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Q: prefetch

can I delete prefetch files thank you... OS win7pro

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A: prefetch

Why ?

They will come back again if you delete them.

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hello,

i know that cleaning up prefetch help to boost a computers performance... i just want to ask what is the best thing to do, clean the prefetch folder or completely disable prefetch? tnx....

anyone?

semp

A:Prefetch

If you are trying to improve performance, then don't disable prefetch. It's very purpose is to improve performance.

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I'm using Windows XP Home Edition and needing to access the Prefetch folder. I Looked under the windows directory and even did a find files for my C: Drive and nothing came up? Where exactly do I look at on my C: Drive to find PREFETCH or is that located in some sort of Sub-Folder? Any at all info appreciated, Thanks in Advance.
System Specs:
Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
Intel P4 1.5 CPU
640 SDRAM
Windows XP Home Edition
 

A:Prefetch

First go to foler options in control panel and click on the view tab. Then uncheck the "hide operating system files" , then check the "show hidden files and folders".

Do a search for prefetch and you should have it turn up.
 

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I have read many articles on the net about prefetch. Some think it is great. Others think it slows down the system.
prefetch boot and applications
prefetch boot only
prefetch applications only
disable prefetch

What do the experts think?

EZ

A:To prefetch or not to prefetch?

Prefetch everything which is the default.

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Should this folder be cleaned periodically?If so is there a safe way to do it.Thanks.
 

A:Prefetch!

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Prefetch? On, Or Off?

Dumb Question..
Is It Best To Have Prefetch Service On? Or Off? Does It Make Any Difference In Speed?
Thanks

A:Prefetch? On, Or Off?

It may or may not provide faster boot time but one thing it does is that it does speeds up the loading of programs you use. If you want to see the difference yourself, clear out the Prefetch folder's contents and reboot. I personally have it on but i do have Ccleaner to delete old prefetch files which doesn't contain much about my recent usage. Some articles you'd like to read: 1. http://www.jasonclarke.net/general/f...ing-explained/ 2. http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/04...efetch-folder/ 3. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...refetch-folder

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I've read alot of posts at different sites about "fixing" a slow computer. One item I've seen mentioned is deleting the prefetch folder. so.... I've "Googed" a bunch of info, but the pros and cons seem to balance out. I've never seen a "definitive" answer, so I thought I'd ask.I looked here-http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/I didn't see it mentioned, so I took that as a "con". What are your opinions/thoughts about this topic please.Keith

A:Prefetch

To me, it seem pretty much like a myth to me. The system doesn't work faster or anything.

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I have Windows XP Home on a new 8200 Dell. I know that the new Scan Disk is called "error something or other". To run this and then DeFrag, I know that I should close running programs and delete Temp Internet Files.
A friend suggested that I should also delete all
"prefetch" files to make the 2 maintenance programs work more quickly. Anyone ever hear of this?
[email protected]............ thanks, missfuffyhttp:[email protected]
 

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Go here, http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=2495
 

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I've noticed for the last two/three days that none of my Prefetch files are loading into the Prefetch folder in the Windows directory....the Prefetch folder is staying completely empty everytime I reboot. I deleted all of them the other day cause I had uninstalled a couple programs and kept noticing the prefetch files for these particular programs were still showing back up in the Prefetch folder so for a quick fix I just deleted all the files that were in there and rebooted again but now I'm not seeing any prefetch files in there at all and it's been like this for the last two/three days now and this is slowing down my startup. How can I get my Prefetch cache to rebuild it self again? I went to Google and read where one guy on a site I was reading recommended you change the value up in the registry for Enable Prefetch value to 2 instead of the default value 3. When I went into the registry to where Enable Prefetch is and looked at it, it was set on 3 so I changed it to 2 like the man suggested. Then I went back yesterday and changed it back to the default value of 3 when I kept noticing the files are still not loading into my Prefetch folder. How long does it take for Windows to rebuild it? Could there be something bad stopping them from not loading? I'm thinking there somethings wrong with my Prefetch.

A:Prefetch

Did you do this?

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What exactly does the prefetch folder do and should it be emptied? Thank you.

A:Prefetch

If you're frequently using the same few applications over and over again, prefetching can greatly increase the apparent speed of a system. Rather than waiting for you to click an icon to start a program, and then loading all of the associated files, libraries, and pointers necessary to run the program, XP has all the components of your programs preloaded. When you click an icon to start the program, most of the hard work is already done.

