netmasta Posted July 6, 2005 CID Report Share Posted July 6, 2005 I got this tip from a PC Pitstop E-mail: "Windows XP speeds up boot time using information that it keeps in the Prefetch folder under the Windows folder (usually this is C:WindowsPrefetch on most PCs). Over time as many programs are installed and removed, the prefetch information can actually hurt performance. If your startup times are lagging, you can delete the .pf files in the Prefetch folder and Windows XP will rebuild them as needed. While you're cleaning, it's a good time to empty the Recycle Bin, clear your IE cache, and defrag the drive for best performance." I tried it and it seems to work pretty good. Of course I was also deleting some start-up items at the same time. I'm down to about 170MB at startup. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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