Boot failure with Ready Boost Device installed


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Guest

I am running VISTA Home Premiun w/ current updates on a Gateway MT6828 (T5200
dual core 1.66 GHz w/ 1GB RAM). I have a SANDISK Cruzer 2GB flash drive with
Ready Boost enabled with 1.8GB allocated for the cache file. The device has
two partitions on it, one is a CDFS partition with the U3 software from
SANDISK on it and the other is a FAT partition that is used for the ready
boost function. If I have the flash drive plugged in when coming up from a
shutdown, the system hangs in the boot phase. If the flash drive is not
plugged in the system boots normally. Using another 2 GB SANDISK flash drive
which has not been configured for ready boost I do not have this problem as
the system will boot from a shutdown without hanging.
Any suggestions or comments on why the system hangs in the boot phase with
the ready boost device installed would be appreciated as I understand from
other posts/threads that ready boost works best if it is left installed at
all times.
 
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jrb1164

JW said:
You may have to delete the CDFS partition by reformatting the drive.


"John Randle"
Hi. John,
You don't have to delete CDFS partition!! I have a 4GB SANDISK Cruser flash
drive, which I formatted to NTFS and have never had a problem
 
G

Guest

I have the exact same problem with a 4g SanDisk Cruzer micro ReadyBoost
enhanced flash drive model SDCZ6-4096-A10RB. I have a NON ReadyBoost enhanced
Version of the same model flash SDCZ6-4096-A10 drive that does not cause the
Boot problem and appears to work with ReadyBoost (at least it shows up as
such). SanDisk is of no help whatever. They say you should always remove
flash drives before shutdown or ReBoot and reinstall after system is running.
Sort of defeats the purpose????
 
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Guest

So you would recommend that I format it as a single NTFS partion as opposed
to the CDFS and FAT partitions? I will probably use Partition Magic under XP
to do the job as I am still learning the ins and outs of VISTA.
 

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