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Windows 7: Have SSD; would thumb drive Readyboost help performance?

19 Aug 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I'm confused. How did we get from ReadyBoost to system lockout, dumps, cheep performanc, build a new computer? All in nine post.

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19 Aug 2012   #12


Yes, the dump sounds more like a hang which is not acceptable in Win7.

Work through the troubleshooting steps to do due diligence and familiarize yourself more with the System's resources and methods.
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20 Aug 2012   #13

windows 8.1 Pro x64

readyboost works on the basis that the secondary cache device is faster than normal i/o, since ssd beats usb sticks for i/o speeds readyboost would make things slower. So no dont use it.
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20 Aug 2012   #14

Win 7/Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Explain to me what is a "dump" mean to you? As we normally use that word, then a dump is very fast. Are you referring to your syste hanging, blue screening, or what.
To me "dump" means that Windows has detected a fault in the operating system, a device driver, or a hardware component, and halts all activities (the screen is frozen, but not "blue," and the mouse is inoperable), copies all the 16GB to RAM to a special place on the system drive, and after that is done, recovers and allows one to continue using the system. When this occurred when my system drive was a disk, it took several minutes -- but fortunately this was a rare event. Now with the SSD system drive it takes about 60 seconds; alas, it occurs usually once a day for no apparent (to me) reason).

At least it is not as bad as when I was working in my state's computer center; now only I am inconvenienced, and then for only a minute -- back then, 35,000 employees on "dumb" terminals would sit around waiting for 30-45 minutes.
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20 Aug 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I understand now I think. Your problem isn't readyboost. Try this.
Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums
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20 Aug 2012   #16

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

We have a forum devoted to Crashes and BSODs. I suggest you start a fresh thread stating your crash problem.

By doing such, then the crash and BSOD experts will see your post.

Please the instructions yuu will see there.

I would like for you to follow this procedure precisely. This procedure will guarantee that minidumps are generated and generated correctly, etc.


Enable automatic management of the Paging file
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings (left-hand side) |
Advanced tab, Performance section, Settings |
Advanced tab, Virtual Memory section, Change |
checkmark Automatically manage paging file size for all drives |
OK | OK | OK

WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings (left-hand side) |
tab, Startup and Recovery section, Settings |
System Failure section | checkmark Write an Event to the system log
| uncheck
Automatically restart |

Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump |
in the Small dump directory: box, enter %SystemRoot%\Minidump| OK

If Overwrite any existing file is checked, then:
Under Write debugging information, select Kernel memory dump
Uncheck Overwrite any existing file
Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump
OK button
If you get a crazy message from Win 7 about your paging file being too small, then just ignore the message since we have already made sure that the paging file is set to be managed by Win 7.

Scroll down to Windows Error Reporting Service |
Rt-clk on Windows Error Reporting Service | Properties |
tab | for Startup type, choose Automatic |
In Service status, Start button (unless grayed out) | OK

CCLEANER | Cleaner icon | Windows tab | System category |
Uncheck Memory Dumps
WIN | Services.msc | Enter
Under Name, locate Windows Error Reporting Service
If Status is not Started, then
Right-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |choose START
If Startup Type is not Automatic, then
Right-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |
choose Properties | General tab |
set Startup type to Automatic
Close Services.msc (I like to use ALT + F4)

After a crash, the minidump file will be in %SystemRoot%\Minidump
%SystemRoot% is generally C:\Windows
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 Have SSD; would thumb drive Readyboost help performance?

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