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Read ahead caching?

Q: Read ahead caching?

I need to know how to turn off read ahead caching for my CD ROM only, in order to read my DirectCD's I have made. Please help me.

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Hi I installed black and white 1 and whenever i start it its really stuttery, in the manual it says you have to adjust the read ahead cache but how do you do it on vista?I have installed the patch for vista

thanks in advance

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I have a couple older programs that I use to use in Win 95 & 98 that require me to change the CD-ROM read ahead optimization from quad speed to no read ahead. I knew how to do this in Win 95 & 98 but can not figure out how to do this in Win 2K & XP. Does anyone know how?


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Hi folks,

Could someone please tell me if there is an option within Win 2000 to adjust the Read Ahead Optimisation on the CD Drives. I actually want to turn it off completely but can find no way to do this.
Could someone please tell me how to do this as I'm sure it'll still be there somewhere as it was in Win '98.




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With my below components, can I expect any problems (besides the WDM Creative card report from the upgrade advisor) with my components??

Please advise.. Thx

VISTA 64 Home Premium for now
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (2 CPUs), 3.1
ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless (NVIDIA NFORCE) 590
Crucial 8GB RAM
GeForce GTX 295 2GB
Creative X-FIXtremegamer
HP w2408h HDMI - 1920x1200 Res
2-160GB RAID 0 and 1TB Drive
Artic Cooling Freezer 64Pro

A:Looking ahead

Creative has new drivers, so not a problem. In all previous builds, the driver worked flawlessly. I had to re-install it in build 7600, but likely due to a conflict created by the install of Sun VirtualBox.

You look good to go.

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Hello...my son's MSI GE60 OND (think it's a OND anyway) laptop which came with win8.1 has not yet got the go-ahead to install win10.

We signed up for it when it came out and got the win 10 icon ...but it states something along the lines that it isn't yet ready to be installed.

The MSI website isn't much good .....I have an account but can't log in as I now need a code that I haven't got , to log in. Some companies seem to try to discourage forums in my opion-

The laptop though doesn't seem to appear on their list though of LAPTOPS OK FOR UPDATES.
Windows 10 MDA Microsites

However the specs are better than my homemade PC which is upgraded as is my son's

Is it still early days (in europ?) and should I wait or should I force the update (registry edit required I believe)


A:win 10 not got go ahead yet

you can download the iso and install it. You may want to create an image file of the current install in case there is a reason for not getting the download.

Windows 10 ISO

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I'm trying to keep my old computer running as smooth as possible until I get another one in the not too distant future. I have Norton/Symantec as my security program. At one time I had a few other programs that helped protect my computer & things were running fine.

Then I had a problem & I called Norton & they wanted to do the deal where they hook-up with my computer. I noticed they were getting rid of the other security programs I had - & they told me that having them could mess up Nortons ability to do what it did.

I've recently noticed that I still have files on my computer from the program I had called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The person that told me about this program said it was good to have & wouldn't be a problem to have it along with Norton. When I say Norton I mean the security & anti-virus program that I pay for every year from them.

Anyway - being a novice I have this question. Is it good for me to have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & run it once in a while even though I have Norton. I had the free version of it. If its OK to have it......should I just uninstall the files I have on it & then download the free version they have now which is probably updated from when I had it before.

A:Should I go ahead & do the following?

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Please Help me..

I know you must be busy people but please read this and please help me, I am ever so grateful, thank you, I mean it

I am in need of help with my computer

(EDIT: WAY, WAY too much info.....we'll help you, just hang tight.)

I also used Hijack This Analyzer and here?s a copy of the ?results file?

Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/17/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
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A:HELP!! PLZ!! I'd like to thank u ahead!! plz help it'll mean a lot for me

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Please move hijackthis to the root of C:\.
Do you know what program this entry is related to? C:\Program Files\Mini Motty\skinkers.exe

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

Download Winsock2Fix and unzip it. Then double-click on it to run it.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove the following if listed.

Messenger Plus

Messenger Plus= Produces adware on the PC.

Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be but make sure)

C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe

Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

R1 - HKCU\Softwar... Read more

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Looking ahead to FF 57 (expected to be released Nov. 14) :
1) Firefox 57 will feature a new core engine, called Quantum, that purports to make FF 57 run twice as fast as FF 52 (released about a year ago).
2) FF 57's Photon User Interface will offer a new look for the entire browser.
3) Firefox 57 will replace the old Add-ons API with the new WebExtensions API.  As a result,  legacy add-ons that have not been ported to Firefox's new add-ons technology will stop working  --- meaning that nearly 75% of all Firefox add-ons won't be available to users on the new version.


