|Increase the Number Disk Buffers (Windows 3.1/DOS)|
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This setting can be used to increase the number of disk buffers available to DOS.
Open the CONFIG.SYS file found in the root directory of your C: drive using Notepad or another text editor (not Microsoft Word or any word processor).
Add a new line with the text "buffers=40", or modify the exiting line beginning with "buffers=" and change it to "buffers=40" where '40' is the number of disk buffers. Alternatively use "buffershigh=40" to cause the reserved memory to be taken out of the upper memory area instead.
These changes will take place on the next reboot.
Name: buffers or buffershigh|
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: October 17, 2000