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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    If you're using it through the Start Menu, why not set the Control Panel as a menu rather than a link?
    I dunno I always have had is as a link instead :S

    There's a Vista Myths page which says clearing your prefetch cache doesn't do much to speed up the PC, instead Vista starts re-caching what you've cleared.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    I'm at a bit of a loss Agent. I can jump in and start using the PC the moment the start bar appears. :\

    It's far easier than on XP, where you realistically need the boot to finish before you use things. That same process on Vista seems a lower priority here.

    My laptop's a bit slower, but again faster than XP is on a desktop, despite the 5,400rpm drive.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I'm at a bit of a loss Agent. I can jump in and start using the PC the moment the start bar appears.
    On XP you'd have the busy cursor while it was loading stuff up.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I'm at a bit of a loss Agent.
    Me too, and to say I'm annoyed with the entire Vista experience is an understatement.

    I have no problem with the OS as such - as previously said, I prefer Vista by far over XP...It's just so slow compared to my XP partition.

    I've tried every trick in the book. I honestly admit defeat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Vista runs flawlessly for me. Very fast and access after boot is instant.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Vista runs flawlessly for me. Very fast and access after boot is instant.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Agent, this might sound a bit odd, but you could consider getting proper tech support from Microsoft. I'm not sure what is available, but if you have a legit copy of Vista then you must be entitled to something. If so, just make it their problem instead of yours. Explain all the problems and just let them try solutions and keep saying, "Nope" until it's fixed. My friend works for a company who has some kind of Microsoft support contract and they are surprisingly uber on the telephone with him, so they must have at least some clever people able to help. Whether you can get through to one or not, I dunno, but you can try.

    Also, there is the knowledge base which I kind of hate, but has helped me a few times. I find it more annoying to search than the problems themselves, but you might be able to find something if you can motivate yourself to search it long enough.

    Also, I saw some interesting links here:
    http://www.google.com/search?source=...=Google+Search
    If you can start going through them and reading it all, I suspect there would be a solution eventually. Whether it's worth doing that or not though, I dunno. I think I would just go back to XP, but there are reasons why I wanna stay on Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Neither SuperFetch or Indexing slow things down for me. SuperFetch is only active once the initial boot period is completed, and is low priority, and Indexing immediately stops the moment the hard drive is accessed for more than a second or so, and once the initial index is built, it's hardly active anyway.
    I'm not asking because of speed though, I was asking about it churning away slowly but constantly on peoples hard disks - as a noise concern. Mine isn't too bad, but it could be better. And my friends hard disk never shuts up. Even with nothing running, I can hear the hard disk chugging almost constantly.
    Last edited by acrobat; 17-09-2008 at 12:57 AM.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    OOoh I got that Noise thingy enabled on my hard drives could that be why I don't hear it much?

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobat View Post
    Agent, this might sound a bit odd, but you could consider getting proper tech support from Microsoft. I'm not sure what is available, but if you have a legit copy of Vista then you must be entitled to something. If so, just make it their problem instead of yours.
    Thanks for the thought, but its not an option as its under the MSDN Academic licence (no support, its not retail).

    I'm going to buy another HD and try a few things. Its just all the blinking hassle of reinstalling an OS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I'm going to buy another HD and try a few things. Its just all the blinking hassle of reinstalling an OS.
    It's quick man! I cba taking mine out of the box to reinstall so I just put the install on a portable hd and it's super quick to install. Almost like installing on a VM.

    Here's a guide if you want to try.

    http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/c...38D!1665.entry

    Only quirk is you need Vista in the first place

    I suppose if you have those RAID drivers it might slow it down but this speeds things up a teeny bit

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    It's quick man! I cba taking mine out of the box to reinstall so I just put the install on a portable hd and it's super quick to install. Almost like installing on a VM.

    Here's a guide if you want to try.

    http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/c...38D!1665.entry

    Only quirk is you need Vista in the first place

    I suppose if you have those RAID drivers it might slow it down but this speeds things up a teeny bit

    Very interesting indeed.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    OOoh I got that Noise thingy enabled on my hard drives could that be why I don't hear it much?
    Could be. I think my disk is especially loud. My computer is also especially quiet, almost silent in fact. So even the slightest noise is really clear. It's not too bad for me, but I do wonder sometimes what the frick Vista is doing to my disk when I'm just sitting staring at my desktop and I hear it doing something Mind of its own I tell ye. I blame SkyNet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Thanks for the thought, but its not an option as its under the MSDN Academic licence (no support, its not retail).

    I'm going to buy another HD and try a few things. Its just all the blinking hassle of reinstalling an OS.
    Looking at some of those links, it looks common so I would be inclined to blame Vista. But hopefully your new disk will help anyway.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Found out what it is. AAM.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automat...tic_Management

    If you guys use the tool to read what setting you're at let us know if it was on high performance or low noise. Mind you your drive might not support it.

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