Speeding Up Windows
Better Drive Performance
Double-click the System icon in Control Panel. Click on the Performance tab and on the File System button. On the Hard Disk tab, make sure the Read-ahead is set to full. On the Typical role of this machine, change the default which is Desktop Computer to Network Server. It has better support for paths and filenames. Next, jump to the CD-ROM tab. Make sure all the Read-ahead is set to the fullest. Even if you have a CD-ROM lower than 4x speed, change the Optimize access pattern for: Quad-speed or higher. That will cache older CD-ROMs better.
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