• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.97

    DB:4.97:My Readyboost Isnt Working. When I Click On Dedicate To Readyboost It Gives Me An Error Unable To Create The Cache. a9




    Readyboost - Cache problem!!

    DB:4.97:My Readyboost Isnt Working. When I Click On Dedicate To Readyboost It Gives Me An Error Unable To Create The Cache. a9


    Hi,
    Have you made any changes to your computer?
    a) Click the "Start" button, then click "Computer."
    b) Right-click the USB drive or flash memory card that Windows is using for Ready Boost, then click "Properties."
    c) Click the "Ready Boost" tab in the "Properties" window for the USB drive or memory card.
    d) Select the radio button labeled "Do not use this device" and then click "OK." This step should automatically delete the Ready Boost cache on the device. If you are still unable to use the full capacity
    of the device, continue to the next step.
    e) Double-click the USB drive or memory card.
    f) Right-click the file "ReadyBoost.sfcache," then click "Delete."
    g) Click "Yes" to delete the ReadyBoost cache.
    Replugready boostdevice which enables the ready boost servicethat will createnew cache.

    I would suggest you to follow the links and check.
    Check your hard disk for errors
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors
    Turn ReadyBoost on or off for a storage device
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-ReadyBoost-on-or-off-for-a-storage-device
    Using memory in your storage device to speed up your computer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-memory-in-your-storage-device-to-speed-up-your-computer

    the best resloution i found on web for the error it solved the problem and i am able to use my flash for rapid boost.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.60

    DB:3.60:Readyboost Stopped Working After Installing Vista Sp1 ma




    After installing the rc servicepack 1 on my vista home premium installation. Readyboost stopped working. When I insert a usb stick it still asks me if i want to run readyboost on it. It then tells me that my usb stick is too poor to give the readyboost any performance improvement. Howcome? I only use readyboost approved sticks of premium quality that used to work fine before the sp1 installment. ANY IDÉAS? I would be so greatful.DINGBATT

    DB:3.60:Readyboost Stopped Working After Installing Vista Sp1 ma

    Hi,
    Shlomi,
    My vista doesnt show the ready boost tab at all..!!
    In USB flash drive properties there is no ready boost option it has disappeared..!!
    What can i do to get the ready boost option back in the USB flash drive properties please help me with this..!!

    Regards

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:Turboflash Usb Memory Stick Problem pa




    I recently purchased a TurboFlash 512k with Readyboost support. I plugged it in into an AMD 4200x2 1Gig Vista Home Premium computer and had assumed it was working using Readyboost since it occasionally flashed. However, yesterday I unplugged it from the computer and plugged in another USB memory stick (Corsair) when I was given the option to utilize the stick with Readyboost.

    DB:3.55:Turboflash Usb Memory Stick Problem pa

    If you have the drive setup for Readyboost you cannot access it and store information. It is used for Readyboost feature only. You can deactivate the Readyboost feature in the orginal PC that you installed it in and then you may use it as a regular removeable storeage device. Either Readyboost or removeable storage , not both.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.51

    DB:3.51:Receiving Error Readyboost Sysmain Is Not Enabled When Trying To Enable Readyboost. pf


    original title: I tried using ReadyBoost but...
    I tried using ReadyBoost but the window to set it up, under disk Properties, says "ReadyBoost (Sysmain)" is not enabled. How do I turn this back on. I am running Win7 and am new to this release.

    DB:3.51:Receiving Error Readyboost Sysmain Is Not Enabled When Trying To Enable Readyboost. pf

    Hi,

    •What is the amount of RAM installed on the computer?+

    I would suggest you to provide us the hardware configuration of the computer.
    Click on start and type “system information” and click on system information to get all the hardware configuration of the computer.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Cruzer Micro U3 4gb Readyboost Usb pa



    Hello!!

    I bought Cruzer Micro U3 4GB Readyboost in October, 2007.

    Untill last night it worked just fine, but last night I tried to transfer some files form my computerand my computer didn't respond to it.

    What I want to say is thatwhen I'm plugging it in my computer there's only light for one second and then there's nothing like it's even not plugged in.

    P.S - I installed U3 launchpad and yet it's not working.

    Please help me, I just don't know hat suddenlyhappend, hope you'll help me.

    Thanks in advance.







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    DB:3.47:Cruzer Micro U3 4gb Readyboost Usb pa


    Anyone?

    Pleas I really need you to help me.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

    DB:3.35:Readyboost Help 8x


    Ok, I've managed to configure one of my flash drives to use readyboost and now i sorta need some help with the other one. When I go to the readyboost section on my flash drive's properties it says "A cache already exists. Please remove that cache from
    that device before creating a cache on this device". The flash drive is empty, there is nothing in the flash drive folder. However when i go to properties it tells me there is 100mb of used space that doesnt appear in the folder. Its a Cruzer SanDisk 4gb.
    Can somebody please help me with this.

    DB:3.35:Readyboost Help 8x

    You can only use one flash drive at a time for ReadyBoost with Vista.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Problem With Readyboost Cache Space Used On Flash Drive cs


    i installed a 16gbusb flash drive and am using readyboost.. my problem is that with readyboost in operation, there is only 10.9gb free on the 16gbflash drive. should readyboost be using up all that space on the flash drive?

    DB:3.27:Problem With Readyboost Cache Space Used On Flash Drive cs

    Hi
    Readyboost will use enough space on the flash drive to supplement the memory on the system.
    You should monitor the usage by readyboost on the flash drive and then set the maximum amount of space it is allowed to use slightly higher than that amount of space.
    See the following articles for more information.
    Turn ReadyBoost on or off for a storage device:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-ReadyBoost-on-or-off-for-a-storage-device

    Using memory in your storage device to speed up your computer:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-memory-in-your-storage-device-to-speed-up-your-computer

    Regards

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:How Can I Now If Readyboost Really Makes My Computer Fast x8


    How can I now if readyboost really makes my computer fast??
    after using a 4gig flashdrive, it seems nothing have changed?

    DB:3.27:How Can I Now If Readyboost Really Makes My Computer Fast x8

    only loading the data from the HDD. It doesn't add RAM only a cache for faster file access.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.24

    DB:3.24:Defragging Readyboost Drive ka


    I use a Corsair 4GB USB flash drive for Readyboost with Vista Ultimate. I am not sure if I am supposed to include the flash drive when I defrag my C: drive. How do you guys handle the defrag option?

    DB:3.24:Defragging Readyboost Drive ka

    There should be no real need to defrag the readyboost. You will lose all data in the readyboost cache when the system restarts and the data will function as DRAM. You do not need to defragment your DRAM either :)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.22

    DB:3.22:My Virate And Sound Isnt Working When I Get A Text Message Why Isnt It Working? pp


    why isnt my my virate and sound working when i get a text message?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:My Ready Boost Is Not Working. kp


    Original title: problem

    my ready boost is not working. it says that the file cannot be found. i did that CMD thingy and typed in sfc/scannow then i closed the CMD. Next i went services and tried starting sysmain and it says its running then 5 seconds later it says stopped. So now
    i tried opening services and i opened readyboost started the program and it shows a loading process that shows for only 6 seconds and dissapears i assumed it started to run but when i looked at the status of the program it says stopped i tried to start it
    once more and it says the same thing over and over. SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE I WANT TO EXPERIENCE THAT READYBOOST PROGRAM PLEASE!!!!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:Missing In Action: Readyboost Tab 9m


    When I plug my SanDisk 4 GB ReadyBoost certified Flash Drive
    and go to Properties to select Speed Up my System the Readyboost tab is missing.
    I know this drive works fine. It works without any problems on my Vista desktop. and my nephew's Windows 7 laptop.
    Also when I look in services.msc there is NO Readyboost service listed. Ive Binged and cant find resolution to this.
    Am using Windows Home Premium x64 with 2GB memory.
    Any suggestiions?
    PLEASE

    DB:3.17:Missing In Action: Readyboost Tab 9m

    Make sure the Superfetch service is running. This service hosts the ReadyBoost driver in Windows 7.A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.16

    DB:3.16:Missing Readyboost Tab In Win7 Homeprem 64-Bit z8


    When I plug my SanDisk 4 GB ReadyBoost certified Flash Drive
    and go to Properties to select Speed Up my System the Readyboost tab is missing.
    I know this drive works fine. It works without any problems on my Vista desktop. and my nephew's Windows 7 laptop.
    Also when I look in services.msc there is NO Readyboost service listed. Ive Binged and cant find resolution to this.
    Am using Windows Home Premium x64 with 2GB memory.
    Any suggestiions?
    PLEASE

    DB:3.16:Missing Readyboost Tab In Win7 Homeprem 64-Bit z8

    Make sure the Superfetch service is running. This service hosts the ReadyBoost driver in Windows 7.A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Windows 7 Readyboost With Usb-Drive mc


    Dear readers,
    I've got Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dutch and a USB-drive (8GB). I plugged the drive in and set up ReadyBoost, now I see that ReadyBoost isn't giving me that much of extra performance, I would like to use my usb-drive as a normal drive again for back-ups
    and stuff.
    That doesn't seem to be possible anymore, as all of a sudden my USB-drive isn't working anymore. I can't format it anymore or even write to it.
    I've tried that HP tool for formatting my USB-drive, which told me firstly that the device didn't have a drive and secondly that the drive is locked?
    I hope that someone can tell me how to fix this! It'd be very appreciated. ;)

    DB:3.11:Windows 7 Readyboost With Usb-Drive mc

    The flash drive is losing power. I had one that was slighty smashed in a bag and it now provides that same type of behavior. I had to squeeze the case to get the LED to stay lit.
    I would say it got beat up in your pocket or something.
    squeeze the case and try to get the led to stay lit.
    Time for anew one.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Unable To Use The Readyboost Feature 3d



    I've just bought a SanDisk Cruser Micro 8GB. When it is connected to my coumputer (Windows Vista SP1), the Autorun window appears. Then I click "speed up my system", which opens up the Sandisk property window. But no "Readyboost" tab appears in this propery windows.

    So, I am unable to use the ReadyBoost feature.

    By the way, the Sandisk package says this device is enhanced for Windows Ready boost.

    I am also unable to run autoupdate because it fails to download the U3 Lunchpad claiming that there is no Internet connection, which is a lie. My computer was happily and efficiently connected to the Internet at the moment.

    So, what else should I try to make this Readyboost feature work?







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    DB:3.10:Unable To Use The Readyboost Feature 3d


    Run services.msc make sure the ReadyBoost Service is running.

    Also check the service properties - dependancies tomake sure everything it needs is also on.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Readyboost Tab Missing dj


    I have a problem with my windows 7 readyboost. I have tried inserting my 2 gb usb flashdrive into my computer, however when I right click it and select properties, there is no readyboost tab. I re-tried this method on my laptop computer, also with windows
    7 and it worked, there was a readyboost tab. I would like to know possible methods to retrieve the readyboost on my desktop, I have tried searching and enabling it under services, deleting the EMDMgmt subfiles and editing their values, and changing the format
    of the usb drive. None of these methods worked so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    DB:3.10:Readyboost Tab Missing dj

    Using the information here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost I ran the winsat tool for both read and write on the drive that was missing the ReadyBoost tab. I found that the write test took quite a long time, perhaps a couple minutes or more (8GB Flash device.) Once the
    tests had completed, the ReadyBoost tab appeared.
    When the tab is missing, it may be that Windows has not yet completed testing the entire device for ReadyBoost. Give it some time and see if the tab appears, or, like I did, run winsat and check again once that completes (both read AND write.)
    This was on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
    .

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Problem Enabling Readyboost 8f


    Enabling ReadyBoost setting doesn't seem to be persisted

    I've recently bought an 8gb flash drive, with part of the reason behind the purchase being to use it for ReadyBoost. The flash drive is completely empty and full-formatted (as opposed to quick formatted) yesterday.
    My machine is a Samsung R710 laptop with 4gb of system memory and a few hundred GB of free HDD space, fully up to date with whatever the latest version of Vista is inc. all service packs etc.

    My problem is that when the USB drive is plugged in, I right click Properties ReadyBoost. I'm then presented with the dialog giving me the "do you wish to enable ReadyBoost", for which I enable the "Yes" radio button, before checking the slider is set to
    utilise a full 4gb of flash space for it. I apply the changes, hit OK and the dialog close.

    If I reopen the same readyboost dialog, the option is set to "Not use device for ReadyBoost", i.e. it hasn't saved it.

    The device is definitely compatible, meets the minimum requirements and is totally empty which is why this is so frustrating :)

    On arelated topic, is this likely to give me any noticeable performance boost at all?

    Many thanks!

    DB:3.09:Problem Enabling Readyboost 8f

    Hi,

    Are you Logged on as Admin?

    The driver maybe marginally fast enough to offer but not actually enable readyboost which does happen.
    Cheap drives often claim readyboost ability when they really are not fully capable. One type of drive
    that is really problematic is one that has a small fast cache of memory and then much slower memory for
    the major portion of the drive. This allows the drive to pass the Speed check for readyboost but not actually
    allow it to operate properly.

