[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Disk Access

Posted on 1998-06-28
5
Medium Priority
?
220 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have seen this question before but I forgot the answer.  My hard disk is being accessed very frequently even when idle.  What causes this and how can I prevent what seems to be, unnecessary access?
0
Comment
Question by:Bonita Clare
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
shalbe earned 600 total points
ID: 1019510
Bonita Clare,

Go to smeebud's homepage (EE's top expert) at the following URL.

          http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/6883/

Select his Windows 95 Tune Up page. Part 1 explains how to set virtual memory to reduce the hard drive access. There are many other valuable tips for tuning Windows 95 there also.

Steve

0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonita Clare
ID: 1019511
Excellent site.  Yes, now I remember about the virtual memory.  I am confused about the setting however.  I have 64 megs of memory.  Here is his statement:

5. Specify the same value for the Minimum size and the Maximum size, so Windows95 won't spend so much
time re sizing the file. A good size is roughly 2 1/2 times the amount of installed RAM (i.e. create a 40MB
swapfile if you have 16MB of RAM).
NOTE: With todays much larger amounts of ram, the old standard; 2 1/2 X Ram is not practical.

So what is he saying?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:shalbe
ID: 1019512
Bomita Clare,

I searched around the internet for a more exact answer. I found the 2 1/2 recommendation repeatedly even for 64 MB and one recommendation for 200 MB setting for 64MB ram.

I also found this quote from Bud about his settings.

" I have 64mg ram
      60meg permanent swapfile
      [vcache]
      MinFileCache=4096
      MaxFileCache=12288 "

I would try between 60 and 120 depending on how much free space I had. Make sure you do not set it larger than the amount of free space on the drive.


Steve


0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonita Clare
ID: 1019513
Thanks for all your help.  I had already changed the vcache settings.  I changed the virtual memory settings to 160 since I have 843MB free space.  Bud's site is great and I have sent it on to several people and I am already receiving thank you's.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonita Clare
ID: 1019514
Thanks for all your help.  I had already changed the vcache settings.  I changed the virtual memory settings to 160 since I have 843MB free space.  Bud's site is great and I have sent it on to several people and I am already receiving thank you's.
0

Featured Post

Eye-catchers on the conference table

Challenge: The i-unit group was not satisfied with the audio quality during remote meetings. They were looking for a portable solution with excellent audio quality for use in their conference room but also at their client’s offices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question