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How do I recreate a ram disk with reboot?


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#1 Mark Szlazak

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:41 PM

As I understand it, when my system reboots then I loose my ram disk.

Is there a way to set up things so Windows gets ImDisk to recreate the original ram drive then have it populated with files and the file structure that existed on it before reboot? All the needed files have copies that are on the same systems hard drive.

If so then how does one go about doing this in Windows XP?

Thanks. Mark.

#2 was_jaclaz

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:16 AM

Use an image file. :)

Try reading "from right to left" :) this:
"If you want to create a virtual disk backed by memory instead of an image file, leave the image file field blank and just enter a size in the size field"

(currently you are using it without a file name, i.e. as "pure" ramdisk as opposed as "filedisk" driver)

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Or alternatively image the ramdisk to a file before reboot and reimage it back after reboot.

:)

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#3 Mark Szlazak

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

OK, thanks but I made a mistake and did not make myself clear.
I don't want to do this manually, the recreation is to be done automatically with power up or restart of Windows.
Can you help me with that?

Mark.

PS. I only have very little familiarity with what an "image file" is but you do bring it up. If I have my the original files on my hard drive not as an "image file" then do I have to take the further step of creating and image file from them that's going to be used as a back up for the virtual disk?

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

Can you help me with that?


Yes and No.

Yes,
meaning that I would gladly help you or clear (hopefully :)) your doubts once you will have:
  • read docs about command line usage of IMDISK
  • searched the board and read about similar requests/solutions
  • tried by yourself (if failed)

but No,
meaning that I am not going to do your homework.

If I were you, I would start from here :):
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=2143

:)

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