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Thread: I Think I Broke My Prefetch

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    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
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    under the advice of one of those tweaking websites i deleted the contents of my windows\prefetch directory, after a couple of days (and emptying the recycling bin (d'oh&#33), i realised windows was booting a lot slower, i checked out the prefetch directory and it was empty

    i have a feeling i was only supposed to delete the .pf files, can anyone tell me what the other file is and what its contents should be?
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    There's nothingb wrong with deleting the contents of the prefetch directory. Most people don't need it. It's an unneccesary service in most cases, but you may have turned it off be accident.

    Check out Prefecth Clean and Control

    Free, and it's really straight forward. Of course, no install, but see if it works. Try changing the settings for prefetch.

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    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
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    that little utility didn&#39;t help much, i&#39;ve already tried changing the settings from the registry, its convienient though
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    Darth I clean mine once a week never had problems http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak525.aspx




    Cleaned mine again to check nope MT sould be fine run a program like nero check again B)

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    yay&#33; i stumbled on the solution - prefetcher needed the task scheduler service enable, which i disabled
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    Originally posted by DarthInsinuate@11 February 2004 - 06:12
    yay&#33; i stumbled on the solution - prefetcher needed the task scheduler service enable, which i disabled
    THANK YOU&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; my computers been getting sluggish and after i read that i realized its probably that the prefetch has been turned off becuase i disabled task schedualr like 2 days ago&#33; thank you&#33;

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    I clean out my prefetch folder every now and then.
    I have task schedular disabled
    My pc start up etc has no issues
    so i dont know what you guys are talking about - "solution"
    it must be something else

    There&#39;s nothingb wrong with deleting the contents of the prefetch directory.

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