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Old 06-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok folks, had this partition for about 6 months now without a format and its getting pretty cluttered. I notice games and applications running pretty slow for a system such as mine (even though the CPU does let it down)

Due to all the clutter on the current partition do you reckon a reformat would greatly increase my computer speed?

Should i bother or just leave it?
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try a defrag, diskcleanup, disable indexing services, disable everything is msconfig, startup except essential programs, run spyware programs, delete cookies, delete TIF, delete prefetch folder in c:windowsrefetch
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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done all that but my PC still feels 'sluggish'
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Reformat it will be like a new machine I have the luxory of having a nice up to date ghosted image of my computer so I have been reformatting my PC like every 2 months!lol..its cool cause with the ghosted image it takes like 15 minutes and I am back to a fresh start with all my programs already loaded for me..so in 15 minutes I am ready to play on a brand new machine! I have a bunch of items pre-loaded (Microsoft office, antivirus, spyware tools, movie editing software, a few games I always play etc etc).

I will update my image about every 4 months with the latest updates to all the software I have. So I basically load my ghost image, update all the software then create the new image. It is very effecient.
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