How to Adjust Registry Files XP Pro Internet Speed

Friday, September 24, 2010

While Windows XP Pro does a good job of approximating the appropriate values to keep your internet speed optimized, there is always room for improvement based on the particulars of your internet setup. Through the use of a free downloadable internet optimization wizard, you can easily tweak the registry of Windows to improve your overall Internet speed and reliability. The process should take no longer than 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Download and install an internet optimization program such as TweakMaster or the TCP Optimizer. These are programs which can automatically test and tweak the registry of your Windows XP Pro setup to improve performance.
  • Open TweakMaster. From the main screen you should see a number of different options. Select the option for the "Connection Optimization Wizard."
  • Input the type of Internet connection that you are using, whether it is a modem, DSL, cable or another type of high speed internet.
  • Enter in the remaining required information, including your overall connection speed and your network setup to complete the process. TweakMaster will then test your internet connection and change your registry, optimizing your settings according to the results.

How to Optimize Performance for Disk Drives?

Friday, September 17, 2010
Follow the given Instructions to learn how to improve performance of your hard disk and removable disks.
  • Right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the Performance tab.
  • Click File System.
  • Click the Hard Disk tab.
  • Drag the "Read-ahead optimization" slider all the way to the right.
  • Click the CD-ROM tab.
  • Drag the "Supplemental cache size" slider all the way to the right.
  • Click the down arrow to the right of "Optimize access pattern," and select "Quad-speed or higher."
  • Click the Removable Disk tab.
  • Click to check the box to the left of "Enable write-behind caching on all removable disk drives" if it isn't already checked.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Close.

For More Details: PC Optimization

Fix an invalid page fault Error

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
An invalid page fault is caused when the operating system or a software program attempts to store or call a segment or block of the computer's memory that does not exist. Because of the invalid call, the program will generate an invalid page fault error message and terminate the program or process to prevent additional issues. this post provides tech support tips to fix invalid page fault issue.

There are several reasons a computer may generate an Invalid Page fault error. Below are few of those possibilities.

1. Incompatibility or issue with the software programs.
2. Issues with the computer memory.

Troubleshooting Tips

Remove all TSRs

Disable or unload any TSRs or programs currently running before running the program causing the GPF.

Additional information on how to end task a TSR can be found on document CHTSR.

Delete all program temporary files

Delete all temporary files that may still be residing on the hard disk drive from currently or previously running programs.

Additional information on how to remove temporary file can found on document CH000225.

Run Scandisk / Defrag

Attempt to run scandisk / defrag on the hard disk drive as it could be possible your hard disk drive may have an issue causing the swap file or data files to become corrupt or invalid

Additional information on scandisk can be found on our scandisk page.

Additional information on defrag can be found on our defrag page.

Update software or check for software patches

If you are experiencing invalid page faults in only one program, verify that the software program is compatible with the operating system you are running the program within. Also verify with the manufacturer or vendor of the software program that there are no available patches or updates for the program that may help or resolve your issue.

Recently installed software / hardware

If you have recently installed new software or hardware, attempt to uninstall or reinstall that software / hardware to verify it is not causing your issue.

Bad Memory, invalid bits or physically bad memory

It is possible that bad memory can cause Illegal Operations. If you have recently added memory to the computer it is recommended that it first be removed to verify that you are not experiencing conflictions with the recently installed memory.

If no memory has been recently added to the computer it is recommended you follow all other steps found on this page before replacing the memory within the computer.