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Windows 7 - out of memory when mounting harddrives

I am having a problem on Windows 7 (pro, 64bit, latest updates) when mounting hard-drives: Windows becomes unresponsive will show out-of-memory-errors will advice to close all programs and restart ...
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DOCAN sshfs: How to flush file cache?

I am using DOCAN sshfs 0.6.0 in Win 7 to mount a Linux disk. It but does not show any new file even after many re-reads of the directory. Disabling cache helps but navigation becomes extremely slow. ...
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Disable all disk cache features in Windows 7

I am doing benchmarking of several algorithms involving read/write to disk. As Windows provides some cache features, sometimes I get results like these : first run of the algorithm : 200 seconds ...
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1answer
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Why do subsequent reads of a multi-gigabyte file run faster?

I have some algorithm test software running on a Windows 7 machine which, when run the first time on any given data file, runs ~3-5x slower than on subsequent runs. Our algorithm simply reads the file ...
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111 views

What's the best way to use both an SSD and an HDD? [closed]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with an 128GB SSD and an 1TB HDD. I want to use both efficiently. I have 2 plans so far. Plan A) Use 50GB of SSD for OS. Use the rest of SSD as a cache space to boost an HDD ...
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Can you 'save credentials' of the domain and username only?

There's this computer I'm logging into using MS-TSC (Remote Desktop), or accessing its shares via Windows Explorer. The login promt asks me whether I want to save my credentials for next time. On one ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium transparently cache Synology NAS

How can I transparently cache a non-windows NAS on my Windows 7 home premium machines? The same content tends to get retrieved over and over but I don't know which content it will be in advance. ...
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1answer
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Windows DNS cache is NOT updating at all (other computers in home have updated)

I just spun up a new VPS, set it up with a fresh and clean LAMP stack and pointed my domain to it. I waited a few hours and tried it and it was still my old website. For a laugh, I logged into my ...
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CD Volume name/serial caching issue in Windows 7

When working with CD-ROM discs that have the same Volume Name and Serial, Windows 7 (didn't check any other versions) appears to be caching the information from the disc. Even if the contents of the ...
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87 views

System is extremely sluggish when Intel rapid storage is disabled

I have a Dell xps 14, configured with 1 hdd 5400rpm 466Gb 32Gb ssd intel raid storage controller windows 7 From Factory settings windows 7 is configured to use the 32gb hd as a disk cache, ...
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191 views

Setting up mSSD caching on Acer M3-581TG

Apparently the Acer M3-581TG supports some kind of caching using its 20GB internal SSD. I reformatted the hard drive to get rid of all the crapware it came with, and I can't seem to get this feature ...
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1answer
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Win7 makes my fat32 fs corrupt when i create some files in linux, in dual boot environment

all I setup a dual boot environment with linux 3.9.2 and win7. I used a fat32 partition to share some files between them. After booting into linux, create/delete some files and then switch back to ...
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1answer
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Should I format an SSD cache drive before reinstalling Windows 7?

I bought a laptop which has a 500gb hard drive, and a small SSD drive for caching (24gb). It runs Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Should I also format ...
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2answers
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Fancycache + HDD vs SSD

My girlfriend's three years old Sony Vaio laptop is getting really slow so I will perform a clean Win7 install on it in a couple of weeks. While at it, I'm considering getting her to upgrade a ...
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334 views

Facebook Messenger - Unable to create cache Error On Win 7 Startup

Every time I start Win 7, I get the following Facebook Messenger related message appear in a 'notepad' window on my desktop. Any ideas how to stop it? [0105/225425:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(2086)] ...
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193 views

Read ahead buffering while playing video file from optical disc

I was wondering if there is a program for Windows 7 (64-bit), that reads ahead the file to be played back (usually MKV files in my case) to the RAM, so the disc that the video file resides in, won't ...
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1answer
489 views

How do I change the MSI Cache location in Windows 7?

On my Windows 7 x64 machine, I'd like to move the cached MSI files from C:\Windows\Installer (which is on my SSD) to a directory on my regular hard drive. (L:) How can I accomplish this ?
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1answer
1k views

Changing Flash player of Firefox cache

I want to relocate the Flash player plugin of Firefox cache so that it saves my C: drive space when I watch youtube videos. I successfully changed the firefox cache by opening about:config and then ...
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2answers
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Refresh Icon Cache Without Rebooting

Normally, to refresh the icon cache in Windows, we have to reboot. Is there a way to refresh the icon cache in Windows 7/8 without rebooting?
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1answer
84 views

Installer not being updated ( probably because of Windows 7 file cache )

I'm creating an installer for my Visual FoxPro application using ISTool and Inno Setup. It is ok for me for the first time. But, I updated my code and re-built the EXE file. Then, compiled the ...
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0answers
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Clarification On Write-Caching Policy, Its Underlying Options And How It Applies To Hard Drives And Solid-State Drives

In last week after doing more research on subject matter, I have been wondering about what I have been neglecting all those years to understand write-caching policy, always leaving it on default ...
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1answer
2k views

Is “Turn Off Windows write-cache buffer flushing” safe on a laptop?

my laptop's internal harddrive is a bit slow. I looked at the drive properties and there are two options: [X] Enable write caching on the device [ ] Turn off windows write-cache buffer flushing on ...
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1answer
100 views

DNS cache-on-demand server in Win7

I live in a country that enjoys manipulating DNS entries for fun and profit. For various reasons, I cannot surf with a VPN running 100% of the time. Because some sites are only blocked via DNS ...
2
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1answer
208 views

How do I fix an Internet “Super Cache” on my Computer?

