lost my prefetch folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rj2, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. rj2

    rj2 Guest

    i have no clue how this has happened.my C:\Windows\Prefetch
    folder is gone.can you extract that folder out of the i386 folder.
    my comp is running fine otherwise.any suggestions
     
  2. See if Task Scheduler in Services is enabled. You need this for Prefetch to function.
     
  3. rj2

    rj2 Guest

    thnx for reply.i did enable task scheduler in services.is it possible when i installed sp1 it did something to the folder?.after sp1 i ran bootvis.exe as the service pack slowed down boot time quite a bit.
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Yes, some people have reported the Prefetch folder disappearing after installing SP1 - not sure how or why.

    Try creating a folder named Prefetch in the Windows folder, run BootVis, and see if the folder "fills up". Make the folder "read only". Please come back and let us know what happens.
     
  5. rj2

    rj2 Guest

    i did what you suggested allan.i made a new prefetch folder in
    C\windows-read only.i ran bootvis.
    i looked in the preftch folder after bootvis ran.it did fill up with some entries.thank you very much for the help
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    You're welcome - glad to help :)
     
  7. drahzar

    drahzar Guest

    What exactly is bootvis? does it make your computer boot faster?
     
  8. allan

    allan Guest