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Old 06-30-2004, 12:50 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if there is like a hazard for leaving your computer on. SO far i havent turned it off for about 1 week. ive given it like a couple hours now and then to hibernate. but will my computer like overheat or something. by the way i have a sony vaio.
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
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I wouldn't really worry about it, but do a regular shut down every once in a while.Just remember to keep your pc in good shape by doing a defrag every week, another thing that alot of people don't realize is a small folder in windows, called prefetch, if you delete it's contents every 3 days you speed up your boot.

All prefetch does is store a quick access file for every program you open and use, deleting it's contents will refresh the folder and the O.S.

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My opinion is not to worry about it too much. You should probably hibernate it when you're not going to be using it for a log time. After all, hard drives do have a certain number of hours before they die. But like I said, don't worry about it too much, it's a really big number.
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awesome. thanks. i did that prefetch thing.. theres so much crap in there. so basically i searched the prefetch folder, found it, just highlighted all the stuff in the folder then and deleted them. now can i just delete all of it from my recycling bin aswell?
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Yep, I do this as well as a few things I've been doing for years now, it goes in order.

1.go to system tools, then do a disk cleanup on every thing that takes up space.

2.go to system tools again and do a defrag even if it says you don't need to.

3.Delete all files in windows prefetch folder.then empty trash.

4.restart.

I swear I have never had a problem with any of my systems since I've been doing this.
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:11 AM   #6
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awesome.. thanks soo much. i never heard of the prefetch thing.. thanks!
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I wouldn't really worry about it, but do a regular shut down every once in a while.Just remember to keep your pc in good shape by doing a defrag every week (quote)
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in reply 2 deepthroat's quote, i would do a defrag during safe-mode. this will not only be faster but will
b more better at it's job.

one more thing, disable your antivirus before u defrag. then enable it when done...
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Yep, I do this as well as a few things I've been doing for years now, it goes in order.

1.go to system tools, then do a disk cleanup on every thing that takes up space.

2.go to system tools again and do a defrag even if it says you don't need to.

3.Delete all files in windows prefetch folder.then empty trash.

4.restart.

I swear I have never had a problem with any of my systems since I've been doing this.
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Of Course that what i'v been doing for a long time.Just one more to add.
Selective startup,Get all that mess off the taskbar,do you really need it there ? Run C:\WINDOWS\RSRCMTR.EXE
Is it above 90/90/90 % Mine is 95/98/98 %.hmmmm.
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Of Course that what i'v been doing for a long time.Just one more to add.
Selective startup,Get all that mess off the taskbar,do you really need it there ? Run C:\WINDOWS\RSRCMTR.EXE
Is it above 90/90/90 % Mine is 95/98/98 %.hmmmm.

wonderful. thanks!
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1 week, no problem. 1 month no problem. 100 years no problem.

I have left my computer on for 10 months and 2 years prior to that. I moved about 10 months ago so I had to shut it off. I reboot when I update windows and virus software, but I still leave the power on.

My everyday computer I turn off just mostly because of the noise level by the fans.

My other computer acts as my file and web server, so I have a special room for it. Noise not a factor on that one.
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