--- a_van_belle <a.van.belle@...
Hello Nigel and James,
Sorry to hear about the problems you ran into when
using a RAMdisk.
Summer at full swing over here, we had a heat wave
last week and now have thunder and showers, a place
nearby registered 113 mm of rain last night !
I fully tested the AR SOFT RAMdisk on both W2k and XP
and have not seen any problems with this and system
restore (Dutch XP pro Sp1)
Microsoft does acknowledge that some RAMdisks can stop
system restore however.
Do you use the RAMdisk from:
Goto Download, AR RAM Disk
Better not tweak your registry but try to exclude your
RAMdisk from system restore;
Please note that I cannot test the settings below as
the RAMdisk I use is automatically excluded from
Goto Start, Control Panel, System which gives the
System Properties dialog. Choose the "System Restore"
tab. If the Status on the RAMdisk
is shown as "Monitoring", you have to disable this.
Select the drive and press "Settings..." now check
"Turn off System Restore on this
(Thanks to David Taylor for the English menu's)
And I do take all (except LRIT)Eumetcast data on my
Receive PC (and David Taylor does too) so if you need
a Missing Segments Report, let me know.
Arne van Belle
many thanks for your comments and uploading your
article. Sorry about the delay in replying - have been
busy on other things!
I haven't yet reinstated the (ARSoft) RAM drive and am
a bit wary of doing so until I have stable setup
without it (XP Home Edition, SP2). The System Restore
points are all back, since removing it!
One interesting point is that, on my setup, the RAM
drive (Z:) did NOT show up in the System Restore
Settings, Available drives, screen so I was not able
to stop it being monitored! But it certainly WAS
causing the Restore Points to disappear.
Changing the SkyStar USB receiver drivers, from
v4.2.11 to v4.3.0 seems to have cured the "Blue Screen
of Death" problem I had been plagued with, although I
didn't have many missing segments with v4.2.11.
Thanks again for your help.
Hope you continue to have a good summer, without too