September 9th, 2004, 08:41 AM #1
Win98SE tweak help-disabling Task Scheduler
It's been a while since needing to mess with 98SE, but it's the best option for an old Tecra I'm finally getting to work on. I'm specifically looking to remove Task Scheduler (from system tray) and looking to access services (to disable what's not needed/wanted).
I've found these instructions, but don't see an "Advanced" tab in step two (it's early, and I'm down much caffeine!).
Double-click the Task Scheduler icon in the System Tray.
In the resulting window, click on 'Advanced'.
Click on "Stop Using Task Scheduler" in the pop-up menu.
Close the Scheduled Tasks window by clicking on 'File' and 'Exit'.
Also, does anyone know a good tweaks page for 98SE, in the vein of Viper's OS guides?
Thanks.Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
September 9th, 2004, 09:37 AM #2
What a Jamoke I am! It sounded much better when you said it, Steve! Thanks.
I told you I didn't have enough caffeine! I was looking for "Advanced" to be on the screen, with the other options...doh!!!!
Still looking for a good tweaks page and services access.Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
September 9th, 2004, 02:19 PM #3
Go to run "msconfig" and uncheck scheduling agentYou can't get there from here
September 9th, 2004, 02:37 PM #4
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if you have enough ram (256ish) then you can set the virtual memory to have the same size max and min sizes....that keeps windows from growing and shriking the swap file etc....supposed to help performance somewhat
also of course when you right click my comp...properties/performace/file system it should be set on "network server"
see if you can get hold of a WimME comp and steal the 'defrag.exe' off of it and replace the win98se defrag with it...the WinME defrag is WAY faster
also there is a cool tweak for increasing the cache used for read aheads etc on cdroms...because you know W98 was during the time of 4x cdroms..so the cache is set for that speed.....wayyy below what we use today
go to hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\contro l\filesystem\cdfs
change the cache size from decimal 619 (hex 26b) to 2476 (9ac)
chage the prefetch from 228 (hex e4) to 1792 (hex 700)
that changes it from 4x to 32x..I suppose it'd be better to set it for 52x etc but I dont know the math for that, lol....I just got these figures from an article
you can also set up "conservatives swap file usage" by going to the system.ini file in the windows directory and adding this like to the [386enh] section
i think msoft warns against this..so you know itmust be good! lol
also there is the cool utility called "cacheman" http://www.outertech.com/?_charisma_...a8630992073714
I have used it on some of my win98SE builds and I used it on my old ME comp....it has various tweaks etc....messing with swap file, cache etc etc....you can set it to its idfferent presets and then go see what it actually changed....good way to learn....for example...I know that it does add the "conservativesawpfileusage" line in some of its presets
JP"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
September 9th, 2004, 02:53 PM #5
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lotsa tweaks here http://www.mdgx.com/ for all windows oses....you do have to do some searching thru it all though"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
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