I have at least one website that I know for certain is "super cached" (or something that causes a similar behavior) on my computer and I have no idea how to clear it out. I will explain the problem ...
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1answer
843 views

Remove any Windows 7 indexing cache

I've disabled the file indexing service in Windows 7 (as per this answer) which worked like a charm. My questions are: Does disabling the service also remove any existing cache? The answer linked ...
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Is it safe to disable cache flushing on a SSD with “power loss protection”?

I have an Intel 320 SSD which is supposedly able to flush its cache during a power loss. From Storage Review: Rarely seen in a consumer SSD, Intel uses an array of capacitors to make sure data ...
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3answers
858 views

Windows: Disable caching of large files

I am currently dealing with very large video files, including de/encoding them and copying them around etc. To my surprise Windows attempts to cache these video files, even though there is no point ...
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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In Memory File Cache in Windows 7

EDIT : I'm now using Windows 8 x64 Enterprise and the speed difference on the same hardware and the same dataset is amazing. Whatever the team has done to improve the caching algorithms, they did ...
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1answer
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What is the whole function and effect of “Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device”

In Windows 7, using the Device Manager, bringing up the properties of a disk, and going to the Policies tab, there are 2 switch items. The write cache, which this question it not about. and [X] ...
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1answer
241 views

After scheduled Microsoft Security Essentials scan finishes, whole system is slow

I have scheduled Microsoft Security Essentials (on Windows 7) to scan my whole hard drive every night at 2 a.m. When I start using my computer in the morning, the scan is complete, but the whole ...
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0answers
126 views

Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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1answer
4k views

How do I find out Hard Disk Cache / Buffer Size?

How do I find out Hard Disk Cache / Buffer Size ?
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1answer
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Best way to clean up Windows Installer cache?

Whats the "safest" way to clean up large files in the Windows Installer cache? Is deleting the files the only way, or is there a better way to "unregister" the cached files or something?
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604 views

Windows 7, pre-caching large image files

I ran into a problem with very large image files. 700MB-3GB. When I click on them, my memory usage spikes. If the file is hosted on a network drive, the network usage jumps to 25% of a gigabit LAN ...
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0answers
234 views

Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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6answers
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Windows 7 kills VMWare performance by disk caching?

We're running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1 on Dell Precision T3500's (Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz, 4GB of RAM). On top of this is VMWare Workstation 7.1.4, up to date. Running in a VM is Windows XP ...
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1answer
74 views

Why firefox doesn't store any information?

I use firefox 5 on Windows 7. The thing is that firefox doesn't store any login information even though I set to store it. For example, when I use superuser, I have to login every time I visit the ...
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697 views

Force ReadyBoost to be Persistent Across Reboots? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives? I'm running Windows 7 x64. I'm using ReadyBoost with a lot of flash ...
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2answers
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What does “Write cache buffer flushing” mean

As in the Windows 7 Disk Policy Options: [x] Enable Write Caching on the device [ ] Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device Is the first the cache on the physical disk, and the ...
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1answer
2k views

Should I keep “Write Caching” enabled on SSD drives?

Tweaking SSD drives for less wear seems to be all the rage nowadays. On that subject is Write Caching still relevant on SSD drives? Does it make a difference if it is turned off?
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Why is Windows is still caching failed DNS queries even after editing the registry?

Throughout the day, my 3G modem will sometimes disconnect and reconnect instantaneously. If I happen to request a webpage at the exact moment the modem disconnects, Windows will cache the failed query ...
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4answers
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How to increase the disk cache of Windows 7

Under Windows 7 (64 bit), I'm reading through 9000 moderately sized files. In total, there is more than 200 MB of data. Using Java (JDK 1.6.21) I'm iterating over the files. The first 1400 or so go ...
9
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2answers
8k views

How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives?

On my computers (running windows 7 and vista and using SD cards and flash drives) ReadyBoost rebuilds cache after every reboot. Because of this and 5400RPM HDD, it takes several minutes for computer ...
3
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2answers
363 views

Retrieve an html page from history?

I was looking at a very important page, and then the server disconnected and the page is gone I went offline and shut my internet browser Is the page stored somewhere locally so I can go and load ...
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1answer
394 views

Is there a 'global media cache' in Windows 7 that may be used by third party media players?

Here's the background. I don't use Windows Media Player or Media Centre, in fact both components have been 'turned off' via the 'Programs and Features' option. My media player of choice is a nightly ...
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1answer
106 views

domain resolves old ip on win 7

I recently have moved my server and changed nameservers and ip, i updated my domain. but somehow in windows 7 when i go to my domain, it resolves old ip even though mac os x shows the new site. Then i ...
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tweak windows 7 virtual memory and cache / caching settings

im on windows 7 64 bit, with 4gb of memory whenever i copy or deal with a big ammount of data, windows swaps out everything from memory to the virtual memory swapfile, to make room to data cache. ...
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The speed of copying a file from a PC to a USB Flash drive started at 30MB/s and decreased to 5.8 MB/s, why?

If I copy a 8GB file from the PC to a USB Flash Drive, the speed will start at around 30 MB/s... maybe 28 MB/s, and then gradually, after a minute, it will go down to 15 MB/s and finally settle down ...
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3answers
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Clear search cache on Windows 7

I'm trying to search for a file in Windows 7 (it's in C:\Users{user}\Application Data...) but when I try to search, it returns the results from a previous search (for the same search term) as soon as ...