Using smart drive for faster boot time

It is possible to cut down on the time to boot Windows by loading a disk cache like SmartDrv. The good thing about SmartDrv is that it can be configured to use a minimal amount of memory when inside Windows.

To create a 2 Mbyte disk cache while loading Windows and only use 16 Kbyte (WinCacheSize) when inside Windows, add the following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT:

LOADHIGH C:\Windows\SmartDrv.exe 2048 16

Note if it takes a long time to boot Win9x then it is usually caused by misconfigured hardware devices. To detect such devices use Boot Log Analyzer.

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Updated: 12 December 2012

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