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[HOW TO] Disable Offline Caching

Q: [HOW TO] Disable Offline Caching

Hi there everyone -

My situation's this: got a computer loading roaming profile, server is running Win2K.

As I log off on the computer, this is the error message:

EVENT TYPE: Warning
EVENT SOURCE: Userenv
EVENT CATEGORY: None
EVENT ID: 1525
DATE: 7/6/2005
TIME: 10:43:40AM
USER: CHDICKERSIN\aashraf
COMPUTER: JHUDCGFRK71
DESCRIPTION:
Windows has detected that offline caching is enabled on the Roaming Profile share - to avoid potential profile corruption, Offline Caching must be disabled on shares where roaming user profiles are stored.

For more information, see Hlep and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

So I went to the MS Support site and found this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;287566

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructed.

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A: [HOW TO] Disable Offline Caching

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructedClick to expand...

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Where is your roaming profile coming from if not the server?

If your saying its on the server but is not shared then I would suggest to make it shared as it should be (not sure how its working if its not) and then go in to the caching and disable it.

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Setup: Windows 7 X64 Enterprise, no SP1.
Problems:
1) Tried the registry change to clear the offline files cache on c:\windows\csc and move it to d:\csc

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-relocate-or-move-offline-files-client-side-caching-location-in-windows-7-or-vista/ . This doesn't work. Windows simply ignores the reg key "CacheLocation" and post-reboot just recreates c:\windows\csc after
I went through the steps to remove it earlier. Syntax used in the reg key for CacheLocation is \??\d:\csc (I tried with and without the folder created manually).
2) Offlines files when instructed to sync a child folder of a parent drive mapping attempts to sync the entire parent folder. This is really annoying because the parent folder has over 1TB in it.
\\servername\parent\child is right clicked, I choose "always available offline" and I see it start to sync. In the progress bar I can literally see it pulling data like xls and pst files off of the parent folder.
???
What's puzzling is that others seem to have luck in getting #1 to work so it makes me think I'm screwing up the steps but I've check it and tried it twice now.
Any help would be appreciated.
Pete

A:Offline Files Cache location change not working and caching entire parent directory

The default location of the Offline Folders cache is %systemroot%\csc. If you need to move this cache to another location
on your computer for some reason, follow these steps:
1. Set the following REG_DWORD registry key to a value of 1:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters\MigrationParamters

Doing this ensures that all items in the cache are migrated

2. Run the Windows Easy Transfer wizard. Once the data has been scanned, a Customize link is displayed. Click this link and
make sure that Windows Settings is checked for all items displayed in the list.

3. Once you have collected the data, set the following String registry key to specify the new cache location:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters\CacheLocation

For example, to move the cache to a folder named CSCCache on your D: drive, specify the following value:

\??\D:\CSCCache

4. Now reboot your computer, run the Easy Transfer wizard again and apply the previously gathered files. Then reboot one more
time when prompted by the wizard.
 
Moving the Offline Files Cache in Windows Vista
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2006/12/12/moving-the-offline-files-cache-in-windows-vista.aspx
Note: migwiz.exe is in system32 in Win7
942960 How to move the client-side caching (CSC) folder to a new location in Windows Vista
937475 How to change the location of the CSC folder by configuring the CacheLocation registry value in Windows VistaSumesh ... Read more

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Hi,

My younger siblings surf the internet all day, oging to websites that are packed with images that fill up the browser cache and slow my computer to a hault.

How do I prevent specific domain names from downloading files (images, cookies) to my computer while still retaining their functionality?

A:Disable caching from specific URLs?

You could limit the cache size to a more managable amount...

- Control Panel
- Internet Options
- General tab -> Temporary Internet Files -> Settings
- Change 'Amount of disk space to use:' to 150MB or less
- Click Apply then OK
- Clear the cache/cookies etc
- Restart and see how that goes :-)

Also, you can change the location of the cache to a different partition with more space too...but if you're experiencing slow downs caused just by cache, you may also want to think about getting more space for your C drive as you may end up losing or corrupting data.

Hope that helps :-)

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I'm quite familiar with accessing the BIOS menu, however, I'm not quite sure which selection within the BIOS menu I would access in order to disable this feature. I continually get a blue screen telling me that the "physical memory is being dumped", and that changing the BIOS selection will possibly help to fix it. The only time it happens is when I'm playing a game, or using Photoshop and watching a movie on the second monitor.
 

A:Disable bios caching or shadowing

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1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204.
 
2. Also, my memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.
 
Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated, 

A:Can't disable memory caching in BIOS etc

Why do you want to disable shadowing? All that does is at boot up, instead of mapping the (slow) BIOS flash RAM of adapters and the mainboard BIOS into the HMA (High Memory Area) at the top of the first 1MB of system RAM, a tiny amount of system RAM is mapped to that location and the flash RAM contents copied to it. That means any access to BIOS code is much much faster, and uses basically no resources - the entire HMA is only 384 kilobytes of memory.
 
The use of system "Tuneup" utilities is a recognized potential hazard for a system, and can result in either misreported "errors" being supposedly corrected without anything actually being achieved, or some harm being done to important system functions, such as the Registry. Bleeping Computer recommends avoiding the use of such utilities.
 
Since I don't use them at all, and have no direct knowledge of their operation, I must leave it to more experienced techs here to offer suggestions as to the best way to deal with possible problems when there is no restore available.

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i get this blue screen from time to time and its something about minidump. Anyway it said that if u hae seen this sreen more than once disable BIOS CACHING AND SHADOWING. i dont know what that is. It said that if i cant do it in normal mode. i had to do it in safe mode which is ok for me as long as ma comp works fine again.

And after that it said that check all new resently installed hardware and software. I know it isnt software because on the first day i bought it from the store, it restarted. So I know it isnt software its some hardware i dunno.

Ma system specs.

Hewlett Packard AMD Anthlon Xp 2600++
512 mb DDR Ram
80 gigabyte
48x CD-RW
16x DVD-ROM

HELP ME PLEASE thank you
 

A:what is bios caching and shadowing and how do you disable it.

Well if its new I'd be checking on warranty - a new machine should not be doing this at all.

"Enable System BIOS Shadowing

Shadowing is the process of copying slower ROM code into underlying RAM memory to improve performance of the ROM routines. The most commonly-shadowed ROM is the system BIOS ROM. Enabling the BIOS ROM shadowing feature will result in a small performance improvement.

Note: It is unusual in my experience for problems to result from using this setting, so if you are having trouble enabling this you may want to troubleshoot your memory or motherboard."
 

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I recently did a complete restore on compaq presario 6016us running windows xp and have a repeated blue screen error message stating update bios or disable caching shadownig of bios.  I have updated everyting windows is updated, bios is updated, internet explorer is updated.  Everything is running fine however after any  updates requiring restart, a blue sreen pops up with error message includingTechinal information*** Stop : 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF7B11B10, 0xFB11810)***  ousbehci.sys - Address F7FEA60 base at F77FA000, Datestamp 3e075b41 I have been to the hp website on how to change bios settings but the f10 screen they show does not match mine and i cannot for the life of me locate where to change the bios caching shadowing settings. if anyone has any tips, or adivce it would really save the day. Thanks ever so much.

A:bios caching shadowing disable

Have you double checked to make sure you used the correct update for your BIOS? It would be unusual for a BIOS flash to not work correctly unless it failed completely, but it might be worth a shot to try to flash it again with a newly downloaded update.





Thanks,ScottI am an HP employee

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1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204. Is there any other way of disabling memory caching?

2. My memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.

Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated,

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Hi,

My younger siblings surf the internet all day, oging to websites that are packed with images that fill up the browser cache and slow my computer to a hault.

How do I prevent specific domain names from downloading files (images, cookies) to my computer while still retaining their functionality?
 

A:Disable caching of files from specific URLs?

...you can change the default IE settings to suit yourself.

Delete the contents of the “Temporary Internet Files” folder

. Open Internet Explorer.
. Click Tools >Internet options
. In the “Temporary Internet Files”
. Click Delete Files
. On the warning box tick the “Delete offline content” and click OK

___
Delete Cookies

. Open Internet Explorer (If not already open)
. Click Tools > Internet Options (If not already open)
. In the “Temporary Internet Files” section click “Delete Cookies”
. click OK
. click OK
 

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Hey All,

This is probably a pretty nooby question but I can't seem to find any answers online.

I used to use VMware Workstation, but I've since switched to Hyper-V as it's built into Windows 8.

I was setting up a server from scratch (2008 r2) and I added the role of Domain Controller to my server, which all went through with no problems at all.

I decided to check through the warnings given in the event log and I came across the following message:






Active Directory Domain Services could not disable the software-based disk write cache on the following hard disk. Hard disk: %1 Data might be lost during system failures.



(ID: 1539)

I've tried to manually disable write-caching, but I just get the following message:






This device does not allow its write cache setting to be modified



Does anybody know how to disable the write caching? I can't seem to find any documentation on this and I'm not sure if this is just standard behaviour of Hyper-V?

