Typically, most users run the defragmenting process. It aims to re-arrange all the data on your hard drive so that each file are arranged in a disk location and nearby undisturbed. Many system builders and PC technicians taught and still believe that the hard drive is capable of mendefrag maintain PC operating at peak performance. Although this process can help mendefrag old PC, but other factors must also be considered. Today, many new PCs are equipped with hard drives Serial ATA (SATA) or a speed of 7200-RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) or 10,000 RPM can reduce search time and waiting, as well as a cache buffer (buffer) and as much as 8MB. Not forgetting the concept of NTFS (NT File System) XP efficient enough. So, the PC is able to feature improved performance.
However, the process is still considered necessary mendefrag. The reason, the power consumption and heat may be directly related to the hard drive fragmented. If the data file does not close when you ask the OS data, the search process may need more time. But more importantly, if the disk fails. If it happens, the chances of data can be recovered from a failed hard drive or damaged to get better if the data is nearby. The reverse is if they are scattered randomly.
Some effective techniques
In addition to mendefrag process to improve the performance of XP, are reproduced below some other means can be used. Each of the following ways can improve the performance of your PC.
Be sure XP use NTFS concept.
If you are not sure, check first. To do so, double click on the My Computer icon, right-click the drive C:, then select Properties. Next, check the File System type. If it says FAT32, please keep your important data. Then, click the Start menu, Run, type CMD, and click OK. On display 'prompt', type CONVERT C: / FS: NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take some time. So, make sure the PC is not disturbed and virus free. File system used by the bootable drive is FAT32 or NTFS. You choose NTFS recommended for higher security, reliability, and efficiency with large hard drives.
Turn off file indexing service.
Services will extract information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "Searchable keyword index." Most people do not need this service, especially in the corporate environment pengguan involving many thousands of documents in the server computer. If it is not necessary, it can be turned off. To do so, double click on the My Computer icon, then right-click the drive C: and select Properties. Do not mark the option "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, change the option to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If there is a warning or error message appears (such as "Access id denied"), click the Ignore All button.
Empty the Windows prefetch folder.
Please empty the folder (data safe and frequently used applications) every three non-or more. Prefetch can make the process faster loading when needed users, but from time to time, this folder may be filled reference files and applications no longer required. In effect, XP need more time, and slow system performance because the reference should be loaded. Contents of this folder is not critical even deleted everything. So kandungananya in C: WINDOWSPrefetch can be deleted manually or using software.
Start by opening the Device Manager window. Then double-click on the device IDE ATA / ATAPI Controllers, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-click on Primary IDE Channel and click Advanced Settings category. Make sure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for Device 0 and Device 1. Repeat the same process on the Secondary IDE Channel anyway. See Figure 5.
Get rid of all the spyware on PCs.
This removal process can be done using free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or Spybot Search & Destroy. Once the program is installed, be sure to check and download updates files before starting the scanning process. The goal, which was found later that spyware can be removed. Usually, free software that requires spyware to operate fails after the spyware was removed.
Remove any programs and / or unnecessary items from Windows Startup routine using the msconfig utility.
To do so, click the Start menu, Run, type msconfig, and click OK. Click the Startup category, then uncheck items you do not want to start when starting Windows. If you are not sure the item can be selected, visit the WinTasks Process Library. It contains known system processes, applications, as well as spyware references and explanations about. You can also identify itself with a track based on the file name using Google or other web search engines.
Turn off unnecessary animations, and disable the 'active desktop'.
To get optimal performance, you can turn off all animations. XP also offers a number of different settings in this case. To do so, click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click the Advanced category. Select the Settings button under Performance. Here you are free to choose the options available, as your changes will not alter the reliability of your PC - but the only reaction.
Do not divide (partition) drives.
XP NTFS file system operate more efficiently on one large partition berkapsiti. Data is not necessarily safer on a separate partition and reformat does not necessarily need to reinstall the OS. If you can use a partition, you can also use the folder. For example, if you put data on 'Drive D:', then you can also create a folder called "Drive D:". You will receive the same benefit of the organization as a separate partition, but without affecting system performance. In addition, the free space is not limited to the size of the partition. It is only limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you do not need to change any size. This task usually takes time and can affect the data.
Check the memory system to ensure that it operates properly.
You can also use a free program called MemTest86. It can make a bootable CD or diskette (if you want), which will run 10 extensive tests on the PC's memory automatically after you boot from the disk you created. If the program is having problems, turn off the PC and unplug the power cable. Remove the piece of memory (assuming more than one), and run the test again.
Open a separate window.
If you have problems Windows Explorer window that often interfere with and affect the performance of the OS, try the following steps. Open My Computer, click Tools, then Folder Options. Then click on the View category. Scroll down until you find the option "Launch folder windows in a Separate process". Check this option. You need to reboot the PC to enable this option enabled. Note the disturbance it would be resolved.