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By sigmapi71 ·
Hi all.
My laptop (XP Home) became really slow in booting. I've read something about .pf files, so I tried to look at the c:\Windows\Prefetch folder. Surprise: the prefetch folder does not exists, neither any *.pf files. Anyone knows why an how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.

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by ReWrite In reply to Missing prefetch folder

You will only have a prefetch folder if the prefetch service has been turned on. Yours might not be active. If you want to check if your prefetch service is active you will need to look in the registry. See this article on where to look and what the various options are:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_p.htm#xp_prefetch

Cheers.

RW

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by sigmapi71 In reply to

Thanks for your help, but the settings in registry are right. However the article was interesting. The real problem is that prefetch folder is missing. I tried to recreate it, but obviously there is no layout.bin file... Now I'm tring to turn off prefetcher, restart and then turn it on again.
Any other ideas?

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by ReWrite In reply to Missing prefetch folder

If your registry entries are correct then check to make sure that the Task Scheduler is enabled. The prefetch system needs Task Scheduler running. Do this:

Click Start
Click Run
Type "services.msc" (no quotes) and press Enter
Scroll down the services listing and find Task Scheduler.
Double-click on it and set the startup type to Automatic.
Click "Apply" then "OK" then close the window.

Reboot a couple of times and see if your folder fills up.

RW

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by sigmapi71 In reply to

Great! As I started the service prefetch folder begin to populate! Thanks a lot!

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