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    Default Speeding up the system

    Greetings all,

    Bit of a computer issue here, dont know if you guys and girls can assist but..

    I have had my editing system for nearly a year now and in the last few months its started to get really slow. Not so much as in actually editing and rendering and general video editing stuff. though it has got a little slower

    Its more when I try and delete files, or open folders containing video footage or Illustrator files for some reason.

    So i open a folder, with some exported footage in, which is not an unreasonable size at all and ...

    KABLAMMO

    we are on a go slow then my computer just freezes , the status bar is stuck at half and even if i exit the folder the computer doesnt do anything till I restart.
    Its not all folders, just some random ones. Scanned for viruses and it came up clear.

    the video isn't corrupt as i can drag it into premiere using the import function and use it just fine


    I hope I have described my issue clearly enough?? I have over 100GB free on the computer so its not that full?

    Is this something you guys have expereinced? The machines is constanlty being used for video stuff so its worked quite a lot.

    any wisdom would be appreciated?

    My issue, i have selected folders of stuff that can be accessed or even deleted.

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    I notice it on my computer aswell but with mpeg files, they take forever to show a thumbnail clip. I don't know what the solution is but if you empty temporary folders, empty the recycle bin and defragment your hard disk more often that might speed things up. There are probably some settings in msconfig that you can 'switch off' aswell that might be slowing the show down but unless you know which ones to untick I would leave them.

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    Vegas pro / xp.

    My system gets hangy only when i edit huge vobs ( mpegs ) from ripped dvds.

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    Aha, indeed I get it with Mpegs as welll, I think I shall just have to deal with it. I have tried defragging and the like which does help a little I guess

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    For any PC speed related issues, I always tell people to give CCleaner a go first:

    CCleaner - Download

    That's great at tidying up your registry and killing off loads of temporary files. It also wipes your browsing history, so make sure you unselect that otherwise you'll lose all your history, cookies and stuff. Unless of course you have something to hide

    There's no program out there that can sort out 100% of speed issues, but that piece of software is something that every windows user should have.

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    I only hide things from myself... But a few years ago a gf smashed my pc cos she foubd my browsing history.... lols. She was bonkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    I only hide things from myself... But a few years ago a gf smashed my pc cos she foubd my browsing history.... lols. She was bonkers.
    Mavis Printer?
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    I only hide things from myself... But a few years ago a gf smashed my pc cos she foubd my browsing history.... lols. She was bonkers.
    Heh... when I worked in computer repair a few years ago, we had a bloke bring his son's PC in, because his wife had caught their son watching porn on it. She'd ripped the cables out of the back in a temper, and unfortunately the video cable was screwed in. In case you're wondering, yes it is possible to completely rip out an integrated VGA socket from a motherboard

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