disk thrashing in Vista - why


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BW

I got a used PC with Vista 32-bit. For 5 minutes after Windows
starts, the disk is going 90 to the dozen.
I have others with Windows XP and Windows 7 that settle down quickly.
I checked what startup programs are run with Hijack This, and there is
sweet FA. It is pretty much a bare-bones installation, althought it
has all updates applied.
So what is Vista doing with the disk?

Hardware is Core 2 Duo 3 GHz with 4 GiB of DDR2-667 and disk is SATA
300.
 
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Paul

BW said:
I got a used PC with Vista 32-bit. For 5 minutes after Windows
starts, the disk is going 90 to the dozen.
I have others with Windows XP and Windows 7 that settle down quickly.
I checked what startup programs are run with Hijack This, and there is
sweet FA. It is pretty much a bare-bones installation, althought it
has all updates applied.
So what is Vista doing with the disk?

Hardware is Core 2 Duo 3 GHz with 4 GiB of DDR2-667 and disk is SATA
300.
You can also use Autoruns, to get information on all sorts of
things that could run at startup.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Paul
 

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