I'm not sure Tom, ---- even reformatting every six months seems a bit much to me.

Of course, you probably do much heavier performance and more serious things on your pc than I do on mine.


i basically just use mine to word process, have net access, listen to music and audio, play games and watch dvd's.

Every computer I've had has died of hardware, not software failure.

While I've noticed the odd bit of instability, ---- as with the user accounts issue I had a bit ago, I'm not sure i see these often enough to want to go to the trouble of reformatting and starting from scratch.

I wouldn't mind using a few cleaning utilities now and again to prevent those sorts of annoying errors, ---- actually if you know any decent free ones please tell me, ---- but reformatting would just seem a bit much for what I do with my Pc.

Besides, ---- while my first lovely litle toshiba lasted a solid 7 years before the fan gave out, my last desktop's hard disk actually cronked in august of 2008, just over three years sinse I bought it.

While it had a serious! amount of dayly use, (I'm sometimes quite scared by how long my pc is on each day), so I deffinately got my money's worth, ---- I'm not absolutely convinced that 6 harddrive reformattings in that time would've been any more but an irritation.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks


Hi,
Lol! Paranoia is right. I wouldn't reformat my system every month, but I do reformat every six months or so to make sure my system runs at peak performance if and when possible. Windows is notorious for running great when it is installed fresh, but the more you use it the system performance goes way down after a while. The registry gets clogged up with junk, your temp directories fill up with junk, and sooner or later the operating system sort of just self-destructs from so much use. It has pretty poor resource management all and all. I just ran a registry scan a couple of days ago and it found over 2000 registry errors, all created with in the space of a months time, and corrected them. Doesn't that say how easy Windows can go to Hades in a handbag?

dark wrote:
Good grief! reformatting your drive every month sounds like someone who has their house keys locked in a box, ---- and the keys to that box locked in yet another box!

I know if I was a lock smith and someone who was doing this complained at me for making my keys take too much time to unlock I'd ask what planet they were from!

Ditto with registrations.

Security is one thing, paranoyer is another!

Beware the Grue!


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