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fixed

Question 2:
Could be: Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for file searching.

Right click Local Disk C, D, E aso.
Select properties. At the buttom of General, remove the mark.

Best regards,
Leif
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rick.baird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users" <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 12. november 2003 14:33
Subject: [PCTECH] Some general questions about my new thinkpad


> 
> Hey all,
> 
> I'm just up and running on my new thinkpad, and had a few general
> questions.
> 
> 1.3 Ghz, Pentium M (centrino)
> 1 G ram
> 25 G disk
> WinXP SP1
> 
> Question 1.
> I have it plugged into the port replicator most of the time.  I shut it off
> every night.  I rarely use it mobile-ly (it wasn't my idea to get a laptop
> in the first place, but I will probably be using it for meetings,
> demonstrations, and light travel eventually)
> 
> I've noticed that my battery is slowly losing charge, even while being
> plugged in all the time.   it loses about 1 percent every 2 or 3 days or
> so.  It's now down to 96%.
> 
> Am I killing my battery by leaving it plugged in all the time it's running?
> Does anyone else have the same situation, and what sort of battery
> maintenance routine should I employ to keep my battery from dying a slow
> and horrible death?
> 
> Question 2.
> I've tuned my XP config for performance - turned off all themes, I'm using
> 'classic' style folders, I've turned off all animations, slides, fades,
> shadows, etc.   I've disabled about 20 unneeded services, all 'hot key'
> applications, etc.
> 
> Most of the time, this thing just screams - I couldn't be happier.
> 
> Once in a while though (maybe 2 or 3 times a day) I'll be typing (Word,
> Excel, green screen, it doesn't matter what i'm running), and it will just
> freeze for several seconds (as many as 15 or 20) and will then start back
> up with fits and starts.  It remembers my keystrokes, and will complete
> them when it quits 'thinking', but I've never encountered this sort of
> delay on a Win98 or W2k machine before.   The delay is for everything.  It
> locks the mouse, alt-tab between windows/programs, everything.   I don't
> hear the disk drive moving or anything else out of the ordinary.
> 
> Is this something that's normal for a laptop?  or for XP?  Any ideas of
> what it could be that's causing the delay, or how I could find out for
> myself?
> 
> thanks in advance,
> 
> Rick
> 
> 
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