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DanielLee

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Hi,
I recently did a pc tune up at www.pcpitstop.com (great service tool!) and my test result said I have a cashed speed of 94.5 megabytes per second when the average for my computer set up should be 179.7.

Disabling the antivirus and running as few programs as possible does not help the speed. I have updated the disk control driver, changed the settings of the Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller disk controller to “both channels” and the speed remains basically the same.

Not to long ago I was getting this error message and I followed the advice given.

“Terminating thread sue to a stack over flow problem. A VXD, possibly recently installed, has consumed too much stack space. Increase the settings of MINSPs in system INI or remove recently installed VXD’s. There are currently 4 SPs allotted”.

It was recommended that I edit my system.ini file to set the minsps as below :
[boot]
minsps=16
and further down the file :
[386Enh]
minsps=16

They said that I could have any multiple of 4 but didn’t know what the upper limit was, that setting it to 16 solved their problem with it and it stopped the error message on start up for me.

My computer crashes fairly often, but then again I push it pretty hard. I get the popups listed at the end of this letter (after my system Nomenclature) quite often. I am fairly new at computers and I don’t know if this is relevant to my problem or not.

Does any one have any suggestions or information, on know where I can go to get information on this problem? Any assistance appreciated.

Sincerely, Daniel

My system statistics
Tower
Pentium 3
550 MHz
128 MB of ram
Bios- Award 04/12/99
Chipset Intel 82443BX
Windows 98 SE Full Version 4.10.2222 A
Resources- 88% free
Fonts Installed- 41
Windows Scripting- Version 5.1.0.4615
CPU- Load 0%
Max Phys Page Limit- No Limit
Min File Cache- None
Max File Cache- None
Cached speed 94.32 MB/s (72%)
Uncached speed 2.38 MB/s (92%)

Swap File Status- Enabled
Min Swap File- None
Max Swap File- None

Disk Drive- Maxtor 91303D6
IDE details- Master
-----------------------------
These are some of the messages that pop up often, but not as often as my system freezes up and has to be warm booted to get it going again.

RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module WININET.DLL at 017f:70248d9c.
Registers:
EAX=0045f670 CS=017f EIP=70248d9c EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00001a21 SS=0187 ESP=02c5fcfc EBP=02c5fd18
ECX=00000000 DS=0187 ESI=0045f5e0 FS=46f7
EDX=0045babc ES=0187 EDI=0045b9b0 GS=12ee
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 19 8d 86 8c 00 00 00 50 8d 86 84 00 00 00 50
Stack dump:
0045f670 00000000 00000000 0045babc 004617c0 0045f5e0 00cc000c 02c5fd5c 70248c5d 000001ec 702070bc 0045f5e0 0045b9b0 00000000 00cc000c 70207140
-------------------
10-30-01 6 pm

WKGDCACH caused an invalid page fault in
module WKGDCACH.EXE at 017f:0040506b.
Registers:
EAX=00184a7c CS=017f EIP=0040506b EFLGS=00010212
EBX=00000000 SS=0187 ESP=0177ff48 EBP=0177ff90
ECX=00184a7c DS=0187 ESI=00000008 FS=3f57
EDX=81774a74 ES=0187 EDI=00184a84 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 4f 08 3b cb 89 4d e8 89 5d f0 0f 8e a3 00 00


Thank you in advance,
Daniel
 

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try this, if it doesn't help undo the changes.

Using notepad or another text editor, open your SYSTEM.INI file from your Windows directory.

Find the section starting with [vcache], and add the following two lines, or modify them if they already exist.


MinFileCache=0
MaxFileCache=4096

These values set the amount of memory in kilobytes to be used for disk caching, if you have more the 16Mb of RAM you may want to increase the MaxFileCache size, to about 25% of your total RAM (i.e. if you have 128Mb use "MaxFileCache=32768")
 
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