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ReadyBoost Caching Driver - Windows Vista Service

ReadyBoost Caching Driver.

This service exists in Windows Vista only.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Boot Boot Boot
Home Basic Boot Boot Boot
Home Premium Boot Boot Boot
Business Boot Boot Boot
Ultimate Boot Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:ReadyBoost Caching Driver
Service name:Ecache
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\ecache.sys
Error control:critical
Group:PnP Filter

Default Behavior

ReadyBoost Caching Driver is a kernel mode driver. If ReadyBoost Caching Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart with the LastKnownGood configuration. If the LastKnownGood configuration fails, Windows Vista startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows Vista will fail to start. Do NOT change this service startup configuration if your computer is working.

Dependencies

If ReadyBoost Caching Driver is stopped, the ReadyBoost fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for ReadyBoost Caching Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreReadyBoostCachingDriverWindowsVista.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ecache.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.