Large fize sizes slow performance...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Iain, May 21, 2009.

  1. Iain

    Iain Guest


    I'm running vista SP1 and store a lot of VERY large files, 29gb is not

    These files are mainly video AVI files.

    Each time I access the directory which hold these files my systems hangs for
    about 10 minutes and then works again. If I move my mouse over one of these
    files, it seems to work, but shortly afterwards it hangs again.

    In the background I can hear the discs working overtime and windows resource
    monitor clocks up massive disc usage.

    Looking through support forums, they suggested turning off thumbnails, which
    I did but there was no difference.

    Any thoughts?

    For reference my system is as follows:

    AMD x64 - 6000 (3gz)
    4gb main memory
    adaptec 5805 raid controller, controlling 2 arrays
    Array 1 3 x 500gb - 1TB available
    Array 2 4 x 1TB - 3TB available

    The files are stored on array 1
    Iain, May 21, 2009
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  2. When you open a file folder in Vista it scans the whole folder for some
    reason, and it also scans all the subfolders, too. If you have a couple
    layers of folders and subfolders with more than a couple of really big
    files in each one, Vista is going to scan the folder, the files within,
    and then the subfolders and the files in those folders. I don't know why
    it does this and I don't know how to turn it off. My advice to you is to
    make a specific file for each large file.
    pauliewalnuts, May 27, 2009
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  3. Iain

    Tae Song Guest

    Download ShellExView and try disabling Video Thumbnail Extractor. I don't
    know if it will fix the problem, but it might help.
    Tae Song, May 31, 2009
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