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#1 echrisco

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there.

I'm using ImDisk to create a temporary Drive in RAM.

I have tried commands from my app in VB.Net and by running a .cmd or .bat file with 

imdisk -a -s 1G -m X: -p "/fs:ntfs /q /y"

No matter what I do, I get the Virtual Drive okay, but it always pops up confirmation dialogs to format the drive, an alert that it's in use and can't be locked (not trying to lock it anyway), and then confirmation that it has been formatted. 

I want to whole thing to be done invisibly, and preferably w/out scripts. (Just using VB.net commands).

Thank you for your help.



#2 steve6375

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I use

imdisk -a -s 1234m -m X: -f C:\temp\fred.img -x 63 -y 255 -p "/FS:NTFS /Q /Y"

which seems similar...



#3 v77

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Do you have administrative privileges for calling imdisk? If not, the format fails and then Windows prompts you to format.



#4 dickfitzwell

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Posted 3 weeks ago

From format /?

"/X  Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.  All opened handles to the volume would no longer be valid."

imdisk -a -s 1G -m X: -p "/fs:ntfs /q /y /x"


#5 echrisco

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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