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29 May 2012   #11
hortwort

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

X-Fast USB is a program that comes with ASRock brand motherboards. It's supposed to speed up transfer times by some percentage. I believe they have updated it since then so it will no longer be a problem, but I haven't cared to check it.

They have other cute little things to tweak their motherboards, sending more power to USB ports and such to charge some rechargable gadgets faster and such. They're probably great for some people, but I haven't bothered after wasting so much time with this one.

edit: <Marks thread as solved> I didn't know I could do that.


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30 May 2012   #12
Bevier

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
X-Fast USB

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
X-Fast USB? I've never heard of that. Did that come pre-installed on your systems? Or was it something you downloaded?
It came on the installation disk of my ASRock motherboard. It can also be downloaded on their website. It is intended for use with select ASRock mobos. Perhaps there is a setting that is conflicting, but I just uninstalled it to solve the problem.
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03 Jul 2012   #13
rcozzo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hortwort View Post
X-Fast USB is a program that comes with ASRock brand motherboards. It's supposed to speed up transfer times by some percentage. I believe they have updated it since then so it will no longer be a problem, but I haven't cared to check it.

They have other cute little things to tweak their motherboards, sending more power to USB ports and such to charge some rechargable gadgets faster and such. They're probably great for some people, but I haven't bothered after wasting so much time with this one.

edit: <Marks thread as solved> I didn't know I could do that.
Thank you sooooooo much for posting your solution. I've been struggling with a new ASRock based PC build not allowing system restores for a couple days now to no avail. I uninstalled X-Fast USB and X-Fast Lan (for good measure) and system restore works perfectly now after a reboot.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Hopefully other ASRock X-Fast USB victims will find this thread.

(Just to hopefully get this some more Google hits, here's my original error code info: the creation of the shadow copy has timed out 0x81000101)
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10 Jul 2012   #14
Machineguy

Windows 7
 
 

I am another Asrock victim who is thankful for your solution. It worked!!! I didnt find XFast very useful anyway. Never dreamed it was blocking so many services. Thank you. Thank you.
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31 Aug 2012   #15
rontom

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

And yet another AsRock MB owner that can now create a restore point in Windows 7 (64-bit), by uninstalling the xfast USB utility that came with the MB. What a great find hortwort and THANKS so much for posting. I have worked on this problem for a long time!
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07 Apr 2014   #16
bseales

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

An old thread I know but many thanks for picking up on Xfast being the problem with creating restore points. I had tried everything on a new build but could not get create restore to work. Having uninstalled Xfast the create restore worked in seconds. My system is also way quieter as the hard drives are not being written to as frequently. The whole system is now much faster. I also had issues with install shield hanging for ages while installing software. That appears to be gone also! Regards, Brian
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24 Nov 2014   #17
Suz59

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

another user thanking you for the Xfast answer, I never dreamed that could be causing this problem but now I hope it might solve some of my others too. I build this machine 2 or three years ago mostly just to fool with, play games nothing important but I started to get alot of data that I didn't want to risk losing. I thought would take advantage of windows back up to back up to my second drive. But I thought it was something I was doing wrong since it was to the second internal and an external. I am so glad I looked up why it was taking so long to start up, sometimes never!

Thank you thank you even years after the original post!
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24 Nov 2014   #18
Bevier

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suz59 View Post
another user thanking you for the Xfast answer, I never dreamed that could be causing this problem but now I hope it might solve some of my others too. I build this machine 2 or three years ago mostly just to fool with, play games nothing important but I started to get alot of data that I didn't want to risk losing. I thought would take advantage of windows back up to back up to my second drive. But I thought it was something I was doing wrong since it was to the second internal and an external. I am so glad I looked up why it was taking so long to start up, sometimes never!

Thank you thank you even years after the original post!

Hey, it's not necroing if it is still applicable; people certainly still have these mobos! I have found this forum to be one of the best around for the given topic.

Glad it worked out for you, too.
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16 Jan 2015   #19
Smoggert

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I also use an Asus motherboard, not being able to run backups caused several errors each time I tried to run msi installers, causing increasingly slower instals for each new one.

Just removing X-fast USB fixed .... everything.

I'm never buying asus again.

edit: You guys helped me a lot ! Thank you very much.
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