Re: readyBoost.sfcache disappers, but no disk space appears on drive
Tom - Cannot address your post directly, however, according to the Vista
Resource Kit, you cannot access or verify files on the ReadyBoost external
device - the files are encrypted to provide security in the event the device
still contains data when removed.
Data is not lost on removal since data sent to the device (non-sequential
read/writes- sequential read/writes are sent to the HD) are copies.
Activity is indicated by the LED activity on the device.
"Tom Chm" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On my 2GRam laptop, I am running Vista Enterprise and am current with all
> Windows Updates. I have a 4G USB thumb drive, (Lexar JD Lightning II USB
> Device, 4GB.),
> dedicated solely to ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost usually kicks in once I start
> a VPC (1G allocated to it), then starting compiling with VS2005 while
> running Outlook 2007.
> But every 3-4 weeks, Ready Boost randomly stops working. I start
> investigating why my drive no longer shows any disk access, I have noticed
> that my ReadyBoost.sfcache file disappears from the drive after a while,
> the disk drive still shows no space left on the drive. When viewing the
> drive in explorer, it shows only 65MB free, but doesn't show any files on
> the disk, even through show hidden are turned on. When this happens, the
> only way I have found to get around it is to reformat the drive to recover
> the last disk space and then enable ReadyBoost on this drive again.
> Restarting the ReadyBoost Service doesn't help.
> Emptying the Recycle Bin doesn't help.
> Looking at the Reliability and Performance Monitor, the Readyboost file is
> no longer listed.
> Googling I see others have seen the file disappear, but noone seems to
> lost the disk space.
> Anyone seen this before and / or have a solution to this?