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Re: How to choose the right RAM disk size

26 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

There are two different concepts here: 1. Program running out of RAM, which can happen whether you use a RAM disk or not. Running any program on any computer requires a certain amount of RAM (memory). For example, if you open a number of tabs in your web-browser, that would require quite a bit of RAM. (The computer may not have any RAM disks at all, but if it does, the RAM will come from the s

Re: Internet usage control for a small office network

27 days ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You just need to create a quota and one or more rules. For simplicity it's better to start with a so-called tracking rule, which will automatically detect IP addresses of clients. Quota example First go to Tools - Quotas - New and enter: Initial rate: unlimited Reduced rate: blocked Transfer limit: 100 MB in a day Rule example Then create a rule via Rules - Add New Rule: Protoc

Re: How to set Windows 10 page file on a RAM disk

28 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Storing page files on a RAM disk isn't officially supported, and it is generally a bad idea. If you have enough RAM, simply turn the page file off - it is not needed. As you may know, the point of the page file is to swap out memory pages from RAM to a file on the disk when more memory is required. In other words, a page file can be seen as a RAM extension. By placing a page file back into mem

Re: How to choose the right RAM disk size

28 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The general answer: the size of the RAM disk should be large enough to fit both the program files/folders and all the temporary and usage-related files that program creates during its functioning. The advice for your particular situation: it doesn't really make sense to place the browser itself on a RAM disk. It might start a bit faster when placed on a RAM disk, but you normally launch it

Re: Creating an image and updating it

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

In this case you would need to create an image, copy all your data to that image and then use in a RAM disk. Please see this article for details. If you want to keep any changes that you make to the RAM disk, unlike the article say make the Save Contents to Image option ticked. It is also a good idea to backup the image file from time to time to make sure important information is safe.

Re: How to see what apps use most bandwidth

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Yes, NetWorx can display per-app usage. Please see at the end of this page under Applications and Web-Sites. You need to be using the installer edition (this functionality is unavailable in the portable edition) and have the Ignore local traffic within the LAN option enabled. This can be done in the main settings.

Re: Unidentified Inprocomm device in my WiFi network

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

Inprocomm is the vendor of the network card, it may or may not match the device's brand name. It is definitely not the iPhone and probably not the Dell laptop, but you should check the rest of the devices you listed. For that, make a note of the IP addresses reported as Inprocomm and then check each of the remaining devices settings to see which one of them has that IP address.

Re: Monitoring traffic at set time intervals

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

NetWorx only supports real-time monitoring, unfortunately there is no way to have 5m interval.

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The long folder names issue was merely caused by word-wrapping of the UI field. When a folder name exceed the field's size, it would span over two lines misleading the RAM disk driver. The solution is rather trivial: disabled word-wrapping in the folder names field. Please download and install newly released version 4.0.6 from the home page and everything should be fine now.

Re: Bridging Problem on virtual VMware windows 7

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It is still hard to say what may be wrong. I would probably recommend to disable the tunnelling interfaces just in case, by launching in command prompt: netsh interface ipv6 6to4 set state state=disabled undoonstop=disabled netsh interface ipv6 isatap set state state=disabled netsh interface teredo set state disabled Then there may be a chance that VLAN-tagged traffic lands on Kerio or L

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I see what you mean: because of the long strings being wrapped long folder names don't work properly. We will include a fix for this in the new version, which is due to release this coming week. Thank you for pointing this out.

Re: Bridging problem on VMware with Windows 7

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

What does ipconfig /all launched in the VM show?

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

This appears to be caused by blank lines, e.g. the error is shown when a blank line is present amongst folder names. Try deleting any blank lines so that only folder names are present. In the upcoming new version, we'll just strip blank lines automatically.

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Hmm, that's odd. I am able to create a boot-time RAM disk with nested folders with spaces and even foreign characters as you can see below: Perhaps you are using an incompatible file system or illegal characters in the name?

