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Lack of needed memory on flash memory Win 8 machines

Q: Lack of needed memory on flash memory Win 8 machines

I've been looking at the Surface Pro and other tablet/laptop convertible machines fitted with Win 8. The top-end models usually offer only flash memory in stead of a hard drive. The standard 128 GB flash memory available seems hopelessly inadequate for storing Win 8, a full range of programs and a decent amount of data. Most of these thin, expensive models have only one or two USB ports available. Where must the necessary memory come from? Must an external hard drive be carried along? Nothing wears a USB port out more quickly than a fairly heavy external device such as a hard drive dangling from it in mobile situations.

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A: Lack of needed memory on flash memory Win 8 machines

You can add extra storage with SD cards on some of them. It's not ideal but better than nothing I guess.
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Why is this?

Can I do something to get back the "hidden" memory?

A:Solved: Why is there never the full memory on external/flash memory hard drives?
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Any help appreciated.



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A:Lack Of Memory ! Please Help

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A:Pc lag to the death idk maybe to lack of memory.

BTW not to bump or anything but window explorer.exe only takes in 10,000 kbs of ram. Isnt it suppose to take atleast 20 or 30,000?
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A:Lack of Memory for my application?

Allo mohd

What programs do you have running in the background??? for example - Nastyware scanners - Messenger - Skype - Firewall and so on???

Try shutting down what you don't need for your project. That should free up some more memory, hopefully enough to finish your work.
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A:Windows Aero disables "lack of memory" error

Quote: Originally Posted by darkelementz

Recently in the past few days windows aero decides to turn off. I can re-enable it with the personalization but it seems like a hassle to do all the time. The computer also says that it "exceeded it's allowable memory" or something along those lines.

So my question is this: Why is it doing this and how can I fix it? Also, on a related note, how can I make it so my programs can use more of my available RAM?

Could you tell us your system specs?

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A:Usb Flash Memory

You need a controller chip (search for usb flash controller) and a flash chip.

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A:USB Flash memory

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A:Flash memory

I found this at Rio's site. It is talking about the Flash memory in the rave: mp 2200, but it explains about where you can find the flash memory.
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What can I do?

What can I do about it? Can I get some sort of software or do I just use only 2GB and smaller SD cards? BTW Thank you for your response.
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Start, Run, diskmgmt.msc

Try to format it there.
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A:flash memory

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A:Sd Flash Memory

Waht are you using to read it?
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A:Memory help needed

Most RAM will be non-ECC and that's what you want.

It's nearly always mentioned in the specifications at the seller's site, whether that is Newegg, Amazon, or Crucial.

You could buy directly from Crucial if you want. Or get the Crucial part number and locate it at somewhere like Newegg.

Or buy another good brand like Kingston, Corsair, or Gskill.

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The Crucial configurator is highly accurate, but not perfect.

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Computer Hardware, Memory, Laptop Memory, New, DDR2 400 (PC2 3200), DDR2 533 (PC2 4200), DDR2 667 (PC2 5200), DDR2 667 (PC2 5300), DDR2 800 (PC2 6400... -

Are you replacing your existing RAM? Or keeping it and adding more? I assume you just have 2 RAM slots? If you have 2 slots and are replacing all existing RAM, you'd need to buy a set of 2 sticks sold as a single unit--either two sticks of 2 GB each (4 GB total) or 2 sticks of 4 GB each (8 GB total), whatever you want.

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Here's the Newegg list of 4 GB DDR2 laptop kits, non-ECC, 1.8 volt, 200 pin, PC2-5300:

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A:More memory needed?

You should definitely use 64-Bit programs when available. I don't think you really need more RAM unless you are running out of space. If you know what you are doing as far as overclocking goes, then I say yes(if you have a overclock-able CPU).
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Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Since you have laptop, your only option is to add more ram.

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A:Memory needed

They were correct, 2GB is the max for your notebook.

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A:usb flash memory not found

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or is that data stored on the actual USB device??


A:USB flash memory devices??

mike314 said:

When using a usb memory flash card for the first time in windows xp or any PC for that matter, it reads he device and then tells you the device is ready. Almost as if the computer is reading in info about the device to its registery.

My question, when you plug in a USB hard drive or USB flash memory jump drive does it save that info (such as device info, what kind of device it is, serial numbers, files accessed etc) onto the PC??

or is that data stored on the actual USB device??

thanksClick to expand...

all depends on the device. Most computers will save the drivers so that they are ready to go the next time the device is plugged in. Instead of installing the device every time, it can store sum stuff so you can access it faster.

Its nothing to be worried about (as long as its virus free, since some drives can have autorun), why do you ask?
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A:USB Flash Memory - What's the difference

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NO. Most likely you have it inserted to a USB 1.1 slot when it needs USB 2.0.
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try reformatting the flash drive if you can with the windows formatting tool
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Make Your USB Flash Drive REALLY Fast

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Are you the PC Administrator? Are you able to see hidden files?
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Open "my computer" and see what you truly have on there.
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A:Urgent Help with USB Flash Memory

Just to be clear here

You have a TECHNIKA MP3-player 1 GB USB flash drive
Which has music and documents on it

Opening at the university desktop, All files have vanished.
Re-opening on your original (Home?) computer shows no files as well.

Also the drive name has also changed

Other than trying another computer (which you have done ? )
And opening your drive manually from My Computer (Right Click - Open)
It sounds as though your 1 GB USB flash drive has been wiped.
This can happen if the drive was being used extensively (ie music listening)
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MiniDump in Attachment.

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A:BSOD when plug in flash memory

Quote: Originally Posted by koval

I have a problem with my different flash memory.
When i plug in flash, some times my windows crashed and I saw this screen

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MiniDump in Attachment.

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Well idiot me always plugged the jumpdrive through my front usb port and never had a problem Last night at work showed a buddy and thought id try it on the comp there as i was taking it out he said no click on the task manager flash info it wipe from to to remove it properly i said naaa it s fine It was Last night at home thought id try it flash to wipe info from it and again plugged it in and removed it no problem This morning plugged it in but for some reason took it out while it was being loaded and read by the computer So it got corrupted called Sandisk they tried to troubleshoot it and it was fried flash to wipe info from it they said flash to wipe info from it send it in with proof of purchase and theyll send me a new one Asked them they won t try to fix it or anything just in case because i do have some personal files and pictures of friends and family on there He said not to worry I trust Sandisk and it s a very reputable company but the other part of me says what if someone actually tests it out gets it working and checks the files not good So is there any way to wipe the memory off of it outside the computer ie - taking a magnet to it friends said it won t work because it s a chip inside the sandisk tech guy walked me thru the process of right click my computer gt manage gt disk management quot format quot but format wasnt a viable option for the sandisk cruzer mini Anyone Anyone thanks in advance nbsp

A:flash to wipe info from it

It's not magnetic media so how would a magnet work? A sledgehammer would though- and I would suspect to physically damage it would reflect badly on a replacement.
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I have a fairly new USB flash memory device. It has been working great until about 30 minutes ago when I accidentally unplugged it without stopping it. Now when I plug it in I get the little green arrow at the bottom but no drive shows up for me to access it. Also when I unplug it and try to turn it on(it also plays MP3's and is a voice recorder) it comes on for about a second and then shuts down immediately. Please help, if anyone can, because this is used to store my homework for college and it cost me about $150. Thank You.