This is a common one, so i posted my version of it, and i have'nt seen in here before. If i've overlooked, then please tell me and lock this thread _________________________________________- This is yet another windows xp feature, but i'm not so sure and it may be present in other windows versions too. What it basically does is keeps the windows core files on your RAM instead of cahing them to the pagefile on your harddisk (which is much slower). For this, you must have at least 512 MB of RAM memory so that your computer can accomodate the cached file. 1. Go to Start--]Run 2. Type Regedit and hit enter. The Registry editor should start. [em]Above : The Start Page of The Registry Editor[/em] 3. Expand the directories to the following direcotry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management 4. Single Click on the "Memory Management" Folder on the left [em]Above : The Required Directory Shown in the Registry Editor[/em] 5. Right Click on the value "DisablePagingExecutive" and then click on [strong]Modify.[/strong] You should get the image shown below 6. Change the value data from 0 to 1 [em]Above : The Original Value 0. This must be changed to 1[/em] 7. Click OK, close regestry editor,a and restart your computer. The changed settings should have taken effect. If you have sufficient RAM, then you should have noticed an increase in the speed of general xp tasks and applications.