I just noticed the other day that my Prefetch folder is completely EMPTY, thus causing system slowdown on start-up. I need to re-enable this feature. I checked in the registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters] "EnablePrefetcher" It was set to the recommended "3" value. I recently disabled a few XP Services from starting up on my pc and I believe that's where the problem lies. Can someone please tell me what, if any, services are NEEDED to start for Prefetching to properly work in Xp? Thanks.