Originally posted by jolancer
nothing that senseless mentioned up there could cause your problem.
System restore does not activate every time you load an application... though it would improve overall win perfromance disableing it.
you dont need 2048 mb's of paging files. thats just not neccessary. 2048 mb's of Virtual memory is pritty standard, and overkill for most.
virtual mem = Physical Ram + Pagingfiles
so 1gb of ram + 1gb(1024) paginefile(aka swapfiles) = 2048 virtualmem.
overlocking would not solve the problem(assuming that one actuall existes) because your system is overkill for those applications.
The only reason i specified using the 2048mb page file was so because....
If he were to run out of ram and stuff dumps over onto the page file (ive got 1gb of ram, and have a large page file usage from the get go) the page file would be static and wouldnt have to seek for more space (conserves performance)
I cant play any video games with system restore active.. it grinds my machine to a halt.
Overclocking won't solve the problem, i was just making the statement that he should.
The reason i mentioned what i had mentioned was because i like to start from the basics.. (Windows settings, bios settings, etc) Before i go telling people to reformat their hard drives..
Have you tried turning system restore off inside of windows?
The way you partitioned your drives is kind of weird, but should still work.. The 5gb stripe you made is on the inner most sectors of the hard drive, the 40gb partition shouldn't perform any slower (well, maybe like 1mb/s slower.. but nothing noticable) and wouldn't explain why you're having these problems..
If you havent already, go to www.nvidia.com
and grab the latest version of the unified driver package and the video card driver package..