The drawback to prefetching is that XP will prefetch a program even if you use it only once or twice. XP will retain a copy of a portion of it in the Prefetch folder. From there, it will prefetch the program, taking resources from your workstation even though you may have no intention of ever using the program again. If you have enough unused or little-used items prefetching, over time your system will actually run slower than if you never prefetched at all. This is especially evident on systems with limited resources.

Empty out your prefetch about once a month.

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Greetings!

I have not seen any files stored inside the prefetch folder. why?

Thanks!
 

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Well, the files in Prefetch is it alright to delete them. They will come back anyways but there are some files there i still dont use. Is it good to delete them all, since they come back when i use the files again?

A:Prefetch

"Prefetch" is an integral part of the OS. As you note, it rebuilds after being cleaned out. New items replace old when the max size is reached. There really is no advantage to cleaning it.

{redoak}

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hi everyone

Should I be deleting my prefetch files for better performance or leave them alone.

Regards calmat

A:prefetch

Leave them alone, They are there to speed opening of your most used programs. It learns when and how often you use your apps & programs, and reserves & holds parts of them(disk addresses UUID) in RAM. I use SSDs and leave it on too.

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How snmpis related to prefetch files in temp preflib

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I want to choose which items to Prefetch.
For Example:
I want a PPT file to be prefetched.

What do i do?

Is it possible?

A:How to prefetch?

Prefetch is relatively simple, at least conceptually. It monitors OS bootup and the first (IIRC) 10 seconds of each process startup, and makes a list of the code and data pages of memory which were accessed during that time.

For each process, it then stores a *.pf file in the \prefetch folder which simply describes all the stuff that needs to be loaded during that 10sec interval. The next time a particular process is started, prefetch causes the disk heads to move as little as possible (they follow a linear path) in order to grab all that data.

There's also a link to the system defragmenter. If a bunch of pages are observed to be regularly loaded into memory at the same time, the defragger will place them consecutively on the disk, irrespective of whether they're fragments of different files (exes or DLLs). In a way, prefetch is more about disk scheduling than anything else.

Superfetch is a Vista thing which is more difficult to explain. The short version is that it causes pages of memory which have been recently pushed out of a processes working set (portion of the process that's in RAM) to be paged back in at a low priority. There's also a "historical" aspect to it - the user's past activity influences what superfetch preloads into RAM.

Either way, the answer to your question is "load the PPT file into the app yourself". If you do it within the first 10sec of the process starting up, prefetch will help from then onwards. Otherwise, superfetch wi... Read more

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right now i am following instructions i found on this site and it tells me to delete everything in a file called Prefetch. i looked in the folder and is questioning about what is in the folder. What is in the Prefetch folder?

A:Spysheriff/prefetch?

aznangl:I found the following article that will help you understand what XP's prefetch feature is.Use XP's Prefetch feature to improve system performanceHope that helps,

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When I turned on my computer, a balloon pop-up message opened up in the corner and said "C:/Windows/Prefetch is corrupt and undreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility." When I then preceded to open up iTunes and tried to play a song, the same type of pop-up appears and says "iTunes: iTunes.exe- Corrupt Files The file or directory C:\Documents and Settings\[My computer user name]\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Music is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."

I ran Chkdsk and nothing changed. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Doju
 

A:Solved: Prefetch

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I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, TFC, Super AntiSpware, DrWeb-CureIt, and GMER - all the logs are clean. However, there is a file in my prefetch folder (RUNDLL32.EXE-1340EF7F) that is corupt and cannot be deleted. I believe this is the reason why I am always getting the following Windows Bad Image message whenever I open any new program: "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\tiwamora.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

Your help would be highly appreciated.

A:Prefetch Virus

Please run thesePlease download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.--------------------------------------Go to > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmdClick OK.At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtA file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I like to clean out my C:\Windows\Prefetch folder every now and then, especially when I have just installed something big, used system restore etc etc.

Usually when I clear out the prefetch, I open the folder, choose "Select all" and hit delete. Then, usually, I close the folder out fairly quickly. Well I have had some problems with Trojans lately and I got them out, thanks to Kaspersky and Spyware Doctor but I'm still getting that feeling that something else is going on, on my system.

So this time I cleaned out the Prefetch folder, but instead of closing it out right away, I left it open. After about 5 seconds DLLHOST.EXE appeared, then after a few more seconds, a few other.exe's appeared. The exact tiltle for the DLLHOST was DLLHOST.EXE-71214090.pf. Another pf was WERMGR.EXE, TRUSTEDINSTALLER.EXE and a few others. Many of them just appeared right before my eyes even when I wasn't doing anything on the computer.

