Superfetch?

Kaunisto

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Internet seems to be undecided on whether turning off Superfetch (in my case Windows 7) is a good or bad idea.
Any of you have any insights/experience on this?

Also, my error reports show that Superfetch has stopped working several times per day for couple weeks now (having never happened before in 5 years). What could cause that?
I don't remember having installed anything at the time or making any changes to Windows settings.
 

Evil Eye

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Looks like turning it off shouldn't really hurt (aside from making things slower to start). So not so much a good or bad idea as just and idea :p
Also, my error reports show that Superfetch has stopped working several times per day for couple weeks now (having never happened before in 5 years). What could cause that?
Got any logs or something to go with that?
 

Kaunisto

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Looks like crashes are all about the same:
Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_SysMain
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc100
Fault Module Name: sysmain.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7ba10
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000252f2
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.11
Locale ID: 1035
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Having had Superfetch off for a day now - and I'm not sure if I've ever before turned it off - so far the only notable change is that harddrive isn't constantly doing something like I'm used to. But I haven't done anything to really test the computer, to be seen in couple days what happens with a new game (I always start some games at new year's day).
 

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A search tells me c0000005 is an access violation which would normally mean someone made a programming mistake. Seems a bit unlikely if it's only recently started doing that though - assuming it didn't get updated somehow.
 
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