Tommy said:Almost all antivirus programs have exception rules for which you can add programs to exclude from scanning when accessing them in real time which is what i do for Witcher 2 . Automatic updater programs can also play havoc with your hard drive while gaming and has even caused a crash or two for me while playing Witcher 2 .
There are a couple of ways around this of course . One would be to open msconfig and click the services tab and disable anything not necessary and reboot . I personally don`t like this method as it requires a lot of rebooting both before and after gaming .
Another option is to get a program like Gamebooster which shuts down unnecessary programs with 1 click and reenables them afterwards with 1 click with no reboot. Will it disable ALL unnecessary programs...no but it does help and every little bit helps .
I tried this game booster and it helps quite a bit.