So I just want to know...Is this all legit? I did some research that said the DLLHOST in System32 is normal. Anywhere else it could be bad. An with the trouble I have had recently with trojans, I'm just a little suspicious.
 

A:Prefetch mysteries!

There is never any need to clean out the folder since new entries displace older ones and it cleans itself that way. And, yes, it is normal for all programs that are executed to create an entry in the prefetch folder and the layout.ini file inside that folder so that defrag can use the results to optimize file placement on your hard drive.
 

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Could someone tell me how to disable 'prefetch' in Windows XP Professional with AOL 8.0? I hate this! I need a regular AOL exe file to place in my start-up folder so that when I turn my computer on, it automatically logs on to AOL.
 

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My prefetch folder is no longer logging data. I've checked the registry settings and all is ok there. Has anyone ever run into this? I occasionally clear the prefetch folder as part of my system maintenance. Was there something I shouldn't have cleared?
 

A:Prefetch not working

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Is it a good idea to occasionally clear out the preftch folder. If so, is it a case of leaving the layout (config settings) and clear the rest, and what about the boot folder.Thanks.P.S. My original os xp home.

A:Prefetch folder

asdy, Although some third-party applications (such as CCleaner) do this selectively, there are no real performance gains to be had from doing so, and unless you absolutely need the disk space, you can safely trust Windows take to care of things.

-Alex

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I have got 13 files of dismhost.exe I my prefetch file under c;\\windows.  Is this where they belong?

A:prefetch file

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I wasn't sure where to post this question, so if I'm in the wrong spot, moderators, would you please put me in the right spot?

I was going through the prefetch folder and noticed some things I knew were spyware/adware/virus related that none of the scanning tools caught, or removed. I deleted the obvious ones, but noticed that several were created near the same date that I got a bad spyware infection. Also, many of these files were created in 2005, and I've had this OS since 2003. Some I could recognize as belonging to programs I knew I had installed this year, but many weren't recognizable.

So I would like to ask: Are prefetch files "renewed" when a program has been modified, like say for instance, NAV receives updated definitions? Or are they re-written to when a program is opened (creating a modified date)? Is there someone who can look at the list of prefetch files and tell which are for bad things and need to be removed?

A:Prefetch files

When a program starts automatically a copy of it is placed in the prefetch folder. This is basically a table of contents telling the cfomputer where to find certain programs so it can access them faster. You can delete anything in here without fear of problems and it will get filled again by links to programs that you run later.

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Hey.. this afternoon my computer got infected with all kinds of crap.. like Prefetch, MC-58-12-0000080.exe, Freeprod, 180search assistent, Elitebar etc.. I've tried to remove it, but i cant seem to work that out totally.. I bet you guys know a lot more about it than I do.. So, here's my Hijack This log file.. I hope that anyone can tell me what to remove! Thank you!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 20:32:11, on 30-6-2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Power Management\PwrGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Generic\USB Card Reader Driver v1.9\Disk_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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I keep finding dllhost.exe in my prefetch folder. I know that it is a legitimate file in windows/system32 but is it a problem if I keep finding it in my prefetch folder.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 2:30:23 AM, on 11/7/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
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A:dllhost.exe in prefetch

The Prefetch folder is used by Windows XP to speed the boot process. Windows XP records information about each program that launches at boot and uses that information to boot faster the next time.

Your log is clean.

You would do well to reduce those startups.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

You will be prompted to restart. Go ahead and restart.

Upon restart you will be confronted with a dialogue box warning about running in selective startup. Just ignore that message and put a check in the box by "Don't show me this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" and click "OK". You will not be bothered by the message again.

Keep in mind that some entries will be re-enabled in the startups each time you use that particular program. Therefore, you will have to find the option in that programs preferences that says something like "Load with Windows" or "Run when Windows Starts" and disable that option.

Go here for info on msconfig:

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

You can look up the startups here to help determine what is needed and what is not:

http://computercops.biz/StartupList.html

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I have a question about Prefetch. Personally, I use Prefetch to monitor only my boot files. The boot files is where my question leads.

