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#1 jime59

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:07 PM

I completed a repair install of Windows XP 32 and now I noticed I have no prefetch folder.
I checked the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters and there is no PrefetchEnable option.
I've done a repair install before and didn't run into this problem so what went wrong and how can I fix it ?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

I guess that I'd start by wondering what disk you used to accomplish this "repair" that removed a key folder.

...and...why the repair effort? Maybe your folder disappeared before the "repair" occurred.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:15 PM

I used the original disk I BOUGHT when I built my system early last year.

My computer recently started acting sluggish and I thought at first maybe a virus(I have sons who occasionally use my pc)had gotten on it so I ran all of the usual anti-virus programs to check but never found anything. After days of headaches I just did the repair option,which worked great because my pc is running alot better now.

I change the "enable prefetch" from 3 to 2 so it only fetches boot files and doesn't get bogged-down with a bunch of junk and that's when I noticed it was gone. So I know it was there prior to running the repair.

Edited by jime59, 31 January 2010 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:53 PM

Worth reading, http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Windows-Pre...ing-t51433.html.

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