Re: Can Win XP Pro SP2 security upgrades slow down HD access?
From: Potis (Potis_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 14:22:01 -0800
I am writing to you about a serious error during the operation of Windows XP.
It caused to lose my data information on hard disk drives.
More specifically, a whole partition from the secondary (slave) disk was
transferred to the primary.
As a result, it erased all the data existing, operating system and valuable
It happened suddenly. When I tried to start normally my PC, the operating
system didn't work.
I found out that a word file might cause it.
When I open it (I have saved it also in a CD media) there is nothing in it,
only some blank squares instead of greek letters. Also, when I tried to see
the properties of the file and change them, the system is booting at once.
I have very good anti-virus protection (Norton 2006) and installed critical
updates and SP2.
Ο χρήστης "All Things Mopar" έγγραψε:
> Today Manuel spoke these views with conviction for everyone's
> > Hi, This is a normal behavior from the Windows XP sp2
> Normal behavior is to slow things down by 10X? What were those
> idiots in Redmond thinking? Anyway to turn it off except maybe
> to go back to FAT32?
> > "All Things Mopar" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:Xns970C60EAFA413ReplyID@188.8.131.52...
> >> Hi, All.
> >> I have a custom built PC with AMD 3700, 4 gig memory, ATI
> >> Radeon video, Lite On CD/DVD reader and a burner, Maxtor
> >> 260 gig, and ASUS motherboard. I transferred my
> >> non-graphics data onto my new NTFS D:\ and all my graphics
> >> data to NTFS E:\. I reserve the C:\ primary partition for
> >> only Windows and applications, no data is ever stored
> >> there.
> >> I've noticed a long time lag, sometimes a minute or more,
> >> when first trying to look at the folder structure to any
> >> of my 2 NTFS data-only partitions after a restart. Once
> >> the folderr are cached, performance is OK. Even then,
> >> frequently accessing a folder with thousands of files in
> >> it takes many seconds. It seems that even with all the
> >> RAM I have, SP2 "forgets" it already scanned a given
> >> folder(s) and tries again later. Time delays are in the
> >> 30-60+ second range for partitions about 85 gig, with
> >> only about 30 gig occupied in each partition.
> >> I've tried both My Computer and Win Explorer. I'm making
> >> the timing comparisons to my older Win XP Pro SP1 box, but
> >> in that case, the extended partitions are FAT32. I did
> >> chkdisk and a defrag on all 3 partitions, but it made no
> >> noticeable improvement.
> >> I've heard that part of the new SP2 security system pre-
> >> fetches data in the data section of the HD if it "thinks"
> >> multi-media files exist in the folders being looked at.
> >> That is true in my case, as I notice the longest delays on
> >> folders with MP3 files in them, or JPEGs. I don't have
> >> much else that's multimedia.
> >> That I can tell, folders with "regular" file types, DOC,
> >> EXE, whatever, read OK, it is just my big MP3 and JPEG
> >> folders, some of which have 3,000+ files in them.
> >> Again, the delay compared to SP1 on the very same
> >> folders is striking.
> >> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >> --
> >> ATM, aka Jerry
> >> "You're gonna get your mind right"
> >> "This the way he wants it, well, he gets it"
> >> "What we got here is failure to communicate"
> >> The Cap'n to Lucas "Luke" Jackson in "Cool Hand Luke"
> ATM, aka Jerry
> "In war there is no substitute for victory." - Douglas