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I've built a brand new nice machine here at work for myself, and I've been using it for about 2 weeks.

I'm getting CONSTANT NON-STOP disk thrashing that is SOO annoying!!

I's got 4GBs of RAM with a 1TB SATA HDD. What in the world is going on??
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Yeah I see you have 6GB and isn't that annoying? You could turn off indexing (windows search) and that will stop and slow down a lot of the thrashing. But it will never go away...

You could also expand some IO tabs within task manager and you can see exactly whats causing all the activity.
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Originally Posted by nytevizion View Post
Yeah I see you have 6GB and isn't that annoying? You could turn off indexing (windows search) and that will stop and slow down a lot of the thrashing. But it will never go away...
No, we're talking about a different machine here.

Man but my computer is so SLOW. Not like my laptops or desktop! Gz!
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maybe try turning off Windows Search, in services.. i do that on Alll my builds, it eliminates ALOT of extra disk usage.
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maybe try turning off Windows Search, in services.. i do that on Alll my builds, it eliminates ALOT of extra disk usage.
Man but I like fast searches...

I just wish I hadn't got such a crappy case lol.

I <3 my Cosmos 1000 at home
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Quote:
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Man but I like fast searches...

I just wish I hadn't got such a crappy case lol.

I <3 my Cosmos 1000 at home
hmm, i NEVER have to search for anything..

but to each his own..

*edit.. if ya dont mind me asking, what case is it in..
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*edit.. if ya dont mind me asking, what case is it in..
Some crappy $30 case from TigerDirect...
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post #8 of 8
Knocking off windows search in services always does the job for me.
When I do a format (not often anymore...) I have over 1TB of data that there's no way I'm letting Windows index.

Run -> Services.msc
Scroll down to Windows Search and right-click to get to properties.
Then select Stop, and change the drop-down menu Startup Type to disabled.
Job done.

Sometimes my primary drive(s) wont stop thrashing (and I've got a RAID 0 array housed in an Akasa Omega so it's god damn noisy) and having looked at the resource monitor it tends to be System Restore doing it's thing sometimes. I know everybody says it's useless, but the number of times it's saved my ass is unbelievable.

Under Vista, something will always be thrashing the drive for no good reason though I've managed to get mine to a bare minimum where it's silent 90% of the time.
Just gotta get used to it.
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