speeding pc up

  Bailey08787 13:10 20 Feb 2003

i'm eager to get my pc performing at its best.

I have a P4 1.8, XP Pro, 256 rdram, Leadtek 4400 Ti 128mb graphics card - and a Seagate 80gb hard drive

just wondering whether partitioning the hard drive increases performance noticeably or not. At the moment its in its full 80gb glory.


  jazzypop 13:46 20 Feb 2003

Partitioning your drive will not increase the speed at which your PC runs.

  Lú-tzé 13:55 20 Feb 2003

click here for general tips.

click here to decrease boot time


click here for XP tweaks.

Just be careful.

PS there can be many benefits to partitioning your hdd, especially in light of its current size. For one thing, you can keep data and the OS separate; for another you can have a separate partition for backups and drive images / ghosts.

  JoeC 14:09 20 Feb 2003

click here

to cut out unnecessary "services " and also download BootVis from Microsoft to get faster boot times.

  JoeC 14:10 20 Feb 2003

click here

for things like taking out Messenger and Netmeeting, plus lots of other goodies. : }

  worf 14:48 20 Feb 2003

Go here and have alook at speeding up Windows XP Services. It may well reduce your boot time etc.
click here

  froggg 20:14 20 Feb 2003

more memory-double up.also make sure hd is not on same cable as cdroms-use ata100 cable.

  Gaz 25 20:48 20 Feb 2003

click here

Hope it helps.

  Shanks69 22:15 20 Feb 2003

the Intel application accelarator utility, off the Intel site (sorry to state the obvious).

Can be installed if your motherboard type is one of those specified. I installed it and my pc's still working and seems faster.

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