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How do I do this?

by BP1996 / October 8, 2009 4:23 AM PDT

I just ran the CNET Health Check but I don't know how to do the following things that came in the results:

1. The scheduled task polling settings should be optimized.
The Scheduled task polling setting is currently set to 24.
This action specifies the strategy used for optimizing processor time on the system. It determines how much processor time the threads of a process receive each time they are scheduled and how much the allotted time can vary and the relative priority of foreground and background processes. Setting a value of 38 for this setting will result in a smoother, faster response time for your foreground program.

2. The Disk Performance Monitor should be disabled.
The Disk Performance Monitor is currently set to enable.
In Windows XP Performance Monitor disk counters for physical disks are turned on by default, disk counters for logical disks are turned off by default.

3. The protocol setting should be configured.
The 'GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize' protocol setting is currently not set to 65535.
This action configures the TCP/IP protocol setting to enhance internet connection speed. This parameter determines the maximum TCP receive window size offered. The receive window specifies the number of bytes that a sender can transmit without receiving an acknowledgment. In general, larger receive windows improve performance over high-delay, high-bandwidth networks

4. Hard drive data transfer protocol should be optimized.
Your system is currently set with UDMA66 disabled.
The internal transfer rate of data between the processor and the hard drive should be optimized. UDMA66 mode improves the transfer rate of information between the processor and hard drive. This should be enabled for systems with compatible hard drives.

Thanks for any help.

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The scheduled task polling setting should be optimized?
by throckmortona / December 30, 2010 6:32 AM PST
In reply to: How do I do this?

I ran an Office Depot computer health check and got the same result on the Scheduled Task Poll Setting, Disk Performance Monitor Configuration, The Protocol Setting Configuration among others. I'm still looking for answers to some of these issues. It's a pity nobody has responded with any information to the first post in over a year?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 7:48 AM PST

But I never tried the Cnet Health Check apps or services.

In fact I see no reason to enable Disk Performance Monitor at all. Why not eject that and all its baggage?

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