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Old 11-19-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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an analogy for my Windows partition's performance


Honestly, guess how I've started describing Windows' performance (specifically, my copy) in the last few months? I'm drawing an analogy between it and a disease-ridden cigarette smoker. My Windows, and the applications I use therein, has frequent fits of extreme slowness for no identifiable reason (hard drive has about 2 GB left, and my RAM is only 256 MB, but it was that before the bizarre slowness started), and is prone to brief freeze-ups and showing me blank white squares when I switch between apps. I liken this to random fits of coughing and choking and to being tired and immobile because your lungs have been wrecked by emphysema; Windows sort of goes "Hack! Hack! Cough! Gasp!" every time I run an app or get online. I'm tempted to not reinstall the damn thing this time around.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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My Windows is like ditto on everything there.

No space, virus infested, it reminds me of some old person like an undead mummy that walks around and has hair and is dusty and every time it moves its lice and bug infested head rustles and the bugs skitter around biting everything.... ugh *shudder*
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:08 AM   #3
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Windows 98 reminds me of old wine. Keeps getting better and better. Luckily I neither drink nor smoke
 
Old 11-20-2006, 02:10 AM   #4
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Okay, but why would an obsolete version of WIndows be improving? And it's XP that I have. (By the way, I don't drink either, but I would not be dogmatic about it--there are supposed to be health benefits to red wine.)
 
Old 11-20-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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Another newbie exaggeration!! Granted Windows is vulnerable and stupid(sometimes) but TBH my XP runs like a beast along with linux which is lightning . Figure this out, I don't have any antivirus installed coz i think those things are huge resource buggers(Norton the worst). My system aint gotta affected with any kinda viruses,malwares,spywares,adwares etc and this has been the case for the last 3 years. How do i know this you ask me? Well like i said 3 years its working the same way as it did when day 1. All i do is maintain with proper scanning disks and defrags. Its only the user who is stupid enough to get viruses and infections, not the OS.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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Begging your pardon, but you didn't read everything I said. I said my copy of Windows acts like a smoker, not Windows all-inclusive. You can't have any idea whather I'm exaggerating about my own system or not. And who's a newbie?--even disregarding that I've been here for a year and a half under three IDs, posting several hundred itmes, my status is the same as yours.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:26 AM   #7
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LoL no, it wasn't directed at you
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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Oh, sorry. If I could delete my own message, I would.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 02:43 PM   #9
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disregarding that I've been here for a year and a half under three IDs, posting several hundred itmes
For your benefit, I think I will...
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:16 PM   #10
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For your benefit, Slantoflight, I think I won't dignify that with further response.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:29 PM   #11
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If anything was directed at me, note:
I seriously wasn't exaggerating.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:54 PM   #12
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... hard drive has about 2 GB left...
Unless your drive is 10G, your poor Windows performance is probably due to the drive being too full. Once a drive reaches about 85% capacity, performance can start to suffer, and the closer you get to 100% the worse it will get. To illustrate, if your Windows drive is, say, 80G, and you only have 2G remaining, then it's almost 98% full, and it would be no surprise for performance to be pretty terrible. If you decide to keep Windows, deleting files you no longer need would probably improve the situation
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:28 AM   #13
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Actually, that's exactly my hard drive size--10 GB. I know it could also be my limited RAM (256 GB), but it's always had that amount, and hasn't been been this lethargic.
 
  


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