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    Partion Magic Works Great (XP Pro)

    Thanks guys. I did what you told me , I reformated my (D: Drive 4 G) Then I ran Partition Magic and divided it into four Equal Partitions D: 1G
    G: 1G
    H: 1G
    I: 1G
    Put my Page File On( I at 900min&900max.NOw what else can I do? I know you said something about Swap Files& Temp Files But I didnt understand exactly how to do this.I didnt know what to do with the edit under Varables.Can you tell me what I might do with D:,G:&H: to help performance.Are is that about it? Thanks again Wood's Lounge

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    Re: Partion Magic Works Great (XP Pro)

    Cowboy - re-read Post 158208 regarding the TEMP files. I edited it to add a little more detail. When you click on the Edit button it will display a dialog box as shown below. Pick one of your empty 1GB partitions and enter the correct drive letter - don't forget that "whack" or backslash after the colon. Just click "OK" and the change is effective. (You might want to make a note of the current location and go back and delete any detritus in those folders - it will remain there unless you remove it yourself).

    Point Internet Explorer's temporary file cache to another empty 1GB partition. You can change this by opening Internet Explorer, and clicking on Tools - Internet Options. It will open up a tabbed dialog box, starting on General. In the middle of that box is a section labelled "Temporary Internet Files." Click on Settings and another box opens up. Here, you have a few options. Under the slider that shows how much space IE can use to cache web pages, click on Move Folder. You can browse to the location from here. When you get done selecting the folder and clicking on "OK" to get all the way out, Internet Explorer will insist on logging you off to finish moving your temporary files (stupid, but it does it).

    Run the WIndows disk defragmenter after all of the moving and rebooting to speed up access to the data contained on the hard drives. The defragmentation utility is available in Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools.

    Once you move these items over and defragment, I think you will have optimized your disk use/allocation as much as you need to. One last thing to consider: if you have a dial-up modem, allow IE to cache a large amount of data - in the same dialog I described above - so that you get better performance. If you have cable, DSL, or some other form of high speed access, then reduce this to somewhere between 10-15MB. I can't prove it but I am fairly certain that Internet Explorer has trouble with large disk caches, and does flaky stuff when it's too big.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Partion Magic Works Great (XP Pro)

    Hey Mark. This COWBOY is bikin' right along, isn't he? Before long, his PC is gonna be makin' beautiful sounds just like his Harley! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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