Windows really does suck.

Nov 29, 2008 | | |

For the longest time, my corporate laptop has always thrashed its hard drive. Even when supposedly idle, the hard drive is just constantly going. I finally got to the bottom of it - some process in XP called "ccmexec" was constantly accessing the drive. I killed the service, and for the first time ever, my laptop has actually gone quiet.
And it's sped up. Without that thing constantly nailing the hard drive, everything else has become quicker.