XP Tweaks


The new prefetch option in XP really improves loading time of installed programs. We just want WindowsXP to boot faster and not reduce its performance. Thanks to Rod Cahoon (for the prefetch automation process...with a minor change of mine) and Zeb for the IDE Channel tweak as those two tricks, coupled together with a little modification, result in an EXTREMELY fast bootup:

First of all, this tweak only relate to those who just have one HDD on their primary IDE channel (nothing else on device 0 or 1) and a CD-ROM and/or DVD-ROM on the secondary IDE channel. Every time you boot Windows XP, there's an updated file called NTOSBOOT-*.pf who appears in your prefetch directory (%SystemRoot%Prefetch) plus there's no need to erase any other files as the new prefetch option in XP really improves loading time of installed programs. We just want WindowsXP to boot faster and not reduce its performance. Thanks to Rod Cahoon (for the prefetch automation process...with a minor change of mine) and Zeb for the IDE Channel tweak as those two tricks, coupled together with a little modification, result in an EXTREMELY fast bootup:

1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:windowsprefetch tosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:

2. Then From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".

3. Then Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.

4. Then In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file & click "Open".

5. Next Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.

6. Then From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "devmgmt.msc".

7. Then Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"

8. After that Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".

9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device 0 or 1 that doesn't have 'device type' greyed out select 'none' instead of 'autodetect' & click "OK".

10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.

11. Now Reboot your computer.

Your WindowsXP is now boot REALLY fast.

Just Enjoy!!!


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