1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

File copy takes 100% of processor time

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sidvail, Apr 23, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sidvail

    sidvail Thread Starter

    Apr 15, 2004
    I'm running NT4.0 with SP6a. I recently changed from 40Gb hard drives to 120Gb hard drives. Since then, any file copying or moving slows the server down to almost zero. Using the system monitor, I see that usual processor time utilization is around 2% to 6%. Once I start copying files from one hard drive to another (both on server) the CPU time utilization shoots to 100%. Which makes it unavailable for other processes.

    Any ideas?
  2. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    Indexing service can slow down file transfering.Right click on the file you want to move and select properties then advanced,uncheck "For fast searching,allow Indexing Service to index this folder".

    Let me know how this works for you
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/223229

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice