You have a special consideration for your USB connected flash drive. You
want it to retain it's drive letter. That's fine, but you are making it use
'write caching' (found on the Policies tab of its properties pages.) This in
turn requires that you use, without fail, the "Safely Remove Hardware"
option, available when you do that. (you 'eject' the drive, rather than
Before you establish ReadyBoost, you can go to Disk Management (run
diskmgmt.msc) and change drive letter assignments by rightclicking their
You may find it useful to know that a flash drive becomes read only after
about 100,000 writes. Not that that is too bad. I expect to get about 3
years out of my flash drive that way, and consider it about like the cost of
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Mark L. Ferguson
"Paputxi" <Paputxi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I recently added a flash drive to my system in order to take advantage of
> Vista's ReadyBoost capability (which works fine). However, adding this
> has thrown off my icons and I don't know how to correct it. That is,
> I: used to be associated with Memory Stick, J: with Compact Flash and K:
> Smart Media. Now everything is shifted by one, i.e., I: shows Compact
> and J: as Smart Media. H: shows up as Memory stick whenever I add an
> external drive. The ReadyBoost flash drive shows as L:.
> I purchased Microangelo On Display in hopes of easily correcting this
> but it doesn't seem to see the Memory Stick, Compact Flash or Smart Media
> icons. (Or, I don't know where to find them.)
> Anyone know how I can correct this? Thanks in advance.