    ReadyBoost - Flash Memory Speed List - check your drive here and any others you might want to check out
    http://www.techcrater.com/2007/04/05/readyboost-flash-memory-speed-list/

    How to Find ReadyBoost Speed Rating - also check here
    http://www.techcrater.com/2007/04/06/how-to-find-readyboost-speed-rating/

    USB Flash Drive Speed Tests - Any Drive Size -- use this to test your drive and it also has a speed list to check
    http://usbspeed.nirsoft.net/

    ===================================

    Since you already have 4 gig of RAM if you use a Fast USB stick the performance improvement will only
    come when you have a lot of programs or big programs and files open. If you are using big databases,
    PhotoShop and other memory hogs you will see more consistent operation. If you are just doing normal
    internet, email, and messaging you probably will see no real improvement. ReadyBoost will not slow the
    system down so if you can get a fast drive and set it for max 4 gig then you will have it in place when
    needed and still have storage availble - sort of the best of both possibilities.

    Readyboost
    http://www.vista4beginners.com/ReadyBoost

    What is ReadyBoost
    http://www.winvistatips.com/readyboost-t25.html

    Explore the features: Windows ReadyBoost
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/readyboost.aspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Try this to help :

    Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

    Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup

    Start - type in Search box - COMMAND find at top of list- RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN

    sfc /scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program

    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228

    Then run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

    How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

    Hope this helps.

    Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Windows Readyboost 9j


    I was using a Sandisk 2 gig sd card for ReadyBoost. It had worked for quite a while but now the laptop will not allow me to use it. When I insert the sd card it tells me that it cannot use it as the device is mounted read only. The message also mentions
    BitLocker but my version of Windows 7 does not use it.
    I tried using other sd cards and I get the same message. These sd cards have not been used in the laptop.

    Ideas??

    DB:3.08:Windows Readyboost 9j

    Hello Tejano54:
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    is on your side.

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    please feel free to contact me and let me know.
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Problems With Readyboost kx


    i have to sdhc targets, one of 4gb and the other of 8, i have problems running readyboost with the last,
    it alouds me to choose using it, but then, i went again to see if it is working and it is like i would never choose it before.

    DB:3.08:Problems With Readyboost kx

    Vista has a 4GB ReadyBoost Limit. Use the 4GB one

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Readyboost Question jm


    i have a SD card that is actually not compatible for readyboost. but somehow it pass the test and right now i'm using it for readyboost, although i didn't see any improvement. i wonder if the readyboost would work better if i have a better SD card, or if it pass the test means that my SD card is good enough?i only have 1 gig RAM, and my SD card is 2 gig







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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:How Do I Access Sysmain To Enable Readyboost On Data Traveler 2.0 Windows 7 1p


    My system is a Hewlett Packard touchsmart 300 running Windows 7. I recently accomplished areinstall of the OS due to a software malfunction. Everything is working fine (really) but I suddenly can't access Readyboost on the Kingston DataTraveler
    2.0 due to the program being disabled in Sysmain. How do I access Sysmain on my system to turn the program back on?

    Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers.

    Mark

    DB:3.08:How Do I Access Sysmain To Enable Readyboost On Data Traveler 2.0 Windows 7 1p

    Well, we're almost there. The two dodgy USB sticks will work when I start them with a new unused
    stick in the spare USB socket. Then I can start readyboost. Cumbersome, but it does the job. I will buy a couple of new sticks and just use my old ones for picture displays on my TVs or digital picture frames.

    Thanks out there, guys and gals.

    Mark

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Replaced My Ssd With A Hdd And Now Readyboost Wont Enable zf


    I previously had a SSD in my computer but when it became unstable I cloned the drive onto a regular hard drive.
    Now I want to use my USB memory stick with ReadyBoost to improve performance.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Expresscard Ssd And Readyboost f9


    Hello,

    I just purchased expresscard SSD that has true PCI interface. Windows sees the expresscard SSD as a disk drive just fine and I'm able to access it, but for some reason Windows 7 doesn't allow readyboost on the device (there's no readyboost tab on properties
    dialog). So how can I turn on ready boost on this device? I've seen similar discussions that say that Windows 7 doesn't allow readyboost trough native interface, is this true (if it is, why in earth)? Is there any way to go around this problem and get it working
    as it should? Is there a planned update on Windows 7, that would fix the problem (I can't see any reason why SSD devices regonized as drives shouldn't be able to work as readyboost devices)?

    - Juho Risku

    DB:3.07:Expresscard Ssd And Readyboost f9

    try re-fromatting the expresscard as ExFAT.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:How To Use Readyboost Instead Of Paging Fie 9a


    I have connected the USB drive and set it to be used for Readyboost.

    But when my computer runs low on memory, it uses paging file instead of using space of readyboost.

    How can I use readyboost instead of paging file to serve as virtual memory.

    DB:3.07:How To Use Readyboost Instead Of Paging Fie 9a

    The device needs to be formatted as exFAT to be eligible.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Readyboost With Expresscard Ssd sp


    Hi. Ipurchased a 32GB Phason ExpressCard SSD. I tried to use ReadyBoost with that but I couldn't find the ReadyBoost tap in the drive properties. I surely checked the ReadyBoost service was running and also checked the ReadyBoost tap appeard when I plugged
    another USB memory. But, just for the SSD, there was no ReadyBoost tap. So I thought that the SSD itself does not support ReadyBoost.

    But recently I plugged the SSD in the USB port using an ExpressCard to USB adapter, and there appeared the ReadyBoost tap in the drive properties. For this problem, I got an answer from this forum as follows.

    "Readyboost is available for removable drives, and when you have the SSD connected without the USB it doesn't recognize the SSD as a removable device. Once you connect youing the USB connection,Windows sees it as a USB flash drive and allow the use of ReadyBoost.

    Basically one connection of the SSD is viewed the same as internal drive while the USB connection is viewed as an external device."

    Actually, this soulds like that 'ReadyBoost is not available with Expresscard SSDs.' But, as you know,some Expresscard SSD providers denote that their products support Readyboost. Then, does it mean that 'the SSD support Readyboost only when plugged inaUSB
    port using a USB adapter?'
    Then, isn't there any way that I can use readyboost with my Expresscard SSD?

    DB:3.07:Readyboost With Expresscard Ssd sp

    Thank you for reply. Actully, the name of manufacturer was Phison, not Phason. It's a Taiwanese company, but I couldn't find its web site.

    So, you mean it's the matter of the firmware of the SSD whether the system recognize as an internalor removablestorage, right? Then, is it really not possible to use internal storages for ReadyBoost?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:Itunes V7.5 Readyboost Issue Fixed ? c8


    i run Vista with readyboost enabled most times. when i want to watch a video in itunes i have to turn off readyboost because 7.4.3 is not compatible with readyboost.

    is this something that was fixed in version 7.5 ?

    DB:3.06:Itunes V7.5 Readyboost Issue Fixed ? c8

    If you see a bunch of views for a topic, but no replies, I wouldn't say it's that nobody cares about Windows users. It's probably that no one knows the answer.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Readyboost Tab Missing xz


    Hi,
    First of all, I have looked through the forums, and there is no answer to the question I have. Here is the problem in Laymans terms:
    I have Windows 7 Home Premium (Build 7600). I have had purchased a USB 8gb memory stick purely for use as a Readyboost device. I used the readyboost tab to set the device up - all OK no problems.
    I have regularly revisited the Tab to see if I can change the maximum cache from 4bGb to 8gB but could not. However the tab WAS always there, and the service working.
    I have since been advised that if the device is formatted to NTFS, then I can increase the cache size. Having not checked the drive for some time, I wanted to go to the Readyboost tab to turn it off before re-formatting, however the tab WAS NOT THERE.
    I tried other USB drives that I know HAVE previously worked as readyboost devices on this machine, and I CANNOT activate Readyboost - the tab simply vanished for all compatible devices.
    I have selected the "speed up my system" option in Autoplay, and I get an error message saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action... etc".
    So in Laymans terms - Ready boost DID work. My devices ARE Ready boost Compatible, ad NOTHING was changed on the system with respect to drivers, hardware or software that could be attributed to casuing this. Superfetch service IS running, and set to automatic.
    Ultimately, Readyboost has just decided to disappear without warning, just as I was about to think about formatting my device (NO I did not format or attempt to while Readyboost was working).
    Sorry for the capital letters, but I just want to avoid people copy and pasting links about how to turn readyboost on and off from Windows 7 guides etc. I really need to know if anyone else has had the same problem, and if so did they fix it, and more importantly
    how??? I'm not the most proficient with Windows 7 inner workings, but I've managed to basically navigate services and event viewer etc.
    Please, any help would be greatly appreciated on this one...

    DB:3.05:Readyboost Tab Missing xz

    Hi,

    Again, as mentioned I have already looked through the forums and read that thread you linked. Nothing in there fixes the issue. Also I inserted the Windows 7 Home Premium DVD and it did not give me an option to choose which type of installation (Repair
    etc). It only starts a full installation - so how do I perform the repair (in place upgrade) if no option is present. Surely re-installin a complete operating system is a drastic measure. Is there no-one out there who works for the Windows team that can
    tell me why readyboost has gone on holiday, and why I get the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action...." when I select "Speed up my system"????????

    Please... Microsoft please help before I run to Linux

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Readyboost Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit Not Working With 32gb Usb High Speed Flash Drive ... 3a


    Hi,
    I researched/read what I could find in support.microsoft.com about using ReadyBoost under my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit because it seemed much more cost effective to install a properly sized USB drive versus shelling out hundreds of dollar to replace
    and upgrade the installed RAM boards I have, 4x2Gb @ 1066
    My basic hardware is:
    Intel i7 920 CPU using Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MOBO with 8Gb of 1066 RAM installed.
    According to info I read about ReadyBoost, the ratio is 4:1 for the size of the USB Flash Drive versus the installed RAM or, in my case, a 32Gb USB device.
    I got the OCZ Rally2 32Gb because it tested fastest at approximately 30 GBRead and 5-10 MB Write.
    When I go to enable the 32Gb USB flash drive for ReadyBoost, I get the "... unable to use this device for ReadyBoost ... " error message.
    TWO QUESTIONS:
    1.Knowing that my current 32Gb USB drive is at a speed of 31Gb Read/6-10 MB Write and can be replaced if needed:
    a. Is there a range of recommended Read/Write speed needed?
    2. Also, saying the USB drive read/write speed range as tested is okay or that I will get an appropriate 32Gb drive and with 8Gb RAM currently installed,
    b, is there? or what is the benefit in any computer processing speed of using a 32Gb USB flash drive when thereis8GbRAM installed(knowing that a RAM replace/upgrade is out of the budget for the foreseeable
    future)?
    Finally, I did first go to the OCZ tech support but received inconclusive answers,
    1st response ofYesterday 08:11 PM

    Win7 is limited to 32GB size per device for ReadyBoost. I've seen this issue before when the USB stick is at the max allowed limit. Never saw a workaround though.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Readyboost Test In Vista Ultimate m8


    I've got a VoyagerGT flash drive. I looked at the Readyboost Operational logs in Event Viewer. The logs contain no speed results even though my flash drive is Readyboost enabled and functional. How can I manually generate a Readyboost speed test in Vista?

    DB:3.02:Readyboost Test In Vista Ultimate m8

    I would suggest contacting Microsoft for help with their O.S., but that should be one of the options when you enable that feature.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Cannot Find Readyboost Tab From My Sdhc Card 91


    I cannot get my SDHC card autoplay with redyboost tab to open so I can be sure readyboost is active. How can I do this. The several methods in Help did not work.

    DB:3.02:Cannot Find Readyboost Tab From My Sdhc Card 91

    1 topic is enough:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/67b093ae-a3a8-4d10-a234-c3be5b3748eb

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Message To Install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 When Trying To Use Readyboost. zz


    Original Title: ReadyBoost
    ReadyBoost has stopped working properly. it tells me install windows vista service pack 1(SP1) BUT IT AND OLD VERSION WHAT DO I DO

    DB:3.02:Message To Install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 When Trying To Use Readyboost. zz

    Hi,
    Click Start right click Computer left click Properties see if you have Vista 32bit or Vista 64bit installed.

    Then choose the correct "bit" download to use to install the Service Packs, installing SP1 first.
    Vista SP1 32bit (x86):
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=30
    Vista SP164bit:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21299

    Vista SP2 32bit (x86):
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16468
    Vista SP2 64bit:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17669

    And if you have any problems:
    There is a Forum that Microsoft has set up for problems with Vista Service Packs. If you repost at the Forum they will certainly try to assist you there..
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistasp/threads

    And here is some good information about ReadyBoost:
    "Using Windows ReadyBoost to Increase Performance in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista"
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-windows-readyboost-to-increase-performance/

    Cheers.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Readyboost Tz21 dk



    I would like to use Readyboost on my TZ21. I can use it via an Expresscard but is it possible to use an SD card or MemoryStick?So far exoerience has proved it impossible using fast SD cards. Is it to do with the port rather than the card?Any help appreciated.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Survivor Gtr Readyboost Still Not Working 18


    I have the above USB which I recently got purely for cache since I'm running development tools that would really use them. I have no Readyboost tab in Windows 7 64bit when I plug the device in.

