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Windows 7: SDHC ReadyBoost Card Stops Boot Process ?

10 Jun 2012   #31

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Sure, it's not their money, but modern architecture SHOULD be able to handle it (not my money either ) It's your call - check with a retailer on returns - buy and try, the worst that's going to happen (I think - anyone else?) is that your system only sees 4Gbs.
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..... I have been advised by a couple of people who think that as I am running a 64 bit system then the increased memory should work.
You could also check the mother board itself, printed between the PCI slots I think. If it says you're up-to-date, great.
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MSI have a little Gizmo you can down load and install that tells you a bit about your/their motherboard. It seems that I have the latest BIOS for this board. I did try to get more details from other users of my computer model from a users forum.
Ok, let me catch up - reading your posts over there:
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The link is here
Fujitsu Technology Solutions - Forum • View forum - AMILO Desktop P My posts are the two at the top. As you can see the Fujitsu forum for this model is a hotbed of activity with people falling all over themselves to provide advice,assistance, and solutions.


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10 Jun 2012   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

There is nothing at all on the card. I formated it and dedicated it to ReadyBoost form new, it's only a few days old ?
Autoplay Screen ? Please elaborate.

Whoops ! I had forgotten about that screen and it's ages since I used the print screen function too. But it's attached as a PDF now.


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File Type: pdf FredM8_AutoPlay.pdf (85.7 KB, 15 views)
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11 Jun 2012   #33

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@FredM8: I saw the posts over at Fujitsu and that "Hey this guy might solve FredM8's problem" Of course now I know that that guy IS FredM8 - lol.

You might try the "Reset to Defaults" button on Control Panel autoplay, remove the SD and restart
Format you SD card after Windows is up, and restart with the SD in the slot and see what happens. I suspect your machine will boot normally - it's just a card in the slot. If you have the "hang" at this point, we'll have to chase it form another angle.

If the system restarts normally with the newly formatted (empty) SD in the slot (no autoplay or Readyboost defined), then tell Windows to use your SD card as a Readyboost device again and restart - what happens?

I normally don't use autoplay, especially for programs - I don't want some rogue program starting automatically. I'd rather have the "inconvenience" of launching anything on a device myself. I do mean anything, even media. That's just how I run my system, autoplay is nice but a threat on external media has an easy way in to your system. So, I set all items in autoplay to "Take no Action".
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11 Jun 2012   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well, I have done as you suggested and the problem remains. I had all my autoplay settings set to default, same problem no difference in response time to play a WMV file etc. I now have most of the settings set to "open folder" to display contents, same problem and no difference in response time to play WMV file etc.
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11 Jun 2012   #35

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Stumped SD & readyboost-boot delay(hang)

Thanks Fred, that might have been my last best guess. I'll think on it for a while, hopefully some other folks will drop by and suggest another plan of attack. It might just be something you have to live with or use a Flash drive for your Readyboost device (I'm not saying you won't have the same issue, but....)

I've subscribed to this thread, so I can follow any progress. I will also look a little deeper into the memory capacity 4Gb v. 8Gb but for now.... I'm stumped!
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11 Jun 2012   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

OK.
I have had USB memory sticks in my machine before, for weeks at a time, with no ill effect on startup or shutdown ?
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11 Jun 2012   #37

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

A question?
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.....with no ill effect on startup or shutdown ?
Were the sticks defined as Readyboost devices? I think the USB sticks have better results with Readyboost in that they don't seem to cause any problems, as long as they pass the initial test when you set it up for a device.

I'm sure that using SD for Readyboost would make it easier since the card doesn't stick out as the flash drives do.

Thanks for the update.
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11 Jun 2012   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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I'm sure that using SD for Readyboost would make it easier since the card doesn't stick out as the flash drives do.
That was my thinking. Also, I dont have much need for cards at all, so I would be happy for the card to take that particular slot all the time. USB ports on the other hand are a different matter.
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11 Jun 2012   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

And, yes I have used a USB stick for ReadyBoost with no problems at all. I did not notice any difference in performance though. One stick was just 2GB and another was 8GB. Apart from the inconvenience of the sticks sticking out as you already mentioned, I can find other uses for my USB ports. If I am going to go for ReadyBoost then I think it will have to be a card of some kind, or not at all.
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11 Jun 2012   #40

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

thanks and I agree. You can still use the card w/ Readyboost, you just can't boot with it in the slot.... an inconvenience, yes.... it would be nice and it should work... but this is technology, there's no magic involved.
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