win98 Start button and harddrive access
Posted on 2000-03-16
When I click on the start button and move the mouse to the folders that slide open my computer access's the hd for every link and displays them very slowly. after I access them all and get them in cash they open quickly but if I leave and come back a few hours while leaving the computer on the start menu becomes slow and needs the access the hd for every item in it
again. Is there a way I can get it to not access the hd so much.I work on a lot of computers and mine at home is the slowest when it comes to this situation. My computer is a P600 with 256meg ram and 3hd's the main hd's are ultra2 scsi with the third being ultra ide . I have a lot on the computer and have noticed a graduale reduction in performance but the programs work just fine after they are running with no lag. where the normal everyday start menu display etc is sluggish
I have setup my ram to be used as priority over hd swapfile space and edited the registry to inlarge the main cash in win98
I have also inserted min and max settings for disk cash in the system ini file , all of which help programs run faster but not the basic interface of win98 itself (menu's opening folders with a lot of icons in them takes a lot of time depending if they were opened recently.I have run norton diskdocter and defraged the hd with no effect.I am using the scsi drives as the primary drives and with the ram being used for the swapfile first my swap file very seldom above 0 megs unless my system resources fall below 15% left.