    DB:3.01:Survivor Gtr Readyboost Still Not Working 18

    I am sorry but Ready Boost is not officially supported on these drives however you would have to format the drive to NTFS and when its in use as a ready Boost drive you will not be able to access the drive

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Pyl Attache 2.0 Usb Flash Drive 32 Gig With Readyboost z7


    I bought a pyl attache 2.0 usb flash drive 32 gig to use with readyboost. When i first put it in my computer and tried to speed up my computer with readyboost i was shown a screen that said it would not work. I hooked it up to a friends computer and it
    worked fine. i put it back in my computer and finally could get through the setup and dedicated it to memory and it worked well at first. now it seems to not work correctly as my physical memory goes up to 95 plus percent and my computer slows waaaaaay down
    to the point of freezing. when it seems to be working correctly the physical memory only goes up to 70percent. i have a three gig memory card instelled in the computer but i know theres no way im using 7 gigs of memory all together. Im pretty sure all the
    ram is only going to the computers memory card and not the flash drive. the light on the flash drive is blinking real quick like its working. do i need to update the drivers on my hp g62 laptop which i bought from best buy three weeks ago? please give me some
    insight into this issue.

    DB:3.00:Pyl Attache 2.0 Usb Flash Drive 32 Gig With Readyboost z7

    Hi,
    Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting a USB flash drive or flash memory card to use with ReadyBoost:
    ·The minimum amount of available space recommended for ReadyBoost to effectively speed up your computer is 1 GB.
    ·For best results, use a flash drive or flash memory card with available space of at least double the amount of memory (RAM) in your computer, and preferably four times as much memory. For example, if
    your computer has 1 GB of RAM and you plug in a 4 GB USB flash drive, set aside at least 2 GB on the flash drive to get the best performance gain from ReadyBoost, and preferably the entire 4 GB. How much memory you need depends on how you use your computer.
    Keeping a lot of programs open at once uses more memory.
    ·Give ReadyBoost 2 GB to 4 GB of space for best results on most computers. You can reserve more than 4 GB of space for ReadyBoost on most flash drives and flash memory cards. (Storage devices formatted
    with the older FAT32 file system can't store more than 4 GB.) You can use a maximum of 32 GB of available space on any single removable storage device with ReadyBoost and up to 256 GB total per computer (by inserting up to eight USB flash drives or flash memory
    cards into the same computer).
    ·To work with ReadyBoost, a USB flash drive must support USB 2.0 or higher. Your computer must have at least one free USB 2.0 port where you can plug in the flash drive. ReadyBoost works best if you plug
    the flash drive into a USB port directly on the computer, rather than into an external USB hub shared with other USB devices.
    ·If you want to be sure a USB flash drive works with ReadyBoost, look for a note from the manufacturer that the flash drive is "Enhanced for ReadyBoost." Not all manufacturers list this on their packaging.
    If there is no mention of ReadyBoost compatibility, the flash drive still might work with ReadyBoost.
    ·There are many different kinds of flash memory cards, such as CompactFlash and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Most memory cards work with ReadyBoost. Some SD memory cards don't work well with ReadyBoost
    due to issues with the SD card interface. ReadyBoost will display a warning message if you attempt to use one of these cards.
    For more information:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-memory-in-your-storage-device-to-speed-up-your-computer
    Also check for error messages in event viewer. If you find any error messages then post back the exact error message so that we can assist you better.
    Steps to check Application Event log:
    a. Click on start.
    b. In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
    c. Now click on Application under Event Viewer (local).
    d. Now look for event log on right hand side of the Event Viewer windows.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-Event-Viewer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-information-appears-in-event-logs-Event-Viewer

    Also please have a look at the below articles which might help you in improving the computer’s performance.
    Ways to improve your computer's performance
    Optimize Windows 7 for better performance
    ReadyBoost

    Thanks and Regards
    Umesh P - Microsoft Support.

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Readyboost Missing From Services j7


    I installed a 4 port USB hub on my Dell XPS desktop computer (with Windows 7 64-bit), and it caused a problem that resulted in me rebooting the system. I pulled off the USB hub and plugged in my 4 GB jump drive directly into the computer's USB port; which was running ReadyBoost without any problems prior to the reboot. Long story short, the computer asked me whether to enable ReadyBoost to that jump drive, and I said yes, but the ReadyBoost tab is missing. So, I reformatted the jump drive to FAT32 and tried again. Same results. Then I took the drive to another computer and ReadyBoost worked well on my laptop (Vista 64 bit). What I'm noticing is that when I look to see if the ReadyBoost service is running on the Windows 7 machine, it's missing; not in the list of services to enable. When I looked at my Vista system,services is showingReadyBoost. I tried Restore to the previous day when ReadyBoost was working and that didn't solve it. I tried to reload a disk image too, but again, ReadyBoost Service is still missing, which is why the tab isn't showing. I then tried using another jump drive as well as a SD card and Windows 7 again asked if I want to use ReadyBoost. When I click yes, the properties window opens but the tab is missing. Any ideas how I can get the ReadyBoost service to run again?Thanks.

    DB:3.00:Readyboost Missing From Services j7

    I have just found myself in similar situation.
    Plugged in my USB key in order to configure it for running as a ReadyBoost device and after key initialization I've open its disk properties dialogue. Switched to the ReadyBoost tab where I found following text displayed:

    This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost.

    ReadyBoost is not enabled because the service responsible for ReadyBoost (Sysmain) has been turned off on this computer.
    An administrator can turn the Sysmain service back on.

    First thing I have tried was certainly the check for the ReadyBoost service via services mmc snap-in, where I have noticed that I cannot find ReadyBoost service there at all.

    So I tried to check for the service state via command line getting this:

    C:\sc query rdyboost

    SERVICE_NAME: rdyboost
    TYPE : 1 KERNEL_DRIVER
    STATE : 4 RUNNING
    (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    CHECKPOINT : 0x0
    WAIT_HINT : 0x0

    So the service is running! trying to check for the service display name:

    C:\sc getdisplayname rdyboost
    [SC] GetServiceDisplayName SUCCESS
    Name = ReadyBoost

    Therefore service name matches my original expectations, though it is not visible within the system services for some reason. Then I finally spotted mention of responsible service Sysmain in the original message on disk ReadyBoost tab, so I've tried following:

    C:\sc query Sysmain

    SERVICE_NAME: Sysmain
    TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
    STATE : 1 STOPPED
    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    CHECKPOINT : 0x0
    WAIT_HINT : 0x0

    C:\sc getdisplayname Sysmain
    [SC] GetServiceDisplayName SUCCESS
    Name = Superfetch

    C:\sc start Sysmain

    SERVICE_NAME: Sysmain
    TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
    STATE : 2 START_PENDING
    (NOT_STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    CHECKPOINT : 0x0
    WAIT_HINT : 0x7d0
    PID : 1144
    FLAGS :

    Followng this I have opened disk properties dialogue once again and now I am able to configure the ReadyBoost options again without problem.

    Hope this might help someone else to save time.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Readyboost Stops Working On New Usb Drive z7


    I recently purchased an 8gb PNY USB drive for use with ReadyBoost. ReadBoost works on the drive for a few minutes, but then stops. The ReadyBoost panel for the device switches to "Do not use".

    I've tried reformatted the device (both with FAT32 and NTFS) and trying it in several USB ports on my machine (front and back) with no luck.

    The Windows event logs don't show anything of interest. In particular, the ReadyBoost logs make it looks like the drive is a fine candidate for ReadyBoost and should work.

    Any thoughts on what could be happening?

    BTW -- This is on a machine running Vista 32, SP1

    DB:2.98:Readyboost Stops Working On New Usb Drive z7

    Hi dwelzel,
    Thanks for using the Vista Forum.
    2 things for you to do.
    Make sure to limit the amount of drive space allowed for quick boost to a bit less than 4 GB. Vista should use 4 GB, but since you are having an issue, drop it back a tad.
    Change the settings to be optimized for performance.
    You can go into the device manager and find your usb drive then right click and go to properties then look on the policy tab for this option.
    Let us know how it goes.

    Matt Hudson
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Readyboost zf


    Please offer some advice. I am using 4gb sd card for readyboost right now, and i am looking to expand to 8gb card for readyboost. I'm looking to do this because i am hoping that the more space i have allocated for readyboost the less the O/S will be dependant
    on the hard drive and hopefully this will help extend the battery life on my laptop. I figure the less power used to powerthe hard drive the better (even though the power will instead be routed to my media card reader) but at least there will be less wear
    tear on my hard drive from constant usage and help extend the life of my laptop hard drive.

    2nd...

    Any plans to use an SD card to have a quicker (or instant) bootup, perhaps dumping the ram into the SD card (instead of the hard drive)when hibernating so that the computer will always instantly powerup even when shut off? I don't see any reason to have a
    pure shut down anymore, when hibernation should be the standard if readyboost is active.

    DB:2.98:Readyboost zf

    thank you for the response. Not sure if my question was clear enough on my initial post but you did answer my question, which was if using readyboost would increase battery life due toreducedhard drive access. that was going to be the deciding factor
    if i increased my sd card size from 4gb to 8gb. i am trying to do as much as possible to extend the battery life of my laptop.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Xl-201, Comact Flash Extreme Iv And Readyboost ck



    Hello all,anyone have tested a Compact Flash Extreme IV for Vista's ReadyBoost function ?On my XL-201 with this kind of CF, the ReadyBoost function isn't working. Vista says that the device hasn't the necessary speed.The same CF on an HP M7770.it (both with Vista Ultimate) runs correctly.ByeLukeone

    DB:2.97:Xl-201, Comact Flash Extreme Iv And Readyboost ck


    Hello all,anyone have tested a Compact Flash Extreme IV for Vista's ReadyBoost function ?On my XL-201 with this kind of CF, the ReadyBoost function isn't working. Vista says that the device hasn't the necessary speed.The same CF on an HP M7770.it (both with Vista Ultimate) runs correctly.ByeLukeone

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Readyboost Not Working - Superfetch Disabled d8


    Hi all,
    Earlier today I plugged in my 8GB Toshiba TransMemory USB drive, which has a 1GB readyboost file on it. However for some reason this file had disappeared. When I opened the readyboost tab in properties it says that
    sysmain has been disabled.
    I have tried using services to start Superfetch, as well as command prompt, but it comes up withError 2: The specified file cannot be found. The sysmain.dll is still in C:\Windows\System32\.
    I have no method of backup, so a clean install really isn't viable for me. Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    dikuno10

    P.S. I have also tried sfc /scannow and it came up with nothing.

    DB:2.97:Readyboost Not Working - Superfetch Disabled d8

    The Answer vote is not for rbuch66. Although Readyboost is incorporated into the Superfetch service, it doesn't have anything to do with the normal superfetch service that indexes drive data that you frequent on the drive itself to improve performance.
    Agreed, Readyboost incorporated via external flash memory such as a USB stick may be of no particular help on systems with adequate RAM. The indexed data is contained in the \windows\system32\prefetch folder.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Vaio G11 And Readyboost With Memory Stick px



    Hello,I use the Vaio G11 with 1 GB RAM. The performance isn't very satisfying. Therefore I want to use the readyboost function. Better than a USB-stick, which looks ugly at the notebook's side, I want to use a memory stick for the built in cardreader. I have bought the Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo Highspeed 2GB. But the Vista test for readyboost says, it's not possible to have readyboost with this stick.Has anybody experience with readyboost and memory sticks / flash CARDS on this notebook (G11)??? Or has anybody a hint, why it does'nt work or how I can make it working well???I know, it would be better to enhance my RAM to 2 GB. But the Notebook-RAM is only extendible to 1,5 GB by changing one 512 MB Module to 1 GB Module. The other 512 MB Module is fixed sealed. I think, 1,5 GB isn't a big step compared to 1 GB. Changing to 2,5 GB is too expansible.Are there general hints to accelerate the G11-performance? The most weak point in my opinion is the graphics power. But You have often delay times to any action.Thanks a lot.Best Regardsfyn

    DB:2.96:Vaio G11 And Readyboost With Memory Stick px


    Hello Blencogo,thank You for answering and the link. I had already visited this page before I bought the memory stick. There the stick (Sony Memory Stick ProDuo MagicGate MSX-M2GN) is tested as "ReadyBoost Compatible", but in my G11 it isn't so. Why? Perhaps there are any adjustments to do.I have a quite good PC for daily working and on the way my Vaio G11. I'm no gamer and demand no ultrapower by the G11. Important and very good is the weight. But I have many points to criticize. Most disappointing is the accu power/time compared to the commercial "up to 9 hours"... and the "speed" and the sony-like bending of the keyboard. I think, especially for professional/business is the quality and power in spite of ultra-portability not satisfying.Best Regardsfyn

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:My Webcam Isnt Working am


    when i click on my webcam icon it doesnt open. all it says is that jpeg error #52.

