Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup

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Andrea

Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   20 April 2014, 00:33

Hi there.
I was wondering whether it is possible to set a ram disk to auto mount when the OS starts up.
I can't find an answer over the Internet and the only pertinent option is "launch automatically with Windows", but this doesn't mount my drive.
VD

Re: Automount RAM disk on Windows startup   20 April 2014, 01:35

Every RAM disk that you're creating using menu commands "Disk -> Add" or "Disk -> Add boot disk" will be mounted automatically during system startup.
The difference between these two commands is in the system startup stage at which mounting occurs: boot-time disks are mounted at the boot stage before the logon screen, logon-time disks are mounted only after user has logged in. Note that if you unmount logon-time disk manually, it will not be mounted after system reboot unless you mount it again manually.
Andrea

Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 00:12

I just created a new disk with "Disk > Add Boot Disk", and I still have to manually mount it every time i start my pc..
By the way i'm using windows 8.1
VD

Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 01:10

Is that disk an image-based or a pure RAM disk?
Do you use "hard disk emulation" option for that disk?
Andrea

Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 01:31

image-based and yes, I use it (but I also tested without it).
VD

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   22 April 2014, 02:38

What amount of RAM is visible to your system and what size of the image file?
Andrea

Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 03:11

I choose 1048 MB for my Ram Disk. Windows sees 1,098,903,552 bytes. The image file is 1,098,915,840 bytes.
When i have only RAM Disk and chrome opened i'm at 2.5 GB of memory usage over 8 GB.
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Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 14:56

What is your instance of Windows showing here?

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Andrea

Re: Automount   22 April 2014, 22:20

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   29 April 2014, 20:01

Been having startup issues myself (not limited to Ram Disk though).

Do you get the SoftPerfect RamDisk icon in your system tray after start-up, or do you need to start it manually?
Adam

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   13 July 2014, 21:30

Hi, I have the same problem. Everything is allright with my setup except the disk have to be mounted manually on each restart. Is it because I flagged this disk as removable?
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Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   21 July 2014, 13:36

Probably not.
Try to create a logon-time disk, that is created when you log in. In order to do so, choose Disk - Add (not Disk - Add Boot Disk).
Viacheslav

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   16 November 2015, 00:43

Hello!

Nice software but I also have the same problem on Windows 7 x64.
Though I see Softperfect Ramdisk icon in the toolbar the disk is not automounted. Need to do it manually. Any solution?

Thank you in advance!
chaos

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   16 November 2015, 02:12

Hello!

I have the same problem with my windows 8.1 pro 64bit. But I can share my experience in this issue. When windows logs on to lock screen, I wait for about 10 seconds or more before sign in. Then I see Softperfect Ramdisk icon in the taskbar, it is auto-mounted amazingly. I guess the reason is the too fast start up by UEFI in windows 8.1 pro x64.

Hope this help.

P.s: I just use add disk instead of add boot disk
AlexA Man

Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   04 December 2015, 08:41

I have same problem with my Win8.1 X64. Try different options but nothing help only manual start. Why it so? Too fast start? I have SSD as system drive.
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Re: Auto-mount RAM disk on Windows startup   04 December 2015, 18:08

So what happens if you create a logon-time RAM Disk, reboot the system and wait may be for 30 secs before you log on?

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