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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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Plug the USB flash drive into a USB port on the computer system. Close any AutoPlay window that may load onto the screen. Click "Start" then "(My) Computer." Right-click the removable device icon that appears on the screen. Select "Format" from the pull-down menu. This loads a format options screen. Click "Yes" and the computer formats the USB flash drive, removing the damaged content and returning it to the factory settings.
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Use ReadyBoost to Speed up Programs in Windows 7

To enable ReadyBoost:

1. Put your USB thumb drive into a USB port on your computer.

2. When the AutoPlay menu appears, click Speed up my System with Windows ReadyBoost.

3. Select your device and specify how much of the drive you want to use for ReadyBoost. I recommend using a full USB drive. (TIP: match the size of your drive to the amount of RAM you have in your computer. i.e., With 4GB RAM, use a 4GB thumb drive

4. Click OK. Don’t expect miracles—but stick with it and your computer will begin to perform more efficiently.

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I got my PNY Attache 4g memory stick for backups and now its full. can I delete or what do i delete to make room? for newer ones? it has ready boost with 3,745,792 kb being used taking up most of the space...


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I recently bought a Toshiba Satalite laptop to replace the one I dropped which was also a Toshiba Satalite. I had taken out the old hard drive and installed it in the new one but now it wont do anything...


Yes it does matter. XP was configured for the old Toshiba and this will only work if both Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model.
To get your new Toshiba operating, put the new hard drive with the Vista operating system back in the Toshiba laptop.
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Plug this USB hard drive into the new Toshiba's USB port and it will detect it as an external storage/hard drive. You can then open the various folders and files and copy the data files to your new Toshiba.
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Bootable thumb drives (as well as those that can run software directly from the USB drive) come with software that lets them do this. Then they act like any optical disc with Autorun and executable programs. Readyboost is dealt with completely by the OS and keeps the drive (or portion of the drive) separate from the area that will store files.

Sometimes these drives do fail. Getting the data off the flash memory takes a professional most of the time.

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(You can copy all of the files from the thumb drive and reformat it at intervals. Then copy files back if you are concerned about file fragmentation.)

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Error message states that there is not enough room


One possibility: you have too many files in the directory. USB flash drives are usually formatted in FAT32 and thus stuck with the limits of the standard. Try moving some of your files into folders.

Second check for a encrypted partition locking part of the disc. If ReadyBoost capable a section of the memory set aside to do ReadyBoost for Windows Vista or Win7 (you'll need to release the ReadyBoost on the computer that dedicated the space).

I hope this helps.

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it will not work with xp or any other version of windows except vista, and it has to be a readyboot compatible flash drive to work.

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Hi

I need a bit more info to properly respond to your query regarding Microsoft ReadyBoast feature in Windows Vista and 2008 Server.

1. Has this particular Flash disk ever work?
2. How much free space is on the flash disk?
3. Is the Flash disk connect to an onboad port or a cabled port?
4. If this is a new device, does it support USB 2.0? What is the transfer spec from the manufacture?

Regards
Mike

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