Does RAM Disk run when no user is logged on?

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Rudi

Does RAM Disk run when no user is logged on?   06 June 2015, 03:14

Hello

I've been testing SoftPerfect ram disk these last few days. I'm not sure of how it does things internally, but I realize there is no windows service that gets installed to automatically mount the ram disk.

My question is, is the ram disk always on, even when theres no user logged on or such? As in a regular windows service?
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Re: Does Ram Disk run when no user is logged on?   06 June 2015, 17:13

It depends on the type of RAM Disk you have created:
  • The boot-time disks are mounted during the system boot process and there is no service because the functionality is implemented in a driver.
  • The logon-time disks are mounted when a user logs on.

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Christian

Re: Does RAM Disk run when no user is logged on?   28 September 2017, 16:46

So ... with recent versions is it always at boot-time?
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Re: Does RAM Disk run when no user is logged on?   29 September 2017, 01:48

It doesn't depend on the version. It depends on how you create the RAM disk.

In the main menu you can choose Disk - Add or Disk - Add Boot Disk. The former will create a RAM disk available when a user is logged on, the latter will create a RAM disk available immediately on the system startup.

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