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RAM Thief

by GatewayXP / March 16, 2009 1:28 AM PDT

Often when I am using my Gateway PC with Windows XP, either when I am using a program that requires little RAM such as typing in Word or when I click on a shortcut button to bring up a program, an unknown activity takes over the RAM and prevents me from continuing. I can hear the computer busily working away. This activity does not freeze the computer because I can still move the cursor but I cannot perform any action until the activity finishes, sometimes more than a minute or two. What could be causing this and how can I fix it? Thanks.

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Most common disk activity for XP is....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 1:33 AM PDT
In reply to: RAM Thief

The Indexing Service. Try turning that off.

No, you can figure this out by going to and typing the following:

How to turn off XP indexing service?


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Reply to Most common disk activity for XP
by GatewayXP / March 16, 2009 2:18 AM PDT

Bob, I triee your suggestion and it helped a lot. Thanks.

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