Cheers all,

Matt

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I have a hp pavilion and there is no menu where i can access the bios memory. I'm stuck in the blue screen loop.

A:Disable bios memory options caching or shadowing

@gameofhp?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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i was having frequent bsod..in that i saw a suggestion to disable thes..so how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing..i am having dell studio 1558 laptop with 04dknr motherboard

A:how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing

I would post in the Crashes and Debugging forum with your BSOD issue rather then just following a suggestion you saw. Let our experts make suggestions, and then if necessary help to disable any settings that may be needed. Also, fill in your system specs will help anyone trying to help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

A Guy

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What does this mean? (Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing) This is what is showing up on a Dell GX270 along with (Not enough boot memory) It's happening at boot up.

Regards

A:Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing

Post the entire, exact error message, please .

Louis

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Hi,

After restarting my system today, I started getting a BSOD in my Vista Home Premium machine every 10-15 minutes without having to do anything on the computer.

The BSOD says the following:
check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If there is a new installation ask your software or hardware manufacturer for any new updates you might need. If problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restsart your computer press F8 to select advanced startup options and then select safe mode.Click to expand...

The last thing I did on my computer is installing "Adaware anniversary edition", which required a reboot 2 days ago, but I didn't reboot till now. I uninstalled that, but still the same issue. I haven't done anything else as far as I can remember.

I checked the event viewer, but the "error" I find only says that an unexpected shutdown occurred.

I'm now trying system restore in hopes it'll fix the problem, but it probably won't.

Any idea how I can troubleshoot/solve this issue? what kind of information can I post here to make troubleshooting the issue easier for you guys?
Any help is so much appreciated
 

A:Solved: Vista BSOD. Asks me to disable caching/shadowing in BIOS.

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Following a low battery run (10%) of approx. 5 mins and a normal shutdown yesterday, my computer kept blue-screening within 3 min (i.e. almost immediately) upon normal windows startup and basically asks me to 1) check if hardwares were installed correctly, and 2) disable BIOS caching / shadowing. There were no recent hardware installations and the BIOS menu has no options related to caching / shadowing as far as i can tell.

A:[HELP!!][Disable BIOS caching/shadowing] Consistent BSOD on Fujitsu AH531

See if it will boot into safe mode by tapping F8 while booting.

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is there a GPO or a registry key that can be changed to disable Offline Maps option in System Settings on a Windows 10 machine ?

A:Disable Offline Maps in Windows 10

it is in the Settings Gui.

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Hello,

If you browse to Settings>System>Offline Maps, you'll see the +Download Maps option, and further down, the "automatically update maps" toggle.

How would one disable both of these from the registry?

I'm starting the search in HKLM\System\Maps - but nothing that I've tried has worked.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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I was wondering if anybody knows how to disable that irritating "Web page unavailable while offline" popup that internet explorer puts out while in Work Offline mode, the one with the "connect" and "stay offline" buttons.

My situation is, I'm pretty sure I've got that background downloader "iexplore.exe" virus but can't get rid of it. I've tried most of the fixes that I can, but it seems to be invisible to all the free antivirus and anti-spyware stuff I can get, so I'm trying to just ignore it. Setting Internet Explorer to Work Offline mode seems to block it, at least (can't steal my info if I don't let it online, haha!) but it keeps trying to connect about once a minute.

Since internet explorer puts out this annoying popup everytime a program tries to connect but can't, it pops up about every minute, always in front of all my other windows and always in the dead center of the screen. I'll usually just click Stay Offline or the upper-right X, but that only gets rid of it until the next time it tries to go online.

I know I probably ought to try to get rid of the trojan/worm/whatever, but I've been trying to do that for days and it seems immune or invisible to all the free programs I have access to. I'm really not very good with computers so I'm a little wary to try any more in-depth and complicated attempts to fix it, and I think it'd be much easier to just let it keep impotently... Read more

A:Anyone know how to disable IE's "Web page unavailable while offline" popup

If you believe, you're infected, travel here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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How to disable/work in offline mode in Internet Explorer 10?

Because this is the only way to fix my Dragon nest problem, Please reply asap if you know the solution/answer.

A:How to disable/work in offline mode in Internet Explorer10

Nevermind,

Fixed.

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I have discovered that if I disconnect my DSL from my computer, IE will work, the sidebar will work, and most of the programs will operate correctly. If I connect it into the back of the computer, almost immediately Windows Vista will report a problem and start looking for a solution. IE will also prompt "stopped working" and the sidebar will quit . Also most programs that require some type of installer wizard will not open, but shutdown.