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Q: Caching

Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..


Avira uses a cache.

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.


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Dear fellows:
I have an older ( about 6 years) IBM Thinkpad 600X. I am trying to install MS Windows XP through CD-Rom over the Linux currently installed on the HDD. I have tried to make CD-Rom drive as a first boot drive, but haven't had any success. Please explain in a simple way:how to move CD-Rom Drive ahead of the HDD in the Bios. Thanks, brij.

A:CD-Rom Drive ahead of the HDD

Most BIOS will start with a screen that has system information and tabs along the top . . generally General . . Advanced . . Boot . . Exit are then ones most common.

Click on the Boot and in the body of the screen you should see "Boot Order" or something like that. Usually, you can click on the first item and move it up or down to change the order the syatem will look for a bootable device.

Default usually is : First FDD (or Floppy)
Second: HDD ( sometimes disc 0)
Third: CD-ROM

You would click on CD-ROM and move it up with the + - keys or Page up/Page down.
Then press F-10 to save and exit.

Hope this helps . . wrs

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can anyone tell me where ahead nero caches it's temporary files? please? and thank you

A:ahead nero 5.5.914

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OK... I moved to quickly to instal & run ComboFix, w/o registering & getting further instruction here first. I don't know that it has caused any problem yet, but now, I'm asking for your help (after I've already run ComboFix).What brought me to this point...What basics I know about the computer, I have learned through others over the last 5 or 6 years, so I'm limited. I had recently switched from three seperate free services (anti virus, anti spyware, & firewall) to "Microsoft Security Esentials", which I understood to have all three under one roof.Yesterday I began to see multipal pop ups, including "Nexplore". I Googled Nexplore & found this site & instruction about ComboFix. W/O fully digesting the whole thing, I went ahead & installed & ran ComboFix, W/O seeking instruction to do so first. Hopefully I haven't caused more problem. After ComboFix installed & ran I have done nothing except copy the screen of info it gave & came here. Sorry that I jumped ahead like that. I hope you will give me guidance from here.This is the info given by ComboFix...ComboFix 09-12-25.04 - Tim 12/26/2009 7:04.1.1 - FAT32x86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1470.901 [GMT -8:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Tim\My Documents\Downloads\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and s... Read more

A:Jumped ahead of myself....

Just a note that I'm getting assistance on this issue from Icronics.

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Hi. Slight problem. All was well until the 16th July. On the 17th July, according to my PC it was the 23rd. For some reason know only to IT technology, my PC decided it didn't like the third week of July and promptly gained a week. I put the date back - only to literally watch it slowly then highlight the date it had decided upon. What happened on the 16th July originally that prompted this - I have no idea - no event log or anything else. Have synchronised with internet time stamp and it tells me it can't because my date is wrong. Every time I change it, it holds for one or two seconds and then literally unhighlights todays date (that I have just changed it to) and highlights the date approximately a week ahead. Anyone have any ideas because I'm getting more than a little frustrated with receiving mail a week before I send it. Many thanks

A:Solved: Way ahead

You'll probably need to adjust your time in the BIOS instead of windows. When you first power on your PC theres a screen that comes up for a few seconds, i.e. the manufacturers name. There is a key you must tap to get in. Unfortunetly, not all motherboards are the same. Its usually F2, F1, or the delete key. It might tell you what key to press on the screen itself for a few seconds, giving you enough time to see what it is. Whatever the key is just keep tapping it until you get in there and from there adjust the date/time. Be careful not to adjust anything else while you are in the BIOS. Save, Exit and restart. Next time you boot into windows, it should reflect the changed date correctly.

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Nero begins the burn the just as is comes to the end
it then tells me that the iomega device is not available.
then proceeds to close down.
all I can do is say "another disk down the drain"

Please any one have any suggestion?

Thank you very much

A:Ahead Nero v 6.6

try uninstalling nero then reinstall it ...we need more info..what cpu how much ram what CD/dvd drives..ect

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Windows 10 surpasses Windows Vista and Windows 8 desktop usage

A:Steamrolling ahead...

