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Hard Disk Drive
Windows XP

Note: This tweak only works on Windows XP/.NET.

Description:

This setting will rearrange files on the hard drive when the computer is idle thus improving the performance of the system.

Steps:

1. Open your registry by clicking on Start > Run > Type: "regedit" and find or create the key below.
2. Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "EnableAutoLayout" and set it according to the value data below.

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout]
Value Name: EnableAutoLayout
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

3. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: The computer must be restarted before the changes take effect.

Optimize Hard Disk When Idle

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Jerry Ziliak's Comment
Ali, Followed navigation path in your steps above and reached value data. I'm trying to optimize idle disk. I can see need to edit binary data to 1 to enable this function ... just not confident which zero in string of edit binary window to replace with a one. Where does the one get placed in this string? 0000 00 00 00 00 Thanks, Jerry
05 Fri Oct 2012
Admin's Reply:

Not sure myself Jerry.




Premjeet kumar's Comment
No
08 Thu Sep 2011
Admin's Reply:

 Dear Premjeet  why "NO" ?




DANIEL's Comment
thanks very much
12 Sat Mar 2011
Admin's Reply:

You're very welcome






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