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I have a pentium 166 w/ 32 mb RAM. Whenever I start
using my PC, the hard disk start caching for at least 15 sec.
or if I start downloading a file, the hard disk start caching.
I have set Windows95 to define the caching size.
Should I define myself the caching size(and how much)?
Do you have any ideas on what to do to diminish the
caching events and time?
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Seems as if you're confusing "caching" and "paging". Nevertheless, I'll try to answer both questions.

1) Yes, it is better to define a fixed size virtual memory. Switch it off (no virtual memory), defrag your disk (only free space) and set it to 64MB (or something) on a non-compressed drive.

2) to limit the cache size (is useful as Win95 chooses to let it grow too much): Edit system.ini, find the section [vcache] and set the entries:
MinFileCache = 8192
MaxFileCache = 8192
This will result in a fixed cache size of 8 MB (which is appropriate for 32MB RAM) and a much faster running system.

HTH
Markus

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