The hard disk performance is very dependent on the configuration of the disk cache.
Optimize the boot time of Windows by using the DOS disk cache until the Windows disk cache takes over.
Save resources by disabling the Task Monitor and avoid the logging of every application startup.
Disabling the page file to prevent Windows from unloading memory to the hard disk.
Description of different causes and solutions to hard disk performance problems.
How to increase the size of the read ahead cache used for cdrom and dvd drives.
Lower the disk activity by disabling the updating of when a file was last accessed.
Power Management support is not supported very well by Windows 9x and should be disabled.
How to give the foreground application higher priority, so it will not be disturbed by background processes.
How to configure the size of the pre-allocated DMA buffer for use by 16 bit applications.
VMM32.VXD is an archive of VXD files, and some have reported improved speed by extracting the VXD files.
List of steps to perform before starting a file defragmentation on a hard disk partition.
How to configure the page algorithm, so it will not perform paging when the system is idle.
How to configure the size of continuous space it will look for when performing file allocation.
How to increase the size of the page buffer to hold more memory pages when doing disk access.
How to block Setver.exe from loading to save conventional memory.
How to reserve the upper memory block and load the dos enviroment in high memory to free conventional memory.
How to configure the disk cache for faster file operations.
How to change the role of the computer to be "Network Server".
How to configure Windows 9x to use DMA for IDE ATA hard drives.
How temporary files cause file fragmentation and different RAM disk options.
Finding the the optimal size and location for the Windows swap file.
Update the DirectX runtime after installing new drivers to prevent conflicts.
Uninstall unneeded fonts to speed up boot times and free memory.
Speed up the Windows experience by disabling unneeded visual effects.
Description of how the drivers and firmware for the computer hardware should be updated to get the best performance.
Description of how Microsoft Windows requires constant updating to get the best performance.
How to change the cluster size of a partition with description of the different filesystems and their limitations.