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If you have used my old site you will see that I have made links now hope you like the changes.

This time I'm going to make your PCs run as fast as they can, let's squeeze that CPU and OS of yours!

How to Run Control Panel Tools by Typing a Command

Illegal Operation or Access Violation When Starting Windows

Bad Cluster(s) prevent converting to FAT32

Turn Off Read-ahead optimization

let your computers breath fresh air

Belay EXPLORER.EXE's proverbial problems.

Speed Up ISP Logon Time (Windows 9x)

Speed up Windows 95/98 directly.

Fixing Corrupt Registry

Expand folders

What is BIOS

Enabling DMA and Other Settings

Dun & Modem Knowledge Base Articles loads of links to Mr Gates

ScanDisk starts and restarts without an error message.

Getting Started With Opera 5.0

Working with E-mail in Opera 5.0

Save time with these "handy" keyboard shortcuts

Trace Route

I love this one

Type in mrtweaks in the address bar on the browser in Internet explorer and do Ctrl Enter Key and low and behold the full is there.

Browse Windows 2000 and 98 faster!

"[Here's] an easy way to speed up your browsing of Windows 98 and Windows Me from Windows 2000 machines. It turns out that you can experience a delay as long as 30 seconds when you try to view shared files across a local network from Windows 2000. For example, this delay would effect your search if you: 1) Right- click the My Network Places icon on your Windows 2000 desktop, click Search For Computers, and search for a Windows 98 or Windows Me computer name; or 2) Click Start, Run, and then type \\computername in reference to a Windows 98 or Windows Me machine. Microsoft confirms this is a problem in Windows 2000."

Restart Windows Quickly without Rebooting (Windows 9x)Tired of waiting for Windows to restart? Sometimes it can take ages to completely shutdown, then your have to wait for the PC to reset as well. Try this tip to speed up your computer's shutdown procedure.
You can reduce the time it takes for Windows to restart by holding down the SHIFT key while you select 'Shutdown'. This will restart Windows only, and not your whole computer.

CD Quick Cache
CD-Quick Cache is a great program for optimizing cache of your CD-ROM. At first I doubted it, but after trying I was amazed. Making changes to your cache is faster than ever because the program resides in your system tray.

Check this program out.. it is well worth your time. Do some benchmarks yourself if you don't believe me, this program is great.

CD-ROM Cache
Some people set their cache small, but I like to set it high. Your CD-ROM may already have a big cache set, so check and make sure. To troubleshoot some games, you may need to change this setting back. Keep in mind that you have adjusted it if you have problems.

Right click My Computer on your desktop, choose Properties. Click the Performance tab. Click the File System button below. Click the CD-ROM tab at the top. Make sure your Cd-Rom is set to Quad-speed or higher, even if it's not. This will just let you use an extra big cache. Now, make sure your Supplemental cache size is the largest it can be. It should be 1238 KB.

Hit the F1 key; it's time to help yourself. Flip to the Search tab and enter: "Keyboard Shortcuts" (repete with quotes). In a few seconds, you'll have a list of links containing valid key combos. And to think: they've been there all this time. You've always been under CTRL.
you also get the same if you are on the net for Internet Explorer. Just print them out and play.

A Snippit Both Internet and Windows Explorer accept command line switches. With a slash here and a dash there, you've got the recipe for configurability. Have you ever wanted to view an image on your Desktop without first converting it to a bitmap? What about a live Web page? Again, you're probably trying to avoid Active Desktop like the plague. Run with the Start Menu's 'Run' option and enter: "iexplore -k javascript: moveTo(100,100); resizeTo(500,400)" (sans quotes). You'll now have a borderless browser sitting on your screen; feel free to tweak those numbers at will. Hit CTRL+O to open a URL or file; keep it sitting there for as long as you'd like.

Other Miscellaneous Tweaks Particularly if you have an older computer, make sure that your CD-ROM drive isn't on the same IDE channel as your hard drive. Sharing of IDE channels can dramatically slow down CD-ROM and hard disk access. Also, make sure that the drive is configured as the 'master' on it's IDE channel, instead of the 'slave'. This can increase access time by allowing the CD-ROM drive to pre-empt other traffic on the channel.

Also, using a CD lens cleaner on your drive can speed it up dramatically, because any dust or other junk that touches the laser lens will slow down its access time, just like scratches on CD media will. And while you're at it, clean the CD tray and your CD's as well - every little bit helps, particularly if you are playing a game that you've had for a while.

Conclusion These tweaks should speed up your CD-ROM drive to its full speed. However, be advised, messing around with the IDE channels can cause problems, so only do it if you are confident that you know what you are doing - and more importantly, how to change it back if there is a problem. Good luck


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