Now for Vcache
the Windows disk-caching virtual device driver. Here is where
you improve the disk performance. Windows limits this, so you
need to change it to "set it free". First, you need
to disable any disk caching utilities like Smartdrive, as vcache
usually takes up all your RAM and resizes it all the time. To
change it, go to start menu, run, type "sysedit.exe"
and hit ok. In System.ini look for the [VCACHE] entry. It is probably
empty, although it may have:
The number you want here is 25% of your total RAM. For example:
32megs of ram = 8192, 64 megs of ram = 16384
You can just ignore the ChunkSize entry.
For 128 megs of ram you would use:
(Dont go above 40MB in Win95)
tips were passed on to us from the Adventures on the Internet
* Do not
Load DriveSpace, DoubleSpace or DoublerBuffer Drivers
you never use DriveSpace or DblSpace, Win95 automatically loads
the drivers. While the drivers are not huge, they do consume some
resources. To keep Win95 from loading them all you need to do
2.Find the MSDOS.SYS file in the root directory of your boot drive.
3.Right click on the file, clear the read-only attribute then
edit the file.
4.Add these two lines to the Options section.
7.If you don't have SCSI drives, also add the line Dblbuffer=0
8.If you don't want to see W95 splash screen, add Logo=0 (speeds
9. If you are not having ANY problems with your system, add DisableLog=1
- TO THE END OF THE FILE (speeds boot process)
10.Be sure to save the changes, reset the read-only attribute
save a significant amount of memory but more importantly, it will
reduce the number of threads running in the background.
tip concerns the "Network Server" option... did you
know you can also customize the settings in the registry?
2.Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FS
3.Add a new key called "Custom".
4.Then add two new binary values under that key with the names
"NameCache" and "PathCache", just as with
the other entries.
5.I would recommend using values somewhere in-between what the
standard values are for "Desktop" and "Network
Server". The values I have found to be the best compromise
are "00 08 00 00" and "30 00 00 00" respectively,
your Mileage may vary. (2048 filenames and 48 pathnames)
7.Right click on "My Computer"
8.Select Properties then the Performance tab.
9.Select "File System" and you will now find the "Custom"
option in the drop down box.
10.Select it and click on OK then be sure to reboot.
some of the best tweaks weve found.
A final note
to people upgrading their Windows 95 to Windows 98: Its
an upgrade, not the real thing. Windows 95 is still there, which
means old drivers and old problems. If you really want a clean
machine, install Windows 98 over a clean HD, and a complete reload.
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