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Windows 7: ReadyBoost Problems in Win 7

17 Feb 2009   #11
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I have superfetch enabled and running. Tried all sorts of formatting options and no matter what I do, the readyboost tab will not reappear in right click | properties.
Can you please give more info on this, like was this flash disk working on vista and what size is the flash disk?

If you could give other indications as to when this happened, it would really be helpful. Thanks.


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18 Feb 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yes, the actual drive itself was working well for readyboost on both Vista SP1 and 2 which I have since deleted and now only have XPSP3 and 7022. It was also working on 7000 and when I had that. On 7000 is when I noticed it was not flashing. Then I checked it and there was no readyboost tab. Now, the same on my 7022.
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18 Feb 2009   #13
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yes, the actual drive itself was working well for readyboost on both Vista SP1 and 2 which I have since deleted and now only have XPSP3 and 7022. It was also working on 7000 and when I had that. On 7000 is when I noticed it was not flashing. Then I checked it and there was no readyboost tab. Now, the same on my 7022.
It seems to of been removed from 7022??
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19 Feb 2009   #14
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yes, the actual drive itself was working well for readyboost on both Vista SP1 and 2 which I have since deleted and now only have XPSP3 and 7022. It was also working on 7000 and when I had that. On 7000 is when I noticed it was not flashing. Then I checked it and there was no readyboost tab. Now, the same on my 7022.
Ok. Let's try to isolate the problem.

Unplug all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse
Restart computer
Once OS loads completely
Verify that Superfetch is running in services (run services.msc on run by typing Win+R), if it's not running, change it's property to Automatic and start the service
Reset AutoPlay, Click on Start>All Programs>Default Programs>Change AutoPlay Settings then click on Reset all defaults
Plug-in the Flash Disk on a USB 2.0 port, wait for the AutoPlay to kick-in
Close the AutoPlay dialog
Format USB device, click on Start>Computer then right-click on your Flash disk, click on Reset device defaults then proceed to format
Activate ReadyBoost, right-click on your flash disk, go to ReadyBoost tab
Leave default system allocation on device, select dedicate this device to ReadyBoost.

Let us know how it turns out
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19 Feb 2009   #15
Supanorm

Windows 7
 
 

K, now my flash drive has the option to be formatted using NTFS, exFAT and FAT32. Which is best for Readyboost?
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19 Feb 2009   #16
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

People have reported that exFAT is much faster than NTFS though some functionality might be lost due to the file system structure that's inherent in NTFS. FAT32 is the normal file system used in Flash Disks.

I'd suggest going for the default options offered before experimenting just to be on the save side. I personally use FAT32 and it's been great

Btw, welcome to the forum Supanorm!
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19 Feb 2009   #17
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Anyone found/got it working in 7022 yet?? lol xD
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01 Apr 2009   #18
aarauz

vista 32
 
 
check services too..

all the previous information was helpful too.
but people may want to check under services ReadyBoost services to make sure is turned on. that did the trick for me..
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15 Dec 2009   #19
nrostov

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
ReadyBoost Only Shows 4093MB on 8GB USB Drive

Hi,

I am having a problem with ReadyBoost in Win 7. It is only showing 4094 mb as the maximum allowable memory I can allocate on an 8GB USB drive.

I have the same problem when I try using my 16GB USB drive.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem.

I attached a picture of what I am seeing.

Here are my system specs:
System Manufacturer/Model Number Velocity Micro OS Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit CPU Intel i7 975 E Overclocked to 4 ghz Motherboard EVGA X58 Classified 3xSLI Memory 6 gb Corsair 1333 ghz OC to 1600 ghz Graphics Card(s) EVGA 285 FTW 2xSLI Sound Card Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatality Monitor(s) Displays Dell 27" 2707WFP Screen Resolution N/A Hard Drives 2x300GB VelociRaptor Raid 0
2x150GB Raptor Raid 1 PSU 1200 Watt Maker Unknow Case Velocity Micro Cooling CoolIt Systems Liquid Cooling


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16 Dec 2009   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

IMO: Don't bother, especially if its messin with you.

It is just a USB paging file, slower than HD.

If you want a real boost, get the real RAM memory.
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