XP Prefetch folder empty?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bobbagels, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. bobbagels

    bobbagels XP Pro

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  2. bobbagels

    bobbagels XP Pro

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    Please disreguard, I found the problem
    Task Scheduler must be enabled for prefetch to do its thing.
    Seems for some reason when using that program it turns off the service on its own and it must be manually turned back on again.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    looks like Prefetcher is disabled. open registry editor and look for this key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

    check the value of EnablePrefetcher, to enable prefetcher, set it to 3.

    it also relies on task scheduler

    in addition, if you are partitioning, and your apps are on a differant partition then c, then prefetch won't do a hell of a lot, since the optimization involved doesn't cross volumes