    DB:2.96:My Webcam Isnt Working am

    Hi Hallie,

    1.When was the last time it was working fine?
    2.Do you receive any error message?
    3.What is the make and model number of the web camera?

    I would suggest that you uninstall and reinstall all the web camera drivers and software, check if it works.
    Uninstall or change a program
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Uninstall-or-change-a-program

    Hope this helps!
    Halima S- Microsoft Support.
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Readyboost Error, Sysmain Disabled a3


    I was using ReadyBoost with no problem, Windows 7 did an update and ReadyBoost stopped working, I formateed my 4gb SD card and now it will not pull up in autoplay and in properties i click on the ReadyBoost tab and it says Sysmain is disabled, I went into
    the system device manager and located superfetch automatic is already set, I click start and it says Error 1068: The dependency or group failed to start.
    I use disabled access software and ReadyBoost cuts the time in half needed for the zoomtext to start and run.
    Thank you for your assistance.

    Joe Miller

    DB:2.96:Readyboost Error, Sysmain Disabled a3


    Hi out there.

    Readyboost not working on my flash drive due to sysmain being turned off. Had this problem a couple of years ago and was instructed how to fix it. Did so and it worked fine. It's happened again since yesterday. Looked at the SuperFetch instructions
    and not sure if I've done it right. They are a bit confusing. Help, please, gang.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Readyboost Not Working jx


    for some reason my readyboost will not work, I am running vista sp2, and have a cruzer drive formatted as NTFS. I went under services and said my readyboost service status has stopped. I tried to start it, and it said readyboost could not be started
    on the computer and it gave me Error 6: The handle is invalid. Any ideas how to fix this? My undocked profile is enabled under the log on tab in services. Thank you.

    DB:2.94:Readyboost Not Working jx

    Guys one solution that works is finding out how much RAM your computer can handle. I was trying to use the readyboost but it wasn't working because the computer already had 3.2gb and I was trying to use 4GB from the drive, the solution was to just lower
    the usage from the drive.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Do I Need Readyboost pd


    I am running Vista Ultimate on a Core 2 Duo Processor. I have 4GB of physical RAM. My WEI base score is 4.5. Will my system perform any faster if I added a 4GB flash drive for Readyboost?

    DB:2.94:Do I Need Readyboost pd


    Hi shoreke,
    Thank you for your question on Microsoft Answers Forums.
    You are more than welcome to setup your 4GB flash drive as ready boost; however we are not sure that it will speed up your machine anymore than it already is. The WEI rating is on a scale of 5.0 and you said your score was a 4.5 so performance wise you are
    running a very good machine.
    Thank you again for your question and feel free to let us know if there is anything else we may be of assistance with.

    Robyn
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:How Can I Enable Readyboost sj


    Original title: How can I enable ReadyBoost(Sysmain) on my portable hard drive. the option to Speed up my system doesn't appear on the Autoplay dialog box

    My Device is Freecom HDD. The ReadyBoost option on the properties menu states that ReadyBoost(Sysmain) has been turned off on the computer. The message states that the Administrator can turn on the ReadyBooster, but it doesn't say how.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Ongoing Problems With Sp1 13


    I still have 2 nagging problems with SP1 that have been around since the first beta release. Both of them while not earth shattering are very frustrating since I operate my PC via speech recognition since I am presently handicapped to a degree that I cannot use the keyboard.
     
    Both problems happen when the PC resumes from sleep mode. The first problem is that about half the time speech recognition does not come back on when I resume. Sometimes it only requires turning it back on by clicking the button on the speech recognition panel, other times the panel must be closed and speech recognition must be restarted.
    The second problem is that randomly when I resume ReadyBoost is not working, a window for the drive opens (E in this case) showing all memory is available. I cannot just reapply ReadyBoost but instead I must reboot the computer.
    I know the sound simple to work around but for me they're a major problem.
     
    For your information the computer is a Toshiba A135-S4427 with 2 GB of ram and 4 GB of ReadyBoost utilizing an high-speed SD card.

    DB:2.94:Ongoing Problems With Sp1 13

    I still have 2 nagging problems with SP1 that have been around since the first beta release. Both of them while not earth shattering are very frustrating since I operate my PC via speech recognition since I am presently handicapped to a degree that I cannot use the keyboard.
     
    Both problems happen when the PC resumes from sleep mode. The first problem is that about half the time speech recognition does not come back on when I resume. Sometimes it only requires turning it back on by clicking the button on the speech recognition panel, other times the panel must be closed and speech recognition must be restarted.
    The second problem is that randomly when I resume ReadyBoost is not working, a window for the drive opens (E in this case) showing all memory is available. I cannot just reapply ReadyBoost but instead I must reboot the computer.
    I know the sound simple to work around but for me they're a major problem.
     
    For your information the computer is a Toshiba A135-S4427 with 2 GB of ram and 4 GB of ReadyBoost utilizing an high-speed SD card.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Problem With Readyboost On Cruzer Micro 16gb 77


    Hello,Initially when I purchased my pen drive I had readyboost option but now I am unable to use ReadyBoost. I right clicked the removable disk and there is a readyboost tab but it says this device cannot be used for readyboost. Below it gives me an option to run test which it always fails.Can anyone please help me?

    DB:2.93:Problem With Readyboost On Cruzer Micro 16gb 77

    Hello,Initially when I purchased my pen drive I had readyboost option but now I am unable to use ReadyBoost. I right clicked the removable disk and there is a readyboost tab but it says this device cannot be used for readyboost. Below it gives me an option to run test which it always fails.Can anyone please help me?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Readyboost Wont Use More Than 2gb Cache Space Used On 4gb Readyboost.Sfcache File 1c


    Running Windows 7 64-bit on a 4GB laptop.

    I have a 4GB class2 SD card dedicated to ReadyBoost, connected over USB2. I have tried formatting the card as both NTFS and exFAT and in both cases Windows can successfully fill the card with a ReadyBoost.sfcache file, which is about 3.8 GB (card is dedicated
    to ReadyBoost).
    =============
    (Image pasted in -- didn't show up when I first submitted)

    =============
    The problem is that no matter how long the system runs, perfmon shows "Cache Space Used" is always less than 2GB.
    It climbs steadily in the first ten minutes after enabling readyboost, then levels off: at slightly less than 2GB:
    =============
    (Image pasted in -- didn't show up when I first submitted)

    =============
    (Of course the "bytes cached" is larger because of compression.) But it seems to only use about 1/2 of the 4GB cache file.
    I tried setting it to use only a 2000MB cache file size, and then "Cache Space Used" wouldn't rise above 1.4 GB.

    Am I doing something wrong, or misunderstanding what the numbers mean, or is this an inherent limitation of ReadyBoost because of, for example, metadata overhead in the cache file?

    Since I frequently max out my memory usage and I can't install more than 4GB, I've enjoyed substantial performance gains when it previously might have spent several minutes thrashing the page file. I hope to see even more benefit with a larger Readyboost
    cache if it is possible. Also want to resolve this issue before investing in a larger and higher-performance card.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    DB:2.93:Readyboost Wont Use More Than 2gb Cache Space Used On 4gb Readyboost.Sfcache File 1c

    Hi Jeff,

    In some situations, you might not be able to use all of the memory on your device to speed up your computer. For example, some flash memory devices contain both slow and fast flash memory, but ReadyBoost can only use fast flash memory to speed up your computer.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-memory-storage-device-speed-computer#1TC=windows-7

    Computers with fast hard disks (such as 7,200- or 10,000-RPM disks) might realize minimal performance gains because of the already high disk I/O. ReadyBoost will read files from the cache only when doing so will improve performance. Hard disks outperform
    flash drives during sequential reads, but flash drives are faster during non-sequential reads (because of the latency caused when the drive head must move to a different disk sector).Therefore, ReadyBoost reads from the cache only for non-sequential reads
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff356869.aspx

    Hope the information helps.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:My Volume Control Isnt Working 38


    my volume control pannel isnt working i havent made any changes to it.it just cut out when i tryed playing music.it makes a wierd sound an pops up a warning message does any way now how to fix it? thank you

    DB:2.92:My Volume Control Isnt Working 38

    Hi wicked420,

    ·What is the warning message that you receive?
    ·Are you talking about the volume control in Windows, audio software or in Windows Media Player?

    I would suggest you to try the steps in the order it is presented from the link below.

    How to troubleshoot sound problems in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307918

    Hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need any further assistance.
    Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support
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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Sd Card For Readyboost. 3f



    I bought an 8GB class 4 SD card for readyboost will not work in my mini book running win 7 pro but if I take it out and put in dell laptop running win 7 pro 64 bit works just fine formatted to NTFS.

    DB:2.92:Sd Card For Readyboost. 3f


    I have a class 4. Works just fine. Class has nothing to do if readyboost will work or not work. Higher class number just means faster read and write times. (For Windows 7 starter and above) If SD card is greater than 4GB format card to NTFS then on ready boost tab click on "Test again" if it shows then select "Dedicate this device to ready boost".

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:4gb Sdhc Card For Readyboost Not Working. c9



    I have a 4GB Toshiba SDHC card. When I inserted it into my Windows 7 PC, it said I couldn't use it for Readyboost, saying that it doesn't have the required performance. Is there anyway to fix this?

    DB:2.92:4gb Sdhc Card For Readyboost Not Working. c9


    Hi W7 enthusiast,

    When you connect a device of one of these types to your system, Windows runs a quick performance test to see if the device meets minimum standards required for “ReadyBoost”. Those standards
    are:

    1) 2.5 MB / second throughout for 4 KB random reads
    2) 1.75 MB / second throughout for 512 KB random writes

    If the device does not meet the requirements then unfortunately nothing much can be done to use it as a ready boost device.

    Articles that you want to refer:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/tomarcher/archive/2006/06/02/615199.aspx

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Using-memory-in-your-storage-device-to-speed-up-your-computer

    Regards,
    Gulrez

    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:My Sound Isn't Working 93


    My sound isnt working. When I click F12 to heighten sound is has a no sound sign

    DB:2.91:My Sound Isn't Working 93

    Go step by step and test.1. System Preference Sound Output Internal Speakers Highlight Internal Speakers. Make sure that Mute is not enabled.2. Remove the headphone. If you see red light in the headphone port, plug the headphone in and out of the port 5 or 6 times to flip the microswitch inside. Sound output may be stuck in the digital mode. 3. Reset SMC. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964 Choose the method for: "Resetting SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own".4. Applications Utilities Audio MIDI Setup Audio Devices window Side Bar Click the Built-in Output. Under Mute any of the boxes checked? If so, uncheck it.If this does not help, reinstall the current OS X.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Readyboost In Vista Does Not Work On My Muvo Tx Fm 19


    When I plug my Muvo Tx Fm GB in my comp, It shows as Create Muvo TX FM properly. But it does not give the option for ReadyBoost. However, if I plug in my iPod shuffle 52MB, it gives the ReadyBoost prompt right away. Please advise.

    Config:

    OS: Vista RC
    Mobo: Asus A8NE
    PRC: AMD 64 3000+
    RAM: GB DDR2
    HDD: Sata2 80GB Seagate
    VGA: nVidia 6600LE

    DB:2.91:Readyboost In Vista Does Not Work On My Muvo Tx Fm 19


    It looks like it is down to the speed of the memory - the iPod memory must be fast enough to be used, whereas the Creative memory isn't.

    See this blog entry for some info.

    PB

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:How Best Do I Use Readyboost f3


    hey everyone....i wanted to speed up ther perfomance on my laptop.
    I heard that readyboost can do that. i was planning on buying a new flash drive and saw two that looked really nice.

    DB:2.90:How Best Do I Use Readyboost f3

    Hi talawa77,

    I can’t talk officially or anything on that, but I’ve had a good personal experience buying from
    Kingston. I would suggest doing some research for yourself and seeing what you can find, but Kingston has personally been good to me, but I don’t know how they compare in the grander scheme of things.

    I hope this information helps.

    Brian
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our
    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Problem With Readyboost ck


     
    Hi
     
    I have Vita Ultimate, I have been been running SP1 for two days, very nice, it runs smoothly and fast, file transfer between PC's on my Network are excellent and between folders on the PC are faster as well, I did not have any real problems with Vista but SP1 is a big improvemnt.
     
    BUT, readyboost is not working, I insert the USB Drive and the readyboost option comes up and I select it, then I check that the readyboost ffile is showing on the Drive, but when I reboot the drive is empty.
     
