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What I mean is, I couldn't start the Dataram config utility. Which obviously isn't ideal if I wanted to make changes to the RAMdisk, ie size. The RAMdisk itself was working fine.

I just uninstalled and then re-installed. Same error when starting the Dataram config utlity, except now I can't start the software and I don't have a RAMdisk now either!

EDIT: ok I've finally got the software up and running again after some messing around!

One more question: when creating a RAMdisk specifically for small temp files like from IE, whats the best filesystem? NTFS or FAT32?
Edited by iSeries - 11/8/11 at 1:08pm
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What I mean is, I couldn't start the Dataram config utility. Which obviously isn't ideal if I wanted to make changes to the RAMdisk, ie size. The RAMdisk itself was working fine.

I just uninstalled and then re-installed. Same error when starting the Dataram config utlity, except now I can't start the software and I don't have a RAMdisk now either!
Uninstall, restart. Run ccleaner, install again.


If not try this: http://www.starwindsoftware.com/high...-disk-emulator

Only up to 1GB though
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Yep got it working again, cheers.

One more question: when creating a RAMdisk specifically for small temp files like from IE, whats the best filesystem? NTFS or FAT32?
Edited by iSeries - 11/8/11 at 1:32pm
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Yep got it working again, cheers.

One more question: when creating a RAMdisk specifically for small temp files like from IE, whats the best filesystem? NTFS or FAT32?
IDK, I just use NTFS, its the same as the OS so its good enough for me
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After some messing around it seems the only way to get the RAMdisk to start with Windows with an NTFS filesystem is to have the image saved at shutdown and restored at boot up (which seems like a waste of time for temporary internet files). The FAT32 option will start the RAMdisk at boot up without having to do the save / restore image. So I'm thinking FAT32...
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Nice find, I'll test it out...soon lol, I have too many temp files on there atm that are helping me with photo editing.
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Just discovered the only thing needed to boot up with NTFS is to restore the image at boot up - saving the image at shutdown is not needed. So I've created the disk as unformatted, formatted the disk as NTFS with Windows disk manager, then saved the image with the Dataram config utitlity, and it restores this blank image every boot up (booting still not as fast as just using FAT32 with no restore though as the image is the same size as the disk even though its empty).
Edited by iSeries - 11/8/11 at 2:08pm
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Just discovered the only thing needed to boot up with NTFS is to restore the image at boot up - saving the image at shutdown is not needed. So I've created the disk as unformatted, formatted the disk as NTFS with Windows disk manager, then saved the image with the Dataram config utitlity, and it restores this blank image every boot up (booting still not as fast as just using FAT32 with no restore though as the image is the same size as the disk even though its empty).
I am using mine for photoediting strictly, I don't have it start at booot and I shut it down after I edit so my reboot times are the same.

I also have the img save to my secondary HDD.
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Just discovered the only thing needed to boot up with NTFS is to restore the image at boot up - saving the image at shutdown is not needed. So I've created the disk as unformatted, formatted the disk as NTFS with Windows disk manager, then saved the image with the Dataram config utitlity, and it restores this blank image every boot up (booting still not as fast as just using FAT32 with no restore though as the image is the same size as the disk even though its empty).
This is the way it is with my new installation. I swear I didn't have to do this with my previous Windows 7 installation. I am going to play around with it tonight to see if I can figure it out. I usually use it for my firefox temp file and it seems to load pages quicker when you go back and forth between already loaded pages. Other than that I don't use mine for to much.
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