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Superfetch Service Won't Start

  1. #1


    Steve Foxon Guest

    Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Hi,

    Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the Superfetch
    service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is not
    presently configured to run this application".

    Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo (yes not a
    brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of action
    for all users).

    Cheers.


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  3. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Steve

    Have you activated this copy of Vista yet?

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:62EB6DB5-6A6E-40EC-A5A7-8418D4030BFC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the Superfetch
    > service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is not
    > presently configured to run this application".
    >
    > Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo (yes not
    > a
    > brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of action
    > for all users).
    >
    > Cheers.
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Steve Foxon Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Yes I have.

    Steve.

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Steve
    >
    > Have you activated this copy of Vista yet?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:62EB6DB5-6A6E-40EC-A5A7-8418D4030BFC@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the Superfetch
    > > service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is not
    > > presently configured to run this application".
    > >
    > > Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo (yes not
    > > a
    > > brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of action
    > > for all users).
    > >
    > > Cheers.
    > >

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    meteorash Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Hi,

    I have the same problem as well. I don't seem to have any idea how to get
    Superfetch running. Please help.

    Ashwin

    "Steve Foxon" wrote:

    > Yes I have.
    >
    > Steve.
    >
    > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    >
    > > Steve
    > >
    > > Have you activated this copy of Vista yet?
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Ronnie Vernon
    > > Microsoft MVP
    > > Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:62EB6DB5-6A6E-40EC-A5A7-8418D4030BFC@microsoft.com...
    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the Superfetch
    > > > service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is not
    > > > presently configured to run this application".
    > > >
    > > > Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo (yes not
    > > > a
    > > > brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of action
    > > > for all users).
    > > >
    > > > Cheers.
    > > >

    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Steve Foxon Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Hi,

    Microsoft gave me the solution to this. A couple of values in the registry
    need changing to get it working. Both are under:

    HKLM\System\CurrentContorlSet\Session Manager\Memory Management\Prefetch
    Parameters

    Both 'EnableSuperfetch' & 'EnablePrefetcher' need to be set to a value of 1.

    After doing that, I was able to enable the Superfetch Service to run.

    Hope that helps.

    Steve.

    "meteorash" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I have the same problem as well. I don't seem to have any idea how to get
    > Superfetch running. Please help.
    >
    > Ashwin
    >
    > "Steve Foxon" wrote:
    >
    > > Yes I have.
    > >
    > > Steve.
    > >
    > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Steve
    > > >
    > > > Have you activated this copy of Vista yet?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > Ronnie Vernon
    > > > Microsoft MVP
    > > > Windows Shell/User
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:62EB6DB5-6A6E-40EC-A5A7-8418D4030BFC@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Hi,
    > > > >
    > > > > Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the Superfetch
    > > > > service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is not
    > > > > presently configured to run this application".
    > > > >
    > > > > Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo (yes not
    > > > > a
    > > > > brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of action
    > > > > for all users).
    > > > >
    > > > > Cheers.
    > > > >
    > > >


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  7. #6


    Rock Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > Hi,
    >
    > Microsoft gave me the solution to this. A couple of values in the registry
    > need changing to get it working. Both are under:
    >
    > HKLM\System\CurrentContorlSet\Session Manager\Memory Management\Prefetch
    > Parameters
    >
    > Both 'EnableSuperfetch' & 'EnablePrefetcher' need to be set to a value of
    > 1.
    >
    > After doing that, I was able to enable the Superfetch Service to run.
    >
    > Hope that helps.


    > "meteorash" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I have the same problem as well. I don't seem to have any idea how to get
    >> Superfetch running. Please help.
    >>
    >> Ashwin
    >>
    >> "Steve Foxon" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Yes I have.
    >> >
    >> > Steve.
    >> >
    >> > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > Steve
    >> > >
    >> > > Have you activated this copy of Vista yet?
    >> > >


    >> > > "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >> > > > Hi,
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Don't know if anyone can help, but I noticed today that the
    >> > > > Superfetch
    >> > > > service will not start. I get "Error 197: The operating System is
    >> > > > not
    >> > > > presently configured to run this application".
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Any ideas? I have Vista Business and it was upgraded from XP PRo
    >> > > > (yes not
    >> > > > a
    >> > > > brilliatn idea, but I am testing whether it is a possible course of
    >> > > > action
    >> > > > for all users).
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Cheers.


    I think you left out a level and misspelled another in that registry key.
    It should be
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    Management\PrefetchParameters

    Unfortunately I don't know what the various settings for these values mean.
    On my system superfetch seems to be running and the settings are

    EnablePrefetcher = 3
    EnableSuperfetch = 3

    Did the MS tech support person say what the settings corresponded to?
    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Steve Foxon Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    Hi,

    sorry, ues you're quite right, I missed the 'Control' part out! And
    mispelled control!

    Mine are also now at 3, but when I altered them they were set to 0 and I was
    told to change them to 1. So at some point they have changed.

    All he said was that 0 meant they were diabled and 1 enabled and both need
    to be enabled for superfetch to work. Couldn't tell you what 3 means though.

    Steve.

    >
    > I think you left out a level and misspelled another in that registry key.
    > It should be
    > HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > Management\PrefetchParameters
    >
    > Unfortunately I don't know what the various settings for these values mean.
    > On my system superfetch seems to be running and the settings are
    >
    > EnablePrefetcher = 3
    > EnableSuperfetch = 3
    >
    > Did the MS tech support person say what the settings corresponded to?
    > --
    > Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    if it follows the same pattern as XP
    0—Disable
    1—Application Launch Prefetch
    2—Boot Prefetch
    3—Prefetch everything



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B31011FC-65EA-4700-BA40-9D03ADD74703@microsoft.com...
    Hi,

    sorry, ues you're quite right, I missed the 'Control' part out! And
    mispelled control!

    Mine are also now at 3, but when I altered them they were set to 0 and I was
    told to change them to 1. So at some point they have changed.

    All he said was that 0 meant they were diabled and 1 enabled and both need
    to be enabled for superfetch to work. Couldn't tell you what 3 means though.

    Steve.

    >
    > I think you left out a level and misspelled another in that registry key.
    > It should be
    > HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    > Management\PrefetchParameters
    >
    > Unfortunately I don't know what the various settings for these values mean.
    > On my system superfetch seems to be running and the settings are
    >
    > EnablePrefetcher = 3
    > EnableSuperfetch = 3
    >
    > Did the MS tech support person say what the settings corresponded to?
    > --
    > Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Rock Guest

    Re: Superfetch Service Won't Start

    "Steve Foxon" <SteveFoxon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > Hi,
    >
    > sorry, ues you're quite right, I missed the 'Control' part out! And
    > mispelled control!
    >
    > Mine are also now at 3, but when I altered them they were set to 0 and I
    > was
    > told to change them to 1. So at some point they have changed.
    >
    > All he said was that 0 meant they were diabled and 1 enabled and both need
    > to be enabled for superfetch to work. Couldn't tell you what 3 means
    > though.


    >> I think you left out a level and misspelled another in that registry key.
    >> It should be
    >> HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
    >> Management\PrefetchParameters
    >>
    >> Unfortunately I don't know what the various settings for these values
    >> mean.
    >> On my system superfetch seems to be running and the settings are
    >>
    >> EnablePrefetcher = 3
    >> EnableSuperfetch = 3
    >>
    >> Did the MS tech support person say what the settings corresponded to?


    Ok thanks. Interesting that you set it to 1 but it's at 3 now. Superfetch
    is working fine here with the same registry setting. Maybe SF resets it to
    3 after first running.

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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