The lame walk and the blind see

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long.Hi, my name is Jim. I have been hearing crazy beeps coming from the PC - the sound windows defaults to when a program fails - so I started doing some checking. I have run HijackThis and didn't see anything unusual. Also ran Autoruns and disabled a few unessecery items.Still concerned, today I downloaded and ran TrendMicros RootkitBuster. It found 1 hidden file that it couldn't remove. I've tried deleting it fom command prompt in safe mode and it tells me the file is too long. So in exploring google for long filename i came across a Bleeping Computer thread that mentioned combofix. Instead of joining and realizing that there were certain steps you wanted us to follow before posting, I went to the combofix tutorial and downloaded it and the windows recovery console.When I dragged the recovery console onto combofix things went a little crazy. Boclean reported a rootkit (couldn't catch the name message disappeared too quickly) then shut itself down. Next my AT&T antivirus shutitself down. Spybot Teatimer reported 2 registry key changes and shut it self down.I never got the message that recovery console was successfully installed. Instead the combofix box stayed open and said preparing to scan. It never started. I closed the window. Left all FW,AS AV's off and dragged the revery console onto combofix again. This time nothing unusual happened but I still didn't get the message that recovery console was installed.Combofix went on and ran it's scan and I have the logfile. Wh... Read more

A:Got a bit ahead of myself - already ran combofix

Thanks all, I went ahead and restored PC prior to combofix. Not sure if I have a problem or not but I did find a program to get rid of the long filename hidden file.

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Can anybody give me any clue as to why InCD 4.072 doesn't always load the icon in my system tray in WinXP?

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I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. I've downloaded all the necessary patches for the daylight savings time fix and my clock is ahead one hour than it should. The checkbox to automatically adjust clock is checked and I've tried going back and forth on different time zones to get the it right; but it will not work. Also using Outlook 2007, but only for some minor email usage. Was told that Outlook 07 did not need a patch, only needed one if you did stuff with the calendar. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Clock Ahead 1 Hr

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Does anybody notice when you download a video file and it's not complete you can't skip ahead in the file because it's not complete? Is there anyway to get around this or any other media players that can skip ahead without any problems? Thanks.

A:Not able to skip ahead in WMP


If you downloaded this from a p2p program, we can't help you on that. Also, if its a asf or wmv file, you won't be able to skip ahead. Some say they're other types of file, but if it has a little sun in the bottom left, then its one of the previous two.



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My laptop comes with 4 drives...
C,D,E and F
see snip photo in how they are set up...

My question is it possible, when Windows 8 arrives, to load it on D drive?
That way I will have both Win 7 on "C" and Win 8 on "D".

I had Vista Home Premium on my Desktop then upgraded 7 Home Premium over it.
So my 2nd question is ....Anyway to fetch Vista HP off desktop and transfer it to Laptop?
Forgive my dumb questions but was told the only dumb question is one that is never asked.
Thanks In Advance,

A:Just thinking ahead....for Win 8

1) dual booting will make the Recovery Partition unusable.

2)What version Vista, OEM, Retail, or OEM manufacturer?

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So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

A:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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Hallo zusammen,wo finde ich bei meinem XPS 8900 die Einstellungen für den SSD Cache?
Gruß Peter

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With explorer. Copy a large, say 700mb file from folder a to b on a regular HDD, should take 10-15 secs right. If you watch resmon, disk activity, you will see write activity to the destination folder for almost a full minute afterwards. Anyone know what's going on here? I don't have restore (previous versions of files) enabled either.

A:Write caching or ???

Indexing perhaps?

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I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.


A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.



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Guys, hoping someone can help me out...

I'm experiencing a problem when I'm browsing, in that there are Mbs & Mbs being dumped into my temporary folders.

I normally use IE8, but have also used Google Chrome and they both react in the same manner.

Approx 10 mins of browsing, plus a round of Tiger Woods Online can see as much as 150 Mbs be left in either the Temporary Internet Folder or Internet Cache (depending on the Browser used).

I have to run CCleaner on a regular basis, to stop slowdown due to this.

Has anyne else seen this, or can anyone assist in rectifying?

Thanks in advance.

A:Caching Issue

There is an Advanced>>Security option under IE Tools>>Internet Options to Empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when closing the browser. Alternatively, you can reduce the space allocation for the folder under General>>Browsing History>>Settings.

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I have update accelerator running on ipcop proxy server set up and it is set to cache windows updates, sp3 and few other updates never completeley cache and just get bigger and bigger long after the offending PC has finished updating.

the extention of the updates with the problems is *.spf

A:Caching SP3 for Xp on proxy

Kept deleting and re-caching sp3. Finnaly worked ok. Same for some of the other *.spf updates. With others the problem is ongoing but I'm sure if I keep deleting and re-caching they will work eventually. If anyone has a more reliable solution I'd love to hear it.

