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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobster, May 7, 2010.

  1. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is typical
    before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but
    now takes about 11-12.

    I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    of passes of the blue progress bar?
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Don't start/load MSE.
    "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is
    > typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes
    > but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?
    >
    >
     
  3. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is
    > typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes
    > but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?
    >
    >
     
  4. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    I took MS Essentials off the startup list of msconfig. I also uninstalled
    the dial-up modem and its driver. No change, still takes 11-12 passes of
    the blue progress bar to get to the Welcome screen.

    Any other ideas out there?


    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:-OTIhqpi7KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is
    > typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes
    > but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?
    >
    >
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    bobster wrote:

    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?


    How many startup programs you chose to load on Windows startup. How many
    services are enabled and how many you added for software installs. If any
    of them perform intensive disk activities (cleanup, scan, etc). If WGA
    connects to go look for an update. If any of your security programs check
    for an update (anti-virus, firewall, HIPS, anti-malware, etc). Some
    security products are more intrusive than others during startup, like MSE
    will chomp up 90%, or more, CPU usage during startup than, say, Avast. The
    more you install on your host the more startup programs you end up with and
    the more that want to go check for updates. Poorly coded, incompatible, or
    conflicting drivers can cause enlongated startup times.

    Use SysInternals' AutoRuns to see all the locations used to define startup
    programs that load up on your host. msconfig will only show some of the
    startup locations. Also, many services added by software installs won't
    show up in msconfig because those services get rolled in a common instance
    of svchost.exe. Both msconfig and AutoRuns will show the list of services
    but not what is rolled into svchost.exe, so go look at your list of services
    (run services.msc) to see what got added. You might also start looking in
    the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe) to see if there are any errors occurring
    during startup.
     
  6. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the suggestions Vanguard. I downloaded SysInternals AutoRuns and
    found some left over stuff from Avast! -- "files not found" and deleted
    them. Also went to Event Viewer and found several errors that were related
    to the Avast! residue. After all of this "cleanup", the 11-12 blue bar
    passes remain unchanged. Not sure where to look next. Guess I'll just live
    with it as my XP loads in just under a minute.

    =======================================================
    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hs26gr$nbn$1@news.albasani.net...
    bobster wrote:

    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is
    > typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes
    > but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?


    How many startup programs you chose to load on Windows startup. How many
    services are enabled and how many you added for software installs. If any
    of them perform intensive disk activities (cleanup, scan, etc). If WGA
    connects to go look for an update. If any of your security programs check
    for an update (anti-virus, firewall, HIPS, anti-malware, etc). Some
    security products are more intrusive than others during startup, like MSE
    will chomp up 90%, or more, CPU usage during startup than, say, Avast. The
    more you install on your host the more startup programs you end up with and
    the more that want to go check for updates. Poorly coded, incompatible, or
    conflicting drivers can cause enlongated startup times.

    Use SysInternals' AutoRuns to see all the locations used to define startup
    programs that load up on your host. msconfig will only show some of the
    startup locations. Also, many services added by software installs won't
    show up in msconfig because those services get rolled in a common instance
    of svchost.exe. Both msconfig and AutoRuns will show the list of services
    but not what is rolled into svchost.exe, so go look at your list of services
    (run services.msc) to see what got added. You might also start looking in
    the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe) to see if there are any errors occurring
    during startup.
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:eiIoJhj7KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    bobster <fauxie@bogus.net> typed:
    > I took MS Essentials off the startup list of msconfig. I
    > also uninstalled the dial-up modem and its driver. No
    > change, still takes 11-12 passes of the blue progress bar
    > to get to the Welcome screen.
    >
    > Any other ideas out there?


