I am using Windows 7 SP1 and the Prefetch folder does not have layout or layout.ini and I need to re-insert it for defragmenting purposes. Help
March 26th, 2011 2:41am
1. Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks will rebuild the layout.ini file, even if it has been deleted from %windir%\Prefetch. Or 2. Manually create a layout.ini. Paste these two lines in Notepad, including the brackets [OptimalLayoutFile] Version=1 Save the file as layout.ini in %windir%\Prefetch
March 26th, 2011 8:17am
Sadly although I ran it in CMD nothing happened and layout.ini has not re-appeared
March 26th, 2011 8:51am
Did you try to manually create it? Also please check is your Task Scheduler service not disabled and running?
March 26th, 2011 9:04am
Have you stopped the Superfetch Service?"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
March 26th, 2011 3:43pm
Sorry I have no idea what the task schduler is, nor SuperFetch service and why do I need to install RSAT All I know is that in the Prefetch folder there is no layout.ini showing and I want to re-isert it.
March 26th, 2011 8:41pm
You don't need RSAT. This is my signature :D Run the services MMC Snapin and look if the Superfetch service is running."A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
March 26th, 2011 11:52pm
Hi, To ensure Prefetch folder works properly, please check the following registry. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters] EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000003 Also make sure the task scheduler service is running. 1. Click Start, type Services.msc in Start Search bar, and then press Enter. 2. In the right pane, double-click task scheduler. 3. In the Startup type list, click Automatic, click Apply, click Start, and then click OK. After that, click Start -> type CMD in the search box -> right click CMD in the list and choose Run as administrator. Then type the following command. rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks After booting 3 times, the Prefetch folder will be rebuilt. Best Regards, Niki Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
March 29th, 2011 11:19am
Thanks. A bit of due diligence and I sorted out the problem. The CMD instruction above did not resolve though I admit it may have contributed to the solution
March 29th, 2011 11:22am
and what was the solution?"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
March 29th, 2011 1:16pm