    Is anyone else having this problem?
     
    thanks

    DB:2.90:Problem With Readyboost ck

    I have the same problem with PCI\VEN_8086DEV_2934SUBSYS_2A69103CREV_02I installed the Lexar Firefly 4GB Drive in a USB 2.0 slot and it initially worked.  From the other posts here I gather it broke after SP1 because it worked initially but now the tab for readyboost no longer appears.I see no post since March 09.  What is the fix?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Readyboost Memory Card No Longer Capable kj


    Hello. I had a Sandisk Ultra 4 GB memory stick pro card working on Vista Business SP2. I had to do a system recovery and nowwhen I test it, it says not capable for Readyboost. TIA for any ideas.

    DB:2.90:Readyboost Memory Card No Longer Capable kj

    Force the usage:
    http://www.mstechpages.com/2010/10/12/force-readyboost-on-a-usb-device/

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Readyboost And Taskmanagers Memory 71


    I recently learnt about ReadyBoost to help boost the RAM on my netbook. The poor thing only has 1 GB of RAM. I first used a 2 GB SD card to boost the RAM, and not noticing any improvement, I added an extra 8 GB as a USB stick. But, the netbook still starts
    to malfunction if I try to use more than three programs at once. I checked the TaskManager and it tells me that the computer only has 1 GB of memory. I am not sure if Task Manager has missed the memo, or why exactly ReadyBoost doesn't seem to be working. Any
    help would be much appreciated.

    DB:2.89:Readyboost And Taskmanagers Memory 71

    All that ReadyBoost does is place the data held in cache which is most likely to be used again onto essentially a faster hard drive, which in turn gives faster access to it.

    This is not the same as adding RAM which, as you have pointed out, is nailed to the motherboard of the Asus.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Readyboost Ate My Drive 1k


    I have a 2 GB (its really only 1.8) USB drive that I used for ReadyBoost.  I decided to use 1 GB for ReadyBoost.  Somehow, either through a restart, hibernate, or something else, the amount used is still taking up space on my drive.  The problem is that it isn't showing up under the ReadyBoost tab.  I removed all the files from the drive and it is still missing the 1 GB that I used before.  I then tried it again with around 500 MB.  The same thing happened and the 1 GB and 500 MB are both taking up room on my drive.  And ReadyBoost is still disabled when I check for it.  Any suggestions?

    DB:2.89:Readyboost Ate My Drive 1k

    just click propose as answer my response was more than suggestion, it was solution

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:My Webcam Isnt Working sk



    when i try to capture a picture using my webcam a box pops up and says it isnt found. but acorrding to device manager its working properly.

    DB:2.88:My Webcam Isnt Working sk


    Hi,Please use this to fix http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02452221lc=encc=usdlc=enproduct=3761191 Links for XP Vista are in there too.

    To help us answer question quicker, please read this: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/First-Time-Here-Learn-How-to/Welcome-Get-started-here/td-p/699035Regards.Good luck.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Whne I Click On The Properties Of A Usb Device, Readyboost Isnt In The Tabs. What Should I Do fs


    My computer is superfluosly slow, and I've been trying for ages to spped it up. Eventually I found out about ReadyBoost, but it doesn't show up in the Properties panel of any USB storage device I plug into my computer. Help please?

    DB:2.88:Whne I Click On The Properties Of A Usb Device, Readyboost Isnt In The Tabs. What Should I Do fs

    Hi,

    Have you checked that your USB sticks meet the requirements described here?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost

    Also, slow performance is also usually more attributable to malware than a lack of memory. Have you scanned the system in Safe mode recently with updated antispyware and antivirus programs?

    Best of Luck, Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Pls Help: Sdhc 8gb Does Not Work For Readyboost? j9


    I have been using Transcend SD card 1GB as dedicated readyboost in my X200 Tablet, and it works fine.Thinking i want to increase my X200's performance, i upgraded the RAM adding 2GB to the already installed 2GB. (only 3GB total usable as i'm using 32bit Win7)Also, and this is where the problem starts, i bought a Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 6 to replace the 1GB card. The X200 accepts the card and it seems to install okay. But when i opened the ReadyBoost tab in the card's Properties to enable the ReadyBoost, there's a message saying that my card cannot be used as ReadyBoost.here's the message:"This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost""The device does not have the required performance characteristics for use in speeding up your system"i tried looking for some answers in the web, and tried some of them including:- formatting the card to NTFS and restarting it: didn't work.- changed the policy in the hardware property to allow cache writing: didn't help.- updated the card readers' driver through 'update driver' in the properties menu: still didn't worki also got mixed message from people sharing their experience using SDHC for ReadyBoost: some work, some don'tbut generally most people do finally get it to work.and most say that the SDHC class 6's speed is more than enough for ReadyBoosti also found a uk website compiling compatibility data of flash memories to ReadyBoost, and my Transcend 8GB Class 6 is included in 'compatible for ReadyBoost' list.:-(can anyone help? does it have to do with the card reader? card reader driver? compatibility issue?thanks and i really look forward to your replies

    DB:2.88:Pls Help: Sdhc 8gb Does Not Work For Readyboost? j9

    I have been using Transcend SD card 1GB as dedicated readyboost in my X200 Tablet, and it works fine.Thinking i want to increase my X200's performance, i upgraded the RAM adding 2GB to the already installed 2GB. (only 3GB total usable as i'm using 32bit Win7)Also, and this is where the problem starts, i bought a Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 6 to replace the 1GB card. The X200 accepts the card and it seems to install okay. But when i opened the ReadyBoost tab in the card's Properties to enable the ReadyBoost, there's a message saying that my card cannot be used as ReadyBoost.here's the message:"This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost""The device does not have the required performance characteristics for use in speeding up your system"i tried looking for some answers in the web, and tried some of them including:- formatting the card to NTFS and restarting it: didn't work.- changed the policy in the hardware property to allow cache writing: didn't help.- updated the card readers' driver through 'update driver' in the properties menu: still didn't worki also got mixed message from people sharing their experience using SDHC for ReadyBoost: some work, some don'tbut generally most people do finally get it to work.and most say that the SDHC class 6's speed is more than enough for ReadyBoosti also found a uk website compiling compatibility data of flash memories to ReadyBoost, and my Transcend 8GB Class 6 is included in 'compatible for ReadyBoost' list.:-(can anyone help? does it have to do with the card reader? card reader driver? compatibility issue?thanks and i really look forward to your replies

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Cant Get Readyboost To Work With Verbatim Express Card 16gb Ssd - No Readyboost Tab Under Properties ck



    Hi,
    I bought a 16GB Express Card SSD for my notebook having read these articles indicating that the card works with ReadyBoost. See articles below.

    http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-8348-view-Verbatim-expressCard-SSD.html
    ExpressCard SSD from Verbatim is also compatible with Windows readyBoost .

    http://dpnow.com/5803.html
    Verbatim’s PCI ExpressCard SSD is also enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost® to allow the user to allocate a portion of unused storage capacity to

    http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/product-management/11740070-1.html
    Verbatim's PCI ExpressCard SSD is also enhanced for Windows[R] ReadyBoost[R] to allow the user to allocate a portion of the device's unused storage capacity to speed system performance on Windows Vista[TM]
    equipped PCs.

    When I open properties there is no readyboost tab.

    Readyboost works easily for basic plug in USB flash drives but not for my high speed Express Card SSD.

    OS is Vista SP1
    I have set the drive for "optimise for performance" and that didnt help. An Express Card SSD is faster than USB so is preferred for ReadyBoost so its strange that it doesnt work. Any help appreciated.

    Joel Fleming | Founding Chairman | Climate Friendly Pty Ltd | Suite B Level 2 - 140 William Street East Sydney Australia 2011

    DB:2.88:Cant Get Readyboost To Work With Verbatim Express Card 16gb Ssd - No Readyboost Tab Under Properties ck

    IF THE ABOVE 2 REPLIES DO NOT HELP YOU, MAYBE LIKE WITH USB FLASH DRIVES YOU NEED TO CHECK THE PROPERTIES.HAVE YOU GONE INTO THE PROPERTIES TO SEE IF IT IS SAYS "QUICK REMOVAL" DEFAULTAND CHANGE IT TO "BETTER PERFORMANCE". WHEN YOU CHANGE THAT IT USUALLY
    WORKS FOR THEM BUT YOU MUST USE THE "SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE". IF YOU CAN NOT GET THEM TO WORK AND YOU RETURN THE CARDSTHEN,
    IF YOU CAN USE A USB, I RECOMMEND USING 8,16 OR 32GB FLASH DRIVE TO INCREASE THE MEMORY, IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7, OR 2- 4GB FLASHES W/ VISTA.IT WILLALSO INCREASE YOUR PC SPEED. I ALSO LEFT A RESPONSE TOTHE POST"
    not enough memory. what is the most affordable way to increase memory"
    WITH MORE DETAILS. I HOPE IT HELPS, NOT TO LATEAND GOOD LUCK.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Sp1/Rtm - Found Cause Of My Bsods:Readyboost z8


     
    I've been having lots of BSODs when I resume from hibernate or sleep, and SP1/ RC2 was not helping at all.  I did see a post on these boards where someone else said they had stopped using Readyboost and had seen their problems go way.  I removed the SD card I was using for Readyboost and haven't had a problem since.  I've been through 4 hibernate/resume cycles without a BSOD and before doing this I *always* had a BSOD after a resume from hibernate.
     
    I don't know if this is a Readyboost problem or a driver problem or some combination.  My system uses an O2 reader and I do have the latest driver from my manufacturer installed.  The other interesting thing is that I am not seeing any loss of performance without Readyboost.  I actually think I am starting/hibernating faster without Readyboost.

    DB:2.88:Sp1/Rtm - Found Cause Of My Bsods:Readyboost z8

    Readyboost indeed causes the BSOD. I was getting random blue screens. I finally traced it to the Windows OneCare Backup, and Readyboost -- that combination causes BSOD 100% of time. Have removed ReadyBoost, and no problems with Onecare backups, or BSOD.
     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Windows Readyboost 9d


    I run a windows 7 home premium os with 3 gb installed hard-disk. I read about the windows readyboost option online and tried it out, but whenever I use it, it rather slows down my computer. Why is that? Do I need to make any changes?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Readyboost Causing System Instability 9m


    i tried out readyboost on my 64bit vista with a 4GB usb and it was working great for a while, but then one day my computer wouldnt start up, it was saying files in my boot folder were missing or there was an error when attempting to read them. after getting
    a repair disk, i managed to start it up. and i find that my boot manager file is now on that usb. so i try to take it off and it wont allow me (the admin) to. clearly it knows better than me, so i copy itinsteadand put one copy inside it's proper folder,
    and another on the desktop. the problem still persists, i had to repair the pc on every startup, restart, then log on. and im without a repair disk this time

    DB:2.87:Readyboost Causing System Instability 9m

    Hi,
    You may refer the following article.
    Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Voyager 8g Gt != Readyboost x7


    So I purchased this USB device specifically for Readyboost and it doesn't work! First I plugged it into my G15 keyboard and vista tells me that this device could be faster meaning it wasn't on a USB 2.0 port. So I switched it to the back of the computer, and it did not complain about USB 2.0 so I assume it is (it showed that I had several USB 2.0 ports previously). But now I can't get it to use the drive for Readyboost! I've done numerous restarts with the device connected and not connected. I formatted it to NTFS, since that's what Vista uses natively. When I right click on the device and select AutoPlay it does not say anything about ReadyBoost. A couple users on newegg left reviews for this drive to say that they had used it for Readyboost (

    DB:2.87:Voyager 8g Gt != Readyboost x7

    Or you might contact Microsoft and ask them I am sure they might have a simple fix, or you might try reinstalling the O.S. again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Speed Up My System Option No Longer There, I Need To Turn Readyboost Off. s1


    The title says it all. I turned on ReadyBoost using my flash drive so it wouldn't take 20 minutes just to open the tab I needed to so I could dump the junk my brother had let accumulate on the laptop. Now I need to use the flash drive for school, but there's
    not enough space, and when I try to turn ReadyBoost off, the speed up my system option is not there. Please help!