    I'd say you're fine. You'll actually find that the number of passes varies
    over time and how many cold starts and reboots you do, too. Windows
    attempts to reorganize boot processes and it changes things on occasion.
    9 trips and a max of about 12 seems like the average in my opinion. I've
    had it as high as in the twenties long ago, but at this minute it's doing 6
    passes. Some programs inherently increase it, but as a rule, it's nothing to
    worry about. Specific, and variable from machine to machine, takes whatever
    time it needs to get up and running and nothing more or less. Don't use it
    to troubleshoot; 12 passes is fine, so would be 15 or ... .
    Now if the speed of that bar changes, that would indicate something might
    be out of kilter.



    >
    >
    > "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    > news:-OTIhqpi7KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    > "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    > news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    >> progress bar is typical
    >> before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take
    >> about 4-5 passes but
    >> now takes about 11-12.
    >>
    >> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    >> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    >> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue progress
    >> bar?
     
  8. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Twayne, you have relieved my mind. Right now, the number of passes
    varies between 9 and 12. Nothing I do seems to lower this number (I have
    used MSbootvis and defrag c: -b to optimize boot times) although at one time
    it was as low as 4-5. That was before I added numerous apps and
    "protection".

    I can't complain about boot times -- they're always under one minute and my
    shutdown time is 10-15 seconds.

    ====================================================
    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:ujJqUa67KHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    In news:eiIoJhj7KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    bobster <fauxie@bogus.net> typed:
    > I took MS Essentials off the startup list of msconfig. I
    > also uninstalled the dial-up modem and its driver. No
    > change, still takes 11-12 passes of the blue progress bar
    > to get to the Welcome screen.
    >
    > Any other ideas out there?


    I'd say you're fine. You'll actually find that the number of passes varies
    over time and how many cold starts and reboots you do, too. Windows
    attempts to reorganize boot processes and it changes things on occasion.
    9 trips and a max of about 12 seems like the average in my opinion. I've
    had it as high as in the twenties long ago, but at this minute it's doing 6
    passes. Some programs inherently increase it, but as a rule, it's nothing to
    worry about. Specific, and variable from machine to machine, takes whatever
    time it needs to get up and running and nothing more or less. Don't use it
    to troubleshoot; 12 passes is fine, so would be 15 or ... .
    Now if the speed of that bar changes, that would indicate something might
    be out of kilter.



    >
    >
    > "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    > news:-OTIhqpi7KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    > "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    > news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    >> progress bar is typical
    >> before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take
    >> about 4-5 passes but
    >> now takes about 11-12.
    >>
    >> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    >> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    >> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue progress
    >> bar?
     
  9. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Mine used to be 8 passes till I installed Open Office which took it to
    10 .




    On Mon, 10 May 2010 12:48:28 -0700, "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net>
    wrote:

    >Thanks, Twayne, you have relieved my mind. Right now, the number of passes
    >varies between 9 and 12. Nothing I do seems to lower this number (I have
    >used MSbootvis and defrag c: -b to optimize boot times) although at one time
    >it was as low as 4-5. That was before I added numerous apps and
    >"protection".
    >
    >I can't complain about boot times -- they're always under one minute and my
    >shutdown time is 10-15 seconds.
    >
    >====================================================
    >"Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    >news:ujJqUa67KHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >In news:eiIoJhj7KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    >bobster <fauxie@bogus.net> typed:
    >> I took MS Essentials off the startup list of msconfig. I
    >> also uninstalled the dial-up modem and its driver. No
    >> change, still takes 11-12 passes of the blue progress bar
    >> to get to the Welcome screen.
    >>
    >> Any other ideas out there?