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, nested folders on boot-time RAM disks are supported as of version 4.0.4, please see the changelog:

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It's just that your previous screenshot was showing a logon-time disk, now it's indeed a boot-time one. Frankly I don't see how an earlier version could have worked faster. It's a 12 GB image file that takes about a minute to load, which suggests HDD reading speed about 200 MB/s. That's a great result for a magnetic plates HDD and average result for an SSD. I guess it depends on what you us

Re: Cannot shutdown Windows 10: computer restarts on shutdown

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Totally agree regarding the fast startup. It leads to a few undesirable effects with RAM disks and we recommend to turn it off.

Re: Ram disk in v4.0.5 is very slow to load and use

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It sounds like you were using a boot-time RAM disk earlier (with version 4.0.3), whereas now (with 4.0.5) you are using a logon-time RAM disk. Here is a quote from the user manual: QuoteIn order to create a new RAM disk, choose Disk - Add or Disk - Add Boot Disk from the main menu. The former will create a RAM disk available when a user is logged on, the latter will create a RAM disk availabl

Re: ramdiskws.exe - Entry Point Not Found

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It looks like there are some leftovers from an older version. I would recommend to uninstall it, reboot and then follow this guide to manually remove any leftovers. After that, simply reboot again and install the latest version.

Re: Format for best performance: RAW or NTFS?

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, generally exFAT performs about 10-20% better (faster) than NTFS on a RAM disk. See the attached screenshot for a test output.

Re: Cannot shutdown Windows 10: computer restarts on shutdown

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Hmm, that's indeed strange. Could you please tell the exact configuration of RAM disk being used, i.e. logon or boot-time, removable or not, file system, compression? A screen shot of the main RAM Disk app window would suffice.

Re: How to specify network interface via command line

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

That is a good idea. W have just modified the XML file parser so that an interface name can be specified. Now you can do something like this: <general> ... <cardindex>Local Area Connection</cardindex> </general> If a number is specified, it is treated as the interface index in the drop-down list. If a name is specified, the software will select an interface wi

Re: IP address allocation log

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

We have included the changes in version 2.0.2. You can download a copy from WiFi Guard home page and install over your current installation. Once again, thank you for this useful suggestion!

Re: IP address allocation log

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

That's actually a good idea. Since allocated IP addresses can change over time, it makes sense to record and display them in the Activity window. In the screen shot below, we've added IP addresses to be shown next to day and hour they were detected. We'll include this feature in a new version soon.

Re: Cannot shutdown Windows 10: computer restarts on shutdown

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I am afraid we have no idea why this happens in your case. The only changes were two optimisations related to memory allocation and there isn't any reasonable connection with temporary folders. We can't reproduce it on a test system either, which shuts down normally. It's possible that the upgrade coincided with some other change on your system. Could you perhaps revert to 4.0.4 and let me kn

Re: Error message "Failed to execute : 193"

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

It looks like you have something set to be executed on detection that is not a valid executable file. Please check the Advanced tab in WiFi Guard's settings, and either empty the "Execute command on detection" field or specify a valid EXE file there:

Re: Cannot shutdown Windows 10: computer restarts on shutdown

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

That's the thing: the only changes were in optimising memory allocation and zero-filling to complete faster. What happens if you only set user %TEMP% to be on a RAM disk, but not the system one?

Re: Cannot shutdown Windows 10: computer restarts on shutdown

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

What probably happens is that Windows crashes on shutdown, and because Windows is configured to restart on crash, it appears like it's restarting instead. If there is a minidump created by the system in C:\Windows\Minidump, we'd love to take a look at it. Otherwise I am afraid we cannot reproduce this problem. Here is version 4.0.4 if you wish to revert. However, most likely this issue has

Re: How to remove the graph frame

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

These are window edges added by Windows, which means they can be slim or thick depending on the Windows version you are using. It is possible to turn the frame off in NetWorx hidden settings: set the Frameless graph window parameter to True. As a drawback though, you will be unable to resize it.

Re: Desk Band for Windows 7 64 bits

8 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Yes, it's been working since 2011, when the compiler finally became available and we were able to build the 64-bit version of NetWorx