View Full Version : Vista 64 trashing my HD

03-18-08, 10:55 PM
So I decided to try Vista 64 on my main rig after having a good experiance with it on my laptop.

However, after initially loading the machine spends a couple of minutes just TRASHING my HD. I have no idea what this could be. I turned off the restrore point and indexing.

And no, my laptop doesn't do this.

P5B Deluxe
4gb (2x2) mem
150GB Raptor

So whats up with this?

03-18-08, 11:00 PM
You sure indexing is off? Running Nero? It also has indexing, have you also turned prefetching off?

Is the PCs speed affected? I have indexing and restore on with my PC and at times it will thrashed the HDD at start up, but it doesn't affect the speed at all.

03-18-08, 11:08 PM
Just update to SP1 and it will stop trashing HD.

03-18-08, 11:57 PM
Sp1, check
Restore point off, check
Indexing off, check
Superfectch off, check

What else?

03-19-08, 12:41 AM
Disable the swapfile and see what happens?

03-21-08, 01:01 PM
It's the Superfetch feature (service) that is causing that to happen. If you turn it off, which you may or may not want to do, the thrashing will stop.

03-21-08, 02:20 PM
Okay, I have turned it off and on the second time I rebooted, the HD trashing stopped.

Thx all