XP Prefetch folder empty?

bobbagels

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bobbagels said:
Hi,
Last week I emptied my prefetch folder using this
http://www.jester2k.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/jester2kpccss.htm
Since then nothing has gone into the prefetch folder as it should.
Any ideas?
What service does prefetch run off? (however I havent shut any services down)

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.
 

Perris Calderon

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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
 

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