We all know that many of our system's critical files are listed in the Layout.ini file within the Prefetch folder. Many of these files, if you remove from your system, your system won't boot. (Ask me how I know that. ...lol)

But suppose I remove files X, Y and Z from my system. Say X, Y and Z are listed in the Layout.ini file. Will the Layout.ini file refresh itself upon my next reboot? Will files X, Y and Z be removed from it?

Or, if I delete the Layout.ini file after I've removed files X, Y and Z, will the Layout.ini file recreate itself 13 minutes after I reboot (the usual recreation time) without files X, Y and Z listed this time?
 

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is it safe to delete all prefetch files in win 7 pro and if so how to do it
thank you
 

A:Solved: Prefetch

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For some reason, my Windows' Prefetch does not appear anymore. I mean, the folder still exists, but there use to be lots of programs in my Windows XP Windows\Prefetch folder that popped up, and after deleting them, the speed of my overall computer drammatically improved. But now, I find that there is nothing anymore in the Prefetch. It's been like 3 months since I've deleted Prefetch, and it seems that all the files/programs that usually appear don't appear anymore. Could I have edited something in the registry or changed some files that prevented this? The Prefetch isn't hiding any hidden files either. I right click and it says 0 bytes. I want to have the files back in Prefetch, so I can re-delete them!
 

A:My Windows XP Prefetch is gone!

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Hi everyone.

I need help on this. I accidentally moved a folder into the prefetch folder and as a result cannot access the moved folder. I tried to click and drag it out, right click/send to, and even delete the folder altogether (the moved one) and the access denied/write-protected message comes up(I cant even open this folder anymore). Is there anything I can do about this?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

B.
 

A:help! re: prefetch folder

p.s. I have windows xp.
sorry

B.
 

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I have dllhost.exe in my prefetch each time I boot up my comp. Is this a problem:

StartupList report, 11/6/2004, 6:45:36 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\DOCUME~1\Apryl\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:dllhost.exe in prefetch

As to dllhost.exe

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/dllhost/

but your HJT is ancient

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

repost the log
 

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Just continuing to work at understanding the various aspects of the Cleaner Tool feature in CCleaner

Can someone explain just what "Prefetch Data" is. I know it's something to do with RAM, but I'm unsure of the details. I looked it up in Wikipedia, but that was not real helpful. What I'm most interested in is, what would be the net effect (up side/down side) of 'Cleaning' old prefetch data.

Raybro
 

A:Old Prefetch Data

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I have been advised to type "Prefetch" in Run and then delete all the files it finds. Is this a wise move?. Roger
 

A:Prefetch files

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As I understand it, cleaning out the Prefetch Folder in Windows XP is part of the regular maintenance, along with defragging, running checkdisk, etc.

It was also my understanding that any necessary files would be recreated. Well, I cleared out the contents of the Prefetch Folder 4 days ago (it was over 5 MB in size) and the folder is still empty.

Since that day, I have noticed that certain startup programs are slower to load (e.g., Norton System Works, ZoneAlarm), so it obviously makes a difference.

Suggestions, anyone??

Thanx
 

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Anyone know why this is showing up on my computer. I have several of them and norton doesn't catch this as anything. Curious to know why it's there.

Thanx

z
 

A:C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

Showing up where? Do not delete them. Some have controversy over this but they help speed up program/disk access. Check out Crap Cleaner (ccleaner).

Try posting a HJT log and asking for help. Close out all programs including IE where possbile.

- Z
 

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Hello, my prefetch folder has not saved any files since 30-09-03.
Could someone have a look at their registry and compare with mine and see if anything has changed.
XP Home SP1 IE6 Thank-you.
 

A:Prefetch, no files.

Anyone care to help please?
 

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Hi,
XP Home
Firefox 0.9.3/IE6

Just curious about Prefetch files and what they do.

When I use CleanUp!
I have the option to delete Prefetch files and was wondering
what purpose they served and whether or not it's advisable to keep them.

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Telstar
 

A:Prefetch files - how necessary?

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Have a file in my prefetch I can find no info on. "dynrespri.7db" Anyone know what this associates with? Thanks.

A:Prefetch Question

Welcome to the forum.

The file is strictly for system use. It was never intended to be opened by an application and there is no association for the extension.

There are many such private extensions in Windows.

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Had a system crash, and thought I recovered. Want to create a backup of whols system, but the creation fails into over 5,000entries saved out of over 10,000. Many entries missing, from "c:\windows\prefetch\..." for example: "c:\windows\prefetch\dmadminexe-257D0722.pf"

How can I add the missing entries?

