Slow start under Win7 causes error

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Jeff

Slow start under Win7 causes error   17 January 2010, 11:53

Using RamDisk under Windows 7 32bit causes an error when you add the pagefile to the ramdisk.

I believe this is due to the ramdisk not being ready when Windows looks for it.

SoftPerfect support forum

I am also testing VSuite RamDisk, and it does not suffer from this problem. I prefer softperfect's GUI and lower pricing, is there a way to fix this problem?
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Slow start under Win7 causes error   17 January 2010, 17:14

Currently you cannot put the page file on this RAM Disk. We will make this possible in a month or so ok, yes, thumb up

Alternatively, I would recommend to reconsider putting the pagefile to a RAM disk, as this does not really boost performance. Putting a swap file back into the RAM is hardly any efficient, even if it appears to be. In this case, you just need a bit of fine-tuning on the OS itself. It's probably a much better idea to turn the page file off completely, provided you have got sufficient RAM, or reduce its size.

See this thread on StorageReview for an in-depth conversation.
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Slow start under Win7 causes error   25 March 2010, 11:50

Update: Since version 3.0 released on March 25, 2010 of the RAM disk product, it is possible to place the pagefile on a ram disk. In order to do so, the RAM disk must be created as a boot ram disk (choose Disk - Add Boot Disk from the main menu). The disk must also be assigned to any drive letter other than A or B, otherwise the creation of the pagefile will fail.
Jeff

Slow start under Win7 causes error   27 March 2010, 13:15

Great, I will give it another try when I return from traveling.
Jeff

Slow start under Win7 causes error   29 March 2010, 13:11

OK, seems I can't test the new version of RamDisk.
I installed v2.x back in Jan when I posted this and used it for about an hour, then uninstalled.

Just installed v3.x to test and I get an error telling me that I have been using RamDisk for 71 days (30 day free trial), and I need to purchase or quit.

That tells me that your uninstaller left things on my system and didn't uninstall everything.
I uninstalled v3 and then reinstalled hoping that would clear things up to no avail.

I'd like to request 2 things.

1. I'd like to be able to test the new version 3 of RamDisk
2. I'd like the uninstaller to uninstall everything, registry changes included.
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Slow start under Win7 causes error   30 March 2010, 12:33

Hi Jeff,

I have emailed a temporary license key to you that will allow you to test the software for another 15 days and decide whether to purchase it or not.

Unfortunately it is impossible to remove everything after uninstallation. The application has to leave a mark in the system that it once has been installed. Otherwise, users will be able to reinstall the software every month thereby getting an unlimited trial, and we'll be out of business then smile

Hope this helps.
Andrew
Jeff

Slow start under Win7 causes error   03 April 2010, 15:02

Thanks Andrew, I was able to test v3. Much better 4k stats.
Still missing a way to automatically save an image every so often.
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Slow start under Win7 causes error   06 April 2010, 20:20

Hi Jeff,

We'll make saving disk content to a an image file automatically possible in the following releases (perhaps in 1-2 months). Please stay tuned smile

Andrew.
Jeff

Slow start under Win7 causes error   07 April 2010, 11:58

I will. I'll need another temp key to test it again at that point lol

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