System install/drive sector ?s
Posted on 1998-08-28
Is it better (performance) to have WIN 95 be the first thing that is installed on a hard drive. I seem to recall that the reason why you want to do this is so that it resides on the first sectors of the drive which are closer to the heads and therefore accessed quicker.
Is this true?
Our MIS person recently installed 1 Gig hard drives in 24 486s and FIRST copied the Win 95 CAB files to the hard drive and then ran the Win 95 setup to install the system. We have been experiencing performance slow downs running apps and connecting to the network and also computers have been freezing if they are on and not used for a
I'm considering redoing the entire installation proceedure on the 24 machines and would appreciate knowledgable fedback (not just opinions)
on this issue.
Lowell High School