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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 10-11-2002, 10:40 PM
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Computer restarts in an average day?

On an average day, how often are you forced to restart your computer because of a lock-up, memory issue, crash, etc...?
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:07 PM
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Since I switched to XP I am really not forced to restart my computer (and I don't own a MAC), but I usually restart it at least once a day by choice, especially if I have been working on a lot of graphics and in a lot of programs. Guess I just like having a clean slate when I sit down to do a lot of work. ~T
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:21 PM
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I have yet to actually need to restart Linux, but when I'm running WinXP it's become pretty stable and I usually only have to restart every 3-5 days.

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Old 10-11-2002, 11:29 PM
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I generally restart once a day to "get a clean slate" as T says....and about twice a day due to the system locking up or crashing. (Win ME)

One strange thing I have noticed...every time my computer is on the verge of locking up, I notice that the Microsoft Mouse driver is using an inordinate amount of memory...sometimes on the order of 200 mb!!
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Old 10-12-2002, 03:07 AM
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Seldom to never on both my win98 and win95 machines. I shutdown both of these machines when I'm finished for the day.
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Old 10-12-2002, 04:51 AM
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I rarely restart my computer, I am using Xp.

When I used 98 I had to restart it all the time, normally because it crashed. I did use a program (that I cant remember the name of at the moment) it kept your ram clean by constantly checking that a program was not leaving data there that did not need to be left in the ram, and then clearing the excess. My main program that used to do that was photo explorer.

I have not had these problems since using XP and have not got the program on my computer now.
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:28 AM
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I must restart 1 to 2 times a day using win me..I also am always getting weird not responding errors with stymon these usually dont lock the computer up..I think XP is in my future but I worry about hardware compatibilty issues with XP.

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Old 10-12-2002, 08:45 AM
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Don't even get me started.
I have XP over Me. After the upgrade I had to reboot at least once everytime I start up. That is everytime I turn on the computer I could not even get to the start screen. I have to attribute this to incompatible drivers or uncertified XP drivers.
Everything is better now. Not perfect but better than before.
At work, I make it a point to reboot after lunch (Win 98). Just as a precaution because Win 98 is notorious for memory leak.
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Old 10-12-2002, 09:16 AM
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Rarely, XP and 2K seem to shrug off problems that had 98 going down in flames
Would be interesting to see the results of this poll 3 years ago.
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Old 10-12-2002, 12:31 PM
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I've been running XP since January. I rarely need to restart, and I have had 3 hard lockups since I've been using it. In my book, there's no comparison between XP and Windows 3.1, 95, and 98.

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