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#1 pranky

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:09 PM

To speed up your hard disk speed we need to configure a special buffer in the computer's memory in order to enable it to better deal with interrupts made from the disk.
This tip is only recommended if you have 256MB RAM or higher.
Follow these steps:

Run SYSEDIT.EXE from the Run command.

Expand the system.ini file window.

Scroll down almost to the end of the file till you find a line called [386enh].

Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type

Irq14=4096

Note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE!!!

Click on the File menu, then choose Save.

Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.

Done. Speed improvement will be noticed after the computer reboots.
Update: The most speed improvement is visible with IDE drives, however there are reports that this tweak also does good for SCSI disks. In any case, it won't harm your system, so why not try it yourself and let me know what you find.

TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK
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#2 xtraze

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:51 PM

Well, as I have 2 Operating systems installed, I think I can give it a try. But anyway, I'll do a backup first.
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#3 sankarj

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 12:08 PM

You can also visit Optimize Hard Drive Speed - The "Using Windows" Site for more information on speeding up your hard disk. I have an older computer and DMA was already enabled on it, so of course the speed did not improve. But sometimes DMA is not enabled by default, so this can be a good way to check and make sure you're making the most out of your hard drive.
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#4 hoser2001

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:10 PM

Did it work? Were there any issue?
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#5 laserdude45

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

Yes, that would be quiet interesting to know if it worked! I won't do it right now because I'm afraid I'll do something wrong <.<
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