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How do I disable BIOS memory in XP?

by rrankin4 / March 25, 2012 11:38 PM PDT

My Dell desktop has become so slow that it sometimes freezes. Someone suggested I disable the BIOS memory, but I do not know how.

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Lucky you.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 25, 2012 11:42 PM PDT

XP doesn't have BIOS memory at all. So there's no possibility to disable it, so no need to do that. Either that someone doesn't know what he talks about, or you misunderstood it.

The only proven way to make a PC fast again: system recovery back to factory conditions from your system recovery disks or partition.


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I'm going to guess
by Jimmy Greystone / March 26, 2012 2:50 AM PDT

I'm going to guess they mean shadow memory, and A) you don't want to disable that unless you know for a fact it's causing problems, B) if it were causing problems then you'd be experiencing things like blue screen errors not slow performance, and C) disabling shadow memory would actually decrease performance even more so seems like kind of the opposite of what you want to do.

So Kees was pretty spot on in saying either this person has no clue what s/he is talking about and you shouldn't be listening to them, or you did not understand what they said. My guess would be a little of both.

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try to recreate your user profile
by LatestNewsHeadline / March 28, 2012 10:33 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm going to guess

1. use other admin user
2. access your profile
3. backup your data outside your profile (for example in: c:\backup)
4. make an restore point
4. delete your profile
5. logon with your credentials and win xp will recreate your profile
6. restore your data on your new profile.

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