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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
An affiliate program ran by Steve Gibson. I am not sure but the very idea frightens me... (grin)
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He actually mentioned it on a past episode of Security Now. He elected not to
do it because of the potential for abuse.
All I know is that if he did do it ... assembly language would be involved
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As you mentioned, there are several schools of thought; I've managed to jump from one to another several times. I used to kill the indexing service, but I am finding it useful in Vista. I've grown quite addicted to tapping the Windows key, then banging out a few key words to locate documents and images. I have nearly 9,000 images in my "Pictures" folder and 12,600 files in my "Documents" folder - sometimes having an indexing engine to find old documents can be handy! I don't even want to think about how many e-mail messages I have saved... While I don't tag each of my images, I have done a pretty good job of putting key words on to the subdirectory names - narrows my search to a reasonable number of images. The other items (text, doc, pdf) are indexed nicely.
I block spam & peoples e/m I don't know.Does this clog up the hard drive? I notice I have aguired rather many.Should I clean and if so, how do I do this? A prior item I ask 'bout my videos being dark..you said screen too bright..I found out it was the monitor.. given to me free..now I know why it was free!!! ;-)
OS XP SP 2
I tried the 'Turn off indexing service' which is good until select Properties. This gives dialogue box of 'Indexing Service Properties' which has two tabs - 'Generation' and 'Tracking' with various tickable boxes none saying 'STOP'. There is nothing about changing the Startup Type to Manual etc.
Besides spinrite which is an excellent hard drive tool, try also HD tune. Another way to free up space is to use ccleaner and choose options to delete old prefetch files and temporary files that might chug up your computer in the long run. Ccleaner also has the ability to delete junk registry entries that might cause errors when uninstalling programs .
my brand new hard disk drive is become failure or not detected on the bios. after my reformat of my hard drive...pls...help me...
Dennis, in order to disable indexing service, go to run then type
press enter. click on indexing service. press enter. click stop button. change the type to manual.(it is a drop down option showing "automatic," "manual," or "disable(d)"
I often clean up my unit to avoid dust. And I see to it that unused files were deleted to lessen the consumption of space. Before I format my computer, I see to it that my files were being backed up most especially my songs. I usually transfer to ipod my songs.
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