Does anyone have any ideas or know a solution to the problem.

Help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
 

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Any option for an offline installer for office ProPlus that comes with office 365?
I am looking to install it on several locations, but some sites have a poor internet connection and it would require a lot of time to download it from office 365 portal

am looking for an offline or semi-offline installer for ProPlus, I do have internet access and it would be fine if anything had to be verified online, but I dont want to download the whole office online

A:Office 365 offline/semi-offline installer

Have a look at this - How to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises web portal - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Deploying Office 2013 Professional Plus from Office365 Offline | Jack Stromberg

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I can setup offline folders on a Windows 2000 Pro client so the files are available when offline.

Is it possible to configure offline folders so that even when the computer is connected to the network the offline folder is still used.

What we want to acheive is for the notebook user to always use a local copy of their data but to also have an up to date copy on the server.

If i need to clarify anything or provide more details then please let me know.

Cheers

Craig
 

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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.

Mark

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Q: Caching

Hello!
Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..
 

A:Caching

Avira uses a cache.
 

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Hey,
I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.

Thanks
 

A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/4

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163869
 

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Guys, hoping someone can help me out...

I'm experiencing a problem when I'm browsing, in that there are Mbs & Mbs being dumped into my temporary folders.

I normally use IE8, but have also used Google Chrome and they both react in the same manner.

Approx 10 mins of browsing, plus a round of Tiger Woods Online can see as much as 150 Mbs be left in either the Temporary Internet Folder or Internet Cache (depending on the Browser used).

I have to run CCleaner on a regular basis, to stop slowdown due to this.

Has anyne else seen this, or can anyone assist in rectifying?

Thanks in advance.

A:Caching Issue

There is an Advanced>>Security option under IE Tools>>Internet Options to Empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when closing the browser. Alternatively, you can reduce the space allocation for the folder under General>>Browsing History>>Settings.

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Hi

I have a company network with 2 internal dns servers on 192.168.0.7 and 192.168.0.9.
Using DHCP.

2 problem Win7 clients.

When I run ipconfig /all on both it shows both DNS servers as expected 

We have a corporate server on AWS and it's IP address changed on Monday during a restart.
Shouldn't have but it did, so we are stuck with a new public facing DNS name for that server, so we updated the friendly CNAME record to point to the new address.

18 of our 20 internal clients, including Win7, 8 and 10 clients and Mac and Linux clients are all finding the corporate server now using the original friendly name.

But 2 Win7 clients are still not getting there.

On both, if we run
nslookup <friendly.domname.com>

It returns the name of of our primary internal DNS server (as nameserver) and the NEW IP address of the host address

So it seems that the client's base OS DNS lookup returns the correct IP.

If I paste that IP into either chrome or Internet Explorer, I get the correct website.

However, if I enter <friendly.domname.com> into either browser (and Firefox) a different website appears.

I can in Chrome test the dns resolver using chrome://net-internals/#dns which returns a list of addresses in chromes internal cache.
And I can flush that browser dns cache by clicking the "clear host cache" button

If I then try the same <friendly.domname.com> again, the cache list is re-populated with a bunch of urls acce... Read more

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Hi,

We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
//
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.ourdomain.net") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "127.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "172.16.0.0", "255.240.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "192.168.0.0", "255.255.0.0"))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*.partnerdomain1.com") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?
 

A:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.
 

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

A:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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Hallo zusammen,wo finde ich bei meinem XPS 8900 die Einstellungen für den SSD Cache?
Gruß Peter

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I have all my external drives set to "quick removal" option, so I don't have to use the "safe-removal" option.

On my internal drives, I have it set to "Enable write caching."

It says that a power outage could cause data loss.
Since I always use the "sleep" option, is this option safe?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Write-caching

Hello Paul,

Unless you have power outages often, then I wouldn't worry about it set like that.

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Hello!

I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?


Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .
 

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With explorer. Copy a large, say 700mb file from folder a to b on a regular HDD, should take 10-15 secs right. If you watch resmon, disk activity, you will see write activity to the destination folder for almost a full minute afterwards. Anyone know what's going on here? I don't have restore (previous versions of files) enabled either.

A:Write caching or ???

Indexing perhaps?

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Ok, so my hard drive in ACHI mode does not allow me to enable write caching but in compatibility mode it does.

Should I enable write caching?

Also this whole thing about memory loss is bugging me on what they are talking about. I have a laptop with a battery and mostly has power. But what if power were to cut off or it gets somehow unpluged, will my HD be corrupt? or would that "Word" document I was working on that was not saved be gone, everything else will be fine?