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I have a company network with 2 internal dns servers on and
Using DHCP.

2 problem Win7 clients.

When I run ipconfig /all on both it shows both DNS servers as expected 

We have a corporate server on AWS and it's IP address changed on Monday during a restart.
Shouldn't have but it did, so we are stuck with a new public facing DNS name for that server, so we updated the friendly CNAME record to point to the new address.

18 of our 20 internal clients, including Win7, 8 and 10 clients and Mac and Linux clients are all finding the corporate server now using the original friendly name.

But 2 Win7 clients are still not getting there.

On both, if we run
nslookup <friendly.domname.com>

It returns the name of of our primary internal DNS server (as nameserver) and the NEW IP address of the host address

So it seems that the client's base OS DNS lookup returns the correct IP.

If I paste that IP into either chrome or Internet Explorer, I get the correct website.

However, if I enter <friendly.domname.com> into either browser (and Firefox) a different website appears.

I can in Chrome test the dns resolver using chrome://net-internals/#dns which returns a list of addresses in chromes internal cache.
And I can flush that browser dns cache by clicking the "clear host cache" button

If I then try the same <friendly.domname.com> again, the cache list is re-populated with a bunch of urls acce... Read more

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

A:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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Hi guys, my USB HDD started showing the 'delayed write failure' pop-ups so I changed the properties to 'Optimize for performance' and enabled write caching (previously it was set to 'optimize for quick removal').

Now the HDD wont show up in any PC, not in explorer / disk management ......i have rebooted, unplugged and waited, opened the caddy disconnected HDD and put together again but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, there is about 250GB of stuff on it lol.

A:USB HDD and write caching

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I have all my external drives set to "quick removal" option, so I don't have to use the "safe-removal" option.

On my internal drives, I have it set to "Enable write caching."

It says that a power outage could cause data loss.
Since I always use the "sleep" option, is this option safe?




Hello Paul,

Unless you have power outages often, then I wouldn't worry about it set like that.

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Ok, so my hard drive in ACHI mode does not allow me to enable write caching but in compatibility mode it does.

Should I enable write caching?

Also this whole thing about memory loss is bugging me on what they are talking about. I have a laptop with a battery and mostly has power. But what if power were to cut off or it gets somehow unpluged, will my HD be corrupt? or would that "Word" document I was working on that was not saved be gone, everything else will be fine?


A:Write caching

You can read this tutorial from Vistax64 on it. Basically, it's not recommended for laptops without a UPS. I believe if the power were to go out, only the temp. cache would be lost, so like your word document you were working on might be lost if it were to go out.
Hard drive speed boosts - Vista Forums
Also a tut on how to enable it with AHCI on, but I don't think it was relevant if you read all the comments in the tutorial.
Hard Drive Advanced Write Caching - Fix Cannot Enable - Vista Forums

But be notified that having it enabled has caused many to have a lower reported WEI score.
Experience Index. Low HD result


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We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.ourdomain.net") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", ""))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*.partnerdomain1.com") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?

A:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.

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My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart

A:Correct Caching in xp

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I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .

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yea i wanted to know if nero worked on xp its a burning program that i have but i went from me to xp and now it wont work...can some one help me

A:problems with Ahead nero and xp

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i always reset it by updating thing on internet time and it always goes ahead at least 10 minutes it does that slowly slowly frist it would like 1 min and then 2,3 etc. someone please help

A:Why does my clock get ahead of time

Replace the CMOS battery on your motherboard.

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Thank God for 7 mb of unpartioned space.

For monthes now my computer was super slow.
But I put up with it until it messed with my YOUTUBE.
Priorities you know.

I didn't know what it was. I must of got hacked or got some sort of virus.
So for 3 monthes, I.

I downloaded everything from
antivirus removers
backdoor remover
ad-ware remover
bho removers
process analyzers
Security Scans (One cave me a virus)
Looked on forums to find out why System Idle process have like a constant 95%
( So far as I now know, it means its good. -- less usage saves cpu)
Used 26 character passwords
Bugged tech support no less than 20 times.
Looked for Optimizers and Cleaners
(one remove one of my passwords and had to call isp for a reset 26 characters is alot to remember)
Reformated my hard drive no less that 10 times.
Went to hardware site to download drivers
And truthfully if that was not enough did no less than 100 other things.

