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ReadyBoost Error I just got a new laptop with Windows Vista. I input a flash drive into the USB port and it asked me if I wanted to open the folder or speed up my system. I accidentally clicked on the speed up my system button and started ReadyBoost. I took out the flash drive and input it again into the laptop, and there is a tmp file on it that whenever I try to delete it, I get the error message that the disk is write-protected. When I right click on the drive, then click on properties, there is no "readyboost" tab to allow me to disable it. There is also no switch on the flash drive to turn write protection on/off. Is there someway to get rid of this file and remove the write protection so that I can add new stuff to this flash drive??

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In the future, always use the Safe Removal method before removing a USB drive. This prevents this kind of error in the first place.

If you haven't done so already, reboot, then insert the USB. Make sure there are no windows open which reference the USB device. Then use Safe Removal (right click in the lower right hand corner of the task bar. That should clear it.

If that doesn't work, right click the USB drive in My Computer, choose Properties. See if you can clear the Read Only setting.

Last resort - copy off the files you need from the USB, and format it.

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Users with low amounts of system RAM (512MB - 1GB) will notice the biggest performance increase, and those with 2GB or more may only notice marginal gains.

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