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    Thumbsup Repair XP Prefetch Folder

    After quite a lengthy experimentation process I have discovered what the "Tweak Gurus & PC Geeks" don't tell you in their posts on the subject of cleaning the Prefetch folder.
    This guide has not been plagiarized. It is totally compiled by me and was once posted by me at the SoftZone Forums.I decided that I did not wan't to be a member of that comunity because they have more rules than posts so I removed this post and others I had made and canceled my membership.So if you have seen it before that is where it came from.


    I hope it can be of assistance to some of you that have cleaned your Prefetch folder because you have been told it will speed XP up. But now "like I did" you find that after you have cleaned the prefetch folder your PC now suffers from slow boot up's and general lack of performance. Here is the real deal about the Prefetch Folder

    DO NOT REMOVE OR DELETE THE ->(layout.ini)<- FILE WHICH RESIDES IN XP'S PREFETCH FOLDER OR YOU WILL SLOW DOWN YOUR PC AT START UP AND WHEN YOU OPEN WINDOWS PROGRAMS. Once it is gone it can stay gone on some PC'S (like mine) for ever and your Prefetch Folder will never work again no matter what you do in the registry to try to rectify the problem.

    If this has happened to your prefetch folder DON'T WORRY because I will now show you in 5 easy steps how you can rebuild the -> (layout.ini) <- file again.

    1): make sure that the task scheduler is enabled.If you are un sure go to-> Start/Contrl Panel/Administrative Tools/ Click on Services/ Then in the list of services make sure the Task Sheduler is enabled & restart the service by clicking on Start. Close the Services Folder & go back to desktop.

    2): Then go to START/RUN/ and TYPE IN/->cmd<-(without the arrows) CLICK OK. This will bring up the DOS Command screen.

    3):You will need to copy and paste this entry in at the flashing cursor
    -> rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks <-(without the arrows) and press ENTER.

    4):Now reboot three times and your Prefetch folder will be rebuilt.(It takes 3 reboots for the prefetch folder to work out what it needs)

    5):Then go BACK to ->Start/Contrl Panel/Administrative Tools/ / Services/ Once again find TASK SHEDULER in the list and stop the service and then set it to disabled.This will stop any more entries going into your Prefetch folder.

    If you need to leave your task sheduler enabled,(No Drama) you will just have to clean out your Prefetch folder manually from time to time.Just remember not to remove the layout.ini file

    You should only clean out files ?other than Windows Start up files? in the Prefetch folder.

    If you clean out the standard Windows entries you will CRIPPLE & SLOW DOWN the Windows XP Quick starts and also slow down opening windows processes.

    No one bothers to tell you the consequence of deleting the (layout.ini file) in all the tips I have seen about cleaning out the Prefetch folder.

    Also if you use one of the many programs that are availabe to clean the prefetch folder you will find that they delete the layout.ini file also.

    I have now tried about 50 of these so called Prefetch clean programs and they all disable the Prefetch folder completely and for ever which is a crazy thing to do.The Prefetch is one of the best things about XP.

    The truth is that only people who don't know what the Prefetch folder is actually for and don't know how it works say that it is useless.

    All I can say is that there must be a lot of people with a very sluggish XP Windows PC's around,,especially at Boot up.


    original post from GOOGLE =) Thanks to THEM!

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    Last edited by keisserjohn; 1st Apr 2012 at 02:17. Reason: Tweaks

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    --follow up--

    you can go shortcut to the prefetch folder by pressing *windows logo* + R -- then type "prefetch" without " then enter..

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    Pmarka muna dito.
    Salamat TS.

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    up ko lang 2 para mabasa ng iba.. simple pero usefull..

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    Sir, how about if i deleted temp and prefetch files on my netbook windows 7 ultimate, then nde n ng-oopen ung windows, lumalabs,
    "BOOTMGR is compressed
    press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
    without "
    pag kinontrol alt del ku p0 sir, lalabs uli yan, and so on and so on, ts pahelp aman kung panu p marecover ung mga files dun s netbuk ku, ah lumalabs p pla before in d quotation, press F2 for settings and press F12 for boot, but i tried it b4 nothng changed, help po wht cn b d remedy tnx for ur advance cnsideration

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelaldrin View Post
    Sir, how about if i deleted temp and prefetch files on my netbook windows 7 ultimate, then nde n ng-oopen ung windows, lumalabs,
    "BOOTMGR is compressed
    press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
    without "
    pag kinontrol alt del ku p0 sir, lalabs uli yan, and so on and so on, ts pahelp aman kung panu p marecover ung mga files dun s netbuk ku, ah lumalabs p pla before in d quotation, press F2 for settings and press F12 for boot, but i tried it b4 nothng changed, help po wht cn b d remedy tnx for ur advance cnsideration
    advice ko lang.. try mo i repair ung OS mo.. kxe temp folder is a system folder.. means sa operating system un.. LAGAY KA OS CD NG WIN 7 -- THEN -- REPAIR MO OS(DONT WORRY DI MAWAWALA FILES MO DYAN KASI UNG OPERATING SYSTEM LANG AY I FIFIX.,... or system recovery.. feed back if nag work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by keisserjohn View Post
    advice ko lang.. try mo i repair ung OS mo.. kxe temp folder is a system folder.. means sa operating system un.. LAGAY KA OS CD NG WIN 7 -- THEN -- REPAIR MO OS(DONT WORRY DI MAWAWALA FILES MO DYAN KASI UNG OPERATING SYSTEM LANG AY I FIFIX.,... or system recovery.. feed back if nag work..
    ahh .. salamat sa reply pero sir ala po ako cdrom drive, panu maglagay ng OS using USB flash drive sir??

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelaldrin View Post
    ahh .. salamat sa reply pero sir ala po ako cdrom drive, panu maglagay ng OS using USB flash drive sir??
    pwede rin po if meron ka bootable na USB with OS na gamit mo ma ttry mo po yan.. or hanap ka po ng IMAGE file ng OS den download ka ng KAHIT daemon tool lite pwede mo xia i mount doon at magamit mo

    hope naka tulong

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    Quote Originally Posted by keisserjohn View Post
    pwede rin po if meron ka bootable na USB with OS na gamit mo ma ttry mo po yan.. or hanap ka po ng IMAGE file ng OS den download ka ng KAHIT daemon tool lite pwede mo xia i mount doon at magamit mo

    hope naka tulong
    sir ung bootable po ba pareho lng sa normal n USB? cge sir tatry ko rin to sir salamat po d2

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    ang bootable na USB po ung ginawa mo para mag booth ang OS mo using FLASH DRIVE..

    pagkakaalam ko eh NTFS ang FORMAT ng FLASH DRIVE para maging bootable..

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