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    *Lots of crossposting. Feel free to prune the newsgroups I have chosen.*

    I have just moved to Windows XP and have had repeated trouble with XP
    ignoring settings I give it. Two major ones that really tick me off are
    demand paging and auto-run. I've tried all the controls in the open and
    am not afraid of registry tweaks. I am not inexperienced with windows,
    just XP. Please provide some guidance to get XP to stop doing what I
    have told it NOT TO DO.

    #1 I have sufficient memory and I do not run memory intensive tasks.
    The vast majority of my RAM gets used by windows as disk cache since I
    do lots of data moving. As administrator I went into the advanced setup
    and selected "do no use a page file". Windows happily reported that the
    page file was not in use, but both Task Manager and System Information,
    as well as some 3rd party tools give different information. For example
    the Task Manager graph for Page File will steadily grow as I copy files
    from place to place and the sum of the Availible Physical Memory and
    Disk Cache lines is almost half a gigabyte over the Total Physical
    Memory line. In fact adding the numbers and looking at the Commit
    sizes, it seems to suggest that after an hour of using my computer
    Windows has resorted to paging out disk cache!! The other applications
    I've run back up this bizarre assessment.

    #2 In other windows versions I could disable autorun on CDs and DVDs
    quite easily and permanently. XP provided a control in the hardware
    settings for each drive for what action to take when a disk inserted
    contains certain types of files. I went through all my drives and all
    the file types and set them to "No Action". Still, Windows will look at
    what I insert into drives and pop open explorer windows and other
    annoying things.

    Alex
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  2. Re: XP ignoring my settings...help needed

    Please don't crosspost. There are plenty of reason why you should not. Check
    out this link to improve your posting:

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    Stephen

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    | *Lots of crossposting. Feel free to prune the newsgroups I have chosen.*
    |
    | I have just moved to Windows XP and have had repeated trouble with XP
    | ignoring settings I give it. Two major ones that really tick me off are
    | demand paging and auto-run. I've tried all the controls in the open and
    | am not afraid of registry tweaks. I am not inexperienced with windows,
    | just XP. Please provide some guidance to get XP to stop doing what I
    | have told it NOT TO DO.
    |
    | #1 I have sufficient memory and I do not run memory intensive tasks.
    | The vast majority of my RAM gets used by windows as disk cache since I
    | do lots of data moving. As administrator I went into the advanced setup
    | and selected "do no use a page file". Windows happily reported that the
    | page file was not in use, but both Task Manager and System Information,
    | as well as some 3rd party tools give different information. For example
    | the Task Manager graph for Page File will steadily grow as I copy files
    | from place to place and the sum of the Availible Physical Memory and
    | Disk Cache lines is almost half a gigabyte over the Total Physical
    | Memory line. In fact adding the numbers and looking at the Commit
    | sizes, it seems to suggest that after an hour of using my computer
    | Windows has resorted to paging out disk cache!! The other applications
    | I've run back up this bizarre assessment.
    |
    | #2 In other windows versions I could disable autorun on CDs and DVDs
    | quite easily and permanently. XP provided a control in the hardware
    | settings for each drive for what action to take when a disk inserted
    | contains certain types of files. I went through all my drives and all
    | the file types and set them to "No Action". Still, Windows will look at
    | what I insert into drives and pop open explorer windows and other
    | annoying things.
    |
    | Alex
    | --
    | My words are my own. They represent no other; they belong to no other.
    | Don't read anything into them or you may be required to compensate me
    | for violation of copyright. (I do not speak for my employer.)
    |



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