    DB:2.87:Speed Up My System Option No Longer There, I Need To Turn Readyboost Off. s1

    The flash drive has 4GB on it and nearly all of it is free space. But the flash drive isn't the problem. I no longer need ReadyBoost, but when I try to turn it off and the dialog box comes up, the option speed up my system is not there, so I can't get to
    the ReadyBoost tab. Is there a way to fix that, or do I need to get a new flash drive?
    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Sandisk Cruzer Contour 8gb Not Working: Readyboost The Issue? 9j


    Greetings, I installed and used the Cruzer on my Vista Premium machine as a Readyboost drive. It worked fine for around 2 weeks, and then just yesterday it stopped working. It's now constantly flashing blue, and I can't get access it from my Vista machine at all (not through Windows explorer). Here's what I've done: -I believe the flash drive stopped working after I installed Norton Ghost, but I'm not sure. -I've disabled Ghost and Norton 360; no difference. -I've gone into the device manager, disabled it, and then reinstalled; no difference. -I've turned Readyboost on and off in the performance panel; no difference. -I've tried reformatting the drive, but since I can't access it, I can't reformat it on the Vista machine. I reformatted it on my XP machine. Neither of these made a difference; it still flashed blue on the Vista machine. -I can access the device from my XP machine, but I can access the drive from my XP machine (of course, Readyboost doesn't work on XP). -The Vista machine is new, and I've tested the USB ports with other 'regular' non-boost drives enhanced drives, and they work fine. -I did note when I first put in the drive 2 weeks ago, it installed something that caused me to restart the machine. I'm guessing a driver was loaded (I disabled and enabled it, and looked for a new drive; no luck). -The drivers are current, and says it's functioning correctly. -The Cruzer is 'made' for Vista, and advertises that it's enhanced for windows readyboost. What's my next step to get this drive working? Thanks in advance. Jason

    DB:2.87:Sandisk Cruzer Contour 8gb Not Working: Readyboost The Issue? 9j

    Thanks, Nicholas, for your suggestions. I uninstalled Ghost, and the Cruzer worked fine. It's for sure a Ghost/Cruzer conflict: http://communities.sandisk.com/sandisk/board/message?board.id=u3thread.id=3566 There's a work around, as posted in the above link, but no real solution. Thanks again, Nicholas! Jason

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Im Unable To Use Usb Stick 2.0 As Readyboost 9s


    I am trying to play a game that needs 4GB RAM memory. I have 3GB. I heqrd that you could increase the RAM memory by using a 2.0 usb stick. So I turned on Sysmain and I tried to readyboost my USB. But it says:

    This device cannot be used for Readyboost.

    ReadyBoost isn't turned on on this computer because the system disk is fast enough, so that ReadyBoost the computer problably won't accelerate.

    Well here problem I don't want to accelerate the computer I just want to play the game that won't start without 4GB RAM memory.
    So how can I fix this?

    Original title: Readyboost

    DB:2.86:Im Unable To Use Usb Stick 2.0 As Readyboost 9s

    Hi,

    ReadyBoost is not a ram replacement, it is disk caching.

    Windows 7 ReadyBoost will support 8 drives and a total of 256 Gigs. For each device - The

    device must have an access time of 1 ms or less. The device must be capable of 2.5 MB/s

    read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device, and 1.75 MB/s

    write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device. On a FAT32 device
    the cache is limited to 4GB and on a NTFS device the cache is limited to 32GB (these are on

    one device).

    Explore the features: Windows ReadyBoost- Shows how to set it up
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/readyboost

    Understand ReadyBoost and whether it will Speed Up your System
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff356869.aspx

    DO NOT GO OUT AND JUST BUY A DRIVE THAT CLAIMS IT IS READYBOOST READY -
    many lie or at least stretch the truth. Look at the drive ratings below and buy
    one that you know is FAST.

    Remember the max readyboost cache is 4 gig Vista 256 Gig Windows 7. If your device
    is over that you can use it for storage. And you need a fast drive.

    ReadyBoost - Flash Memory Speed List
    http://www.techcrater.com/2007/04/05/readyboost-flash-memory-speed-list/

    How to Find ReadyBoost Speed Rating
    http://www.techcrater.com/2007/04/06/how-to-find-readyboost-speed-rating/

    USB Flash Drive Speed Tests - Any Drive Size - link to USBDeview Utility
    http://usbspeed.nirsoft.net/

    Publish a speed test of your USB flash drive - also link to the USBDeview utility
    http://usbspeed.nirsoft.net/publish_usb_flash_drive_speed.html

    Keep tabs on ReadyBoost with Windows 7's Performance Monitor
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2257

    Monitoring ReadyBoost on Windows 7
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saveenr/archive/2009/05/02/monitoring-readyboost-on-windows-7.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Rob Brown -
    Microsoft MVP - profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Readyboost Is Not Working Properly In My Computer f3


    Orginal title: readyboost not working?
    I used readyboost on my flash-drive and I don't see my RAM usage percentage change is this normal or my computer is not functioning properly?

    DB:2.86:Readyboost Is Not Working Properly In My Computer f3

    If your computer has 2GB or more of internal RAM then using ReadyBoost os a waste of time - you won't see any improvement.
    ReadyBoost is designed to enable computers with 1 GB RAM or less to be able to run Windows 7 reasonably.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Readyboost Not Loaded On My Pc 93


    I recently upgraded Windows XP to Windows Vista Home Premium and ReadyBoost apparently did not load. When I insert a USB or SDcard and go to properties there is no Tab with Readyboost. How do I reinstall the drivers for RasdyBoost drivers and files
    from my Windows Home Premium disk. I installed the disk and it does not give an option to upgrade, it wants to reinstall and wipe out everything. THX Dave

    DB:2.85:Readyboost Not Loaded On My Pc 93

    I recently upgraded Windows XP to Windows Vista Home Premium and "ReadyBoost" apparently did not load. When I insert a USB or SDcard and go to properties there is no "Tab" with Readyboost. How do I reinstall the drivers for RasdyBoost drivers and
    files from my Windows Home Premium disk. I installed the disk and it does not give an option to upgrade, it wants to reinstall and wipe out everything. THX Dave

    hey
    darmentrout

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Readyboost Not Working On Windows 7 j8


    hello i need help i tried to speed up my pc with a memory car or flash drive with the windows ready boost on windows 7 and i get this msg

    this device cannot be used for ready boost
    ready boost is not enabled because the service responsible for readyboost (Sysmain) has been turned off on this computer

    An administrator can turn the sysmain service back on i tried to locate this service but i can but the same card works for other computers i tried it on what can i do

    DB:2.85:Readyboost Not Working On Windows 7 j8

    Hello,
    I don't actually find a difference in my pc's speed even when I use ReadyBoost (to the 100% of a 4gb pendrive) or I change the size of the page file used from my pendrive.

    I don't find any mistake in configs.

    Please help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Readyboost Problem 73


    Hi,

    I have Creative ZEN Nano Plus 1Gb mp3 player, which is recognized as Removable Disk in Windows Explorer.

    When I connect device to the computer the AutoPlay feature is asking if I want to use this device to speed up my system with ReadyBoost technology. Clicking on that option - properties menu opens but WITHOUT ReadyBoost tab?!

    I've upgraded firmware and tried other flash drives which work normally. Also I've found somewhere on the Internet that this player supports ReadyBoost.

    My system:
    Dell Dimension 4550 with additional 512MB RAM memory, GeForce 6600GT and 100GB HDD installed.

    My operating system is: Windows Vista business

    Message Edited by Stephen Z. on 10-13-2007 01:44 PM

    DB:2.84:Readyboost Problem 73

    Thanks for your input on this and I do have 4 gigs of ram and i set up a virtual drive on an external it really it sped up the system, quite a bit, I guess I'll give up on the readyboost since the consensus seems to be it isn't worth the effort.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Problems Using Readyboost When The Computer Wakes From Sleep Or Hibernation jd



    Original title:readyboost command line specs
    Hi, I'm using a USB 3.0 flash card as my ReadyBoost memory and it works well--except when I restore my system from sleep or hibernation. If I'm not using the card for ReadyBoost, the card is recognized and available when returning from sleep; if
    I use it for ReadyBoost, the card isn't available without rescanning for changes or removing and reinserting the card. I don't have this problem at all with a USB 2.0 stick. So, what I'm looking for is the command line that I can use to enable and disable
    ReadyBoost on this drive when I'm transitioning from or to a sleep state. I'd be able to drop that into a batch file and handle that with a desktop shortcut.
    Thanks

    DB:2.84:Problems Using Readyboost When The Computer Wakes From Sleep Or Hibernation jd

    Hi,

    Your question is more complex than what is typically answered in the Microsoft Answers forums. It is better suited for the General development on MSDN. Please post your question in the
    MSDN Forums.

    Diana
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit ourMicrosoft Answers Feedback Forum
    and let us know what you think.

    If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Turn Sysmain On To Turn Readyboost On m7


    I am trying to use a memory stick as "ReadyBoost" but I get the message: "ReadyBoost (sysmain) has been turned off.
    If I pul out the stick and put it back again, there is nothing on the screen, except my virus program offers to scan it.
    How do I turn sysmain on?

    DB:2.84:Turn Sysmain On To Turn Readyboost On m7

    Hello Mornay,

    Thank you for keeping us updated on the status of the issue. Please feel free to reply, in case you face any other issues with Windows in future.

    Regards,

    Jayant

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:My Enter Button Isnt Working zs


    HELLO MY COMPUTER IS ALLOWING ME TO TYPE BUT WHEN I HIT ENTER IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING

    DB:2.84:My Enter Button Isnt Working zs

    HELLO MY COMPUTER IS ALLOWING ME TO TYPE BUT WHEN I HIT ENTER IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING

    Ouch! Please don't yell at us. We can hear you if you type normally, in mixed case.

    You've provided bery little info, so it's hard to be sure, but I suspect you have a defective keyboard. Borrow a keyboard from a friend and try it instead.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Windows 7 With Readyboost Stick Installed Triggers Autoplay Dialogue Box On Every Boot... xa


    Unless I turn off Autoplay completely, I get the dialogue offering to open the USB stick to view files or to use it as a backup. The stick is already installed and working as an 8gigreadyboost stick, exFAT formatted, set to Performance mode rather than
    Quick Removal and dedicated to ReadyBoost.

    I have turned off Autoplay entirely as it seems to be the only way to stop the annoying dialogue popups. Vista never did this. I can't turn off Autoplay for that stick alone, as it has no files on it at all except for the ReadyBoost cache and Win7 goes by file
    typesrather than drives.

    I have already tried reformatting the stick and re-doing the ReadyBoost settings. No luck.

    Any ideas that might help?

    ADDITION: I have noticed the devices section in the Autoplay settings, but my flash stick doesn't show up there.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Trying To Use Usb Device As Ram With Readyboost ..Errror 2 Is Coming 7d


    when i am trying to use usb device as ram with readyboost ..errror 2 is coming ...plz suggest me what to do??

    DB:2.84:Trying To Use Usb Device As Ram With Readyboost ..Errror 2 Is Coming 7d

    How much internal RAM have you got? (Readyboost is designed for systems with 1GB of RAM or less - if you have more than 2GB you won't really notice any difference at all...)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Ichat Not Working mp


    my ichat isnt popping up when i click on it. help!

    DB:2.83:Ichat Not Working mp

    Presuming you are Leopard

    Download and Install the Combo version of the 10.5.6 update even if you have already updated to 10.5.6

    9:37 PM Friday; December 19, 2008

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Why Doesnt My Flash Drive Work With Readyboost ks


    I just started playing TERA Online and I've been playing on low graphics because I guess my computer can't handle the high detail game play. It's just too laggy if I don't turn the settings down, but even on low it lags during the big boss fights and it's
    tolerable but still worth looking into. I tried running Readyboost on my computer but it said that my device doesn't work with it.

    This is the Flash Drive I'm using; Kingston DT 101 - 8GB

    It says the device is working properly so I don't know why it's doing this... .

    DB:2.83:Why Doesnt My Flash Drive Work With Readyboost ks

    Only certain flash drives are qualified to use with Readyboost. Here's a link that will give you some info- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff356869.aspx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Readyboost Monitoring x8


    I wish microsoft would take sometime to make a actual icon on desktop somewhere too see if Readyboost is enabled or disabled. I leave my 32gb readyboost usb flash drive in 24-7. But to see if it's working. I have to open My Computer and look at my readyboost
    driveicon. Usually shows a Red bar on the drive saying it's full. Which is good, it's working.
    But there is times I download a win 7 update or something, That readyboost gets disabled. I have to then unplug the flashdrive and plug it back it to renable it.
    There is some monitors like at area-71.net which has
    Backdoor.Trojan in it which is not good.
    And also
    http://download.cnet.com/Ready-Boost-Monitor/3000-2094_4-10893116.html?tag=mncol;1Which is another monitor, but is super buggy in win 7 64 bit.
    So there is nothing that is good or solid out there to monitor readyboost that I have found yet.
    I've also used performance monitor, It shows read and cache writes. But does no good to me if I have to open that just to verify that readyboost is enabled/disabled.
    Even though my system does have 16gb ddr3 ram I still see a performance increase with readyboost active. There is times it loads stuff faster then my SSD drive. I have 2 identical computers, One has mechanical drives and the other has 2 ssd. And sometimes
    the computer with readyboost and mechanical drives is faster at somethings. For gaming ssdblows that apart. But still a improvement is a improvement even by a small to big margin.

