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Windows 7: ReadyBoost

17 Feb 2010   #31
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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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.
To check this out, I just installed another drive, and OCZ Diesel, and went to Properties...no Readyboost tab.

EDIT: Correcction: No tab when I went to properties in the file manager, but it does appear in Properties accessed in Disk Management.

EDIT 2: I put the SanDisk back in and checked Disk Management...no ReadyBoost tab, but it still shows it loaded fully red, as before, so as before, I have found no way to confirmj that ReadyBoost is actually enable, despite the fact that the drive contains the ReadyBiist cacge


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17 Feb 2010   #32
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Hi.
i remember this from my vista days.


may not help or not, but i had all sorts of trouble with readyboost back then.

not with W7 though. same reg key, search in reg for EMDMgmt

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/06/25/trick-to-use-any-usb-key-or-flash-drive-to-ready-boost-vista/
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17 Feb 2010   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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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.
To check this out, I just installed another drive, and OCZ Diesel, and went to Properties...no Readyboost tab.
Did you reenable (set to automatic) Superfetch?
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17 Feb 2010   #34
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Open up resmon.exe and/or process explorer and monitor the resource and memory usage to see if a process is causing these hiccups. You can also add paging counters and other helpful addins to perfmon.msc.
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17 Feb 2010   #35
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
Hi.
i remember this from my vista days.


may not help or not, but i had all sorts of trouble with readyboost back then.

not with W7 though. same reg key, search in reg for EMDMgmt

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/06/25/trick-to-use-any-usb-key-or-flash-drive-to-ready-boost-vista/
The path to the key has change since Vista, it is now

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EMDMgmt"

None of the values for: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EMDMgmt\_??_USBSTOR#Disk&Ven_USB&Prod_Driver&Rev_0.00#E6880C0003E7&0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}PEN DRIVE_2603728728"

Contained any referebces to ReadyBoost, nor did any of the values suggest that it is enabled.
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17 Feb 2010   #36
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
To check this out, I just installed another drive, and OCZ Diesel, and went to Properties...no Readyboost tab.
Did you reenable (set to automatic) Superfetch?
I just reset it to automatic and started the service, then went to Disk Management and checked the Properties, but there still is no ReadyBoost tab.

EDIT: Another oddity that I found in Disk Management is that it still show the OCZ drive as installed, despite the fact that I traded it for the SanDisk. At the moment, it shows 2 flash drives installed.

EDIT 2; I have to retract what I said, apparently both of the flash drives shown in Disk Management are the SanDisk. Ine shows a 7MB drive, as it did from the start, and the newer one show a 3.91MB drive, which is the actual capacity after deducting the space taken by the U3 file system. This one does have a ReadyBoost tab, but it shows it as already disabled.
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17 Feb 2010   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You probably forgot to eject the ocz drive
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17 Feb 2010   #38
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You probably forgot to eject the ocz drive
No, the OCZ is sitting in front of me on the desk, plus it is a 16GB drive, so it is not either of the ones now displayed.

Somehow, it doesn't seem too surprising that there is a duplicate of this drive, because the BIOS also showed two of them earlier.
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17 Feb 2010   #39
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

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EDIT: Another oddity that I found in Disk Management is that it still show the OCZ drive as installed, despite the fact that I traded it for the SanDisk. At the moment, it shows 2 flash drives installed.
do a reg backup and delete flash drive entries in EMDMgmt, remove drives and reboot.

after reboot insert drives. sorry i should have explained a bit more before.

just trying to help.
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17 Feb 2010   #40
seekermeister

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

It just dawned on me why it shows 2 drives in Drive Management. The first is 3.81GB, with 14MB unallocated, formatted FAT32. The second drive is 7MB U3, formatted CDFS. Obviously, neither the BIOS nor the OS can reconcile this without showing them as separate drives.

EDIT: This raises the question of how to return the flash drive fully to it's U3 purpose, since I assume that the entire drive would need to be CDFS. I could delete the FAT32 portion, but I just checked the options for formatting in Disk Management, and it doesn't include CDFS. Even if it did, that would probably leave two separate CDFS partitions on the drive, which U3 probably wouldn't like.
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