How to Enable PREFETCH in XP?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Birdman, Aug 31, 2006.

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  1. Birdman
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    Birdman Registered Member

    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.
  2. Stem
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    Stem Firewall Expert

    Is the "Task scheduler" service enabled?
  3. NICK ADSL UK
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    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    And if i may add be sure to make sure that the logical disk manager is started and on automatic. Also the event log!

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  4. Birdman
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    Stem and NICK ADSL UK.......thank you very much for your help. I finally got it working. I had BOTH Task Scheduler and LDM services disabled. I enabled them both (set to auto) and prefetch is now working again. :)
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