So Vista's SuperFetch is supposed to help right?

  Red Devil 07:48 18 Oct 09

Hi all,

OK - I am really starting to get hacked off with Vista.

My PC is taking longer and longer to be usable from startup as my HD is, quite literally, having it's guts thrashed out when I turn it on.

My PC has been on for 45 minutes so far this morning and it still has constant HD activity.

I never used to have this with XP and am now wondering if Vista brings me any benefits right now due to the much increased HD activity I have now.

Is there any way of addressing this happening when I turn my PC on because it's getting to the point where I need to turn my PC on an hour before I am going to need it?



  Halmer 07:52 18 Oct 09

auto defrag?
windows search?

  Halmer 07:57 18 Oct 09
  Input Overload 09:01 18 Oct 09

Right click on your drive(s) in My Computer, go properties, un-tick indexing.

  Red Devil 09:20 18 Oct 09

Not sure if it's a coincidence but i turned off readyboost, indexing had finished and I disabled autodefrag.

Then I restarted my PC.

There was only 10minutes or so of HD activity before my PC was usable.

Cheers for the advice guys but I won't tick this as resolved until I have had at least a few clear days.

  Red Devil 13:53 13 Nov 09

Hi all,

OK, been nearly a month now since I took the advice given here and my PC has been running fine.

Think we can class this as resolved. Thanks for the advice all.


  exdragon 16:31 13 Nov 09

Where do I find readyboost and autodefrag, please?


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