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Computer restarts in an average day?

View Poll Results: Number of computer restarts in an average day?
Seldom to Never...(or, "Never, because I own a Mac!") 141 73.82%
1 time 22 11.52%
2 times 14 7.33%
3 times 7 3.66%
4 times 4 2.09%
5 + (my computer hates me!) 3 1.57%
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:17 AM
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May be using RAID 0 soon. Understand it does not mirror, but uses the second drive to, in effect, load and unload programs etc. faster. In other words the two drives might each contain a "piece" of a program, image, etc.

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Presume you are talking 'mirror'? Raid 1 is a better choice, fairly seemless most of the time to the user.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:27 AM
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May be using RAID 0 soon. Understand it does not mirror, but uses the second drive to, in effect, load and unload programs etc. faster. In other words the two drives might each contain a "piece" of a program, image, etc.

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Then you are talking striping, yes can be much more efficient, but not sure of the differences between raid 0 and raid 1 in that regard, was running raid 0 years ago and know that if I split a set, I lost all.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:46 AM
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I may go with RAID 1. Prefer to give up a bit of HD space and speed for the security of mirroring.

Thanks for your input.

Steve

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Then you are talking striping, yes can be much more efficient, but not sure of the differences between raid 0 and raid 1 in that regard, was running raid 0 years ago and know that if I split a set, I lost all.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:51 PM
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i got 3 systems.

my server running w2k3 which last booted according to log was march 4 2004.

my workstation running XPsp2 only powers up when i do heavy editing. before i got my laptop. i remembered i didnt shutdown/reboot for almost 6 months +

my laptop XPsp2 autohibernates and auto standby. reboot twice a month cause i force discharge the batteries till 0%. the batteries take a awefully 10-12 hours to get it to 0%
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:30 AM
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Running XP Pro... I typically reboot every 3 weeks to a month. I leave photoshop and indesign running most of the time as well, plus whatever various games I load up to kill time

As far as stability goes, I couldn't be happier.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
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I run XP Pro (and other OS) on my work machine, a Sun Workstation with dual Opterons, a boat load of memory and a beefy video card full of mem. I only reboot when I want to change the operating system to Solaris 10 or Linux. The machine has never frozen or misbehaved in the 10 months I've used it daily.

At home, it's a bit different. I have a Sony VAIO running XP only. It's nowhere the machine that my Sun is, and it occasionally reboots itself! It almost always happens right after powering up. I have crashed the machine several times when I forget I can't do everything at home that I do at work.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:20 AM
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Re: Computer restarts in an average day?

I have a Dell PC and rarely have to restart. A couple of months ago I had lots of lock ups so figured it was all those big graphics files. After cleaning up my files it wasn't much better. Then it finally occurred to me that the cache and history needing clearing. That did it.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:41 PM
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Re: Computer restarts in an average day?

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I rarely reboot my PC; actually use hibernate, so, virtually, my machine usually gets booted once a month (due to the security updates from Uncle Bill; lol).
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:46 PM
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Re: Computer restarts in an average day?

I don't turn off my computers at all... and I don't remember when was the last time when something crashed or restarted it'self...

I'm using XP operating system on all of my systems, and the hardware is manufactured by highly trusted manufacturesrs ...

Regards..
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:07 PM
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Re: Computer restarts in an average day?

I build my own PCs and on my current workhorse I am running Win2000pro which I'd say is the most stable Windows OS I have ever used (it has never crashed on me). My PC is also a network server so it is always running. Like Ikroll I only ever need to restart when I get an update or am doing maintainence.
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