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My 4GB usb memory stick will only show 8mb of space.

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Hi fiend

u memory sitk has been demaged or tay to fromat it see how much space show it or u have virous in your usb stik so format your usb stik & see

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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How to speed up Windows 7 or Vista responsiveness with a USB memory stick in a...


A great feature that isn't commonly known is ReadyBoost. It was introduced in Vista and is available in Windows 7 as well. Basically it increases the amount of memory you have by using your memory stick. You can use more then one usb/thumb drive and the bigger they are the better.

Step 1: Just insert your USB drive into a usb port.

Step 2: Click Start > Computer

Step 3: Right click the USB memory stick you plugged in and choose Properties. Click the ReadyBoost tab then choose Use this device. Choose how much space you would like to allocate and that's it!


Enjoy the boost!
-LeeTheDeuce

on Jan 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

Tip

How to speed up Windows Vista or 7 responsiveness with your USB / Thumb Drive in...


A great feature that isn't commonly known is ReadyBoost. It was introduced in Vista and is available in Windows 7 as well. Basically it increases the amount of memory you have by using your memory stick. You can use more then one usb/thumb drive and the bigger they are the better.

Step 1: Just insert your USB drive into a usb port.

Step 2: Click Start > Computer

Step 3: Right click the USB memory stick you plugged in and choose Properties. Click the ReadyBoost tab then choose Use this device. Choose how much space you would like to allocate and that's it!


Enjoy the boost!
-LeeTheDeuce

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Your motherboard might not be compatible with these items

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My son put together a 4gb pny usb for me on my vacation put a bunch of games i just love playing all i get is pictures but not the videos we took at the zoo and only pics and parts of the games playing...


I can only guess that the 4Gb PNY USB is full and that ran out of space and that it couls not store all the photos, videos and games. 4Gb is not a very large USB memory stick to store all this data.
Photos require a lot of storage space depending upon the number of photos and the size of the photos. Video movies require even more storage space and this depends upon the video resolution and the length of the movie.

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If you running a 32 bit version Operating system it does happen. since there's a limit for 32 bit operation though the mother board can handle 4gb.
other common cases: 1 of the sticks are bad. try to reseat the memory sticks to isolate which ram is not detected.thanks

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if you are using a 32 bit operating system it will not recognize all of the memory in some instances or the mobo is not designed for more than 2 gb maximum check the mainboard (motherboard) website for specs on your model. sometimes you have to use 64 bit operating system to be able to get the full use of memory over 2 GB

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Tried to password protect my Freecom 8GB memory stick. After the process which took about half an hour, the stick could not be accesses, but could by formatting. I did this and now the stick is only 8MB....


I'm not sure what you have done but.

Right click my computer
select manage

on the left side of the computer management window
see disk management

now on the right side where the disk management is open
find the usb drive from the list of drives, right click on all paritions of the usb drive and select delete partition, ones all parititons are deleted right click in the empty space and create a new partition.
it should work as normally, normal size.

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I have an ACER ASPIRE 5720 laptop - it is less than a year old and it is showing the memory is full - the memory is meant to be 32 GB and from what I can see from the programme menus there is less than 4...


Hi j0shuatsb,
Acer like many other manufactures seem to design their system to fail or have issues just after their 1 year warranty is up. Like other Microsoft windows operating systems, when you receive an error message that you're memory is full. This does not mean you have run out of RAM = memory. You're notebook can only run a max of 4GB of memory. The error message refers to hard disk drive space. Depending on you're operating system, windows will lock out so much drive space so it can move about. All notebooks also have a hidden partition which holds drivers & programs used in combination for running the system restore.
This hidden partition can range in size from 2GB up to 4GB.
This also lessens you're total hard disk drive space. Bottom line is there is nothing wrong with your memory.
What you need is a larger hard disk drive. Notice the Technical specifications from this link:
http://www.acer.co.uk/public/page9.do?sp=page4&dau34.oid=24360&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=512458878
It does not show what size you're SATA hard disk drive is.
Since you are still in warranty, now would be the time to increase you're drive size. On another note, if you're HDD is the standard 160GB than there is an issue with your current HDD.
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Suggest you back up all you're personal data on to a DVD & run you're system restore CD including a format to help you regain you're HDD full space. A temporary fix would be to uninstall any non needed programs through Add/Remove programs. This should free up some space. Many Acer programs you do not use at all or need should be the first to go.

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