    >
    >I'd say you're fine. You'll actually find that the number of passes varies
    >over time and how many cold starts and reboots you do, too. Windows
    >attempts to reorganize boot processes and it changes things on occasion.
    > 9 trips and a max of about 12 seems like the average in my opinion. I've
    >had it as high as in the twenties long ago, but at this minute it's doing 6
    >passes. Some programs inherently increase it, but as a rule, it's nothing to
    >worry about. Specific, and variable from machine to machine, takes whatever
    >time it needs to get up and running and nothing more or less. Don't use it
    >to troubleshoot; 12 passes is fine, so would be 15 or ... .
    > Now if the speed of that bar changes, that would indicate something might
    >be out of kilter.
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    >> news:-OTIhqpi7KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    >> "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    >>> progress bar is typical
    >>> before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take
    >>> about 4-5 passes but
    >>> now takes about 11-12.
    >>>
    >>> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    >>> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    >>> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue progress
    >>> bar?

    >
    >
    >
     
  10. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OFtCGnH8KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    bobster <fauxie@bogus.net> typed:
    > Thanks, Twayne, you have relieved my mind. Right now, the
    > number of passes varies between 9 and 12. Nothing I do
    > seems to lower this number (I have used MSbootvis and
    > defrag c: -b to optimize boot times) although at one time
    > it was as low as 4-5. That was before I added numerous
    > apps and "protection".
    >
    > I can't complain about boot times -- they're always under
    > one minute and my shutdown time is 10-15 seconds.
    >
    > ====================================================
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    > news:ujJqUa67KHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > In news:eiIoJhj7KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    > bobster <fauxie@bogus.net> typed:
    >> I took MS Essentials off the startup list of msconfig. I
    >> also uninstalled the dial-up modem and its driver. No
    >> change, still takes 11-12 passes of the blue progress bar
    >> to get to the Welcome screen.
    >>
    >> Any other ideas out there?

    >
    > I'd say you're fine. You'll actually find that the number
    > of passes varies over time and how many cold starts and
    > reboots you do, too. Windows attempts to reorganize boot
    > processes and it changes things on occasion. 9 trips and
    > a max of about 12 seems like the average in my opinion.
    > I've had it as high as in the twenties long ago, but at
    > this minute it's doing 6 passes. Some programs inherently
    > increase it, but as a rule, it's nothing to worry about.
    > Specific, and variable from machine to machine, takes
    > whatever time it needs to get up and running and nothing
    > more or less. Don't use it to troubleshoot; 12 passes is
    > fine, so would be 15 or ... . Now if the speed of that bar
    > changes, that would indicate something might be out of
    > kilter.
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    >> news:-OTIhqpi7KHA.4508@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> PS, a modem will also cause a long boot time.
    >> "bobster" <fauxie@bogus.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eBS4yTh7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    >>> progress bar is typical
    >>> before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take
    >>> about 4-5 passes but
    >>> now takes about 11-12.
    >>>
    >>> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    >>> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    >>> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue progress
    >>> bar?


    Glad to hear it.
    That's pretty much typical; every time you install something, especially
    large suites, it's going to increase the amount of time needed. Some things
    will change it a lot, some not at all, and other times over the next three
    or four boots, you might find successively smaller numbers of trips as XP
    arranges things. Beware of assigning problems to that; I've had it as hight
    as 32 and eventually it settled back into place at 14.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  11. Ariel

    Ariel Flightless Bird

    "bobster" wrote:

    > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is typical
    > before the "Welcome" screen appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but
    > now takes about 11-12.
    >
    > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes. How can I reduce the number
    > of passes of the blue progress bar?
    >
    >
    > .
    >

    Try this:
    Go to C:/windows\prefetch folder
    del all the contents inside the prefetch folder, then restart. See if
    that reduces the number of passes.

    or open command prompt and execute this..
    C:/WINDOWS\Prefetch>del *.* /q
     
  12. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On May 29, 4:34 am, Ariel <Ar...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > "bobster" wrote:
    > > When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue progress bar is typical
    > > before the "Welcome" screen appears?  Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but
    > > now takes about 11-12.

    >
    > > I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS Essentials
    > > virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.  How can I reduce the number
    > > of passes of the blue progress bar?

    >
    > > .

