Slow performance on SCSI HDD in WinXP

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    Anonymous
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    System Restore Service

    I upgraded from NT to XP reciently and notice that the file system is really slow. Opening a folder can takes a few seconds in XP. For NT it was instantanous. This was speeded up considerly when I disabled the “System Restore Service”.

    I don’t see why you need this service. I was using Windows NT for years without ever needing it. I read many Websites that say that it’s a great option, but I see no where any one mentioning a case where a installation program screwed up their system. So I would say the recommendation to leave it installed is unfounded.

    #1497 Reply
    Snakefoot
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    System Restore takes a backup of the registry, which can be useful for people, who install programs that “tweaks” performance through the registy, but then find out that it had unwanted side effects and wants to go back.

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    Anonymous
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    You can always just use the export function in Regedit to backup…. but anyway now I’m not so sure that disabling System Restore makes any difference… I could be that the WinXP file system runs like a snail and there is no way to improve it

    #1499 Reply
    Snakefoot
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    You can always just use the export function in Regedit to backup

    Too many people are too optimistic and lazy to do that manually.

    but anyway now I’m not so sure that disabling System Restore makes any difference… I could be that the WinXP file system runs like a snail and there is no way to improve it

    Actually Microsoft recommends to only have System Restore activated for the system partition and then have a secondary partition with system restore deactivated for 3rd party applications (especially if disk intensive like compiling).

    Maybe also check the following: Windows XP Disk Performance

    Also make sure that you don’t have some AntiVirus running which is too cumbersome.

    #1500 Reply
    Anonymous
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    Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately I have already tried all the ones that I could (I have a SCSI disk) and they don’t seem to make any difference

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    Snakefoot
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