We'll today I was thinking it was a virus that installed its self on he 7mb of
unpartitional space, I had heard some where that they could do that, so I GOOGLED.

and found your forum

The punchline I had installed (misinstalled) and extra hard drive.
and had forgot about it. My computer was working so what did I care?


If you still don't get it re-read above.

The fix
removed hard drive
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A:go ahead laugh I am happy

The moral of your tale is : Always do the solution first.:grinthumb

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I had this installed a while ago, but when i went to uninstall it recently i must have done something wrong because the uninstaller doesn't work properly now. When i go to add/remove programs and click the ahead incd icon, it simply states "InCD 4 is not installed on your computer" and closes.
Ive had a look in program files and there is no sign of it ever being there, but im sure there must be some parts of it left in the registry. If someone could point out the correct registry entries to remove or change that would be a great help! Or any other solution would be appreciated.
Its not an emergency, its just highly annoying when im trying to clean my computer up!

A:Solved: Ahead INCD

InCD is a part of Nero burning software. Go here: http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads-cleantools.html download and run the InCD 4 Cleantool.

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My norton and free adaware did not detect yet in another scan for last weeks...2 embedded Trojan Horses: Downloader.Agent.2.AA & 2.AS I can not get rid of..and have tried every source available. PC now is getting worse everyday. Locking up more and more. Can not pull up pages. Have to reboot over and over & worsening. Have windows XP. Satellite dish connection; earthlink - AOL piggy back. Everything else seems aokay. LOTS of infestations finding everyday cia adaware and others. Adaware did not detect trojans however shows Data Miner C:documents settings each day and quarantine. Daughter was using Soul seek/music sharing. Do not understand instructions for locking up browsers (BAD on instructions). Tried to delete .tmp files manually. over 6000 files..but will not delete with select all as some won't delete. Tried WINsomething prog & did not do for me..and now cant get it off PC and not helping with locking things up. Well bottom line..I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO..and my biz is online..and can not function with having to constantly reboot and praying each time I will get back online. Ironically last night after multitude of earlier day procedures..all was well..buts its starting up again. THANKS ahead for ANY direction. I appreciate YOUR help to me..and to soooo many others. Here is the latest Hijacker Log..and hope I did it right as I do not know how to run without having AOL on..and earthlink sbeing active for satellite. Dumb ha?
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A:My PC and I am losing it. Hijacker log. THANKS ahead

Hi Amber and welcome to TSF. Instructions to help are below. Are the Webcelerator and eAccleration programs necessary on your machine now? You appear to have broadband access and these programs do nothing but give false impressions of speed increases.


Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post... Read more

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Ahead Nero 5.5 is installed and it works fine. But would it better to get a newer version? What are the extra with the newer versions and which of them is best (nero 6/7/8/9)?

A:ahead nero versions

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how this relates to networking.

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Hello folks,

Any idea why I get intermittent error messages that say

Title: InCd
"Unable to connect to file system - Service not running"

every now and then?

As Enthusiast, USASMA and Albert Frankenstein will testify, this is a problem that may be part of a whole suite of problems which I am trying to erradicate and determine if the cause is viral, SP2 compatibility, more sinister or just plain stoopidity on my part.

I do have an SP2 patch from Ahead software's site which I tried to no avail.

Case Study
I tried to burn an iso disc earlier and Nero StartSmart wouldn't enable the "Next" button to commence the burn. I noticed on looking harder that my CDRW drive was "in use" and had a little red x next to the unit name in StartSmart. There were no other apps using the drive and InCd had displayed the window after the disc had been read and had been closed...I clicked options and the dialogue showed that the cd burning drive was still in use and did not display any info about the disc or the drive, but after a few seconds the drive became available and I could burn successfully.

1. Why is this error occuring intermittently (even after installing the InCD update) - The misconnection to the file system error that is.

2.Why does Nero state that the drive is in use when its not?

3. Why does InCD take longer than other applications to unload when logging off - (The End now window appears a few seconds after clicking log off)

4. I hav... Read more

A:Ahead "incd" Problems

What memory do you have installed and what does your motherboard support?

If you need info on your system download Everest version 1.51 (the last full feature freeware version) from oldversion.com

Tell us the make and model number of your motherboard and what the installed memory is. (Everest should tell you both those things).

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:39:14 PM, on 9/6/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Check-Up\ACCAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar\\ebaytbar.exe
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A:please help with yieldmanager hijacking...thanks ahead for your help

Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to setup Ad-Aware

Download Ad-Aware
Save aawsepersonal.exe into ... Read more

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