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Windows 7: SDHC ReadyBoost Card Stops Boot Process ?

04 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

I have done as you suggested and the SD card shows up under the heading Disc Drives. It is reporting that it is functioning correctly, and that the best drivers are currently installed.

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04 Jun 2012   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

OK, I'll point the Gurus towards this thread as it's almost 2:30, and I need to get some sleep. A Guy
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04 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Fred, a few points to ponder.
  1. You may only see any benefit from ReadyBoost if your RAM is 1 GB or less. You have 4 GB, but may see some benefit if you use a 32-bit version of Windows. Your specs state you are using the 64-bit version.
  2. SDHC cards have known issues when being used for ReadyBoost.
  3. Faster 7200 HDDs and SSDs won't see any benefit from it.
  4. You may want to consider not using it.
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04 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

While Seavixen makes a good point it doesn't really solve the issue. Some computers just have issues starting up with USB flash drives and SD cards attached. It is usually a BIOS issue. I can't find a new BIOS on the Fujitsu support site. To see if it is a matter of having the card inserted, rather than an issue with readyboost, turn readyboost off, format the SD card, and restart your computer. If the same thing occurs, it might just be an issue you have to live with for the time being.
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04 Jun 2012   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Agree with seavixen32, you won't see any performance gain from ready boost with your system specs.
I seem to recall reading somewhere that ready boost doesn't work well from a card reader, will post if I find a reference on it.

By all means, check if the flash card is functioning.
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04 Jun 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Others beat me to it...but end the frustration by doing away with the card. That will solve your issue and you won't be missing out on any performance.
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04 Jun 2012   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

If you are having problems booting with the card in just wait until Windows has loaded then insert the card. You won't gain anything on the boot anyway with 8GB of RAM.
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04 Jun 2012   #18

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

I don't know if you can return the card, but the money spent on the card would be better spent on additional memory.
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04 Jun 2012   #19

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

Many thanks to you all !!!
The qwery allways was realy, that the system would stall with the card in place. I don't think that this should happen.
I am running DDR2 on my RAM with 2 X 2 GB slots. The next option is that there are now 4GB DDR2 cards on the market, so I will upgrade to 2X 4 GB, total 8GB in the near future. Unless my system will not accept/see it. As I have a 64 bit system I believe that it should find the extra RAM. Do you forsee any problems with this particular upgrade ? My next stop is to look at the "Graphicm Card Update" forum as I am running a iiyama ProLite E2607WSD 26inch widescreen with a :RES of 1900 X 1200 on a NVIDIA GE Force GT120 card with 1 GB of RAM. I want to run an additional 5.4 aspect ratio monitor for my help files in the future. About 17 or 19 inch seems about right for this. I started my computer experiences on monitors of less than 12 inch, so you can understand my desire for "SPACE" !!
But still, the card problem will still be be a problem, untill resolved. After all, it is a function that is not functioning, and there must be a reason. If my spelling ang grammer in this post are "Rubbish" then please excuse me as I have just got back from the pub.
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04 Jun 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

For advice on the best RAM configuration for your computer, please download and run the Crucial memory scanner.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from

If you do decide to upgrade your RAM, make sure you do it before you go to the pub! I know full well what eight pints of McEwans Export can do to your cognitive processes and reflexes. :)
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