A:XP prefetch isues

System manufacturer and model?

What mechanism did you use to "recover"?

Louis

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All of a sudden, I am noticeably slow.

I have run SFC /scannow x 3, ABAM x 2, MSE, once and dskchk x 2, Disk clean-up, once and defrag once...all to no avail.

My prefetch file is 85 MB. Should I delete?

A:Prefetch...to delete or not

You can delete it but you should not.
It helps speed up the computer
What is the prefetch folder?

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i have deleted my prefetch file,and now my pc is starting slowly...what is the solution,how could i recover this file?

A:prefetch file

Windows will automatically build a new batch of prefetch files but it will take a while.
After a few restart cycles your system should be back up to normal startup time.

Despite what you may have read elsewhere, do not empty your prefetch folder!
Leave it to take care of itself. Any redundant prefetch files (belonging to uninstalled apps) will eventually disappear over time.

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I have windows xp home edition and I saved some files in the prefectch folder accidentally before I knew what it was used for and now it will not let me access them at all. I can't open, delete, rename, copy, cut, etc. However, I can still access the files that appear in there normally and were there before I saved thes files in there. Dose anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:files in prefetch

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I've got issues with the Windows Prefetch.
I want more control over the Windows Prefetch folder. What goes in, what does not go in, when it is emptied... etc.
Yes, I can manualy open Windows Explorer and delete the contents, but I'd rather have something that gives me more utility.

Anyone know of a solution?

A:Prefetch cleaning.

"Cool Batch File to Clean Your PreFetch Folder

Last week we showed you a way you could speed up your Windows XP start times by cleaning up your PREFETCH folder. Tony Rairden wrote in with a neat suggestion on how to make it a simple batch file to clean things up quick:

"Why not put this procedure into a batch file (I call mine XP SpeedStart.bat) containing the single line:

del c:\windows\prefetch\*.* /Q

Then either schedule that batch file to run weekly or include it in the Startup folder."

Info found Here

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Windows XP has a feature called a prefetcher. This feature helps Windows XP boot and start applications faster. Windows XP stores files for this function in \Windows\Prefetch.

Some websites that deal with tweaking windows services say that you do not need a service called Task Scheduler. If you turn this service off Windows XP will no longer use the prefetch feature causing software to load slower.

You may have files in the prefetch folder even if you have the Task Scheduler Service disabled, however they are only remnants from when Task Scheduler was running.

To turn on the Task Scheduler Service.

1. Click the Start button on the desktop and select run.
2. In the run box type services.msc and click Ok.
3. Look down the list and double click Task Scheduler to open it's control box.
4. Set the startup type to automatic and click apply.
5. Click the start button under service status.
6. When the service has started click ok and exit services.

You may want to clean out the prefetch folder if you had this service turned off. Then reboot the computer and Windows will start adding files to the prefetch folder and use this function.

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Hello Ya'll,
Can anyone tell me what is the 'prefetch folder' and what it does?
Should the contents be removed?
Thanks,
David

A:Prefetch Folder

Windows XP's Prefetch folder stores information about each program you launch; then, on subsequent restarts, XP uses the information in the folder to preload parts of those programs at boot time. Find out why you need to clean out the Prefetch folder periodically to keep boot times from dragging.

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One of Microsoft's big selling points for Windows XP was that it loads applications much faster than its predecessors. To accomplish this feat, Windows XP uses what is called the "Prefetch technique," in which the operating system gathers information about each program that you launch and stores that information in the \Windows\Prefetch folder. Then on subsequent restarts, Windows XP uses the information in the Prefetch folder to essentially preload parts of those programs at boot time. Thus, when you launch your application, it appears to load really fast.

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SOME Say that clearing out your prefetch folder actually can temporarily increase bootup time. That is a myth...

The few people who did discuss it in those terms were unanimous in recommending that you leave Prefetching on.

Furthermore, why worry about boot times anyway? I recommend that most people avoid restarting their computer except when it's absolutely required. Windows XP is so stable you can leave it running for weeks at a time and only restart on those rare occasions when you have to do so. If you need to shut down the computer, use the Hibernate option inst... Read more

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A quick question to increase my general knowlege. What is the prefetch folder used for? If someone refers to "cleaning out the prefetch folder" does this mean deleting all the files in that folder.

A:Prefetch folder

The prefetch folder is used to help speed up the loading of programs; XP will load programs it thinks you need before you ask for them yourself.

Look over this link
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...efetch-XP.html

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