    >
    > Try this:
    >      Go to C:/windows\prefetch folder
    >      del all the contents inside the prefetch folder, then restart.See if
    > that reduces the number of passes.
    >
    >      or open command prompt and execute this..
    >      C:/WINDOWS\Prefetch>del *.* /q


    Try it?

    You don't know if it will have any effect of not?

    Did you try it on your system and what was the result of the number of
    your blue progress bar passes and your XP boot timing measurements?

    Here is a discussion of how the XP Prefetch feature works. There is
    nothing to try, no might be, no maybe, no could be.

    Mark Russinovitch and David Solomon, wrote an excellent article called
    Windows XP Kernel Improvements Create a More Robust, Powerful, and
    Scalable OS in the December 2001 issue of MSDN Magazine. Their
    technical credentials are impeccable, and they speak very highly of
    effectiveness of this feature and describe how it works - and why you
    should leave it alone.

    It doesn't matter how you think it works or how manipulating the
    folder may or might help your system. It is not important how you
    think it works. What is important is how it really works. Read the
    article and you will know how it works and why you should just leave
    it alone.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302206.aspx

    Read the article and the section on prefetch yourself and do some
    testing and please report your results.
     
  13. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:238ff3e8-05f0-4039-8c0d-ceea67126192@q33g2000vbt.googlegroups.com,
    Jose <jose_ease@yahoo.com> typed:
    > On May 29, 4:34 am, Ariel <Ar...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >> "bobster" wrote:
    >>> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    >>> progress bar is typical before the "Welcome" screen
    >>> appears? Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but now takes
    >>> about 11-12.

    >>
    >>> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    >>> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    >>> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue
    >>> progress bar?

    >>
    >>> .

    >>
    >> Try this:
    >> Go to C:/windows\prefetch folder
    >> del all the contents inside the prefetch folder, then
    >> restart. See if that reduces the number of passes.
    >>
    >> or open command prompt and execute this..
    >> C:/WINDOWS\Prefetch>del *.* /q

    >
    > Try it?
    >
    > You don't know if it will have any effect of not?
    >
    > Did you try it on your system and what was the result of
    > the number of your blue progress bar passes and your XP
    > boot timing measurements?
    >
    > Here is a discussion of how the XP Prefetch feature works.
    > There is nothing to try, no might be, no maybe, no could be.
    >
    > Mark Russinovitch and David Solomon, wrote an excellent
    > article called Windows XP Kernel Improvements Create a More
    > Robust, Powerful, and Scalable OS in the December 2001
    > issue of MSDN Magazine. Their technical credentials are
    > impeccable, and they speak very highly of effectiveness of
    > this feature and describe how it works - and why you should
    > leave it alone.
    >
    > It doesn't matter how you think it works or how
    > manipulating the folder may or might help your system. It
    > is not important how you think it works. What is important
    > is how it really works. Read the article and you will know
    > how it works and why you should just leave it alone.
    >
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302206.aspx
    >
    > Read the article and the section on prefetch yourself and
    > do some testing and please report your results.


    lol! I wonder if you made you point, Jose <g>.
     
  14. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On May 31, 10:49 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:238ff3e8-05f0-4039-8c0d-ceea67126192@q33g2000vbt.googlegroups.com,
    > Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> typed:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On May 29, 4:34 am, Ariel <Ar...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >> "bobster" wrote:
    > >>> When XP SP3 is loading, how many passes of the blue
    > >>> progress bar is typical before the "Welcome" screen
    > >>> appears?  Mine use to take about 4-5 passes but now takes
    > >>> about 11-12.

    >
    > >>> I have only 3 things on my msconfig start list, use MS
    > >>> Essentials virus/spyware and regularly run malwarebytes.
    > >>> How can I reduce the number of passes of the blue
    > >>> progress bar?

    >
    > >>> .

    >
    > >> Try this:
    > >>      Go to C:/windows\prefetch folder
    > >>      del all the contents inside the prefetch folder, then
    > >> restart. See if that reduces the number of passes.

