.
Does it make it better of worse? My system seems just fine without it.
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post #10 of 19
lol. information overload.
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