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Windows 7: ReadyBoost

17 Feb 2010   #21
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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I've done a couple more reboots since last posting, and the hang delays still remain, even though I disabled everything on the Startup tab of msconfig. This seems to leave only two possibilities, either some part of ReadyBoost remains enabled in the OS, or the delays are caused by some driver problems. Since the problem began with ReadyBoost, that seems more likely to be the cause, but since I can't rule out coincidence, I ran Autoruns, to see what I might find.

I do not find anything that is obviously related to ReadyBoost, but there is so many possibilities listed, I thought that the Boot Execute tab would be the place to start. However, there are only two items listed....O&O Defrag, which has been there for a while and is among those disabled previously in msconfig, and an item named "Auto Check Utility". What is this for?

Since I know that there are many drivers loaded during boot, not listed on the Boot Execute tab, How should one determine which to disable for troubleshooting purposes? Obviously, one can't disable them all, like in msconfig, otherwise the system is certain not to boot.
Auto chkdsk will run if it detects any possible hard drive issues. That's fine. As for the drivers, try a clean boot, the link is in the troubleshooting guide in my sig. Honestly, your performance would have increased with another stick of RAM. 2GB is not enough for 7, no matter what Microsoft says.
I assume that clean boot is something in your troubleshooting link, but that link took me to a page that forced me to select a link to redirect to your thread. Once there, I didn't see the term "clean boot", and I'm not inclined to do a broad spectrum analysis at the moment, unless it seems to become unavoidable.

Without links and tutorials, can you simply define what you mean by clean boot?


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17 Feb 2010   #22
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The link is a preview, so the site is genuine and not a malware link. Anyway, the link is here:

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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17 Feb 2010   #23
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

whs,

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Try the following. Set Superfetch (in services) to "manual" and see whether that helps
I just tried that, and while it "may" have shortened the hang time (not sure, because I didn't time it), the hangs remain in both drive detection and the Windows logo screen. Since both of these hangs began with ReadyBoost, I feel that they are somehow related to each other...as though both the BIOS and OS were looking for the flash drive.
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17 Feb 2010   #24
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can you plug in the drive, disable ReadyBoost and reboot?
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17 Feb 2010   #25
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Can you plug in the drive, disable ReadyBoost and reboot?
That sounds like a reasonable thought, but I asked prior to pulling it how to disable it and no one responded. Do you know how? The instructions in Help are vague.
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17 Feb 2010   #26
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Right click the drive and there should be an option in the ReadyBoost tab:

How to Disable and Reclaim Space Used by ReadyBoost on USB Flash Drive My Digital Life

Like so.
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17 Feb 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
whs,

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Try the following. Set Superfetch (in services) to "manual" and see whether that helps
I just tried that, and while it "may" have shortened the hang time (not sure, because I didn't time it), the hangs remain in both drive detection and the Windows logo screen. Since both of these hangs began with ReadyBoost, I feel that they are somehow related to each other...as though both the BIOS and OS were looking for the flash drive.
This is very unlikely. The system makes sure that it still operates properly when the stick is off. And the settings can only be made in the Properties of the stick (or Autoplay). From then on, it is Superfetch that manages it.
There must be another problem if your boot times went up all of a sudden. Just to make sure, you can put the stick back in and disable Ready Boost (in Properties). I doubt this makes a difference, but it is worth a try.
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17 Feb 2010   #28
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Right click the drive and there should be an option in the ReadyBoost tab:

How to Disable and Reclaim Space Used by ReadyBoost on USB Flash Drive My Digital Life

Like so.
No joy on the clean boot. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, going to drive's Properties while it was still installed, I found no Readyboost tab, either by right clicking the drive in a file manager, or in Disk Management.
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17 Feb 2010   #29
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Right click the drive and there should be an option in the ReadyBoost tab:

How to Disable and Reclaim Space Used by ReadyBoost on USB Flash Drive My Digital Life

Like so.
No joy on the clean boot. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, going to drive's Properties while it was still installed, I found no Readyboost tab, either by right clicking the drive in a file manager, or in Disk Management.
Quick format the drive in Explorer and then re-enable ReadyBoost.
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17 Feb 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I found no Readyboost tab
Hmm, that is strange - to say the least. Any old USB stick has a Ready Boost tab.

Edit: I think Frostmourne has a good idea.
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