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Memory Stick Issues

By RvBFanatic147
Sep 23, 2007
  1. Hi guys, I purchased an 8 gig memory stick since I've upgraded to vista on my laptop so I could use the readyboost system. It worked great for a while but now it says that the drive is almost completely full, yet all that is shown is the actuall boot ex program. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, RvBFanatic147, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, check that vista is recognising the stick as 8gb, in Computer, right click on it and click properties and see what it says the size is
     
  3. RvBFanatic147

    RvBFanatic147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It recognizes it all right. It just says that out of a possible 7.38 gigs, that 7.37 are full and there are not any files on the drive besides the boot ex, which is supposed to be about 6 kb
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    ok, open up the memory stick and press Alt, then click on tools > folder options > view and select "show hidden files and folders", ten see if any files show up
     
  5. RvBFanatic147

    RvBFanatic147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've taken your advice and it still doesn't seem to want to work. I really do appreciate your help. It didn't reveal any hidden folders or anything of the sort. It still just shows the bootex program. Thank you again.
     
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you're welcome :)

    the next thing you could try is copying the bootex files onto your pc (you can save them anywhere, desktop is easiest) and format the drive. then you can copy your files back onto the stick

    also, just to make sure, this is a usb memory stick and not a sony style memory stick?
     
  7. RvBFanatic147

    RvBFanatic147 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That seems to have done the trick. Thank you for all your help. Your awesome!
     
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    aww thanks :D

    i'm just a geek with some spare time haha

    glad you got it sorted though :)
     
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