    DB:2.83:Readyboost Monitoring x8

    You can use the Performance Monitor [1] in Windows Vista/7 to monitor the ReadyBoost activity. Those freeware tools also only read the Performance Counter values.
    Andr
    [1]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saveenr/archive/2009/05/02/monitoring-readyboost-on-windows-7.aspxA programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Readyboost Not Working s8



    have a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 4gb w/RB.. using on Dell Vista Home Premium 1gb Ram laptop..

    when I insert this Flash drive into USB port.. Ready Boost window does not show up anymore.. had been working fine up until about 3 weeks ago... seems.. when I go to the Ready Boost folder and click on it I get Error Message.. 'Windows cannot open type readyboostsfcache file'.. it used to do it.. don't know what happened .is there any way to fix the problem







    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    DB:2.83:Readyboost Not Working s8

    I have the same black 4gb cruzer micro u guys r talking about. i did the regedit stuff and it worked once. then i changed the drive name on an xp computer. vista thought it was a different drive. i did the regedit stuff again. now vista tells me that i need 235 mb of free space when i have 2.7 GB of free space.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Cant Use Readyboost. Can See The Option But When I Click On It Nothing Happens. 7f


    I recently upgraded from vista to windows 7 Home Premium. At this point readyboost and other features worked, but my computer began to slow down. I reinstalled my os with the disk I received to upgrade to windows 7 but readyboost no longer works. When
    I insert an external harddrive or flash drive it asks me if I want to use readyboost, but if I click on it I can't see the option to use it. I use an ACER ASPIRE M3202. A second disk was included with my windows 7 upgrade disk containing various utilities
    for acer, but ASPIRE M3202 wasn't included in the list of Acer products to choose from. I saw an M3201 and M3203 but no M302. My computer otherwise works, and I've confirmed this version of Windows 7 online.

    DB:2.83:Cant Use Readyboost. Can See The Option But When I Click On It Nothing Happens. 7f

    Try downloading/updating from Acer support website(easy to use).
    Another option is close the options that first comes up when inserting external device,then access device through my computer,right click device-click properties-click readyboost and click use this device.
    It helps if device is formated to NTFS and default size.

    Hope this works.
    Good luck :)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Readyboost Lost - Build 7000-7022 xx


    I have a 4GB really fast flash card that I dedicate to Readyboost.   I'm a believer in the performance improvements with my hdwr config.  I used this same SD card for Readyboost in in Vista without issue.  I upgraded to Windows 7 Build 7000 - Readyboost worked just fine.  Still using the same SD card, I upgraded to Win 7 Build 7022, and Readyboost isn't an option.  Inserting the device, Windows asks if I want to speed up my machine on the Autoplay screen.  But in the device properties, there isn't a Readyboost tab.  In Vista, this would happen if the Readyboos service was stopped, but in Win7 7022, I don't even see the Readyboost service listed.  Strange, since it worked fine under build 7000.   Anyone?Glenn

    DB:2.82:Readyboost Lost - Build 7000-7022 xx

     I got this through the TAP/Connect program, not the public beta program (as a development partner).  I'll post the questions to the TAP discussion boards.  Thanks!Glenn

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Readyboost - Is It Actually Cache Memory? 7x


    I'm running a 4 GIG laptop with Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 Devel.  When I push the SQL it grabs memory if there is any available.  I put in an 8 gig Sandisk Cruzer stick and set Windows 7 to use the entire stick for ReadyBoost.I suspect that it is my misunderstanding of how it works that is causing some dismay on my part.First of all, in the Virtual Memory settings, my machine only shows the 4 GIG on the laptop C drive and the additional disk cache that was available under XP is missing.  Nothing about Readyboost is indicated at that screen (Performance Settings).   I left my performance setttings at the default setting to allow Windows to optimize my settings with ReadyBoost.  Additionally I have selected performance as my Performance Options.In XP, I could tell the system to recognize the USB device for memory cache purposes.  I don't think I would do so as under normal circumstances, I would expect my hard drive to out-perform cache on a stick and since performance is my primary goal, I would not list the stick for cache purposes.At this point, it would appear that my options using ReadyBoost memory are less than if I simply disable the stick and let the cache run to the hard disk.  The hard disk plus ram limits my cache plus ram to just under 8 GIG.   Perhaps this is why ReadyBoost is not available on Server 2008.Currently with the ReadyBoost, I am limited to 4 GIG.   It would seem to me that, unless I am misunderstanding the purpose of ReadyBoost, that there is a potential to use 12 gig (4 gig ram and 8 gig ReadyBoost and possibly even another 4 gig of hard disk cache)I would like to understand is what exactly the ReadyBoost does.  Does an extra 8 GIG of Ram available actually mean I have another 8 GIG of RAM?   Given the hardware requirements and memory intensive needs of SQL, it does not appear that ReadyBoost is helping - if anything, it is a hinderance.What would I need to do to configure ReadyBoost to optimize my memory needs?Perhaps I should turn ReadyBoost off, select the stick as an additional drive for cache storage?PS, would also like to know how the Alert Me works.  I get alerts on the regular newsgroups, but the alerts here do not get to my exchange server.

    DB:2.82:Readyboost - Is It Actually Cache Memory? 7x

    Every way I tried ReadyBoost with Vista caused noticable UI sluggishness and interfered with other bus-intensive activities.  I haven't tried it with Win7, but am curious to read what others' real-world experiences are with it.  I likewise would like to learn exactly what it's doing or is supposed to do.Here's a thread I started not very long ago on the subject.  format usb flash drives fat32 or ntfs? anybody using readyboost?I think we are alone in our interest about ReadyBoost.
    Yoo hoo!  Oh, Carey!   Here's another post of mine you forgot to delete !

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Flashvoyager 8gb - Readyboost Cannot Be Used ( Win7 32-64bits ) 9f


    I'm trying to use ReadyBoost on my windows 7 home premium OS with my 8GB FlashVoyager but I get the following error:

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Standby Mode Hangs Laptop With Vista Readyboost Active On Sd Card zj



    Hi to all,I am writing here about an issue I have with my Sony Vaio VGN-CS11SI have Vista ReadyBoost feature active on SD card.When I try to put my laptop in Standby while the SD card light is flashing, because Vista ReadyBoost is working on it, the following happens:1) Monitor goes off 2) my CPU fan continue working 3) HDD light flashes (not continuously) 4) my pc does not enter in standby and when I try to resume it won't respond. If I click the power button on my laptop the battery light switches on, and go back to off when I release the button. I have to switch off the PC keeping the power button pressed for more than 5 seconds.5) If I do not reboot manually, after about 5 minutes a BSOD appears with the following error:"DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" 0x0000009FI have Vista SP1. All devices under Device Manager seem to be ok. I updated my laptop with all upgrades available on VAIO Update. I noticed the same problem also using another SD card.I have no external devices attached (i.e. external HDD, USB Pen Drives, mouse, etc. excepted for the SD card, obviously).Someone else has noticed this behaviour? Please help me!

    DB:2.80:Standby Mode Hangs Laptop With Vista Readyboost Active On Sd Card zj


    No one can help me? No one has the same problem? No one can help me in reproducing the issue?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Readyboost Not Working With Any Of My Usb Flash Drives. fp


    I'm running Vista Ultimate and cannot get Readyboost to work for the life of me. I have 2 2GB Kingstons and a brand new Lexar 4GB flash drive, and none will work with readyboost. With all my cards, i always get a error saying A cache exists on another
    device in the system. Please remove the cache from that device before creating a cache on this device. The only problem is, I've checked all my drives and none have any caches on them already and I have never put it on any drives before the 3 i own now. Anyone
    have any idea how to wipe out this remembered cache so I can use readyboost?

    DB:2.80:Readyboost Not Working With Any Of My Usb Flash Drives. fp


    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial136.html

    Above is a very good Tutorial on how to use ReadyBoost.

    Cheers.

    Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Using Readyboost With Expresscard Ssd kf


    Hi. I recently purchased a 32GB Phason ExpressCard SSD. I tried to use ReadyBoost with that but I couldn't find the ReadyBoost tap in the drive properties. I surely checked the ReadyBoost service was running and also checked the ReadyBoost tap appeard
    when I plugged another USB memory. But, just for the SSD, there was no ReadyBoost tap. So I thought that the SSD itself does not support ReadyBoost.

    But today I plugged the SSD in the USB port using an ExpressCard to USB adapter, and there appeared the ReadyBoost tap in the drive properties. Then, why ReadyBoost had not shown up when I plugged it in the ExpressCard slot?

    DB:2.80:Using Readyboost With Expresscard Ssd kf

    Hello CuoCuo,

    Thank you for posting. I have addition information for you. After researching the main connection type for the SSD drive, I have found the answer. Readyboost is available for removable drives, and when you have the SSD connected without the USB it doesn't
    recognize the SSD as a removable device. Once you connect youing the USB connection,Windows sees it as a USB flash drive and allow the use of ReadyBoost.

    Basically one connection of the SSD is viewed the same as internal drive while the USB connection is viewed as an external device.

    Please let me know if this helps you.

    Zack
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer Visit our
    Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.
    Thank you for your answer. Now I got what the problem is. Then, isn't there any way that I can use readyboost with my Expresscard SSD?

    Another question is, is it the problem of all SSDs, not just mine? Actually, some Expresscard SSD providers denote that their products support Readyboost. Then, does it mean that 'the SSD support Readyboost only when plugged inaUSB port using a USB adapter'?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:My Activation Key Isnt Working az


    Purchased windows 7 at a store. When I try to activate, it says my key is invalid.

    DB:2.79:My Activation Key Isnt Working az

    Call Microsoft Using Manual Phone Activation
    If you are currently installing Windows - at the Enter Your Product Key page, do not enter your key and uncheck "Automatically Activate When Online" then click OK/Next to finish the installation.

    If you have trouble activating Windows 7 open the Windows Activation Wizard while in Windows 7 to obtain a phone number to call Microsoft and activate Windows:

    1. When you reach the desktop click Start, then in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

    2. Press Enter on your Keyboard
    3. Select your Country.
    4. Select the Phone Activation option, then call the number given and hold for a real person.

    For more details:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18715-activate-windows-7-phone.html
    Note: Make sure you are not installing windows on more computers then allowed.

    If Windows 7 product is an Upgrade, did you install it on a computer with a previous version of Windows? The Upgrade software doesn't allow an upgrade version of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive to be activated.

    Are you sure you're typing all the letters correctly? Look closely at B and 8, G and 6, etc. Product keys do not contain 1, I, O, or 0.

    Are you using the correct Windows 7 key? A key for XP or Vista will not work with Windows 7. A Home Premium key will not work with Ultimate, etc.

    Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
    FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions Answers

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:My Outlook Search Bar Isnt Working. It Says It Is Still Indexing 17,560 Files And That Number Isnt Changing... ad


    It says it is still indexing 17,560 files and that number isnt changing... Its been this way for days and the number isnt changing. Meanwhile when I search for a file, nothing recent comes up.

    DB:2.79:My Outlook Search Bar Isnt Working. It Says It Is Still Indexing 17,560 Files And That Number Isnt Changing... ad

    Windows 7
    Outlook 2010

    The link you sent me doesnt help me :(
    When I try to rebuild it just says "indexing 15,584" and doesnt change.

    Please help!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Readyboost f1


    I installed my new USB flash memory to my computer, but as soon I installed as a readyboost memory it looks red or full in my computer window, is that normal?

    DB:2.79:Readyboost f1

    Hi,
    You probably have all of the USB drive dedicated to ReadyBoost. If you want to keep some available
    for files then in Start - Computer OR Windows Explorer - Right Click the Drive - Properties - click
    the ReadyBoost tab - set the cache size as needed. Remember the smaller the cache the less effective
    it will be though if you had a 16 GB or larger drive a couple of GB less would not make that much of
    a difference.

    You can check the performance of various cache sizes if you wish.
    Keep tabs on ReadyBoost with Windows 7's Performance Monitor
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2257

    Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

    Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Readyboost All Explained pm


    Thread startet by IT-M coccamocca from Norway. (20.september 2009)
    If you're visiting the thread via the 'ReadyBoost ALL Explained' question thread, I've rerouted you here. Welcome!
    After checking ALL OVER the internet for updated information on ReadyBoost it seems I had to take things into my own hands. The information from Microsoft is very limited and very bad handled.
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/12428141-2e4c-43ab-8dd2-a6ed6e3b87761033.mspx

    1_ The information directly from the leading developer are over 3 years old. *
    2_ Windows Vista ReadyBoost issues.
    3_ Windows 7 ReadyBoost issues including USB 3.
    4_ Compatible USB / SD / CF cards for ReadyBoost.
    5_ A Guide on how to use ReadyBoost
    6_ Personal Example and Experiences.

    1_ The information directly from the leading developer are over 3 years old.
    *Matt Ayers, who is the Program Manager in the Microsoft Windows Client Performance group and basically owns the ReadyBoost feature.
    Matt Ayers: (June 2006)

    "I'm the Program Manager in the Microsoft Windows Client Performance group and own the ReadyBoost feature. I wanted to give some offical answers based on the excellent questions and discussions that I've seen in this blog, to date. Also, I'll be using this
    as a starting point for the official ReadyBoost FAQ.

    Overall, as many posters have pointed out, the feature is designed to improve small random I/O for people who lack the expansion slots, money, and or technical expertise to add additional RAM. As y’all know, adding RAM is still the best way to relieve memory
    pressure.

