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Windows 7: I was deleted the Prefetch folder

02 Nov 2010   #1
Ridvan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
I was deleted the Prefetch folder

I was deleted the folder C:\Windows\Prefetch.And my computer start 4 minutes since 2 weeks.What can I do?


msconfig/startup only antivirus program

Sorry I'm Turkish.My english is bad.


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02 Nov 2010   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No worries, Arkadash your english is fine As for the prefetch folder, you should leave it alone
As you experienced deleting it can hurt the performance.

What is the prefetch folder?

Now it has to build up again over time.

-DG
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02 Nov 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Deleting Prefetch data may increase boot time slightly, but only the next time you boot Windows. Each subsequent boot should proceed normally, since the prefetch data will already be present for the programs Windows loads when it boots.

2) Take a look at the startup tab items in Msconfig. Uncheck anything non-essential. You can research on this or ask here. I generally keep only the AV, touchpad and my password manager checked. Sticky notes also if you use them.

3) You can use Soluto to tell you what programs are consuming boot time.

Soluto
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03 Nov 2010   #4
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can use Soluto to tell you what programs are consuming boot time.

Soluto
Bill2- I tried Soluto on your recommendation, but I discovered that it made 16 attempts to call up to the to the Internet to 74.86.61.161 and 208.93.137.60 during its boot time analysis and it left me wondering why Soluto needs to contact home in order to do analyze the programs that boot on my computer?

~Maxx~
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03 Nov 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The initial analysis carried out by soluto requires internet access, to gather information about the apps it detected during start-up. After a full synchronization with the computer is done Soluto can work offline, until a new application is discovered in one of the boots, in which case another synchronization is required.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Bill2- Thanks for the explanation.

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03 Nov 2010   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

From what I read in an article by Ed Botts here, Soluto has to check the data it collects agains a database it calls the PC Genome. Makes sense. Think I'll give it a try too.


Thanks Bill2
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