    >
    > >>      or open command prompt and execute this..
    > >>      C:/WINDOWS\Prefetch>del *.* /q

    >
    > > Try it?

    >
    > > You don't know if it will have any effect of not?

    >
    > > Did you try it on your system and what was the result of
    > > the number of your blue progress bar passes and your XP
    > > boot timing measurements?

    >
    > > Here is a discussion of how the XP Prefetch feature works.
    > > There is nothing to try, no might be, no maybe, no could be.

    >
    > > Mark Russinovitch and David Solomon, wrote an excellent
    > > article called Windows XP Kernel Improvements Create a More
    > > Robust, Powerful, and Scalable OS in the December 2001
    > > issue of MSDN Magazine. Their technical credentials are
    > > impeccable, and they speak very highly of effectiveness of
    > > this feature and describe how it works - and why you should
    > > leave it alone.

    >
    > > It doesn't matter how you think it works or how
    > > manipulating the folder may or might help your system.  It
    > > is not important how you think it works. What is important
    > > is how it really works.  Read the article and you will know
    > > how it works and why you should just leave it alone.

    >
    > >http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302206.aspx

    >
    > > Read the article and the section on prefetch yourself and
    > > do some testing and please report your results.

    >
    > lol! I wonder if you made you point, Jose <g>.


    Hear me now and believe me later - I have done all this legwork
    before... :)
     
  15. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:33a89d26-60d6-4edc-af63-343277a48248@r9g2000vbk.googlegroups.com,
    Jose <jose_ease@yahoo.com> typed:
    > On May 31, 10:49 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    >> Innews:238ff3e8-05f0-4039-8c0d-ceea67126192@q33g2000vbt.googlegroups.com,
    >> Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> typed:
    >>
    >>


    ....

    >>
    >>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302206.aspx

    >>
    >>> Read the article and the section on prefetch yourself and
    >>> do some testing and please report your results.

    >>
    >> lol! I wonder if you made you point, Jose <g>.

    >
    > Hear me now and believe me later - I have done all this
    > legwork before... :)


    Yeah, too bad more people aren't more inclined to try to help themselves a
    bit at least, before turning to the groups or passing out half-fast
    information and guesses as the case may be.
    Don't cha know you're s'posed to delete everything in the pre-fetch
    folder every month or so? Yup, even the .ini since it's never mentioned in
    the deletion instructs.
    'Tis a wunnerful world we live in. [:^}

    Cheers,

    Twayne`
     
  16. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On May 31, 6:25 pm, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:33a89d26-60d6-4edc-af63-343277a48248@r9g2000vbk.googlegroups.com,
    > Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> typed:
    >
    > > On May 31, 10:49 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > >> Innews:238ff3e8-05f0-4039-8c0d-ceea67126192@q33g2000vbt.googlegroups.com,
    > >> Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> typed:

    >
    > ...
    >
    >
    >
    > >>>http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302206.aspx

    >
    > >>> Read the article and the section on prefetch yourself and
    > >>> do some testing and please report your results.

    >
    > >> lol! I wonder if you made you point, Jose <g>.

    >
    > > Hear me now and believe me later - I have done all this
    > > legwork before... :)

    >
    > Yeah, too bad more people aren't more inclined to try to help themselves a
    > bit at least, before turning to the groups or passing out half-fast
    > information and guesses as the case may be.
    >    Don't cha know you're s'posed to delete everything in the pre-fetch
    > folder every month or so? Yup, even the .ini since it's never mentioned in
    > the deletion instructs.
    >    'Tis a wunnerful world we live in. [:^}
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Twayne`


    Emptying the contents of the Prefetch folder is number 52 on my list
    of "Most likely to suggest..." list of things I read about here that
    do not make sense.

    I don't keep track of any names - just the curious suggestions. I
    wonder if some of my ideas are on that list...
     

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