    Thanks, again, for your interest, questions and ideas".
    Q: What perf do you need on your device?
    A: 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes

    Q: My device says 12MB/sec (or 133x or something else) on the package but windows says that it isn't fast enough to use as a ReadyBoost device... why?
    A: Two possible reasons:
    The numbers measure sequential performance and we measure random. We've seen devices that have great sequential perf, but horrible random

    The performance isn't consistantly fast across the entire device. Some devices have 128M of lightning fast flash and the rest of the device is really slow. This is fine for some applications but not ReadyBoost.

    Q: What's the largest amount of flash that I can use for ReadyBoost?
    A: You can use up to 4GB of flash for ReadyBoost (which turns out to be 8GB of cache w/ the compression)

    Q: Why can't I use more than 4GB of flash?
    A: The FAT32 filesystem limits our ReadyBoost.sfcache file to 4GB

    Q: What's the smallest ReadyBoost cache that I can use
    A: The smallest cache is 256MB (well, 250 after formatting). Post beta2, we may drop it another 10 MB or so.

    Q: Ok... 256M-4GB is a pretty big range... any recommendations?
    A: Yes. We recommend a 1:1 ratio of flash to system memory at the low end and as high as 2.5:1 flash to system memory. Higher than that and you won't see much benefit.

    Q: Isn't this just putting the paging file onto a flash disk?
    A: Not really - the file is still backed on disk. This is a cache - if the data is not found in the ReadyBoost cache, we fall back to the HDD.

    Q: Aren't Hard Disks faster than flash? My HDD has 80MB/sec throughput.
    A: Hard drives are great for large sequential I/O. For those situations, ReadyBoost gets out of the way. We concentrate on improving the performance of small, random I/Os, like paging to and from disk.

    Q: What happens when you remove the drive?
    A: When a surprise remove event occurs and we can't find the drive, we fall back to disk. Again, all pages on the device are backed by a page on disk. No exceptions. This isn't a separate page file store, but rather a cache to speed up access to frequently
    used data.

    Q: Isn't user data on a removable device a security risk?
    A: This was one of our first concerns and to mitigate this risk, we use AES-128 to encrypt everything that we write to the device.

    Q: Won't this wear out the drive?
    A: Nope. We're aware of the lifecycle issues with flash drives and are smart about how and when we do our writes to the device. Our research shows that we will get at least 10+ years out of flash devices that we support.

    Q: Can use use multiple devices for EMDs?
    A: Nope. We've limited Vista to one ReadyBoost per machine

    Q: Why just one device?
    A: Time and quality. Since this is the first revision of the feature, we decided to focus on making the single device exceptional, without the difficulties of managing multiple caches. We like the idea, though, and it's under consideration for future versions.

    Q: Do you support SD/CF/memory stick/MMC/etc.?
    A: Mostly. In beta2, we added support for a small number of SD/CF cards on internal USB2 PCIe busses. RC1 has a much broader support range.

    Q: Why don't you support SD on my USB2.0 external card reader?
    A: We unfortunately don't support external card readers - there were some technical hurdles that we didn't have time to address. In general, if a card reader shows a drive without media in it (like a floppy drive or CD ROM does), we can't use it for ReadyBoost.

    Q: Will it support all USB drives, regardless of how they are ID'd to the OS ("hard disk drive" or "Device with Removable Storage")?

    A: We have no way to tell what is on the other end of a USB cable so we do some basic size checks (since no one has a 200GB flash device ;-) ) and then perform our speed tests. HDD will not, however, pass our speed tests, and there is no benefit to using a
    USB HDD for ReadyBoost.

    Q: Can you use an mp3 player to speed up your system?
    A: Not currently. MP3 players use the 'plays for sure' interfaces to expose themselves to Windows. We require that the device appear as a disk volume. These aren't currently compatible.

    Q: How much of a speed increase are we talking about?
    A: Well, that depends. On average, a RANDOM 4K read from flash is about 10x faster than from HDD. Now, how does that translate to end-user perf? Under memory pressure and heavy disk activity, the system is much more responsive; on a 4GB machine with few applications
    running, the ReadyBoost effect is much less noticable.

    Q: I can't get my device to work with ReadyBoost... can I lower the perf requirements?
    A: Unfortunately, no. We've set the perf requirements to the lowest possible throughput that still makes your system faster. If we lowered the perf requirements, then there wouldn't be a noticeable benefit to using ReadyBoost. Remember, we're not adding memory,
    we're improving disk access.

    Q: Which manufacturers support ReadyBoost?
    A: Well, I hope that all of them do, eventually. Right now, we're working with manufacturers to create a program that will allow them to identify ReadyBoost capable devices on their packaging.

    Updated Questions and Answers Follows:
    Main issues.

    2_ Windows Vista ReadyBoost issues.
    OS RAM LIMITS Vista Edition 32-bit memory support - 4 gb ram
    Vista Edition 64-bit memory support
    Home Basic 8 GB Home Premium 16 GB Ultimate 128+ GB Business 128+ GB Enterprise 128+ GB
    As stated by Matt, the ReadyBoost limit are 4gb on PC that runs XP/Vista 32bit. It does not state anything for NTFS nor does this apply to Vista 64 bit users or Vista users that runs NTFS.
    Microsoft recommends the amount of flash memory for ReadyBoost acceleration to be 1 to 3 times the amount of RAM.

    3_ Windows 7 ReadyBoost issues including USB 3.
    The maximum possible system ram in w7 are 4gb for 32bit systems and 192gb for 64bit systems. This goes for all editions of w7.
    According to Microsoft ReadyBoost now works with most flash storage devices in w7 and supports up to 8 devices and up to a maximum 256gb of additional memory. A total of 448gb (192gb+256gb)
    W7 can also read/support itself from USB devices in other PC's that is located on the same LAN according to Jim Allchin at Microsoft. ReadyBoost will disable itself on a Solid State Disk (SSD)
    W7 supports the exFAT filesystem. How would this apply to ReadyBoost?
    Does the ratio rule of 1:1 or 3:1 recommended by MS still apply for Windows 7 with ReadyBoost?
    As the HD devices have developed into s-ata with much faster I/O would ReadyBoost still give a faster PC in W7?
    How would USB 3 and ReadyBoost operate on a Windows 7?
    A desktop usually have HD devices of s-ata 7200 RPM, how would this apply to ReadyBoost?
    A laptop usually have HD devices of s-ata 5400 RPM, how would this apply to ReadyBoost?

    4_ Compatible USB / SD / CF cards for ReadyBoost.
    Visit and contribute to the online database here:
    http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost
    For people looking to buy I highly recommend Corsair as it is the fastest USB flash in the world.
    Their newest series is called Corsair Flash Voyager GT ReadyBoost as displayed on their site corsair.com.

    5_ A Guide on how to use ReadyBoost.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial136.html

    6_ Personal Example and Experiences.
    I just bought a notebook from ACER, a mid-range one, with the following specs. Vista64 Premium, 4gb ram ddr3, s-ata 5400 RPM, HD 500gb 2ms, 5,5ms
    To expand from 4gb to 8gb ram cost today $1000. With a ReadyBoost USB stick I can get 32gb as low as $100.
    The PC support the w7 update program. MS Windows Vista Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium.
    I plan to run both large video and music programs like Sony Vegas and Steinberg Wavelabs on the notebook.
    How would ReadyBoost help me during edit/making of large projects that often/alwats make use of the cache?

    Discuss:

    DB:2.79:Readyboost All Explained pm

    for it to work. right click the flash drive or usb stick under my computer and format the drive. in doing so windows will recognize it as its device and will then be usable.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Readyboost Makes My Usb Unusable x9


    I recently Tried Readyboost feature on my Windows 7..I've dedicated my usb 4GB to readyboost.but when i Restarted my pc "a pop up message says" You need to format Disk or something like that.and when i Try to open my usb it needs to format and i cant even
    open.I checked the properties but it has 0 bytes of space and 0bytes free space..I cant format my USB because my USB is not accesible..what do i do now?

    DB:2.79:Readyboost Makes My Usb Unusable x9

    It reduces the life of a flash drive in as much as the amount of rewrites to the drive will sooner reach the maximum that the drive will take, but can be useful when used on a Netbook running Windows 7 Starter on 1Gb RAM..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Superfetch Disabled - Readyboost Enabled fz


    I have superfetch disabled on my system as it is imo a big resource hog ( mem and cpu ) and can cause stuttering while im gaming.Now i do want to use readyboost as i have a spare usb stick,i tested readyboost,and it works fine but it only works if i have
    superfetch enabled.So my question is,if there is some trick so i can still have superfetch disabled but readyboost enabled ?

    Thanks for your time.

    I run on Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.

    DB:2.78:Superfetch Disabled - Readyboost Enabled fz

    Hi SmokeyD,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Answers!

    Its my pleasure to let you know about these features (i.e ReadyBoost and Superfetch) being dependent.

    So if you have any other issues in future, you may contact us for further assistance.

    Merry Christmas!

    Regards,
    Divya R – Microsoft Support.
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Readyboost Has Stopped Working ac


    Fusion build: Version 1.1 (62573)

    Primary OS: Leopard 10.5.1

    Guest OS : Vista Ultimate

    Issue: every time I re-boot Vista Guest OS, Vista messages in a window: ReadyBoost has stopped working and no, there is no ReadyBoost device attached.

    thanks

    Matthew Therrien

    DB:2.78:Readyboost Has Stopped Working ac

    m_therrien wrote:
    I posted the message here because out of 200 PCs/Macs - only our Macs runing Fusion exhibit this ReadyBoost error and even they do not error this if they are booted into Vista using Boot Camp.

    I never said you couldn't post here... I was suggesting that you might find the soultion faster seaking help from the manufacture of the technology in question! Searching their site or even googling it. Aside from that without additional information I'm not sure how much help you expect to get. Typically, although not always, there is additional information in an event log that corresponds to the user message one gets. If you would look and provide additional information if any is there maybe someone here can help find a solution to the issue whether or not it has to do with Fusion!

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    DB:2.78:Retain Or Remove Readyboost Device d3


    When I shut down my computer, should I safely eject or just leave in, the ReadyBoost enabled USB flashdrive

    DB:2.78:Retain Or Remove Readyboost Device d3

    Hi,

    Just leave it in so it ready the next time you boot.

    Hope this helps.

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right!

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    DB:2.77:Sz4mn Vista Readyboost a9



    Hello!Has anybody managed to get Vista ReadyBoost working using a memorystick on the SZ4MN? I've tried the Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 2GB Magic Gate but Vista reports this as not compatible.I have a memory stick readyboost working in my A297XP machine but it won't work in the SZ4.Any ideas anyone?

    DB:2.77:Sz4mn Vista Readyboost a9


    Hello!Has anybody managed to get Vista ReadyBoost working using a memorystick on the SZ4MN? I've tried the Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 2GB Magic Gate but Vista reports this as not compatible.I have a memory stick readyboost working in my A297XP machine but it won't work in the SZ4.Any ideas anyone?

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    DB:2.77:Windows 7 X64 Readyboost Missing Tab 3p


    Windows 7 x64 Readyboost Missing Tab. I have been using readyboost for years with windows 7 and had no issue until this week when itstoppedworking and the Tabdisappeared from the properties options. I have tried several different USB memory
    sticks and they all work in my laptop as readyboost but wont work in my desktop. Can anyone help with this as all I can find on the web is Vista related posts about the readyboost service and there is no service for windows 7.

    DB:2.77:Windows 7 X64 Readyboost Missing Tab 3p

    Hi,
    Thank you for your posing here.

    I find a similar case on our forum, you can refer:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/thread/35c96c62-aadc-4d87-855b-9885c19f3511

    You can perform some tests which suggested by Meghmalar.

    Hope you will solve your problem.

    Regards,
    Leo
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    DB:2.77:Usb Readyboost On Windows 7 And Fusion 3 Not Working With Large Ram Memory Sticks 97



    I have been having problems getting my usb memory sticks to work with fusion. While in version 2, the reason I was told was that windows 7 was not supported. Now I am running fusion 3 and the memory stick still does not allow readyboost. Now before you go down a path that it is not capable of being used as a readyboost usb...it works on my dell pc just fine with windows 7. This is obviously a fusion/mac problem. I have gotten a small 4gb stick to run as Readyboost, on the mac and fusion 2 and 3, but my new high speed 32 GB stick from kingston only works with readyboost on the pc.

    DB:2.77:Usb Readyboost On Windows 7 And Fusion 3 Not Working With Large Ram Memory Sticks 97


    I have been having problems getting my usb memory sticks to work with fusion. While in version 2, the reason I was told was that windows 7 was not supported. Now I am running fusion 3 and the memory stick still does not allow readyboost. Now before you go down a path that it is not capable of being used as a readyboost usb...it works on my dell pc just fine with windows 7. This is obviously a fusion/mac problem. I have gotten a small 4gb stick to run as Readyboost, on the mac and fusion 2 and 3, but my new high speed 32 GB stick from kingston only works with readyboost on the pc.