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    compress my HD

    wath you think about this option (see image) i have XP Mediacenter and HD Maxtor 6L160P0?
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    Re: compress my HD

    Sal,
    I'm not sure just what your question is?
    If you mean should you compress your HD files, then I would ask, WHY?
    You seem to have plenty of free space available.

    If you mean Indexing your drive, I would say, fine but only if you do a LOT of file searching. I don't have indexing enabled because I didn't see any real search speed increase but it did seem to take a performance hit as it did it's indexing.
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    Re: compress my HD

    Bob,

    Thanks for replying about the indexing to Sal. I decided to follow your advice about turning off the indexing for "C" (subfolders and files included). Now the computer is busy applying the "attributes" and it is taking a good deal of time! Is this activity normal? Also I have a dialog box that popped up and said "An error occurred applying attributes to the file: C:Recycler|S-1-5-21-1177238915...Dc16.pf. Access denied. And it gave options ignore/Ignore All - Retry - Cancel. So I said "Ignore" and that brought up more. So I said "Ignore All" and muttered "get on with it" And it did! I'm always glad I have a back up on hand if I need it! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Whew....it is finally done! That must have taken a good 10 minutes! What do I do next for some excitement around here! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>


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    Re: compress my HD

    ... only to know if is sa good idea to compress HD.

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    Re: compress my HD

    Skitterbug,
    I turned off indexing for <big>all </big> HDs and yes, it did take a few breathless minutes to complete the task.

    It's best to let your heart rate get back to normal, restore your normal relaxed face and go get a cup of <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48> or a glass of <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: compress my HD

    Sal,
    As I said, only if you really need the space and it looks like you don't need to do it. <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>
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    Re: compress my HD

    Hi Bob,

    Believe it or not, my <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48> is right here on my desk - well away from the electronics of course! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> And yes, all seems to be well. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> I deleted the junk in the trash and rebooted my trusty beast. Actually, I was hoping that little exercise would take care of a shutdown problem that I have been troubleshooting since I loaded the SP2 patch so long ago. I have followed through all of the various suggestions, and MS trouble shooting for slow shutdowns, etc. but I've never come up with a solution for it. It isn't a major problem but it usually means a couple of minutes of patience is needed when I have to do a reboot for some reason. If finally does and I get on with life but anytime I see something new, I think - just maybe it's the solution! But this one didn't do it. If it speeds up performance however, it will be well worth turning it off. I don't do much searching so I won't miss it at all. Thanks for the tip!


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    Re: compress my HD

    <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18> I couldn't help but notice the tag on your signature... you might want to alter that since there is a massive storm coming this way!
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    <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18>Stupid Midwest Spring snowstorms! <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>

    This rollercoaster weather has caused me to catch a cold. My body doesn't know whether to expect warm or cold outside anymore!

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    Yes! I've heard and I am not very happy about it since this is the 1st day of spring - officially arriving at 13:26 in my area! I WANT TO GOLF not ski!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: compress my HD

    Oh boy, those of us who live in this region... I was sitting with my wife yesterday afternoon and someone said: "Hey, look out the window!" And there it was - SNOW! Thankfully it wasn't heavy and only lasted an hour or so (around here). This morning it's brrrrr cold and raining - a worse combo than snow, in my opinion. I hate 'black ice.'

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