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currupted readyboost file

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#1 pocolocoxox


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

Tried using the ReadyBoost but it says my file is currupted.  Can any one tell to how to repair the file? Thanks!

Edited by pocolocoxox, 20 October 2014 - 02:04 PM.

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:26 PM

It might be a hidden file. It creates a ReadyBoost.sfcache file on the flash drive. I imagine just deleting it and starting over woudl fix it. Corruption happens if the flash drive was pulled out or bumped slightly in the socket and not disconnected properly.

Edited by technonymous, 21 October 2014 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 11:02 PM

I've also seen instances, on my own computers, where ReadyBoost didn't work due to the Sysmain service not working, as there would be no listing for ReadyBoost in Services. This wasn't an issue with computers just 2-3 years back, or before Windows 8 was released. And two of the installs are fresh, not even a month old (see specs in my sig below). 


Honestly, I don't believe the service exists on any of my recent Windows 7 installs, of which I have six of. It does work on an older ThinkPad T42 (my 5th & not too old), & I can insert a Flash drive to get it to working. Haven't checked on an older Dell desktop, but I do know it doesn't work on all four that are on SSD's. On the other hand, I don't need it to, but on one, which has the Intel SSD Toolbox installed, the service isn't there, & the Toolbox reports it's a recommended feature of Windows 7. 


ReadyBoost used to be a hot topic, but has dwindled to next to nothing in the last couple of years. Though for some, I realize it's still a useful feature, and I can vouch for this firsthand. It's just that there's different causes of why the service no longer works on various systems, and one reason I suspect may be updates that wiped out the service. Used to be the service would be there for clean installs, now it's not. Difference now, is there's over 200 post SP1 updates, so that may have some effect. 


Sorry that I couldn't be of more assistance, it looks like the issue may be widespread. Many has asked me why it quit working after 3 years of doing so fine, though there were a few whom didn't need the service, really anyone with 8GB RAM doesn't need the service, it's those with 2GB & below of installed RAM who benefits the most. 



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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