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Windows 7: 32 bit --> 64 bit

02 Aug 2011   #41
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
Thanks for the tip on the Repair Disk, I'm making one now.
Can you post full screenshot?

For better help,Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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02 Aug 2011   #42
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I may have some additional information regarding the 513Mb disk 0. The image that I had posted previously was from the OS' manager.

The image currently posted is from the MiniTool Partition Wizard. It shows that space to be occupied by NVCACHE(FAT32).

When I view the drive using Acronis' Disk Manager, it doesn't even show a disk0 or the 513Mb space.

I googled NVCACHE and found only users reporting an increase in performance when disabling this MS feature--particularly with 4GB of RAM as is now my case.

Agree?


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02 Aug 2011   #43
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

Okay--I'm posting all 3 images + a Speecy report


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02 Aug 2011   #44
gregrocker

 

What 500mb drive is plugged into DISK1 slot on the mobo?

NVCache sounds like ReadyBoost, perhaps left over from factory preinstall.

Is the drive per chance a USB flash stick which is labeled incorrectly on map?
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02 Aug 2011   #45
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I had ordered this Lenovo laptop with some kind of solid state turbo thing that was hyped to be the best performance thing since sliced bread. Since the same was said of Vista that shipped with the machine--doubt is well placed. I thought the solid state hardware was 1GB that was supposed to buffer the HD--it was an Intel thing.

There are only two sticks plugged to the machine; an 8GB and 2GB cruzer and both are correctly identified on at least two of the drive pictures. I cut off that part of the listing since I recognized their correctness.

Here's a web forum snippet I just snagged: "

"If anyone is curious what that NVCACHE partition is doing on your hard drive setup, so was I. It's part of the infamous Intel Turbo Memory gimmick (also known as Robson).

Just as a reference point: My 1GB chip has a screwy 513MB partition associated with it."
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02 Aug 2011   #46
gregrocker

 

What is plugged into DISK1 on mobo? Check to make sure.

There may not be a way to remove it if it is actually embedded in RAM chip, short of replacing the RAM. I would research how much RAM that model will take and it's availability.

But it seems strange it would establish a paging file listed as Disk1.

Researching it more in depth will probably net how to remove it, perhaps getting a needed RAM upgrade in the process.
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02 Aug 2011   #47
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

Just prior to upgrading 32-->64 bit I increased RAM from 2GB-->4GB.

I'm fairly certain you can turn off this Intel hardware through Intel provided software on the machine. I'll give a whirl and report back.
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02 Aug 2011   #48
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

As I thought, the 513Mb device was the Intel turbo thing. I'm attaching a shot of the Intel screen that I disabled and a shot of the drive after booting.


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02 Aug 2011   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Mark.


If you decide to recover the 101MB back into the C: partition Step Three of this tutorial linked below will give you an idea on the process.
Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS


Now if you want to recover that unallocated space into C: it's not all that complicated.
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02 Aug 2011   #50
gregrocker

 

If you clean reinstalled only Win7, how did the Intel Software get on there?

Did it show up as a missing driver in Device Manager? Which one?

I would uninstall the Software and only allow software on your computer that you intend to use.

Even after Uninstall, check CCleaner Startup List or Msconfig>Startup to make sure it's not still listed, then after several restarts check msconfig>Services, tick Hide all MS Services, uncheck everything that you didn't start yourself and make sure it doesnt' come back to freeload on your resources.
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