Thanks

A:Write caching

You can read this tutorial from Vistax64 on it. Basically, it's not recommended for laptops without a UPS. I believe if the power were to go out, only the temp. cache would be lost, so like your word document you were working on might be lost if it were to go out.
Hard drive speed boosts - Vista Forums
Also a tut on how to enable it with AHCI on, but I don't think it was relevant if you read all the comments in the tutorial.
Hard Drive Advanced Write Caching - Fix Cannot Enable - Vista Forums

But be notified that having it enabled has caused many to have a lower reported WEI score.
Experience Index. Low HD result

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-your-wei.html

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Hi guys, my USB HDD started showing the 'delayed write failure' pop-ups so I changed the properties to 'Optimize for performance' and enabled write caching (previously it was set to 'optimize for quick removal').

Now the HDD wont show up in any PC, not in explorer / disk management ......i have rebooted, unplugged and waited, opened the caddy disconnected HDD and put together again but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, there is about 250GB of stuff on it lol.
 

A:USB HDD and write caching

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So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

A:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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Hi,
My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart
 

A:Correct Caching in xp

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I have update accelerator running on ipcop proxy server set up and it is set to cache windows updates, sp3 and few other updates never completeley cache and just get bigger and bigger long after the offending PC has finished updating.

the extention of the updates with the problems is *.spf
 

A:Caching SP3 for Xp on proxy

Kept deleting and re-caching sp3. Finnaly worked ok. Same for some of the other *.spf updates. With others the problem is ongoing but I'm sure if I keep deleting and re-caching they will work eventually. If anyone has a more reliable solution I'd love to hear it.
 

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hey there my laptop came with a seagate hybrid hard drive which has 20GB SSD... recently i did a clean install of windows but now i can't seem to figure out what caching software came with the seagate hybrid drive.. any help would be appreciated.. thanks!

A:what caching software does seagate use

It may not have come with any such software, I've never had to install any when going to a new drive. Have you checked with Seagate or the maker/vendor of the Notebook/Laptop? Basically put, cache is a memory module on the interface board on the drive, holds data temporarily while writing to the disk/s.

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Some months ago, I sent an email message to someone from Outlook, and the text of the message was simply "It works!"

I have several blogs I administer. They are wordpress sites. Sometimes when I try and access them, I get a blank screen with only the words "It works!"

I have tried a cache cleaner called CCcleaner, and done all of the other memory dumps that are available thru Windows.

This problem occurs across all browsers, I have seen it in Flock, Firefox, Chrome, Safara, and IE 8, so its definitely a problem within my system.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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My home internet connection is slow and even disconnected.I have to frequently browse few site.How can I cache it and save to for future online or offline browersing so that everytime my web browser has not to download whole site.

I have tried increasing caching size of mozilla and have already used Httrack for this purpose.

I don't want to configure my PC as proxy or caching server!!

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I need to know how to turn off read ahead caching for my CD ROM only, in order to read my DirectCD's I have made. Please help me.
 

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This is about the worst case I've ever seen of a crippled pc. When I first looked at this pc, there was only 177MB of free disk space out of 110GB. I installed the drive onto another pc so I could run a virus scan and I also ran malwarebytes. There were thousands of temporary files that I deleted and the trojan vundo virus was found and supposedly removed. There is now about 70GB of free space. I reinstalled the drive back into the original pc and it woks ok in safe mode. In normal mode, the disk still constantly caches. The wallpaper appears but the desktop icons do not appear. Below is the HJT log. Thanks for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:21 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more

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On another thread I had stated that there will be a performance hit if you turn off write caching for a SSD. But on second thought, I am not so sure any more.

What write caching allows (in my understanding) is to accumulate records in a buffer so that so that they can be written to the disk in one big swoop. That is an advantage on a spinning disk because all those records are written during the same rotation - and there is also only one seek for the arm.

I wonder though whether that brings the same advantage to the SSD where access time to any place is the same - and it is usually only 0.1ms. There would be an advantage if the records were written in larger blocks from the buffer because the SSD's write performance grows as the block size grows. But if records are still being written e.g. 4K at a time, there may not be an advantage.

Does anybody know whether the blocksize for the write operations increases with caching?

A:For the write caching experts

Hi whs - I see your point about the "write caching" and the SSD. Actually I think SSD's do write smaller blocks of data even faster than large sequential blocks so you could very well be right.

It would be interesting to run a series of tests with the "write caching" turned both on and off- Checking the Windows Disk WEI and checking the results of some of the disk benchmarking utilities (like HD Tune and ATTO).

At the moment I have my "write caching" turned on.

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