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Winrar Speed

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by hirani89, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. hirani89

    hirani89 Member

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    Recently, when i have been extracting files from winrar, they seem to be extracting very slow. any 1 know why ?
     
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    p4_tt Active member

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    The files your extracting may be big the biger the file then the more time it takes.
     
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    yeah but..b4 it was extracting fast for the same size and now for the same size taking well longer.. any1 know why ?
     
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    Post your system specs from before the time your winrar worked properley and after. Maybe you might spot sumthing wrong with any slow parts or maybe even software you got. If that doesn't work just try out a virus, adware, spyware scan, because they can slow down your PC's performance. If all else fails then I guess I was no help. :(
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    When extracting from .rar archives, specially when we're talking massive archives (read: DVD images or such), the HDD speed is the main factor. Stuff you might want to look at:

    1) If you have two (or more) physical harddrives on your PC (partitions obviously don't count), its always wayyyyyyyyyyyy faster to have the archive sitting on a different HDD and doing the extraction to another HDD.

    2) Check that your HDD's DMA is turned on.

    3) Defrag your HDD.
     
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    p3 866 mhz
    640mb ram
    128mb Nvidia 5200
    100 gb HDD
    Windows Xp Professional
     

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